Scrap metal has a way of ending up on the end of the to-do list for many small businesses. Oftentimes, it can pile up in an unused area of your yard or facility and only calls attention once it accumulates over a period of months or years. However, it is usually in your best interest to manage your scrap metal on a consistent basis – so you can ensure you earn the best value for your materials and protect the environment around your facility. When it comes to scrap metal, taking care of business and taking care of the environment go hand in hand.

Why Now?
Why is it important to stay on top of your scrap metal recycling? Well, there are a few different reasons:

• You can sell your scrap metal when the value is high
• You minimize waste or obsolete equipment on your property
• You can protect your immediate environment from harmful toxins that may be released by old metals and equipment
• You provide a sustainable source of metal ore
• You can earn cash now!

For some business owners (large and small) the idea of creating an effective scrap metal recycling program may seem daunting. However, as you can see, the benefits are worth it! Often, your scrap metal recycling company will offer services to help you outline an individualized scrap metal management program or plan that will enable you to effectively manage the scrap you have lying around to maximize profits. This makes it easier to get going or to re-evaluate your current process.