Scrap Metal Recycling Guide: Seasonal Scrap Metal Clean-Out

Posted on August 26, 2013 by - Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal recycling is a great way to support the environment, clean out waste materials that may be gathering at your home and even earn a little extra money.  With autumn just around the corner, late summer is a great time to gather and recycle old scrap metal before it is damaged by inclement weather or climate conditions such as rain or snow. fpt-01

Recycling scrap metal can be easier than you think, and recyclable materials can be found even around the house.  Here are some suggestions for items to look for and clean out this month:

  • Broken Down Mower – Do you have an old lawnmower that is collecting cobwebs in the corner of your garage?  These can be recycled for cash, which can be put towards a newer, more efficient and environmentally friendly model.
  • Patio Furniture and Pots – If you have old aluminum or iron furniture or copper planter pots, don’t just haul them to the junkyard, take to be recycled!   These scrap metal materials can be melted down and reused in an infinite array of new applications.
  • Old grills – You know, that old charcoal or gas grill that is sitting collecting rust in the back corner of your yard.  Whether you purchased a new grill this summer or need some funds to buy the barbecue of your dreams, be sure to recycle the old one!  Most barbecues are made from aluminum or stainless steel which are optimal scrap metal material for recycling
  • Outdated appliances – If you have any household appliances that you are considering throwing out, think again.  Take these to a metal recycling center.  By recycling old aluminum or steel appliances, you help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in local landfills and support more sustainable manufacturing processes.
  • Old automobiles – Take a long look at that broken-down car sitting in the driveway.  Are you really going to find the time to work on it or will it just sit on blocks for another few years?  Consider taking it to a scrap metal recycling company like Ferrous Processing & Trading to have it responsibly and safely processed and to earn a little extra money.

Hopefully this list inspires you to take a look at your home and find those outdated, dilapidated, or broken-down objects that can be cleaned out and recycled.  To learn more about available scrap metal recycling services or the kinds of metals that are accepted, contact us at Ferrous Processing & Trading or visit our website.

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