Scrap metal recycling is beneficial for many reasons — it’s environmentally responsible because it prevents discarded metal from filling up our landfill, it provides an excellent source for raw metal materials. Another major advantage to scrap metal recycling is the cost reduction potential, both for manufacturing and construction projects.
Scrap Metal Recycling Is Less Expensive Than Mining
Mining, by its nature, is an invasive practice. To extract base metals and other valuable materials from the Earth, mining companies use heavy excavators, trucks and enormous shovels. These resources are often costly. Mining also has several potential environmental impacts, including:
- Soil, groundwater and surface contamination
- Sinkhole formation
- Creation of hazardous byproducts
- Damage to nearby wildlife habitats
While completely eliminating mining is impossible, efforts focused on scrap metal recycling are a step in the right direction and can help reduce costs for commercial projects. Instead of having to extract brand-new metal from the Earth, companies can use recycled scrap metal to manufacture their products.
Scrap Metal Recycling Can Reduce Construction Project Costs
Every construction job, whether commercial or residential, generates a lot of waste material, including metal debris. It’s important for construction contractors to have a plan for managing scrap metal recyclables. Being proactive and using a scrap metal recycler such as ASM Recycling, Inc., to process your metal waste can help improve your bottom line and reduce end-of-project costs.
Reduce Disposal Costs
When you choose to recycle scrap metal, you essentially eliminate the costs associated with its proper disposal. When you utilize the pick-up services of ASM Recycling, Inc., for instance, you won’t pay any pick-up or service fees. We also provide on-site receptacles to make disposal of scrap metal easy.
Lowers Manufacturing Costs
For companies that manufacture electronics such as computers, circuit boards and hard drives, using recycled metal is often much less expensive than using virgin metal mined directly from the Earth. Recycled metal allows manufacturing companies to preserve natural resources while requiring less energy to process compared to the manufacture of new products using virgin raw materials.
ASM Recycling, Inc., Can Help Reduce Your Project Costs
If you’re interested in lowering manufacturing costs or decreasing your bottom line for a construction project, contact ASM Recycling, Inc., to find out how we can help. We are proud to serve the Mobile, AL, area, Baldwin County and coastal Mississippi with scrap metal recycling services for electronics, ferrous metals and nonferrous metals. Give us a call at 251-470-0765 to arrange a pick-up appointment or to ask for clarification on any of our services.