Recycling Your Metal Junk Saves Our Environment

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Recycling is crucial for protecting the planet and it’s important to understand the specific benefits it offers. One of the most valuable things you can do is metal junk recycling, as metal can be repeated without losing quality. This not only conserves natural resources, but also prevents toxic leaks, lowers CO2 emissions, preserves natural habitats, and reduces energy consumption. At Fraser Valley Metal Recycling, we understand that removing scrap metal, such as cars, trucks, and machinery, from your property can be a difficult task. That’s why we offer professional and efficient scrap metal recycling services to make the process as easy as possible so we can collectively help our environment.

Metals can be classified into two categories, ferrous and non-ferrous. Both types can be recycled, and it’s important to know the difference between them. Ferrous metals contain large amounts of iron, and are easily identified because they are magnetic, examples include steel and iron. Non-ferrous metals, on the other hand, do not contain iron, and examples include titanium, copper, and aluminum. Recycling scrap metal follows a similar process to regular recycling. The metal is first collected, sorted, and broken down into smaller pieces. These pieces are then shredded or crushed and reshaped into sheets or blocks. Next, the metal is melted and purified to remove impurities, and finally, solidified to take its original form. Scrap metal can be found in many places in your home or office, including end-of-life vehicles, machinery, and demolition waste. Other common recyclable items that contain metal include copper piping or tubing, aluminum pots and pans, stainless steel sinks, brass plumbing, ceiling fan motors, power outlet bars, electric transformers, backup batteries, and aluminum furniture. Don’t let your unused metal items, such as old power tools, bicycles, and automobile parts, go to waste. Instead, recycle them at a scrap metal recycling yard before they rust and become unusable.

The process of extracting, processing, and transporting metals consumes a significant amount of energy that is usually generated from non-renewable sources, resulting in the release of large quantities of CO2 into the atmosphere. This contributes to the overall environmental impact of mining operations. By recycling metals we decrease the need for energy-intensive mining and processing and in turn reduce CO2 emissions. This not only helps to combat climate change, but also conserves natural resources and reduces the environmental impact of the mining industry.
Mining is one of the most destructive processes to the environment, as it requires the destruction of habitats in the surrounding area. It can also lead to soil and water contamination, which can have severe consequences. Limiting the number of mining operations is necessary to preserve the natural habitats and reduce the risks of pollution. By recycling metals, we can decrease the need for mining and thus, preserving the environment and habitats.

Recycling metals requires significantly less energy than mining, making it a more sustainable option. Many metals can be recycled indefinitely without losing quality, making it both environmentally and financially beneficial to reuse them. As you consider the metal products in your home you do not need or use, think about giving them a new life through recycling.
In today’s electronic filled world, avoiding toxic leaks is an important aspect of recycling and proper disposal of electronic waste. When electronic devices such as laptops are not disposed of correctly and end up in landfills. Harmful substances like lead from batteries can seep into the soil and potentially contaminate water systems. It may not seem like a significant issue when considering just one laptop, but when considering the vast number of electronic devices in use and the potential for widespread contamination, the importance of proper disposal becomes clear.

Despite the simplicity of this process, many people still disregard scrap metal recycling and choose to throw it away or leave it to deteriorate. It is important to understand the benefits of scrap metal recycling, as it has a significant impact on the environment and economy.  The reality is that landfills are becoming increasingly overwhelmed with waste and this problem is only compounded as time goes on. One way to preserve landfill space is to properly sort and recycle materials, including the metal junk you spot.


Whether you need to remove metal scrap from your residence, farm, or business, we are here to help. We are proud to provide these services in an ethical manner. Contact Fraser Metal Recycling at 604-746-2855 and let’s save the environment together. 

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