One of the best ways of keeping our planet clean is recycling metal products, such as ‘end of life’ appliances. Old furniture, appliances, and electronics can contribute to scrap metal recycling and ultimately reduce the carbon footprint and need to mine for new metals.
Scrap metal includes products made out of the following metals: steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and iron. There’s likely a lot of scrap metal around your house at the moment, and the crew at Junk King Fremont know exactly where the local scrap metal recyclers are.
Junk King Fremont was started by, Krisna Vepa, five years ago after a career revolving around renewables and recycling in the high-tech industry. People in California come to Junk King to help them solve problems that they might not be able to solve on their own, such as responsibly recycling scrap metal.
Where Can Recyclable Scrap Metal Be Found?
There’s a great chance that potential scrap metal can be found all around your home or office.
Many pots and pans in the kitchen are made from iron or copper, so those are eligible for metal recycling Oakland. Kitchen appliances like microwaves and refrigerators will also typically contain copper wiring, perfect for metal recycling Oakland.
Steel in Home and Construction Debris
Steel is one of the most popular kinds of metals for constructing furniture and appliances. Household appliances like refrigerators and shelving in workplaces is frequently made from steel.
Bigger appliances are invariably constructed from steel because of its durability and resistance to oxidation, or rusting.
Large appliances are typically full of steel that can be used for metal recycling Oakland. Air conditioners, washing machines, freezers, dishwashers and other appliances that my crew at Junk King takes all contain steel in abundance. Junk King takes the following appliances, many of which contain steel:
- Air conditioners
- Washing Machines
- Water heaters
Steel and iron are said to be easier to recycle because of their magnetic properties. At the metal recycling Oakland facility, the steel can literally have impurities removed from it more easily because of this magnetic quality. Where else might steel for metal recycling Oakland be found?
Your stainless steel silverware may also be responsibly recycled with Junk King’s help. Steel is also frequently used in the construction industry or almost anywhere you find larger appliances.
Aluminum in Home, Construction and Remodeling
Frames, windows, and other types of construction debris that Junk King takes frequently contain aluminum in abundance.
Soda cans made from aluminum are another source of scrap metal, but aluminum can also be found in windows, doors, and siding. For any of these items or yard waste, you can count on Junk King to haul these items away and put them towards metal recycling Oakland.
If you hire Junk King to haul away old furniture, appliances, yard waste, or other junk containing aluminum, then you should know that your contribution to metal recycling Oakland can have a quick turnaround. In fact, aluminum is one of the quickest scrap metals to melt down and turn back into consumer products.
Electronic waste such as televisions and monitors can contain aluminum, and recyclable aluminum may also be found in air conditioners. Fortunately, Junk King takes a variety of electronic waste – including televisions, monitors, and computers – rich in scrap metals and precious metals such as gold.
It has been said that the aluminum deriving from soda cans, siding, or appliances can go from scrap metal to a new product standing on store shelves in as little as two months – a sixty day turnaround! Metal recycling Oakland is good for the planet and that’s something we take very seriously.
Aluminum actually tops the list in terms of the top non-ferrous (non-iron) scrap metal recovery. Copper and stainless steel are a bit further down the list but still critical for metal recycling Oakland.
If you think you have aluminum items that can contribute to metal recycling Oakland, feel free to call 1-888-888-JUNK to book an appointment, text a photo of your items to 1-737-888-5865, or book online with us to potentially save $20.
Copper Used in Manufacturing
Copper is used in the manufacture of electronics, electrical wiring, electrical components, and copper pipes. This means that if you are doing a renovation, whether as a business or as a homeowner, you should give Junk King a call because that copper can contribute to metal recycling Oakland and help the planet out.
Small appliances will almost always contain copper because the wires in these electronics are made from copper. The reason that copper is used in electronics is that copper allows the current to flow smoothly thanks to the low level of resistance offered by this valuable metal. A lot of metal recycling Oakland is recovered copper from older electronics.
Brass in Bathroom Fixtures
Brass is known as an alloy because it is a combination of the metal copper and the metal zinc. You can find brass in lighting fixtures and bathroom fixtures such as the faucets attached to the sink. Brass is frequently used throughout bathrooms and plumbing.
Recycling brass and other scrap metals has been done for a long time because it is much more efficient to use and melt down the current metal in circulation rather than mine and process new ore from scratch. The good news is that ferrous metals have a high recovery rate, but more can still be done with metal recycling Oakland.
Iron in Kitchen and Outdoors
Many pans are made out of iron or copper, so those should be eligible for metal recycling Oakland when you book an appointment with Junk King. Iron is found outdoors as well. Patio furniture, old lawn mowers, metal swings, and iron railings can be safely recycled as scrap metal.
Book an Appointment with Junk King
If you want to help the planet with metal recycling Oakland, then please don’t hesitate to call 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book online and potentially save $20 today!