176 pounds: That’s the amount of e waste generated by the average US family every year. Every day, thousands of discarded computers, tablets and other electronics are carted off to fill landfills around the world when they could have been taken to an electronics recycling center. All that computer disposal adds up. At the end

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You’ve finally trained yourself not to pitch those soda cans in the regular old trash can—but there’s a lot more to recycling than that. In fact, recycling is as much about what you keep out of the bin as what you put in it. Contaminating recycling streams with the wrong materials slows down the process,

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Austin Recycling Guide

By now, most of us don’t need to be convinced of recycling’s benefits: converting used materials to new products is pretty much a no-brainer, since it saves valuable resources, reduces landfill waste, and keeps trash out of rivers and oceans. Austin recycling is no different.    Luckily, Austinites have a pretty great track record where

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If you’re like most people, you don’t think too much about your recycling rates. But new restrictions could mean less revenue for US recycling centers, and residents may pay the price. All across the country, resource recovery programs are having to rethink their monthly rates to absorb budget deficits—and Austin is not immune. Until recently,

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The State of Texas Department of Public Safety oversees regulation of metal recycling facilities in the Lone Star State. They set requirements for those wishing to sell scrap metal to metal recycling centers. At Gardner Metals, we honor the rules and regulations of the State of Texas and City of Austin. For a list of

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demolition services

Demolishing a site is often the first step in a new construction process, and it’s also one of the most expensive. A conventional demolition service can cost upwards of $20,000 for a large building, which is a lot of money to spend on just clearing the grounds. Scrap metal clearing costs significantly less. Metal recycling

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Ready to “shave” some money off your manufacturing overhead? All puns aside, recycling scrap metal shavings and other manufacturing by-products can be very cost effective. Recycling creates an additional source of revenue for your manufacturing business, and it helps you offset production costs. A Wealth of Revenue Under Your Feet All day, every day, your

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No matter how carefully the architect plans the job design, every project generates some waste. And if there’s demolition involved in the job, at the end of the day, you could be hauling off tons of debris — or paying someone else to do it for you. But have you ever considered scrap metal recycling

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While we mostly focus on metal recycling here at Gardner Metals, we believe that all forms of recycling are important. And while recycling may be a pain sometimes, don’t be overwhelmed. Our list is focused on the most important items to recycle.   When you consider just how much stuff gets thrown out every day,

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