Junk King is proud to provide eco-friendly scrap metal pickup in Portland and surrounding areas. As the greenest junk removal company in the country, a big part of our services involves recycling as much as we can. Currently, we strive to recycle about 60% of everything we bring into our sorting centers, and we’re working hard day by day to make sure that number increases as much as possible.
Some of our most commonly recycled items are appliances, furniture, building materials, and all kinds of scrap metal. We pick up a wide range of scrap metals, including iron, copper, steel, aluminum, and any kind of metal that can be reused to create something else. Scrap metals are also found in old appliances, leftover construction debris, plumbing fixtures, and pretty much any household electronics.
What Is Scrap Metal Pickup?
Scrap metal pickup involves hauling away any items that contain metal and taking them to a recycling center where those metals can be extracted to make other valuable products. Rather than sending all that metal to the dump, Junk King ensures it’s reused as part of something new. We make it easy to clear out all kinds of junk you might have while also helping out the environment by recycling as much as we can.
Many people find that getting rid of large junk metal objects like fridges and stoves is difficult because they are too heavy to place in the typical garbage cans. Even getting someone to pick up scrap metal from your home is not always easy. Although some people would like to recycle some of their scrap metal, it can be difficult if they don’t know how to do that or where to take the items. It is generally challenging to recycle scrap metal by yourself, and it is even more dangerous than recycling the common household trash.
Fortunately, many metal materials can be recycled, and we as a nation try very hard to recycle things. Most people recycle aluminum cans, which is very common. However, most of our municipal waste disposal companies are not always very helpful in educating their customers about metal recycling.
Information describing how to recycle metal junk items is difficult to find, unlike information about more familiar items such as paper, glass, and aluminum cans. Statistics indicate that 100 million Americans don’t know what can and cannot be recycled, or where they can get more information. This represents almost half of the population in the United States. At Junk King Portland, we believe that we can reuse a lot of the junk that we produce. That is why we offer reliable and cost-effective scrap metal pick up and recycling to make everything convenient for you.
Junk King Makes Recycling Scrap Metal Quick & Easy
You can get the best deal when you hire Junk King’s full-service scrap metal collection and recycling service. Metals are recyclable almost endlessly. We can recycle most metals several times without changing their properties, but steel is by far the most recycled material on the planet. It is actually possible to recycle about 80 percent of the metal that we consume, including aluminum, copper, silver, brass, and gold.
There are plenty of steel pieces that can be recycled into cars that are made from all recycled materials. There are many different types of metal that we can recycle to build new things, but this is possible only if enough people recycle their old scrap metal. If people don’t recycle their used scrap metal regularly and consistently, the metal may end up in junk yards and in landfills. And this is unfortunate since scrap metal is such a great material to recycle.
Many people simply don’t realize that there is a huge market for recycled scrap metal, which is quite unfortunate. It is also unfortunate that the government and the scrap metal industry don’t do enough to educate people about recycling. Junk King bridges this gap by picking up and removing all your scrap metal junk items and transporting them to a local recycling facility so that the metal scraps that we remove will be recycled into new items. This is done using the most efficient method possible.
Junk King Portland recycles more junk than any other junk removal company in the area, and we are the only company that will actually recycle your scrap metal items. Our long-term commitment to being environmentally conscious helps us to be a step ahead of our competitors when it comes to scrap metal recycling. We’ve been committed to recycling since day one of our business was established in 2005, so you can be confident that whatever you throw away will be recycled. Junk King will carefully sort your junk before it goes to recycling centers so that nothing is accidentally sent to the wrong place. We work with scrap yards and other recycling facilities to make sure that junk is recycled properly.
Safe Scrap Metal Pickup and Recycling
Metal debris can cause various hazards to you and the people you carry it with; it may damage your property or cause injury to others. Moreover, carrying heavy metal objects around the house or dragging heavy objects to the dump creates a lot of strain on your body. Jagged edges and sharp edges can cause serious injuries. So, why risk injuring your employees or yourself?
Junk King is the company to call when you need to get rid of scrap metal. Our professional junk removal crews know how to safely and cost-effectively remove all the scrap metal that you have stored. Moreover, we recycle as much scrap metal as possible to help protect our environment.
We can take any type of scrap metal – aluminum, copper, iron, brass, and more. Junk King can also recycle your broken pipes and other things that you might have discarded as a result of your home renovation project. In addition to scrap metal, Junk King recycles tons of other materials such as wood, textiles, electronics, and more. We can pick up any metal that you have collected, alongside any other junk that you have.
It’s often less efficient to have individual consumers drive to and from a scrap metal recycling facility. Junk King will collect and deposit all the scrap metal that you have in your home or business at a local scrap yard or recycling center. We have a fleet of eco-friendly vehicles that run on natural gas or bio-fuel, so if you have any metal scrap to recycle, we will pick it up and haul it to the facility.
We are Fully Licensed, Insured, and Bonded
All Junk King crews are fully licensed and insured to protect you from any risks. We will safely haul away all the junk that is on your property and load it onto our heavy-duty pickup trucks. Junk King’s scrap metal recycling service allows you to keep off the responsibility of hauling unwanted metal from your home or business.
Junk King also provides you with an efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly service to dispose of your trash and junk after you are finished with your project. Our skilled debris removal team will be able to safely remove any kind of metal junk you may have at your home or place of business. We accept most types of scrap metal, but we don’t take hazardous waste.
Junk King Picks Up Various Types of Scrap Metal
At Junk King, we recycle all the scrap metal and other junk that we pick up during our work. Just point us to the items that you need to move, and one of our friendly staff members will take care of everything else. We offer honest, upfront pricing for all of our services and offer free, no-obligation estimates for all of our work.
Metals that we recycle are mostly ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Ferrous is derived from the Latin word for iron, which means iron. Ferrous metal is used to describe any metal that is made from iron, such as steel, iron, and iron pipes. Steel is the most common type of material that can be recycled, although ferrous metals are degraded every time they’re reused, giving them a limited lifespan. There are many different types of ferrous metal that scrap yards in Portland will be able to recycle using a big magnet to grab them from other junk.
Non-ferrous metals that we commonly recycle include aluminum, copper, nickel, and zinc. These metals are much more valuable than ferrous metals, but they are often recycled at much lower rates. Rare earth metals that are used in electronics are extremely valuable and should be recycled whenever possible. If we don’t get better at recycling the components that make up our electronic gadgets, the earth could be completely depleted of rare earth ores as soon as 100 years from now.
Contact Junk King Portland for Quick and Efficient Scrap Metal Pick Up
Junk King Portland provides you with reliable and efficient scrap metal removal services that allow you to dispose of your old, unwanted metal items safely and affordably. Our crew can arrive at your home or business in mere minutes if you need us to help. We have a team of professional junk removal workers who are fully trained and insured to do the job right the first time. They will take good care of your junk items and help you get rid of them safely and in a timely manner.
Scheduling a scrap metal pick-up with Junk King Portland is quick and easy. Simply get in touch with us online or give us a call to schedule your appointment and get a free, no-obligation quote before we start the job. Overall, Junk King provides reliable, safe, and affordable scrap metal removal and recycling services. Call 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) to get a free quote or book online!