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We all know that recycling is important because it’s good for the environment. In Austin especially, we know that there are a handful of helpful habits we can add to our daily routine. But once the items we recycle—especially the scrap metal that goes directly to a scrap yard—leave our home or worksite, what happens

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Whatever reason you have for trading in your old scrap metal, you want to get the best possible value for it. Whether you’re trading in old appliances or clearing out wiring and other materials from a construction site, you should always shop around for fair scrap metal prices. But given the frequent price fluctuations for

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Reduce, reuse, recycle—and lose that scrap metal clogging up your space! Recycling scrap metal has become an integral part of business for people in various industries. From needing to clear space for an on-going project to making sure to abide by state legislature and regulations, it can feel like a burden to navigate the scrap

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So you’ve decided to take your scrap metal in for recycling. Congratulations—this is a great way to help out the planet while making some extra cash in the process. Gardner Metals has put together some scrap yard tips on how to prepare your metals so you can get more bang for your buck and ensure

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More than ever before, we are living in a society that puts an emphasis on recycling and sustainability, especially in an area like Greater Austin. But just because more people are doing it doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of areas for improvement, and it can be easy to gloss over the need for recycling on

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Why Sort Scrap Metal? Scrap metal is all around us, and for many people that’s where it stays. Whether you’re dealing with a former industrial site or just broken-down appliances or vehicles, it’s easy to find examples of scrap that are ripe for recycling—sometimes overripe.  Too many people fail to take advantage of recycling, perhaps

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Do you often find yourself with more scrap metal than you know what to do with? Are you wondering how to dispose of scrap metal in a timely and efficient manner? Knowing your options for how and where to get rid of scrap metal allows you to formulate a strategy that suits you and/or your

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Though most tungsten in the United States is imported (the vast majority comes from China) finding it in the scrap heap is fairly simple wherever you are. Tungsten is used in a wide variety of common items, including jewelry, golf clubs, knives, tools and plenty of other everyday appliances. Tungsten is useful for its durability,

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Copper wire is a commonly used material that is great for recycling. The relative availability of this scrap material and the value of copper wire means it can be well worth your while to recycle it. But before you expend too much effort on the scrapping process, it’s a good idea to calculate your copper

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Stainless steel can be found in a wide variety of industries and even our own homes. From medical instruments to duct work to kitchen appliances, and so much more, stainless steel is prevalent in large part because of its versatility. However, because of that same versatility, you also could find yourself with quite a bit of stainless steel scrap on your hands. Luckily, stainless steel recycling is available at most recycling yards, where you can receive cash for your stainless steel scrap.

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