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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.

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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.

IronTableAndChairs lines5-10 Metal patio furniture sets

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.

It’s safe to say that the month of August was good to us!  Upstate Metal Recycling had a record breaking month in the scrap industry. On top of the successful scraptastic month, copper and aluminum prices are on the rise. This not only is this encouraging to business, but it also gives those customer’s a bigger incentive to keep scrapping.

 

If you have copper to scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ us on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

Upstate Metal Recycling is happy to report that copper prices are on the rise for the fifth week in a row!

Check out this recent article on the Metal Miner website!

US Copper Producer Prices Rise on Weekly Copper Price Index

If you have copper to scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all 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.

We all can relate to that love/hate relationship we have with our cars. But what do you do when you decide that the hate for your vehicle is well beyond your love for it? Sure, you can suffer through the pain of listing your car in the classifieds or trading it into the dealership for a less than desirable value, but what about scrapping it?  Upstate Metal Recycling is encouraging the Fort Wayne area to scrap your vehicle for cash.  Here are some frequently asked questions regarding vehicle recycling:

What if my car doesn’t run? Upstate Metal Recycling is more than happy to pick up your vehicle free of charge.  We have top of the line tow trucks that make transporting your junk car quick and easy.

Why shouldn’t I just trade in my vehicle? Surprisingly, you can make more money recycling your car than trading it in for a new car.  Scrap yards can strip your car for scrap metal but also remove and sell used parts. When Upstate takes your recycled car a mechanic strips your junk car for parts that can be sold for use in other vehicles. This helps ensure that the materials won’t go to waste while you make the extra cash.

Does the entire car get re-used?  About 85 percent of the parts on your car can be recycled and reused.  The remaining portion of the car, usually just the frame is then turned into scrap metal and the used as recycled steel. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that it it uses almost 75% less energy recycling than making new metals.

Recycling your car makes perfect sense. Not to mention, it’s easy! If you’re anticipating dropping your car off, Upstate Metal Recycling will even give you a quote over the phone. Don’t forget, Upstate also collects your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel and insulated or bare electric wire.

Check out this YouTube video to see the steps to recycling a car.