ASM Recycling: Trends and Tips

Copper scrap metal

Like most raw materials, the price of scrap metal fluctuates regularly. The good news for you, though, is that with current demands, recycling and reclamation prices are higher than they have been in years. This means it’s a good business investment to not let your scrap metal go to waste. If you’ve got construction cast-off, it’s time to cash in on your metal odds and ends. All that glitters isn’t gold, but with ASM recycling, you sure can turn that heap of rusty metal into a pile of cash.

Recycling metal is a more versatile practice than most people think. Unlike plastics, almost all metals can see a new life. Take, for instance, aluminum cans; they’re infinitely recyclable. And yet only about half of aluminum cans produced are actually recycled. Which means not only are people missing out on the monetary benefit of recycling, but they’re also skimping on the eco-benefit. Recycling ten pounds of aluminum cans saves the energy equivalent of two gallons of gasoline and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by a C02 equivalent of 40 pounds.

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If you’ve built anything requiring copper in the last year, you know how high copper prices are. Copper is already a valuable resource, but supply chain issues have inflated prices, and this sky-high market trend doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon. Just like aluminum, copper can be recycled over and over again. You’re going to spend an armload on your initial purchase of copper, but with ASM Recycling, you can help reclaim those costs on the back end by recycling your cast-off bits and pieces.

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ASM Recycling accepts a wide variety of iron-based ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals (such as nickel/stainless steel alloys, aluminum, copper, and more). And the best part is you don’t even have to sort or figure out what kinds of metal you have in your piles. We’ll do all that for you and haul it off fee-free. Give us a call at 251-470-0765 or visit us online to get started.