Most people have gotten used to separating their cardboard and plastic from their trash at home, but commercial recycling programs take eco-friendly practices to exciting new levels. A quick look at the industries that recycle scrap metal most tells us who is making the effort to put Mother Nature first, and the experts at ASM Recycling, Inc. are happy to help those pro-environment efforts become reality.
Office Buildings And Other Professional Workplaces
Anyone who has worked in an office knows just how much waste professional environments can generate on a weekly basis. The EPA estimates that as much as 90% of the solid waste in the workplace could be recycled, presenting business owners with an amazing opportunity to save money on dumpster rental and help the environment out instead. In addition to the obvious recyclables, offices are full of goodies ranging from soda cans to old hard drives, which can be disassembled and sorted into scrap metal pieces and other materials. Scrap metal recycling services can make short work of old PC towers and even laptops, removing the reusable elements and forwarding the rest to the appropriate processors.
Gutting a restaurant space in preparation for a new concept is thrilling, especially if you can find a home for the appliances, rebar, and iron fittings the old owners left behind. Valuable finds such as stainless steel, aluminum, and copper don’t degrade over time, making it all the more important they’re recycled, rather than being relegated to the trash heap. Recycling efforts can continue after the grand opening too; steel cans account for a high percentage of ferrous metal recycling, giving empty tins of food like green beans and coconut milk a chance to lengthen their life cycle.
Manufacturing plants are the heart and soul of almost every other industry, producing the tangible products we enjoy in our home, businesses, and beyond. Creating vehicles, building supplies, and aluminum tiles generates piles of waste thanks to everything from overproduction to pieces deemed unusable during the quality assurance step. Some recyclers take wood, paper, and plastic while specialized scrap metal recyclers, like ASM Recycling, Inc., happily take the rest.
The actual building part of the construction process puts materials to good use, but there are by-products that won’t make their way into the finished building. All the fixtures and drywall salvaged from a renovation project won’t do any good in a landfill, but an industrial metal recycling company may help repurpose any or all of the following:
- Brass fittings
- Aluminum siding
- Stainless steel
- Wrought iron fencing
- Tin ceiling tiles
In some cases, even the landscaping that gets ripped out from around a newly repaired foundation or to improve curb appeal can be recycled into mulch or compost, although that’s typically done on-site rather than via a recycling facility.
How to Kick-Start Your Industrial Recycling Efforts
At ASM Recycling, Inc., we focus on recyclable materials sourced from commercial business and industrial sites. In addition to ferrous and nonferrous scrap metals, we also take select office electronics that we can then break down into components that may be recycled, reused, or sold off to manufacturers who can give them new life. For more information on our services or to schedule pickup, contact our office today.