Summary: Sourcing valuable metals from around your home and recycling them can help the sustainable development of the planet. Learn how recycling ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal found around the home can save energy and benefit the environment.

As we start off the New Year, Sims Metal Management is putting efforts toward the promotion of recycling household items, given that only 35 percent of Americans recycle, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). While the recycling of paper, plastics, glass, rubber, cloth and other such items are popular among many homeowners, recycling scrap metal is not. Few are aware of how many recyclable objects containing metals might be in your home. A couple examples include cell phones, batteries and much more.

Learn and understand what metals you can recycle and the enormous value generated via the recycling of these metals.

Infographic on recycling steel

Not only can you save tons of energy by recycling the scrap metal found in your home, but you could earn money off it too! Sims Metal Management has scrap metal recycling units across the country where you can sell your scrap metal in return for cash. Find the facility closest to you by clicking here. As a homeowner, your initiative to recycle scrap metal will not only help reduce your carbon footprint, but help sustain our planet in the future. This year, take steps to include the recycling of scrap metal around your home along with items that are generally recycled. Energy saved equals a greener planet!


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