Recycling scrap metal is typically difficult and dangerous, especially when handled as a DIY project. When you need to get rid of any scrap metal from your property, simply call Junk King Tucson. Our professional junk removal crews are highly trained and have the skills to safely and cost-efficiently pick up your scrap metal and haul it away for recycling and eco-friendly disposal. As an eco-friendly company, we always ensure that as much of your scrap metal items as possible are recycled to safeguard our planet.
Junk King Tucson recycles more than other junk removal companies in the region. Besides, our process of scheduling an appointment for scrap metal pick-up and recycling is easy and seamless. Just give us a call or contact us online and we will issue you with a pocket-friendly estimate and remove any volume and variety of scrap metal from your home or business premises.
What is Scrap Metal Recycling?
Junk King Tucson is committed to being the country’s greenest junk removal company, which means reusing and recycling as much as possible. We recycle about 60% of what we bring into our sorting centers and work hard to keep that number as high as possible.
Some of the things we recycle most are appliances, furniture, certain building materials, and all kinds of scrap metal. Scrap metal can come from different kinds of metal, including iron, copper, steel, aluminum, and more. Metals like these are often found in old appliances, plumbing fixtures, and other leftover waste from construction projects.
We’d much rather recycle everything than send it to the dump. Our primary goal is to help the environment by helping people recycle old things or even build new things from their parts. Our scrap metal recycling is available for a variety of needs, including:
- Iron, steel, brass, copper, aluminum, and more
- Wires, beams, and other construction metal debris
- Electrical and plumbing fixtures and other home renovation debris
- Any unwanted metal junk
Types of Metal Junk King Recycles
Metals are easy to recycle. Metals such as steel and aluminum are easily melted down and transformed into something completely different with minimal wasted energy. Mining new metals from the earth can be very expensive and harmful to the environment. Recycling metals can help us reduce the pollution that mining operations can cause, by allowing us to slow down the process and reuse the same materials many times.
There are two basic types of metals that Junk King Tucson can recycle: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are made from iron, such as steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. Steel is the most commonly recycled metal, but ferrous metals will degrade due to being reused many times. That means that their useful life is limited. Because ferrous metals are magnetic, anyone with scrap metal in their yard can easily collect them by using a large magnet to pull them out of other junk.
Non-ferrous metals are more expensive than their ferrous counterparts but are often used for their valuable properties, such as being lightweight (aluminum), having a high conductivity (copper), or being resistant to corrosion (zinc). Non-ferrous metals are mainly used in the iron and steel industries. For example, bauxite gives a bright yellow color to blast furnaces. Non-ferrous metals, such as chromite, pyrolusite, and wolframite, are also useful in producing ferrous alloys.
Construction Debris Removal and Recycling
It is very difficult to recycle all kinds of metals without iron, such as aluminum, copper, zinc, or precious metals like gold and silver. However, recycling non-ferrous metals is much more efficient than recycling iron and steel. They make up about half of the metal recovered from scrap metal recycling despite being recycled in much smaller amounts. Metals used in electronics are valuable and should be recycled as much as possible. Unless we get better at recycling the parts that make up electronics, rare earth ores could disappear completely from the earth in a matter of about 100 years.
Understanding Our Scrap Metal Recycling Process
Junk King Tucson collaborates with local recycling facilities to ensure your scrap metals made from copper, brass, aluminum, and steel are turned into more useful things. No matter the metal’s condition, our team will pick it up for recycling. Here is our metal recycling process:
First, our team sorts the metal scrap that will be recycled by separating it by its type. We first sort the scrap into ferrous and non-ferrous metals and then sort the metals by their particular properties. It is usually done by hand, but more often, it is done with the help of specialized sorting machines.
When different types of metals are gathered, they are compressed together to create blocks, slabs, or scrap metals that are easier to move with trucks and conveyor belts. Our scrap yards employ heavy-duty machines that press down metal scrap to create manageable pieces ready to be processed.
Then, the large pieces of scrap metal are broken down further by an industrial-grade shredder. This makes it easier to melt the metal to make more of it. Shredding the scrap metal can also cause it to be processed more easily since smaller pieces can be melted down using less energy.
Melting is done in a big furnace that can melt many different kinds of metals. It is important to understand that each metal has its own melting point, so metal recycling facilities typically have furnaces designed for copper, brass, aluminum, etc. After melting down scrap metal, any remaining impurities are removed, and the product is then shipped to different mills to manufacture various items.
You might think that scrapping and recycling scrap metal is not interesting, but you don’t need to be a metal expert to participate. Junk King Tucson makes it easy to recycle scrap metal. We offer the most competitive pricing and free pick-up services.
Benefits of Recycling Metal
Recycling is the process of reusing old materials to create new products from them, rather than simply disposing of them when they are no longer useful. Recycling metals is extremely beneficial both locally and globally, offering many ways to save resources and energy. Junk King Tucson is pleased to offer metal recycling services to make the process of recycling metal even easier and more cost-effective for you. Here are some benefits to recycling your scrap metal in Tucson:
Reduction in New Metal Mining
Mining has a major impact on the natural environment, affecting the pollution produced during mining and refining and removing natural metals from the earth. Additionally, runoff from mining processes can cause environmental problems for local areas and water sources, and mine expansion often causes habitat destruction for wildlife. Recycling metal helps prevent the need to mine more for new material. It helps protect precious metals in the earth and reduces the environmental impact that results from mining them.
Reduction in Landfill Materials
One of the easiest and most obvious benefits of recycling metal is reducing the amount of waste disposed of in landfills. Landfills have limited capacity, so it is important that materials are reused as much as possible. When metal is recycled for new uses, rather than being thrown away after one use, a lot of landfill space is saved for materials that cannot be recycled or reused.
Recycling metal requires a lot of manpower to handle, and we can help you with that. If you recycle scrap metal, you help create more job opportunities than burning it or throwing it away. Recycling metal creates and maintains jobs in the metal recycling industry, providing economic benefits to people across the United States.
Stay Safe By Calling Junk King Scrap Metal Removal Experts
Metal debris can cause injuries to you or those around you. Carrying heavy objects around your body can also cause significant strain on your body, and sharp edges and sharp edges in junk can cause serious injuries. So, why risk a serious injury to one of your employees or yourself?
Junk King Tucson’s licensed and trained junk haulers have the experience and tools to safely remove this large load for you. We are fully insured to protect you from any risk and have the right trucks to safely transport all the metal from your property to the right recycling facility.
Schedule Your Scrap Metal Removal and Recycling in Tucson
Junk King Tucson has been committed to being environmentally conscious, and that helps us safeguard our environment through recycling scrap metal. After we pick up your junk, we bring it to one of our sorting centers to be carefully inspected to make sure that nothing is accidentally sent to the wrong place. Junk King works with local scrap yards and metal recycling facilities to ensure that every part of your junk is properly recycled.
We know that price is a big concern, that’s why, at Junk King Tucson, we only charge you for space that your junk takes up in our trucks. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about being overcharged for a small amount of work. Moreover, Junk King offers free, no-obligation price quotes that will let you know what you’ll pay before we start our job. You can even request a quote by calling us or contacting us online to get the most accurate price estimate.
When you call Junk King, all you need to do is tell us what you have and then you can relax, Junk King will pick up whatever you have and take it away. You simply need to point us to the location where the junk is, and our friendly, uniformed staff will handle the rest. Regardless of the volume of scrap metal in your yard or business, Junk King Tucson is here to take away all your junk and the metal recycling . Call us at 888.888.JUNK (5865) or book your appointment online now .