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How to Tell Cast Iron And Cast Steel Apart for Recycling Purposes

2021-02-23T03:43:53-06:00Categories: How To|Tags: , , |

When gathering scrap metals for recycling in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, you will probably come across both cast iron and cast steel items. The good news is that both cast iron and cast steel are recyclable and will be purchased by Encore Recyclers and other recycling centers in the area. The complication, however, is that they are different metals with different uses and will therefore have different values.

Know Your Steel to Make the Most Money from Scrap Recycling

2021-02-23T03:53:24-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: , |

Steel is an essential material that scrap yards are constantly seeking. In fact, as much as 50% of the steel created in the United States ends up being recycled to make new steel components. This is good for the environment and the economy because steel can easily be reused to create new steel products. However, not all steel is the same—and different steels fetch different values. To make the most money when recycling your scrap with Encore Recyclers, you should learn a bit about different types of steel.

Do Recycling Costs Outweigh the Benefits?

2021-02-23T04:10:58-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: , |

Many often wonder whether or not recycling costs may actually cancel out the environmental benefits. This is especially true for scrap metal recycling, which is more difficult for individuals and expensive for industry in most cases, than plastic or cardboard recycling is. A true cost-benefit analysis that takes all factors into consideration, though, will always show that the benefits of recycling, including scrap metal recycling, truly do outweigh recycling costs—for individuals, the recycling industry, and the planet.

Getting Ready to Recycle Your Scrap Metal

2021-02-23T04:20:22-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

After you've finished a demolition or other project, you may wish to recycle your scrap metal. Scrap metal is not biodegradable, so it's ideal for recycling. And while Encore Recyclers will buy your metal when mixed together, you may be able to achieve a better price for your scrap by separating out your scrap metals and doing a little prep work, such as removing plastic, rubber, or other contaminants. Read on to learn how to best separate and prep your scrap materials.

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