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We’re excited to announce that Upstate Metal Recycling has a brand new mobile website! Now accessing Upstate on your mobile phone is easier than ever!

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To view our mobile website just type our web address: http://www.upstatemetal.com into your smartphone!

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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Springtime is the perfect time to not only start your annual spring cleaning, but it’s also a great time to start collecting all your unwanted scrap metal. If you’re new to the area, or have never collected scrap metal before there are several ways to find the most current scrap metal prices.

One way is by looking through your search engine for scrap metal processors. Most websites either provide you with a telephone number or a handy webpage that provides you with up to date scrap prices. Try to come in contact with a handful of scrap metal processors so that you can compare and contrast their prices. Truth be told, they should all be fairly similar.

We’re unsure of the other scrap processors practices regarding the urgency of updating prices online, but at Upstate we update our scrap prices on our website every Wednesday. If you’re unsure if our pricing is current, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at (260-747-2000)

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.

It’s safe to say that owning a microwave is a staple for every American household. Even though we may not use the power of the heat waves everyday, we certainly use this device for convenience at least a few times a week. But what happens when your microwave heats its last meal?

…Easy, you’re left with a huge (and heavy) pile of junk.  HOLD THAT THOUGHT, FRIEND! You can easily scrap your microwave for a few bucks!

The guts inside your microwave consist of a magnetron, wire, a small motor, transformers, and a large capacitor. The magnetron is full of copper and is responsible for generating working energy from electricity.   Along with the transformer, this part can be sold at motor price. When it comes to the transformer, you can either sell this piece at motor price, or remove the copper wire (more time consuming).

Even though a microwave doesn’t withhold precious metals, it can still fetch you a little extra cash from a scrapyard…or even on eBay!

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.

 

Many of you have dropped off your scrap metal at a scrap yard several times before, but have you ever stopped to question the recycling process?

…Sure your items are weighed and in exchange you get paid for your scrap. But of course, a much thorough process happens during scrap metal recycling.

  • When you first arrive at your chosen scrap yard (Upstate Metal Recycling) the metal is sorted and weighed, and then you are given an on the spot payment.
  • The sorted metal is brought to the smelter or furnace, where it is melted down at very high temperatures.   All of the different kinds of metal go through a different smelter.
  • Once the metals are melted into liquid form, they are molded into ingots. Ingots are small solid metal bars that can later be remolded into reusable products.
  • The ingots are sent out to other companies who re-melt them and make them into various products.

Isn’t the thought of your old scrap being melted into new products uncanny?!

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.

I’m sure there’s been a grocery shopping trip that has caused you to bring home what seems like several hundred plastic bags. When you’re forced to deal with these bags, what do you do?

  • Pitch them
  • Save them
  • Return them to the receptacles back at the grocery
  • Plastic bags? I always use my own bags!

Something tells me that a great portion of you would answer-Pitch them. This is getting to be a problem due to the extreme plastic bag waste found in landfills. A plastic bag takes 500 years to decompose in a landfill…imagine how man years it would take to decompose them all?

The city of Los Angeles has officially put an end to the use of plastic bags.  As of January 1, 2014 those shopping at a grocery store must bring their own reusable bags or pay ten cents for each paper bag they use. Plastic bags are no longer even an option. The dailynews.com recently posted an article regarding this new bag ban. Read, Los Angeles Bag Ban Starts January 1.

What are your thoughts on this? 

Do you think this could ever be possible in your city? 

Do you already use reusable bags instead of plastic?

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 heard of the term, Miscellaneous Energy Load (MELs)? This term basically sums up the energy used to power our non-stop running electronics.

Think about it…take a look around your house and determine what electronics you have plugged in all day every day?

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Television(s)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Lamps
  • Alarm clock

I’m sure there are several others on the list that I haven’t even considered. Unfortunately, in America we use more unnecessary energy than any other nation. This problem is getting progressively worse. Within the past two years the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranked our country 49 out of 132. Can the U.S. possibly catch up with other energy savvy nations?

The Huffington Post recently posted an article listing five tactics we as a nation can use to help cut back on energy use as well as how we can create renewable energy. Follow the link to read the article, Renewable Resources: We Sorely Need To Develop a Culture that Embraces Them.

In the mean time, what can you do at home to help cut back on your energy use?

Could you unplug that lamp that rarely gets used?

Or that television you only watch in the evening?

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 the holiday season coming to a close, don’t forget to recycle your Christmas tree!  Granted, we at Upstate Metal Recycling can’t take your old Christmas tree…but we can help point you in the right direction to those that do!

Check out a list of parks around Fort Wayne collecting trees!

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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.