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Dispose of Metals in Rockville

How to Dispose of Metals in Rockville


Junk King is North America’s top-rated junk removal company. We are also the ‘greenest’ junk removal company in the country. As part of being the most environmentally responsible junk removal firm, we facilitate a variety of recycling services, including metal recycling. At Junk King Rockville, we offer scrap metal recycling for various metals, including iron, copper, aluminum, and steel. 

We know that a lot of plumbing fixtures and construction debris contains such metals. That’s why we are here to partner with you in your next home or office remodeling project to help you dispose of the junk metal in an eco-friendly manner. But our recycling process goes much further than that. Our crew can haul away and help you recycle the metals found in furniture, yard waste, household appliances, home cleanouts, and more. We work with local metal recyclers, charities, and nonprofits to ensure more items can be recycled, reused, or repurposed.


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Metal Recycling Facts and Trends


Recycling scrap metal has numerous interrelated benefits. At Junk King Rockville, we recycle both ferrous metals (cast iron, wrought iron, alloy steel, carbon steel, etc.) and non-ferrous metals (aluminum, copper, tin, zinc, etc.). Most appliances, furniture, and pots and pans around your home or office are likely made of at least one of these metals. 


In the United States, steel is actually the most recycled metal since it’s easy to melt down and create new products. Aluminum is also an efficient metal to recycle. In fact, it’s 20 times more efficient to recycle aluminum than to manufacture it in the first place. Recycling aluminum consumes only 5 percent of the energy. Statistics indicate that recycling just one aluminum can save energy equivalent to one day worth of lighting with a single lightbulb or three hours of powering a computer. 


Currently, only about 30 percent of recyclable metal is actually getting recycled. The good news is that about 40 percent of the steel production globally is being done with recycled steel today. Every year, about a half-billion tons of metal is recycled, which is definitely a reason to cheer! At Junk King Rockville, we’re dedicated to growing that number even more. As a full-service junk removal company, we have virtually any kind of junk hauled away and safely recycled. As long as your junk contains recyclable metal, we’ll keep it out of landfills and help cut down on groundwater and soil pollution.



Efficient E-Waste and Metal Recycling in Rockville


Although Rockville provides unlimited pickup for electronic and metal items, it’s done by appointment only. Moreover, you must place the items at the curb by 6 a.m. in an open area, away from parked cars, fire hydrants, tree limbs, and overhead wires. When buying new electronics, always check with the store regarding recycling old electronics. At Junk King Rockville, we understand that your time is valuable and is better off spent on more important things. We provide efficient metal pickup and recycling services, so you don’t have to worry about the pickup or disposal of your metal junk.


We collect all kinds of electronics and metal items, including:


  • Computers and related items
  • Portable chargers
  • Printers and printer drums
  • Holiday string lights
  • Cell phones
  • Video cameras
  • TVs
  • VCR/DVR/DVD or Blu-ray players and discs 
  • Air conditioners
  • Automobile tire rims, doors, hoods, and fenders
  • Bicycles
  • Aluminum siding, pots, and pans
  • Grills (no propane tanks)
  • Chain link and wire fencing
  • Metal doors 
  • Metal furniture
  • Lawnmowers (drain oil and gas)
  • Scrap metal
  • Sheds
  • Refrigerators/freezers 
  • Swing sets 
  • Water heaters
  • Washers, stoves, dryers, and toasters 


How to Dispose of Metals in Rockville


Why Recycling Metals is Essential 



Metals like steel, aluminum, copper, silver, brass, and gold are all recyclable. The more we recycle these precious metals, the less mining that has to be done. Fortunately, many of your household appliances contain brass and copper, and these are easily recyclable. Recycling metal has many benefits, such as keeping these items out of landfills and reducing the need for fresh mining. Recycling metals also means less energy expended in manufacturing new products. Additionally, recycling reduces the number of harmful materials released into the atmosphere and lowers the manufacturing costs that consumers and businesses would otherwise incur. 


How Junk King Makes Metal Recycling Seamless


At Junk King Rockville, we work with local metal recycling facilities to ensure your products get recycled properly. Our goal is to recycle 60% or more of the junk we haul away. The higher the percentage of recyclable metal, the better for the environment. If you have worn-out unusable equipment lying around and rotting away on your premises, Junk King can help you recycle it. 

Working with Junk King for appliance disposal is in your best interest. We have specialized equipment to safely haul away your heavy appliances without damaging your property or hurting anyone. Furthermore, all our employees are insured and skilled in handling and disposing of heavy appliances. Although it might seem like a cost-saving approach to haul away junk metal in your car, the money spent on professional junk disposal is always worth it.

