Welcome to Scrap Metal Pros! We have scoured the web in an effort to bring you relevant and useful information about recyclable materials, the recycling process and how you can cash in on it. Regardless of whether you want to recycle in an effort to reduce landfill waste or you are trying to make a few bucks for your effort, we have the information you need.
Recycling may seem like a modern concept but it's actually been around for thousands of years.
Prior to the industrial age, you couldn't make goods quickly and cheaply, so virtually everyone practiced recycling in some form. However, large-scale recycling programs were very rare -- households predominantly practiced recycling.
Copper is a non-ferrous metal, and valued as the best non-precious metal conductor of electricity.
The only metal with better conductive properties is silver. Copper holds as much as 90 percent of new copper value, and as such it is one of the basic targets for many scrap metal collectors. Here are some other basic facts about copper and copper recycling.
Check out the latest single-stream recycling facility in Arizona.
The new Arizona Ecocenter is a $20M, 65,000 sq. ft. recycling monstrosity that can process over 24 tons of materials per hour. Check out this vidoe for a guide tour of the facility.