Storm Damage? Recycle your Metal Roof!

 In Metal Recycling, Miscellaneous Recycling

After a storm, one of the first things you are concerned with is cleaning up and fixing the damage. In addition to removing tree limbs and debris, you may also have metal roofing to dispose of. You could rent a dumpster or haul it to a landfill; however, recycling that metal roof is a better option for a number of reasons. Here are just a few we thought were worth mentioning.

Better for the Environment

Anytime you can recycle, you take a burden off of our landfills. More than 11 million tons of roofing materials already makes it way into our landfills each year. After being disposed of, steel can take up to 50 years to decompose, while aluminum will linger anywhere from 200 to 500 years. That’s a long time for metal to sit there when it could just as easily be recycled.

Can be Used to Make New Materials

Metal roofing is often made from recycled materials. This in turn drives down the cost, making them more affordable for consumers. You probably never thought about it, but you could be helping someone else afford a new metal roof just by recycling your own.

It’s Easy to Do

Aluminum and steel roofing panels are lightweight, making them easy to load up and haul to a recycling center. They also fit easily in the back of an ordinary pickup truck or SUV.

You can Make Money

Rather than paying someone to haul off your roof that had damage from a storm, you’ll actually get paid for bringing it in. You’ll be doing your part for the environment and making money at the same time. What could be better?

Rather than throwing your old tin roof away, bring it to us instead. We pay top dollar for scrap metal, and invite you to contact us to learn more.