- February 4, 2021
- Posted by: @fort@
- Category: Uncategorized
Nowadays, most of us understand the value of recycling and reusing items like plastic bottles, cans, and newspapers. By reusing and recycling, we can reduce the waste that goes to the landfills and save on energy used to produce new materials. But one area of the recycling industry may not be as well-known but is just as important, electronic recycling scrap or “E-Scrap” facilities.
Unfortunately, materials like copper, steel, aluminum, brass, and iron often end up in the garbage due to the lack of knowledge and facilities to take in electronic recycling scrap. Here are the biggest advantages of recycling our electronic waste:
Recycling Scrap Metal Makes Money
Most scrap metal can be recycled for cash payments at many local scrap yards or electronic waste facilities, keeping this useful material out of landfills. Scrap metal yards deal with customers in industries that handle metal daily, like construction companies and the trade industry, and welcome homeowners and individuals.
A Magnet Can Determine Metal Value
In electronic recycling scrap, finding out if you have a ferrous or non-ferrous metal is the first step. The easiest way to do that is with a magnet. If a magnet sticks to the metal, it’s a ferrous metal like steel or iron. Ferrous metal is not worth much, but the scrap yard will accept it and make sure it is recycled properly.
If the magnet does not stick to the metal: Then it’s a non-ferrous metal like copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and bronze. These metals are very valuable to recycle and are worth more money at the scrap yard.