Complete Recycling allows our clients to be a part of the steel recycling industry by turning scrap metal disposal into profit. Not only will you be working towards reducing your company?s carbon footprint to neutral, but you will also reduce your municipal solid waste output and costs. We also partner with businesses that have demolition and remodel projects in order to recover precious recycle materials in the process, including scrap metal.
Scrap metal is often categorized into broad groups that include:
Automotive (whole frames plus parts)
Appliances, including white goods
Construction (structural and reinforcement)
Complete Recycling?s focus is on materials that derive from automotive, construction and steel containers. We recycle both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal. The following is just a sample of the ferrous metal products we recycle:
Cable, fencing and wire
Cast iron (all grades)
Cast iron boring
Farm and industrial machinery
Heavy cast machinery
Heavy melting steel
Machine shop turnings
Plate and structural
We recycle the following non-ferrous metal materials (and more):
Aluminum (all grades)
Batteries (lead acid-based only)
Brass (all grades)
Dross and skimmings
High-temperature alloys (all grades)
Tool steels (all grades)
If you?re interested in recycling automotive parts such as electric motors or lead-acid batteries, you may be pleasantly surprised at the value of these items. Batteries are actually very simple to prepare for recycling, as there?s rarely any work involved other than properly storing them for pick up. Wrapping and stacking them on pallets can increase the value, and Complete Recycling can partner with you on how to do so.
Electric motors are not to be confused with engines; they are motorized parts. There are several motorized parts in automobiles. The device that makes power windows operate is one example. For motors, it?s best to take them apart and separate all the non-metal materials. Then, giving them a rough clean to get rid of excess dirt and grease is a good next step.
Sheet metal and tin are some of the most common materials for recycling. Processing this type of material so it?s more profitable generally requires a baler machine. And although these machines can be costly, Complete Recycling has equipment financing programs that help put balers on our clients? facilities immediately, with no upfront costs.
Other Metals for Recycling
You may not have previously known that appliances, also called ?white goods,? are included in the scrap metal category for recycling. This is because appliances are made with the use of recycled steel. One report states that about 75% of any given appliance contains steel. Appliances can contain non-ferrous metals such as copper, too.
Although your corporate recycling program may not produce enough appliance-type recyclables to generate a profit, it?s good to know that many of the appliances used at your business or in your home are recyclable. Complete Recycling doesn?t recycle scrap appliances, but through our vast network, we can connect you with the right metal recyclers for the job. Types of appliances that can be recycled include:
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