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Junk King is proud to be the greenest junk removal company in the country, and a big part of that is making sure we recycle everything we can. Currently about 60% of everything we bring into our sorting centers is recycled, and we’re working hard to make sure that number is as high as possible.
Some of our most commonly recycled objects are appliances, furniture, certain building materials, and all kinds of scrap metal. Scrap metal includes iron, copper, steel, aluminum, and pretty much any kind of metal that can be reused to make something else. These materials are often found in old appliances, plumbing fixtures, and leftover debris from construction jobs.
Rather than sending all that metal to the dump, we’d prefer to see it reused as part of something new. If you feel the same way, then metal recycling services from Junk King San Francisco are perfect for you. We make it easy to clear out any junk you might have while also helping out the environment.
What is Metal Recycling?
Metal is one of the easiest materials to recycle, so scrap metal recycling was one of the very first recycling techniques to be adopted. Metals like steel and aluminum can be easily melted down and reformed into something completely different without a ton of wasted energy. Mining new metal, on the other hand, can be expensive and takes a toll on the environment. Metal recycling helps to ease the strain on our environment by allowing us to slow down mining efforts and reuse the same materials multiple times instead.
There are two main types of metal that can be recycled: ferrous and non-ferrous metal. The word “ferrous” comes from the Latin word “ferrum,” which means “iron.” Today, ferrous is used to refer to any metal that’s based in iron, including steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. Steel is the most commonly used and recycled metal, although ferrous metals are typically somewhat degraded every time they’re reused, giving them a limited lifespan. Because ferrous metals are magnetic, any scrap yard in San Francisco should be able to recycle them easily by using a large magnet to pull them out from piles of other junk.
Non-ferrous metals are any metals that don’t have iron in them, including aluminum, copper, nickel, zinc, and even precious metals like gold and silver. Non-ferrous metal recycling is much more efficient, and these materials make up about half of the total metal recovered from the recycling process despite being recycled at much lower amounts. Rare earth metals used in electronics are especially valuable, and should always be recycled. Unless we get better about recycling the parts found in electronics, projections show that the Earth could be completely out of these rare ores as soon as 100 years from now.
Why You Should Consider Junk King for Your Metal Recycling Needs
At Junk King San Francisco, our longtime commitment to being environmentally-conscious gives us a leg up over our competitors when it comes to scrap metal recycling. Since Junk King was founded in 2005, recycling has been an important part of our business philosophy, so you can rest assured everything that can be recycled will be. After an appointment, we bring all the junk back to one of our sorting centers to be looked through carefully so nothing gets accidentally sent to the wrong place. We also work with local scrap yards and metal recycling facilities to make sure everything is recycled properly.
Getting your scrap metal taken care of is easy with Junk King in the Bay Area. All you have to do is give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK or request an appointment online. Our junk removal professionals will give you a call 15 minutes before your appointment, and then all you have to do is show them what you need to have hauled away. After that, just sit back and relax while we do all the work.
We know that price is always a concern, especially in a city as expensive as San Francisco. That’s why, at Junk King, we only charge you for the amount of space your scrap actually takes up in the truck. Because the cost scales with the size of the job, you never have to worry about being overcharged for a small amount of work. We also offer free, no-strings-attached price estimates so you always know what you’re paying ahead of time. You can call us, use our free online price estimation tool, or even arrange for a free in-person estimate for the most accurate price.
How to Make the Most of Your Junk King Experience
At Junk King, customer service is a core tenet of our philosophy – that’s why we’re rated number one nationwide for customer service in our industry. Whatever it is you need help with, we’re always willing to go the extra mile to make sure your Junk King experience is exactly what you wanted.
However, you don’t have to just take our word for it. Feel free to check out the customer service reviews on our website, or just type “Junk King reviews” into Google to see everything posted there. We’re confident that the reviews you read will tell the story of a professional, experienced company with good enough customer service to satisfy even the most specific requests. If you give us a call, we encourage you to share your junk removal needs so we can help you as best we can.
Get Your Free Quote Today!
If you want to ask us any questions, or you’re interested in getting a free estimate or setting up an appointment, give us a call now at 1-888-888-JUNK or get in touch with us online to save $20 on your junk removal services. We’ve been helping the people of the Bay Area get rid of excess scrap metal and other junk for years, and we’re eager to use that experience to help you too.