Out With The Old, In With The New: Cast Iron Recycling
Cast iron, from its popularity throughout history to its more modern uses, has been an important part of many lives across St. Louis, around the country, and throughout the world. It has been used for more than 2,000 years, and has many different varieties, which are used for different purposes. Cast iron has even left its own footprint throughout St. Louis in its usage on storefronts. But buildings, storefronts, and other structures aren’t the only places you’ll find cast iron. Just take a look around, and you’ll notice the versatile metal in everything from pianos to staircases.
That memorial to one of America’s finest philanthropists? Those words could be written on cast iron. The remnants of the fence that surrounded a farm? Yes, that might be cast iron, too. How about the engine cylinders of some of the first steam engines? Those were often made from cast iron. It’s great to preserve history, and architectural salvage, for example, has allowed everyone from bargain-hunting individuals to large companies to do just that: take items that were once used for some reason, in some setting, and modify them as needed, while preserving the items’ historical significance and aesthetically pleasing qualities.
But sometimes, certain cast iron items are not usable in your setting, or they’re too mangled and damaged to be used in any setting. That valuable cast iron, the material within the object, can be made anew, in a modern item that can be used, valued, and appreciated by another happy consumer. Scrap Mart Metals offers a great way to achieve those goals, through our innovative cast iron recycling. Part of an old building can become a frying pan. Material from a bridge no longer in use can be part of someone’s new house, built with recycled materials. Whatever its destiny, your cast iron can find new life at Scrap Mart Metals — and you can get paid!
We don’t just value the items and metals that our customers bring in — although we’re known for our competitive offers — we value our customers’ time, and the trust they’ve placed in us. We’re open from 7:30 every weekday morning until the establishment closes at 4:45pm. And we’re even open and available to help on Saturdays, from 7:30am to 12:30pm. That means, even if you work full-time during the week or have an irregular schedule, there’ll likely be some time in which you’ll be available — and so will we. We even have a drive-on scale (or drive-thru, depending on what you’re recycling) to make the process less time-consuming for the customer.
If you have any questions about cast iron recycling, please give us a call at (636) 256-7400, and we’ll be happy to help. Scrap Mart Metals, from our location in Valley Park, Missouri, has been accurately weighing — and successfully scrapping — all kinds of materials, from cars to computers to copper wires, over the course of the past several years. Utilizing a variety of cutting-edge technologies, we provide lucrative offers, and an excellent experience when you recycle any of your items that will make you a Scrap Mart Metals customer for life; contact us today to learn more about our drive-on scale (used to weigh ferrous metals, like cast iron) and other impressive services.