Ferrous Processing and Trading Educates Clients about Metal Recycling

Posted on January 23, 2014 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

Ferrous Processing and Trading clears up questions about scrap metal recycling, and informs people on why it’s important.ferrous-processing-and-trading

What kinds of metal can be recycled?

All kinds of scrap metal can be recycled.  At Ferrous Processing & Trading, we accept ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals of many kinds including:


  • We accept a wide array of ferrous scrap metal materials including construction, industrial, or manufacturing waste.  We process this material to supply steel mills and foundries across the country.


  •  We accept many forms of non-ferrous metals including: aluminum, brass, copper, tool steels, stainless steel, and more.

How do we determine what type of recycling program is needed?

Ferrous Processing & Trading is recognized as a major innovator of industrial scrap metal management processes.  This includes the implementation of onsite operations, equipment and controls that provide maximum efficiency and value, as well as an advanced logistics support network organize the transportation of scrap to its many destinations.  FPT offers a breadth of experience in manufacturing and steel-making applications.  A team of experienced scrap metal management professionals will work with your business to evaluate, design, finance, install, and operate the right scrap metal management solution for your needs.

Why Recycle Scrap Metal?

 Recycling scrap metal helps to decrease land and water pollution.  It reduces the overall amount of illegal dumping which prevents the contamination of our rivers, streams, lakes, and fields.  Scrap metal recycling is unique because companies and individuals can actually be compensated for recycling their scrap metal.  This benefit helps incentivize people to choose recycling over illegal dumping.  The fact is using recycled metal to create new metal products takes much less energy than manufacturing products from virgin ore.  Metal recycling uses energy, but it is minimal compared to the amount of energy required to mine, heat, process, and manufacture new metal from natural ore.  Metal recycling also helps preserve the land space that would otherwise be destroyed or disrupted by the mining process. Landfills across the country are filling up, and by choosing to recycle your scrap metal waste, you help to greatly reduce the amount of materials in those landfills.  The teams who manage landfills do their best to sort out any renewable resources from the trash, but the truth is there is just too much to process and without specialized equipment, materials can be missed.  At Ferrous Processing & Trading, we have the equipment and resources necessary to properly process and recycle all types of scrap metal waste.

About Ferrous Processing & Trading

Ferrous Processing & Trading is one of North America’s premier processors, sellers, and recyclers of scrap metals of all kinds.  They are supported by the unique skills and experience of the management, commercial, and operations teams.  Their ownership assures both financial strength and a deep commitment to the industry and their customers.  FPT’s reputation is built on the core values of integrity, expertise, responsiveness, and creativity in the scrap metal recycling industry.

Ferrous Processing & Trading is a key supplier to the metals industry of North America.  From every stage of the metal recycling process from the assembly line to the used parts pile then through the scrap processing yard and into the furnace, FPT has the right answers for handling and marketing metal.

Ferrous Processing & Trading

3400 E. Lafayette

Detroit, MI 48207