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Three Steps to Take Before Recycling Your Computer

So, you’ve decided to recycle that old computer. Well done, you! Computer recycling is the most responsible choice for disposal. Recycling keeps harmful toxins out of landfills and also reduces the need for production of new parts by reusing material from your used electronics. But before you head to your local computer and electronics recycling center, follow these three steps …

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Why You Should Clean Your Brass Scrap Metal

Thanks to its beautiful aesthetic than often mimics the look of gold, brass is frequently used as a decorative metal for common household items such as locks and doorknobs, bath fittings and pipes, and even watches and clocks. But it’s more than just easy on the eyes. It’s also a very durable material, commonly used for more utilitarian purposes such …

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What Happens with My Junk If I Don’t Recycle It?

Here on our blog, we talk all the time about the importance of recycling and the different reasons why it’s crucial for a healthier planet—not to mention for putting more money in your pocket! What we haven’t talked much about is specifically what happens when you don’t recycle your scrap metal and electronics. After all, we strongly believe in the …

How Does Appliance Recycling Work?

If you have old or unused appliances collecting dust in your home, there’s a good chance you’d like them gone—after all, who wants those bulky items going unused and wasting valuable space? But what are your options? What should you do with them? It’s not an uncommon sight to see refrigerators, AC units, washing machines, ovens and stoves, and even …

What Is E-recycling?

Did you know that every day, Americans throw away 142,000 computers and more than 416,000 mobile devices? These computers and mobile devices are an example of electronic waste—or ewaste—that we generate from excess, broken and obsolete electronic devices. Take a moment and think about the smartphones and MacBooks that you’ve replaced with newer models every few years, as well as …

What Is Copper Scrap Worth?

Copper is used in nearly every industry that requires metal materials. Whether you’re an individual with excess copper at home or a contractor with a surplus of copper at your construction site after completing a job, your high-demand copper will always be a winner at scrap yards. After all, its infinitely recyclable life means it can be reused in construction, …

Get to Know Your Steel: 4 Common Types of Scrap Steel

Want an interesting fact for the day? Here’s one of our favorites: steel is the most recycled material on the planet. It makes sense, because steel is found in such a wide range of products that we use in our homes, the cars we drive, job equipment and more. Steel takes relatively little energy to produce, and it has a …

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4 Reasons to Recycle Used Electronics

These days, it seems as though we cycle through more electronics in a few short years than previous generations did in an entire lifetime. Whether it’s time to upgrade to the newest iPhone or replace the tablet that accidentally got dropped into the pool, we upgrade and replace our gadgets to a shocking degree. In fact, the EPA estimates that …

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10 Cool Facts About Aluminum

When you hear the word “aluminum” you probably think of soda cans or the foil you use to cover your leftovers to save for a later meal. You’re not alone in that thinking. Other than knowing it’s a common metal, most people don’t recognize aluminum everywhere they see it—or realize how often they see it. Contrary to what you might …

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Top Reasons to Recycle Construction and Demolition Debris

Recycling at home is one thing—and we can only hope everyone does it already, keeping aluminum, paper material, and plastics separate from the rest of our everyday garbage. After all, most cities offer convenient recycling pickup services, even for apartment dwellers. And some cities—including Seattle, Pittsburgh, and San Diego—have even made recycling mandatory for both residences and businesses. And of …