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Scrap Metal Recycling: Why & How

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Recycling and reusing items like plastic bottles, hand-me-down clothing and newspapers is important to make part of one’s every day routine to the reduce, reuse, recycle movement that is helping to reduce waste.

One aspect of the recycling industry that may not be as popular, but just as important, is scrap metal recycling. Scrap metal exports are one of the largest in the US and by recycling metals, we reduce the amount of ore drilling throughout the world.

Some of these metals include copper, steel, aluminum, brass, iron and wires, but they are often tossed in the garbage due to the lack of knowledge and sources for metal recycling.

Interested in turning your scrap metal into cash? 219 GreenConnect Host Kathy Sipple speaks with Neil Samahon, CEO at Metro Recycling, about choosing a reputable recycling facility, some important regulations you need to know to comply with current laws and tips for a successful experience.