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A Basic Guide to Scrap Metal

Last updated 5 years ago

Metal is used in daily life and industrial processes alike. When you rent a dumpster for just about any application, residential, commercial, or industrial, chances are it will largely be filled with different types of scrap metals. LEED recycling often requires that a certain amount or percentage of waste materials from a site be collected by an agency that will recycle them appropriately. Choosing a dumpster rental service that provides after-pickup sorting is the eco-friendly choice, because it allows your scrap metal to be reclaimed.


Types of Scrap Metal

While scrap takes many forms, there are two basic types of scrap metal: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous scrap, which contains a high percentage of iron, tends to be more common, especially on construction sites. It is often highly recyclable, offering a great way for your business to employ sustainable rubbish removal practices or put your home’s rental dumpster to work for a cleaner environment. Rental dumpster services that use aggressive recycling can divert most, if not all of your scrap metal to the appropriate facility.

Recycling Your Scrap Metal

Even non-ferrous scrap metal is recyclable. While not every component and piece of waste from a home or construction area will be reusable, by working with the right companies, you can reclaim as much waste as possible. Research your dumpster rental company to ensure that they offer sorting, pickup, and recycling of your waste. This ensures that the maximum amount of scrap metal will be returned to the recycling process rather than adding to a landfill.

At we are committed to keeping the state of New Jersey’s environment and residents healthy. All eligible waste collected in our dumpsters is processed according to the LEED recycling guidelines.  For peace of mind and responsible rubbish removal, contact us today and set up a dumpster rental for your commercial or residential renovation project. For more information about our services call us at (888) 772-7368.



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