Junk King Rockville is the best choice for hauling away all recyclable metal from your home or business premises. Besides, we offer the most competitive rates in Rockville for junk removal services. We’ll send a team to your home or business premise in a few minutes after your call to assess the metal junk and give you an instant cost estimate for the hauling services. Junk King Rockville is also a green waste removal company dedicated to safeguarding our planet. We can partner with you to recycle the junk appliances you no longer use. 

When you choose Junk King Rockville to recycle your unusable appliances, you can expect the following steps:


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1. Collection


At Junk King, our metal recycling process begins with collecting old or unused appliances from your residential or commercial property. You won’t have to trouble yourself moving your junk metal to the curb. Our well-trained and equipped team will handle this often dangerous task, so you don’t have to lift a finger.


Whether your junk items contain ferrous metals or non-ferrous metals, we’ll haul them away using specialized vehicles to ensure the metals don’t cause any injuries or damage to other valuable items. We’ll save you the hassle of transporting your junk metal appliances in your car, which might leave it with rust stains and scratched paintwork or upholstery.

2. Sorting


Once we get the metal out of your property, the next step is to sort them out at our scrap metal yard. Sorting involves separating the metals into what can and cannot be recycled. We then haul away anything that is unrecyclable to a dumpsite and send quality recycled metallic products to the right recycling facility. Our sorting process is rigorous since most recycling centers only accept materials that are more than 50% metal. 

Even appliances surrounded by plastic are recyclable when they have a high metal content. Our team will ensure the metal is separated using a magnet that selectively picks out ferrous metals with iron. Large recycling facilities even use sensors with x-rays and infra-red scanning technology to separate non-ferrous and ferrous metals. 


3. Processing and Shredding   


After carefully sorting the metal, they are compacted or squeezed to reduce the space they occupy. This enables easy transportation of the metal to other facilities. After compaction, the next step is to shred the metal, breaking it into tiny fragments that can easily melt in the next stage. Shredded metal also takes less time and energy in the furnace than large components. Generally, aluminum is transformed into aluminum sheets, while steel is changed to steel blocks after shredding.

4. Melting


Once the metal is shredded, it’s fed into a furnace for melting. Metal recyclers use different furnace types with varying temperature levels for melting different metal types. Overall, the melting process takes a few minutes to several hours, depending on the metal type and volume in the furnace. Although the melting procedure consumes significant energy, it’s not as much as it would cost to manufacture or mine new metals. 


5. Purification


The molten metal is then purified to eliminate any imperfections that may affect the quality of materials manufactured with recycled metals. There are several methods used for purifying metals, but the most common one is electrolysis. An electrochemical reaction is achieved by introducing a direct current in the molten metal to separate impurities. Recyclers may also pass powerful magnets over the molten metal to collect any impurities. 


6. Solidifying  


The final step of metal recycling is to purify the solidified by placing it through a conveyor belt where it cools. Density-increasing chemicals may be added to boost the solidification process and improve some properties of the metal. During purification, recycled scrap metal is formed into appropriate shapes and sizes to make it easier to produce new products. After solidification, the recycled metals are ready to use as raw materials for making new products. They are then transported to manufacturing plants. 


Call Junk King for Eco-friendly Metal Disposal in Rockville


Junk King Rockville can collect and deliver your junk metal to the right local recycling facility. Our primary goal is to ensure your metal debris becomes new recycled materials through the most environmentally friendly methods. We actually recycle more than other junk removal companies in the country. Our junk metal recycling is available for almost all kinds of metals, including iron, steel, copper, brass, aluminum, and more.

Whether you have beams, wires, plumbing fixtures, home renovation debris, or other construction metal debris, we have the capacity to haul it all away and ensure the unwanted metal junk is recycled. Our crew members are also fully insured to protect you against any potential liability risks. We can safely carry the scrap metal debris from your property, load it into our spacious, heavy-duty trucks, and transport it to the right recycling facility. Contact us to schedule your appointment for junk metal removal and recycling in Rockville or surrounding communities.


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Junk King Rockville
609 Lofstrand Lane Suite A
Rockville, MD 20850
Hours: M-F: 8A-4P, Sa: 8A-3P

Providing junk removal services to the Rockville area, including:

Montgomery Village
Sandy Spring
Silver Spring
Southern Md Facility
and these nearby zip codes:
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