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Benefits Recycling Old Equipment

Did you know that recycling old heavy equipment can have many benefits? By recycling metal from old heavy equipment, we can conserve natural resources, save energy, and reduce pollution.


Heavy equipment is made from a variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, and iron. recycling these materials can have many benefits for the environment.


1. Recycling Conserves Natural Resources. By recycling old heavy equipment, we can conserve natural resources such as iron and steel. Mining these materials can have a negative impact on the environment. Recycling them minimizes this impact.


2. Recycling Saves Energy. Recycling old heavy equipment also saves energy. It takes less energy to recycle metal than it does to mine and process it. This means that recycling can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


3. Recycling Reduces Pollution. Mining and processing metals can release harmful pollutants into the air and water. Recycling helps reduce these emissions.


4. Recycling Creates Jobs. The recycling industry employs millions of people around the world. In the United States alone, there are over 1.5 million people employed in the recycling industry.


5. Recycling Helps The Economy. The recycling industry is a billion-dollar industry. It helps to support local economies and creates jobs.


What recyclable metals are found in industrial equipment?


  • Aluminum
    Lightweight aluminum is a popular metal. The material is highly resistant to corrosion and weathering. It is also ductile enough to be hammered into sheets and shaped into wire.

  • Copper
    Copper isn’t as glamorous as other metals, but it does remain useful nonetheless. It is highly ductile and malleable, which makes it easy to shape into many different useful forms. Copper is also incredibly easy to solder, and, when used in electronics or plumbing, can create strong bonds and junctions. The orange-tinged metal is resistant to corrosion, especially from water and soil, and features overall flexibility that allows it to handle changes in temperature better than most metals.


  • Carbon Steel
    This variation of steel sees most of its use in heavy-duty applications. Carbon steel gets its name from the fact that it contains very high levels of carbon; this is what gives the metal its strength, durability, and weight. It is tougher and more durable than most other standard metals, giving it great strength, but isn’t as ductile, and, thus, doesn’t always suit small projects.


  • Stainless Steel
    One of the most common metals is stainless steel. This often-shiny silver metal contains a mixture of steel and at least 10 percent chromium and other alloys. The ratios and types of alloys used depend on the intended function of the object. Heavy equipment recycling is a great way to help the environment and the economy. Certified Surplus Metals makes the disposing of old, large and heavy equipment as painless and cost effective as possible. We can travel to you and break down equipment if needed and you receive competitive compensation. Request an equipment recycling quote now.

Certified Surplus Metals will come to you anywhere in the US and pay top dollar for your metals. Open 7 days a week we’ll work around your schedule.

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