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Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling Saves Resources and Energy for the U.S.

Scrap metal recycling companies like H&H Metals help preserve energy and natural resources in the United States by processing and recycling valuable non-ferrous scrap metal.

 

Non-ferrous recycled metals are unique in that they do not lose any chemical or physical properties when recycled.  Because of this, scrap metals such as aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc are uniquely useful in the scrap metal recycling industry.  In essence, there is no limit to the number of times non-ferrous scrap metals can be recycled.  Because of this, non-ferrous metal recycling is the best way to reduce landfill waste and support new manufacturing operations that require non-ferrous metal.  Recycled metal offers an incredibly sustainable solution for the growing demand of products made from non-ferrous metals.  For example, nearly 60% of the aluminum used in the United States comes from recycled aluminum scrap metal.

 

A Growing Industry

For these and other reasons, the value of non-ferrous metal has increased in past years.  In the United States, the value of non-ferrous scrap metal has climbed 28% in one year to $40 billion in 2010.  Non-ferrous scrap metal accounts for over half of the total U.S. scrap recycling earnings in recent years.  Reports state that over eight million metric tons of non-ferrous scrap metal was recycled in the U.S. in 2011.

 

Sourcing Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal

Non-ferrous scrap metal is sourced in many ways including collection from private parties, small businesses, industrial companies, and manufacturers.  Non-ferrous metals consist of a diverse array of metal alloys including zinc, copper, gold, and aluminum.  These metals are recycled from automobiles, old construction materials, consumer products including cans and electronic devices, batteries, airplane parts, etc.  In recent years, the United States has recycled enough copper to build 26,000 new Statues of Liberty.  By recycling aluminum cans, Americans help save the equivalent of 26 million barrels of gasoline, equaling the country’s entire gas supply for three days.

 

Processing Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal

Metal recycling services like H&H Metals process non-ferrous scrap metal so it can be used for new applications in a variety of industries.  By recycling non-ferrous metals, metal recycling companies help preserve natural resources and conserve energy and precious materials.

 

Everyone from private individuals to small businesses and large manufacturers are encouraged to recycle their scrap metal responsibly.  H&H Metals works with customers of all backgrounds and sizes to help meet their scrap metal recycling needs.

 

About H&H Metals

H&H Metals, founded in 1978, is a state-of-the-arts provider of groundbreaking recycling solutions. We purchase, process and market recyclable commodities, making it possible for our customers to focus on their core business.  H&H Metals is one of Southeastern Michigan’s largest full-service scrap metal recycling companies specializing in the processing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

 

Our expanded 28,000 square foot Detroit processing facility annually handles in excess of 100,000 tons of material and provides worldwide shipping for our customers. With 20 trucks, a state-of-the-art metallurgical laboratory and over 60 dedicated employees; H&H is able to offer a comprehensive range of specialized metals recycling services to meet the needs of our customers both large and small.

 

H&H Metals

29131 Michigan Ave.

Inkster, MI 48411

734-728-8050

http://www.handhmetals.com

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