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Why Every Business Should Be Recycling Their Metal

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Metal is one of the most important materials used throughout Australia and indeed the world, and you are probably currently using a device that has some amount of metal in it. What many people do not realise is that the process of mining and refining metal is quite toxic, with harsh chemicals used in addition to a lot of fossil fuels. With so much metal out in the world, it is important that everyone does their part to reduce metal waste and increase metal recycling so that these harmful processes can be minimised. Here are a few ways your business could start metal recycling and help lower your carbon footprint.

Roofing And Building Materials

After your business is constructed, there is likely going to be quite a bit of leftover metal roofing, nails, frames, tools and so on that have no further use. There is no way to get your money back for this and the only good thing to do with it is to consider metal recycling. These building materials, since they have not been used, are very easy to recycle and can go back into circulation almost immediately. Also, if you intend to demolish your building, consider talking to metal recycling services to get their help to recycle any metallic components in the rubble.

Old Kitchen Appliances

Kitchens are the rooms with the most appliances that get thrown out, with every toaster, microwave, oven, fridge and dishwasher containing a fair bit of metal. If you have an office kitchen that you upgrade from time-to-time, then keep in mind that simply throwing out your old appliances is not going to see them get recycled, you need to actively call a recycling company. This also goes for any washing machines, dryers and all other white goods you may have in use around your offices.

Vehicles Of All Shapes And Sizes

Whether you work in construction or retail, chances are you have some sort of company vehicle. Forklifts, bulldozers, cranes and simple company cars all have a time limit on how long they will last, and often the business policies themselves demand you upgrade them fairly regularly. These vehicles have quite literally tonnes of metal in them, and if you can find a company that will take them, these metal recycling services often include pick-up so you don't even have to drive it out to them. In many cases, they will even pay you, but make sure to double-check that first.