Archive for May, 2013

old cast iron barbecue grill

Summer is approaching and what better way to welcome it than with a new grill? Of course, scrounging up with money for a new barbeque may not be within everyone’s budget unfortunately.  But before you make the idea of a deliciously cooked steak disappear, consider scrapping your old grill for some extra cash.

But how?

First it’s important to identify the types of metals your grill actually contains. The metals you should find are:

  • Stainless steel: These pieces will not be magnetic and are used mainly for aesthetic purposes.  You’ll find more stainless steel in a higher market grill.
  • Cast metal/zinc or aluminum: More than likely this is used for the top and bottom of the grill chamber.
  • Propane tank: It’s best not to scrap your propane tank, just reuse it!
  • Brass: Brass is also not magnetic. You’ll find most brass pieces in the knobs and other fittings.
  • Other mixed metals: The unused portions of your grill (whatever’s left) will fall into the mixed metal category.

At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal to help avoid your recyclable waste ending up in a landfill. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

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Where Does the Waste Go?

Posted: May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

Even though we’re a scrap metal recycling facility, we’ve come to terms with the fact that not all recyclable materials make it to their proper ‘home’ once they’re done being used. But in all honesty, where does the waste go? A recent study shows us the truth behind the afterlife of the products we use on a daily basis.

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At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal to help avoid your recyclable waste ending up in a landfill. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.