Why Scrap Metal

why scrap metal

We all know how important it is to recycle and reuse items like plastic bottles, hand-me-down clothing and newspapers to keep our planet green for the next generation.  Scrap metal recycling may not be as popularly known but it is every bit as important.  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. These metals include copper, steel, aluminum, brass, iron and wires.

At Virginia Scrap we can help you recycle these items.   Our goal is to make recycling easy and convenient and help you make cash on metals waste.  Whether you a home owner or a construction company we have a solution.  So never toss out your metal waste in the garbage can again – help us protect our shared planet.

Helpful hint: You can use a magnet to determine what kind of metal you have.  Determining if you have a ferrous or non-ferrous metal and separating it is the first important step before bringing it to be recycled. The easiest and most common way to figure out what kind of metal you have is by grabbing a magnet – even a refrigerator magnet will work!

If the magnet sticks to your metal: You have a ferrous metal in your hands, something common like steel or iron. If the magnet does not stick to your metal: The metal you have is a non-ferrous metal. Many common metals, like copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and bronze are categorized as non-ferrous metals. These metals are very valuable to recycle.

We look forward to seeing you – and your metal – at our scrap yard!

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