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What is environmental stewardship

We at Gardner Metal Recycling take our commitment to environmental stewardship seriously. Recycling scrap metals is one of many things people and businesses can do to ensure that we are using the Earth’s resources efficiently and responsibly. Not only is environmental stewardship great for the environment, but it’s also great for a company’s bottom line

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Recycling Drop Off in Austin

The recycling and repurposing of metal to make new products isn’t a recent concept. Metalworkers were repurposing bronze, iron and steel a few thousand years ago. Even then, people knew the importance of sustainability. Here at Gardner Metal Recycling, we’re proud to be a part of that millennia-old tradition. We are a family-run metal recycling

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Understanding Iron Recycling

Can Iron Be Recycled?

Iron is a base, ferrous metal that has been used by humanity since about 1200 BCE. It is part of our history and our present. It has no metals added to it, though it is used in many alloys. Iron is used in construction and in making items around the home, including cast iron pans,

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Scrap Metal Processing Guide

Recycling is an important part of protecting our planet and making sure we use our resources efficiently. We work to divert glass, paper and other items from landfills, but far too many items still end up disposed of instead of recycled. Scrap metal, for example, is one of those items not all businesses or individuals

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Can-Galvanized-Steel-be-Recycled

Galvanizing steel involves dipping the metal in a protective zinc coat to prevent corrosive substances from reaching the underlying steel. This process is done to strengthen the metal against the elements and ultimately defend against rust. Galvanized steel is valued for its ductility, which can make it easier to work with compared to stainless steel.

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Bulk scrap metal recycling is a convenient way to create a sustainable future for your small businesses. By recycling scrap metals, we can reduce waste and save on energy used to produce new materials. Metals like copper, steel, aluminum, brass and iron are all examples of reusable, finite resources mined through ore production present in

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eight-things-about-scrap-yards-you-should-know

Many people don’t know the difference between a “scrap yard” and a “junkyard.” They often expect to see rusting parts, navigate piles of waste, and see a mess of metal everywhere. The truth is, a modern scrap yard is simply a specialized recycling facility, and visitors to Gardner Metals’ Austin scrap yard are often surprised

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what-is-tungsten-carbide

What is Tungsten Carbide?

Tungsten carbide is a hard metal often used in machining, cutting tools and abrasives. Scrap tungsten carbide can be valuable when recycled with an expert partner who understands how to identify and fairly evaluate scrap metal. But what exactly is tungsten carbide? How can you identify it, and how can you get the most value

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Where to Find Carbide

Many scrappers focus on copper, brass and aluminum, but carbide shouldn’t be overlooked as it often fetches a higher price per pound than many other metals. It’s a very versatile material that is used in a variety of products and can be found in a variety of places.  Repurposing carbide and carbide products is a

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finding-the-right-scrap-yard-for-your-metal

There are countless reasons to recycle scrap metal. Chief among them are protecting the environment and generating revenue. Scrap metal recycling cuts down on energy costs and pollution and helps conserve natural resources. It can also be a great way to put some extra cash in your pocket.  Where you decide to take your scrap

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