4 Reasons to Recycle Stainless Steel

 In Steel Recycling

Before you sell an old set of stainless steel pots and pans in a yard sale, consider recycling them. While you’re at it, take another look through all those items destined for the yard sale, thrift shop donation or garbage heap. You may discover an array of stainless steel items that can be recycled. Here are a few reasons why you should always recycle stainless steel:

Ecology: Crafting new products from scrap metals helps to curb environmental damage from mining and smelting plants. Stainless steel is a metal that is incredibly durable which makes it a prime candidate for recycling. If it ends up in a landfill, being so durable, it will be there taking up space possibly for centuries.

Usability: Where recycling is concerned, this durable quality is good news. Stainless steel scrap is about 80%-90% recyclable.

Lucrative: Stainless steel has value to the recycling industry. Depending on market conditions, and the type of item recycled, stainless steel might fetch as much as fifty-cents per pound. Think about it, how much time might you spend on a yard sale? At the end of the day, count your earnings and divide them by how many hours were invested in the planning, organizing, and staging of the event. You may be surprised to find that you could have earned more for your time by bundling up your recyclables and selling them for scrap.

Convenience: If you stage a yard sale, you are stuck on site until the event is over. And what if it rains? Your earning opportunity becomes a mess many shoppers will avoid. If you choose to recycle, bad weather won’t affect your earnings or create a mess of your “stuff”. Many scrap metal recyclers, like Scrap Mart Metals, have drive-thru’s. It doesn’t get any more convenient than that!

The next time you update your kitchen or automobile wheels, or need to dispose of some batteries or appliances, contact us . You will be surprised at how easy it is to put some extra change in your pocket when you choose to recycle stainless steel.