Just the word renovation can make a person’s hair stand on end. Whether it is a home or industrial renovation, big decisions need to be made and a lot of energy will be essential to see the project through to completion. However, before even starting to think about elements of the new build it is imperative to consider how to deal with the scrap and junk the renovation will generate.
Now take a deep breath, because getting rid of the old to bring in the new is easier than you may think.
The key to a successful renovation of any size is using proper means of disposal for any waste the job creates. In other words, ensure a more sustainable planet for future generations by choosing to recycle whatever needs to be discarded throughout the renovation.
The Importance of Recycling
Of course, undergoing a renovation is a stressful endeavour but that is no excuse to toss recyclable waste into a landfill where it will not break down in the long-term. Make the environmentally friendly choice to recycle materials from your renovation to avoid negative impact on the environment, such as:
- Contributing to air and water pollution
- Emitting greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and climate change
Recycling not only helps the world cut back on the need for raw materials but can also help you make a personal profit off all those piles of scrap from your renovation.
How to Profit from Recycling
Cancel your trip to the landfill because recycled metal prices will make you want to reroute and bring your renovation waste to a scrap metal yard instead. For industrial renovations, facilitating bin services with your local scrap yard might save you from having to make a dozen trips to drop off all that recyclable waste throughout your renovation.
That’s right take that trash and turn it into cold hard cash! By taking recyclable material waste to a scrap metal yard everyone can profit, because you get to put some money in your pocket while helping to conserve natural resources and preventing your renovation waste from contributing to the further spread of pollution.
Now the question on everyone’s mind has to be, “what exactly are the types of materials that can qualify to be recycled with a scrap metal yard?”.
Materials that Qualify for Scrap Yard Recycling
Get ready to divert from the landfill so you can turn a profit from your renovation’s recyclable material waste, including:
- Ferrous Metals
- Non-ferrous Metals, and
- Electronic Waste
For the different types of ferrous metals, in general scrap metal yards will buy structural steel, racking and filing cabinets, baled tin, cast iron, chips and turnings, and white goods like air conditioners, fridges and washing machines.
As for non-ferrous metals, which are typically more valuable, the different types that scrap metal yards usually accept include aluminum, brass, copper, lead, tungsten and zinc.
Lastly, top off your recyclable profit pile with E-waste items like printers, scanners, fax machines, modems and computer circuit boards. Chances are your renovation waste is looking less like a hassle and more like trash ready to be turned into treasure!
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