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 Scrap Metal

In a recycling conscious society what used to be worthless rubbish can suddenly become something of value. This statement couldn’t be truer of scrap metal; so instead of relegating items you no longer need to the rubbish bin you should consider selling it as scrap metal. There are a number of reasons this could be worthwhile – both for your wallet and for the environment.

Unlike paper and plastics metal is unique in that it can be recycled ad infinitum as it does not become a degraded version of itself when forged into something new. Also, all metals can be recycled, but if it is left to degrade in the environment it can take hundreds of years. Aluminum for instance, can take 400 years to decompose.  Instead of letting all that scrap metal rot away and be an eyesore on the environment why not profit from its re-use.

The metals that are most in demand are aluminum, iron, copper, brass, bronze, and stainless steel. There are plenty of furnishings around your home which you may no longer have use for which contain these metals such as bed frames and springs, car batteries, kitchen sinks, and hot water systems. Many businesses may also be able to add to their bottom line by reselling metal offcuts or old tools. Not all of these items are worth money to every scrap dealer so you will need to ask around.

Scrap metal that is recycled has many positive effects. For starters there is a huge demand for usable scrap metal. It’s also great for the environment as recycling scrap metal reduces the need for mines, and limits the production of greenhouse gases. Recent studies into the savings produced by the use of scrap metal have determined that there is a 75% reduction in energy use, 90% savings in raw materials, 86% in air pollution, and a 40% reduction in the use of water.

Scrap metal is starting to become a major player in the world’s economy. With growing demand it has become a lot easier to find dealers in your area which can only help to create more profit for those who have scrap metal to sell. Different dealers in your area will have varying terms so it always pays to compare prices.

If you could profit from scrap metal produced by your business, or even scrap metal lying around the home your level of return could be increased by shopping around. With Provilink it is now much easier to find dealers in your area who can assist in relieving you of your scrap metal.  Find them in the services area, fill out a few simple forms, and then wait for the quotes to come rolling in.

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