Metal Recycling Company Encourages Responsible Electronics Recycling

Posted on February 7, 2013 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

Ferrous Processing & Trading shares how electronic scrap metal can be processed and recycled in many ways to fill a variety of industry needs.


Metal recycling includes the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Recycled electronics are a common source for many scrap metal materials including precious elements such as gold or copper.  Although it constitutes a small portion of the total metal recycled, electronics recycling is an important component of the metal recycling industry.  Almost four million tons of used, damaged, and obsolete electronics were recycled in the United States in 2011 alone.  Technology providers continue to saturate the market with new and updated electronics so it is increasingly important for individuals and businesses to manage electronic waste and e-scrap responsibly.  Through the process of electronics recycling, useful metals can be reused in new devices and hazardous materials can be processed through safe and appropriate means.  This helps reduce the amount of waste in landfills and prevents hazardous materials from harming people or the environment.


Why Recycle Electronic Scrap Metal?

Ferrous Processing & Trading urges individuals and businesses to recycle electronics scrap including televisions, computers, screens, tablets, cell phones, stereo equipment, and other household electronic devices.  In most cases, the individual components of electronic gadgets can be recycled.  These materials include plastic casings, steel, aluminum, gold, silver, and copper.  Each of these components can be processed and used again in new devices or for new purposes.


Nearly 99 percent of the materials from electronics scrap can be recycled and used again in a new capacity.  Valuable materials such as silver, copper, and gold are often re-used in new electronics or are reprocessed and sold.  Moreover, electronic scrap metal such as aluminum and steel can also be recycled and sold to manufacturers or foundries.


There are many ways for individuals and businesses to recycle electronics scrap.  Local recycling services and some retail centers accept old and obsolete personal electronics.  Due to their technological nature, electronics scrap requires a more advanced processing system than some other metal scrap materials.  Metal recycling companies may process electronics on site or send them to a separate service to be sorted and recycled.  This way, the devices and appliances can be safely dismantled and hazardous materials such as mercury or lead can be handled appropriately so they do not pollute landfills.    Electronics scrap constitutes less than two percent of the waste in our country’s landfills, but can account for up to 70 percent of overall toxic garbage.  To keep these toxins out of landfills, metal recycling companies process the devices in a safe and professional manner.


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.  They are also a major scrap metals management company for the U.S. auto industry.  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