Posts Tagged ‘metal recycling’

It’s not secret that we love scrapping cars here at Upstate Metal Recycling. We do however have to admit that the scrap industry most certainly sees its share of ups and downs when it comes to the amount of scrap production as well as pricing.

We got to thinking recently about the car recycling industry… Several news outlets have been discussing the fact that GM has currently recalled over 17 million vehicles from the years 2000-2014. That’s more vehicles than they currently sell in a year. (which was 13 million in 2013 if you’re curious)

…But Upstate Blog Writer, what does that have to do with scrap?

Simple, the car market today is definitely going through some major changes. It may seem as though the trend of buying slightly used cars might seem appealing for the scrap industry, you must take into consideration that cars are made to run a heck of a lot longer than before. (If cared for properly of course!) Long story short, car production is now consuming more scrap than it generates.

What do you suppose could be the solution for this ‘scrap gap’ dilemma?

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 car batteries, 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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With the world becoming more and more technology reliant savvy, it seems as though a new tech gadget comes out on the daily.  We all seem to want the best, the fastest and the easiest electronics on the market. If you think about it, even cell phone providers are creating plans that include switching out your cell phone on a six month basis in order to get the newest model…

This isn’t a bad thing, it’s important to be up with the times and technology literate…but there is one downside to the increasing need for new tech products.  What about the E*Waste?

Mashable.com recently wrote an article stating that the amount of E*Waste worldwide is going to increase by at least 33%  by 2017.  E*Waste like other types of hazardous waste is bad for our environment if disposed of improperly. It’s time to take initiative! The article states, “We are a little bit behind compared with countries in the European Union…European countries have had established e-waste recycling programs for more than 10 years, whereas only 25 U.S. states have started similar programs, Linnell said.”

Read the entire article here!

Although the amount of e-waste is on the rise, the amount of e-waste recycling is also on the rise. More and more recycling centers/scrapyards are becoming e-waste friendly to help decrease the amount of waste ending up in a landfill. Don’t forget that every little bit helps!

Do you recycle your E-Waste?

 Are you going to start recycling your E-Waste?

 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 car batteries, 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.

Have you recently ordered an appliance and thought nothing about the disposal of your previously used appliance? Did you know that instead of having the department store dispose of your old appliances you can scrap them at Upstate? At Upstate, we adhere to sustainable recycling practices, and offer competitive market prices for your scrap metals and e-waste. Remove those old appliances and dump them straight into one of Upstate Metal Recycling’s roll-off containers. Let us collect all your useful scrap metal and pay you for it!

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 car batteries, 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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As a scrap metal facility, we find it our job  to not only collect your unwanted scrap (while paying you top dollar) but we also find it necessary to inform those who don’t scrap of the several benefits to recycling. Of course the idea of recycling has been on the rise for quite sometime, but lets start putting all these facts into motion!

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Four Interesting Benefits To Recycling:

  • Recycling saves energy! Even when you recycling something as little as an aluminum can it can provide enough energy to power your computer for three hours.
  • The U.S. produces 250 million tons of waste a year. Can you imagine how much this number would shrink if we’d all attempt to recycle more?
  • Unfortunately outrageous amounts of garbage and recyclables end up in our oceans each year.  This not only harms the environment, but it also harms the plants an animals residing in the water.
  • Recycling your scrap metal can not only be beneficial to your pocket but also to our future generations.  Each time you send your scrap to a scrap metal facility, your scrap has the chance to be made into something new.  This never-ending cycle can provide our future generations with materials while keeping these items out of landfills.

Scrap metal recycling is one of the best kinds of recycling. If you want to earn money while helping create a better and more sustainable future, bring your scrap metal to Upstate Metal Recycling!

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As you all know, this past Monday was the ever important Earth Day! As a local scrap yard in Fort Wayne area, we truly love nothing more than the satisfaction of knowing all the scrap we collect not only puts money in your pocket…but helps the environment by eliminating unnecessary waste.

Here’s a reminder of the benefits of scrap recycling:

The National Geographic states,

“Consider the true cost of a product over its entire life—from harvesting the raw materials to creating, consuming, and disposing of it—and the scale tips dramatically in recycling’s favor. Every shrink-wrapped toy or tool or medical device we buy bears the stamp of its energy-intensive history: mountains of ore that have been mined (bauxite, say, for aluminum cans), coal plants and oil refineries, railcars, assembly lines. A product’s true cost includes greenhouse gases emitted in its creation as well as use, and pollutants that cause acid rain, smog, and fouled waterways.”

It’s important to take part in recycling weekly with your city pick-up but also to partake in scrap metal recycling. Scrap metal exports are one of the largest in the US and by recycling metals, we reduce the amount of ore drilling throughout the world.

Some of these metals include copper, steel, aluminum, brass, iron and wires, but they are often tossed in the garbage due to the lack of knowledge and sources for metal recycling. At Upstate, we’re here to help educate the community to keep an eye out for those opportunities to grab some metal and bring it to the right place.

Are you looking to purchase a new patio furniture set this season?  Did you ever consider selling your old furniture as scrap metal? Of course there are some requirements before receiving your payout.

Furniture must be made out of:

  • Aluminum
  • Iron
  • Stainless steel

These are usually the only materials besides plastic and wood that patio/outdoor furniture is usually made out of.

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At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal. 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.

Recycling scrap can be a fun and interesting way of making some extra cash.  Surprisingly enough, if you spend enough time collecting scrap it can even turn into a full time career! If time isn’t your friend it can also just be a great way to add to a supplemental income. Before venturing out to find potential recyclables  you must understand that to make money with scrap metal you need to have a plan to make the most of your time for the maximum financial benefit. Here are a few metal recycling tips from Upstate Metal Recycling to help prepare you for collecting.

1. Know what types of scrap metals are purchased in your area. It is hard to find/make money with scrap metal if you do not know what exactly is purchased in your surrounding area. Visit Upstate Metal Recycling in Fort Wayne, Indiana or visit their website to get a list of what they will purchase and an idea of prices. For Upstate, prices fluctuate but every Wednesday the pricing list is updated to the most current prices.

2. Don’t waste time just randomly wandering around your area looking for scrap. Try your best to be aware of the trash routes in town. There are also several places where people throw cans. Big money making scrap can be found around homes and neighborhood that are being remodeled. This can be a gold mine for scrap that has been thrown away.

3. Keep your scrap metal fairly organized. By keeping your scrap metal organized you will learn better what you are finding and ways to maximize the money that you make. Also make sure you’re aware of how the scrap recycler wants the scrap. Upstate’s not picky, but some scrap yards have rules for how things must be prepared for smoother transactions.

You should now have a better understanding of the best way to approach your scrap finding and selling endeavors. Have fun with the collection and money making process!

It’s garage sale season in Indiana, check out this YouTube video of all the potential scrap you can collect at garage sales.