Fraser Metal Recycling is your trustworthy ethical scrap metal buyer. Do you have steel or copper metal? We accept non-ferrous metals and ferrous metal, scrap cars, heavy equipment machinery, electrical motors, appliances, and batteries to bring to our metal recycling yard. While plastic recycling is often the first thing that comes to mind, it’s important not to overlook the importance of metal recycling. At Fraser Metal we believe in increasing awareness about metal recycling and helping you earn money in the process.
Why You Should Recycle Your Metal
Ocean pollution is a major global threat to the health of our oceans. To combat this, Fraser Valley Metal Recycling encourages individuals to take action by recycling their scrap metal. Instead of letting your scrap metal end up at the bottom of the ocean, turn it into cash! Fraser Valley offers solutions for disposing of various types of scrap metal, such as electrical motors, batteries, and non-ferrous metals. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you have about getting started with scrap metal recycling and guide you through the process. By safely disposing of your unused metal appliances and equipment, you can earn money while also contributing to environmental preservation. The benefits of recycling scrap metal are numerous, including: Saving 75% on energy bills by using recycled metal instead of natural resources Slowing down the melting of polar ice caps. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Using less energy to recycle metal than to smelt virgin ore and create new metals. Preserving the environment for future generations
Improper recycling of metal scrap can have a detrimental effect on ocean environments by causing visual pollution, which not only ruins the beauty of beaches and coastlines but also destroys habitats for wildlife. By recycling scrap metal, we can reduce the need for landfills, which are a major source of chemical and visual pollution, and a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions that affect water vapor and decrease water quality in oceans.
Mining is one of the most destructive processes for the environment, destroys natural habitats and increases the risk of water contamination. By recycling scrap metal, we can reduce the reliance on mining and protect valuable ocean and land habitats. Proper disposal of scrap metal waste is also crucial in preventing toxic leakage into the soil and water. Recycling scrap metal reduces the need for transporting valuable natural resources from foreign countries, which ultimately reduces fuel consumption and associated pollution.
Types Of Metals To Recycle
Stainless steel is a special type of metal that combines steel and chromium making it resistant to rust and highly durable. This makes it a valuable scrap metal compared to other iron or steel-based metals. Stainless steel can be found in various household items such as kitchen appliances, sinks, washers, dryers, and other electrical fixtures. At our scrap yard, we offer competitive prices for stainless steel scrap metal.
Cast iron is a metal commonly found in household items such as pots, pans, radiators, and boilers. As the heaviest metal on this list, it holds inherent value as scrap metal and we offer fair prices for it at our scrap yard. The total price per pound can add up quickly, making your stockpile of cast iron more valuable than you may think.
Aluminum is a commonly found metal that may not fetch a high price per pound but is easily accessible to sell. Its non-ferrous property makes it resistant to rust which means good pricing. Aluminum is a versatile scrap metal found in gutters, cans, window frames, and downspouts, among others. Recycling aluminum requires less energy than creating new aluminum and the high demand for modern products made with aluminum keeps the supply flow going. While recyclers pay a decent price, scrap metal yards like ours are willing to pay more to maintain a steady supply of aluminum.
Brass is the second most valuable scrap metal on this list and is commonly found in your home’s piping system. Although not considered a precious metal, many scrap yards consider it valuable and will pay a great price for it. Brass is cheaper to recycle than other metals, and its yellow sheen and rust-resistant surface make it a valuable scrap metal. It can be found on bed frames, doorknobs, pins, bolts, faucets, and handrails, among others.
Copper is the most valuable scrap metal on this list, fetching between $2-$4 per pound, depending on its grade and condition. Copper is a versatile, high-volume type of metal that attracts the attention of many scrap yards. It’s commonly found in plumbing and wiring systems, as well as phone cords, power cords, and computer cables. Copper’s lustrous sheen makes it a popular material for picture frames and home decorations. When selling copper, make sure it’s pure and clean by removing any excess insulation or covers.