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Scrap Metal: Dump or Recycle?

When it comes to household recycling, scrap metal isn’t the first thing that comes to mind for many of us. To begin with, the production of metals has severe environmental impacts. However beyond this, scrap metal represents up to 17.5% of all litter found across Australia- which also isn’t great for our environment! In this week’s article, we’ll be running through the key reasons why recycling is always the best option for scrap metal, and how you can earn cash for scrap metal.

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Why is scrap metal dumped in the first place?

When it comes to disposing of scrap metal, there are often costs associated with waste disposal. It can also be downright inconvenient- regardless of whether you’re organising for a waste facility to pick up your scrap metal or transporting it there yourself. But the environmental consequences of dumping scrap metal can be dire. When left in the wild, scrap metal may spontaneously combust which harms native wildlife. Cars, in particular, are dangerously toxic. They may leak toxic chemicals into surrounding areas, including waterways.

So why recycle scrap metal?

As mentioned, there are waste disposal facilities for scrap metal; however, these can be expensive and inconvenient. They also don’t address the other issues associated with the production and transportation of scrap metal. Recycling closes that gap. With their unlimited lifespan, metals are perfect for recycling. In finding use for recycled materials, we reduce pollution and save energy. When all materials are successfully reused or recycled, the result is zero waste- and who wouldn’t want that?

Recycling scrap metal may seem daunting, but Metal Men Recycling offer a 24-hour pickup service, and cash for scrap metal. When it’s this easy, there’s really no reason not to recycle! Get in touch with our friendly team by calling 03 5941 6677 for more information.