Metal Recycling Services in Metro Detroit
We live in a disposable society. Americans generate 30% of the world’s garage. According to the EPA, that amounts to roughly five pounds of waste per person per day. Much of what we use and throw away can actually be recycled, including metals. From soda cans to automobiles, literally tons of scrap metal can be recycled each year.
Over the past few years, there has been a surge in demand for metal products. The automotive, construction, and electronic industries have seen an increase in consumer spending, which is driving some of the demand. An increased awareness regarding environmental benefits, and a reduction in industrial costs and landfill expenses, is also driving metal recycling growth.
Metal recycling is generally classified into two categories, ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals and alloys contain iron. Non-ferrous materials do not. Types of ferrous metals include steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. Ferrous metals are used to build buildings and bridges. Ferrous metals are also used to construct homes, industrial containers, cars, and railroads. Most of the tools and hardware in our homes contain steel including our kitchen knives.
Non-ferrous metals include aluminum, brass, copper, nickel, tin, lead, zinc, gold and silver. Since they do not contain iron, products made from non-ferrous metals are less likely to rust. Gutters, water pipes, roof and road signs generally fall into the non-ferrous category.
Individuals and companies are seeing the benefits of recycling metal. For over 85 years, Great Lakes Advanced Recycling has been working with large commercial customers, as well as the individual consumer, to reduce the amount of metals ending up in landfills. We also work with schools and non-profit agencies to establish recycling programs for community organizations and we can provide fundraising opportunities, too.
Great Lakes Advanced Recycling has a number of locations across Metro Detroit. Each facility features the newest technology to provide competitive and up-to-the-minute pricing on scrap metal. We know you have options when it comes to the company you choose to handle your metal recycling, which is why we are willing to pay top dollar. Our metal yards feature convenient public drop off hours, premium metal scales, and a knowledgeable team ready to help you get started with the scrap metal purchasing process.
- Ann Arbor
- Sterling Heights
Contact our Team for Questions Regarding Scrap Metal Recycling Services. We look forward to working with you soon!