Scrap Metal Recycling in Giddings, Texas
In medieval times a blacksmith wouldn’t throw away a worn-out suit of armor and make a new one from scratch. He would recycle that metal to make tools, nails, weapons and horseshoes. Sustainability is just as important now as it was then; maybe even more so.
Here at Gardner Metal Recycling, we’re proud to be a part of that centuries-old tradition. We are a family-run metal recycling business offering some of the most competitive pricing to the people of Giddings, Texas.
With over 60 years of experience in the metal recycling industry, we offer top-of-the-line services for everyone from the weekend scrapper to contractors, manufacturers, construction companies and more.
Scrap Metal Recycling
Scrap metal recycling is an indispensable facet of manufacturing. Unlike many other materials, metal retains its integrity when subjected to high heat. A product made from recycled metal is every bit as strong as it was when it was initially used.
Scrap metal recycling has a positive impact on the environment. Repurposing recycled metals allows various manufacturing industries to keep up with high demand without having to mine for virgin ore. In addition to slowing the depletion of natural resources, recycling metal keeps the products that manufacturers produce at much lower price points. When mining and shipping costs are factored in, the end price for the consumer can jump so high as to become unsustainable.
Gardner Metal Recycling is happy to say that we are doing our part, along with the Giddings, Texas community, to keep recyclable materials out of landfills.
Demolition and clearing can be arduous tasks that many construction companies don’t have the time or resources to keep up with.
As Giddings, Texas grows, so too does the need to keep up with the recycling concerns of the various construction projects happening around town. Gardner Metal Recycling offers a variety of recycling services to alleviate the pressure of disposing of recyclable, metal construction debris.
There are a number of benefits to hiring Gardner Metal Recycling for your demolition and clearing needs. Opting to recycle instead of hauling scrap to the dump is great for the Giddings, Texas community. It’s great public relations when the community knows that you’re doing everything you can to help protect the environment.
Recycling will help you save money. For every piece of your scrap metal that we recycle, we take money off of your bill. Who doesn’t like the sound of that?
Last, but certainly not least, we do all of the work. You simply don’t have to worry about it anymore. From the initial evaluation of the site to equipment delivery to hauling away your scrap, we do everything.
Scrap metal pickup. It’s not uncommon for job sites to accumulate scrap metal faster than they can get rid of it. Not to worry, Gardner Metal Recycling can pick up all of your scrap in Giddings, Texas. It’s as easy as contacting us to set up a pickup date and time that works for your schedule.
Recycling container rental. We have scrap metal containers for all jobs, large or small. We’ll help you figure out what size container works best for your project and then drop it off and pick it up whenever you’re ready.
The Most Common Metals We Recycle
Iron and steel are the most recycled metals on the planet. In addition to iron and steel, we recycle bronze, aluminum, copper and brass.
These metals come in all shapes and sizes. We recycle wire, machine turnings, cable and more. The form the metal takes is of less concern to us than the quantity and quality of your metal scrap.
Learn more about the metals we recycle here.
How Much Is Your Scrap Metal Worth?
While copper is the most valuable scrap metal we recycle per pound, we recycle larger amounts of steel and iron. Sometimes it makes more sense (and cents) to go with quantity over quality. Why concentrate solely on harder-to-find metals when there are plenty of other metals available in abundance?
The price of scrap metal can fluctuate wildly depending on numerous factors. This being the case, we encourage people to contact our scrap metal specialists to determine the current value of their scrap. Gardner Metal Recycling offers the most competitive rates for scrap metal in Giddings, Texas.
How to Sort Your Scrap Metal
When you first get started on your metal scrapping journey, sorting your scrap can seem like a daunting task. Don’t fret, it’s not as hard as it seems. A good first step is to begin sorting your scrap into ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Ferrous metals are metals containing iron and steel. A great way to identify ferrous metals is to use a magnet. If the magnet is attracted to the metal, it is ferrous; if it is not attracted to the metal, it is non-ferrous.
From here you can further break down your scrap into subcategories. Knowing where the metal came from can give you a good idea of what the metal is. Copper, for instance, is often found in wiring, cables and piping. If you have a copper-colored wire that you know came from a home’s electrical system, then you have most likely properly identified that metal.
Cleanliness is an often overlooked aspect of getting the most for your metal. It costs a lot to clean metal before it is ready to be recycled. If you bring in a piece of metal covered in an inch of grease, you’re probably not going to get as much for it as you would have had you cleaned it before bringing it in.
Gardner Metal Recycling: The Premier Metal Recycling Center for Giddings, Texas
Metal recycling is an essential service that benefits communities economically while limiting environmental impact.
Our team is the most knowledgeable in the business. Contact us to request a quote or to speak to one of our experts about any of the many services we offer.
You can request a quote here, online, or call 512-292-1022 to speak directly with one of our experts.