Posts Tagged ‘scrap’

There’s no hiding the fact that as a scrap metal business we love learning about any and all things scrap. While catching up on our daily scrap news we came across an interesting tidbit of knowledge regarding one of the nation’s largest and most well known monuments: The Statue of Liberty.

The Statue Of Liberty has had its home in New York City since the French gifted it to us following the Civil War. It was accepted by the president on October 28, 1886, which makes the beloved statue 128 years old!

Did you know that the Statue Of Liberty is made out of copper and steel. Her outer shell may be deceiving due to her green color, but that’s only because copper tends to turn green once exposed to the elements. The statue weighs about 405,000 Pounds and 305 feet from the base to the tip of the torch, and has about 60,00 pounds of copper and 250,000 pounds of steel. Which means the scrap value of the Statue Of Liberty for copper is about $240,000 and for the steel is about $125,000 for a total of about $365,000 of scrap value! Even though scrapping this timeless piece of history would bring forth quite a bit of cash, the beauty and statement this piece possesses far outweighs it’s worth in scrap.

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.

Let’s be honest…Did you know that the Statue of Liberty was in fact green due to her copper shell?

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.

Tis the season for garage sales! This could be a blessing or a curse for some, but for scrappers this is could very well be comparable to the Christmas season! Several garage sales offer old and even broken appliances that can be transformed into a scrappers goldmine!

If you’re lucky enough to live in a fairly close proximity to a scrapyard dropping off an appliance or four seems well worth the short drive. Many scrappers can offer at least ten cents per pound for your appliance or $10 per 100 pounds. If you’re lucky, sometimes you’ll be presented with the opportunity to collect a broken appliance from a garage sale free of charge just for removal. BONUS!

How much are your appliances and other metal items actually worth?

Washing machine $18-$22 average weight 200 lbs.

Dryer $8-$10 average weight 100 lbs.

Refrigerator with top freezer $16-18 average weight with the compressor taken out 175 lbs.

Side by side refrigerator $24-$28 average weight with the compressor removed 250 lbs.

Ovens and ranges $11-$18 average weight 125 lbs.

Full size Gas BBQ $16-20 average weight 180 lbs.

Cast iron bathtub $30-$40 average weight over 300 lbs.

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.

With Earth Day next week, let us not forget the power of recycling! Here’s a reminder on how easy it is to recycle aluminum cans and how the power of aluminum helps our planet!

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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 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.

We’re sure you scrap enthusiast have seen your fair share of big time scrap items. Imagine taking on a job deconstructing a U.S. Navy supercarrier! Unfortunately, Upstate Metal Recycling wasn’t chosen for the job, but the article is sure intriguing anyway!

Read the entire article on the Business Insider website (www.businessinsider.com) here: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-navys-first-supercarrier-was-sold-for-one-cent-2013-10

How much do you think this Texas yard made for this carrier?  Probably not as much as you think!

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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Are you aware of how to properly dispose of aerosol cans?

–They don’t belong in the trash bin, but how exactly are they recycled?

Check out this video here to get a better knowledge of these pesky cans and their journey to the path of reuse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l5qDXUXbXM

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 ever started a project and found that you were left with several unusable items once the project concluded? This is what we would call ‘waste material.’  If you’re left with several different types of waste material, it is called a ‘waste stream.’

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No matter the profession or business, there’s always some type of waste stream leftover.  Whether you’re in the restaurant business and have leftover food, or the education profession and have leftover paper from an art project, there’s always some type of waste.

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This is where scrap yards come in! The big purpose of a scrap yard is to buy scrap metal  so it can be pulled out of a waste stream. The scrap yard will buy the material (usually by the pound or sometimes by the ton) and will pay you depending on the material. This makes it possible for the scrap metal to be melted down to create new products.  The less waste we have, the better off the environment is.

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.