For those thinking about recycling, Amalgamated Scrap Metal is here to help.
We provide a Moura Scrap Metal Mobile service where we travel to your worksite and weigh and pay you for your scrap metal. Whether you're looking to help the environment when cleaning out your garage, or just looking to make a couple extra bucks, you're in the right place.
One of our most frequently asked questions is what types of metal and scrap we accept. While some of this will only be able to be answered on a case by case basis, we have compiled a list of the more popular items we take in.
We live in a world that is trying to be more green-centric. We see green alternatives advertised constantly on TV, everything from the ridiculous to the commonplace.
Among these alternatives, one of the largest pushes has been for recycling. While most know the factoids for recycling plastic not many know the true importance and impact that recycling scrap metal can have.
Most don't think of scrap metal when they think of recycling, causing literal tons to be sent to incinerators or landfills annually. At Amalgamated Scrap Metal , we're passionate about trying to reduce this waste and making it easy for our clients to do so.
While some may want to just send their scrap metal and old appliances to the landfill, there are a few key reasons recycling your scrap can be a better choice.
When you think about recycling, one of the first benefits to come to mind is the energy you'll be saving.
While some may worry that you'll spend more energy repurposing the material, studies have shown that recycling scrap metal is the key to energy conservation efforts.
When we compare the amount of energy used for recycling with the amount of energy used for mining virgin minerals, you'll save 90% of energy on copper alone. I
n a recent study put out by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it was revealed that the amount of energy conserved in recycling a single aluminum drink can could power a 60-watt light bulb for up to four hours.
In 2014, the United States greenhouse gas emissions were roughly 15.1 trillion pounds.
For those concerned about global warming, recycling scrap has been shown to greatly reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
There have been studies to support that the increase in production of gases when mining can influence climate change as well as impact the level of air pollution in our major cities.
Earlier, the National Institute of Health reported that using scrap metal instead of virgin ore uses 97% less mining waste as well as 40% less water.In terms of conserving our natural resources, recycling scrap metal has been proven to save a significant amount. Recycling one ton of steel conserves 120 pounds of limestone, 1400 pounds of coal, and an impressive 2500 pounds of iron ore.