Another problem is the amount of metal that reach landfills. Enough steel is used in one day in the United State that you run a pipeline from New York to Los Angeles and then back to New York again, but we will only see about 60% of this being recycled. Can you imagine all the space this is taking in our landfills? Several common metal products that are worth good money include aluminum cans, aluminum siding, aluminum gutters, aluminum car parts, electrical copper wire, copper pipe, phone wire, plumbing brass and much more.
I don’t have much to recycle so it isn’t worth recycling, right?
Wrong! Did you know from recycling one aluminum pop can that the energy saved could power your TV for 3 hours and it saves 95% of the energy used to recycle opposed to the refining from raw aluminum ore? Just the current aluminum recycling in United States alone saves enough energy to light the entire city of Denver for over 10 years. Every 60 seconds about 10,000 tin cans will end up at our landfills. Add that up for one day. Recycling steel also saves lots of energy figuring that it takes 74% more energy to make steel from raw iron ore. Still feel your little bit won’t help?
Where should I take my recyclable metals?
Action Recycling is currently buying all metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, aluminum cans, radiators, stainless steel, steel and iron, die cast, insulated wires, lead, auto and truck batteries, printed circuit boards, catalytic converters, zinc, nickel, gold (rings, jewelry, solids, bars, coins), silver, platinum, palladium.