Steel is one of the most common metals currently used around the world. Even though steel typically doesn’t get a lot of money in return, it’s incredibly important to recycle. Manufacturers in the Phoenix area can greatly benefit from recycling steel in all forms. Steel can be melted down and repurposed again and again.
Recycled steel is cost-effective for manufacturers compared to purchasing new steel made from raw materials. 98% of mined iron ore goes into manufacturing steel. When mining new iron ore for steel, the detrimental effects on the environment are vast. Mining can deplete the land of its natural resources. Toxic runoff from mines can damage the water, soil, air, and wildlife whose natural habitat has been disturbed.
Where Can I Find Scrap Steel?
Steel – Steel can be found in automobiles, food packaging, and pretty much everywhere in between. Phoenix is booming in tech businesses at the moment and just surpassed Philadelphia as America’s 5th largest city. This allows for an endless supply of scrap steel among a variety of industries.
- Commercial buildings
- Small and large appliances
- Construction materials
- Food packaging
- Home furnishings
- Paint cans
- Aerosol cans
- Electrical equipment
Stainless Steel – Stainless steel which can withhold high heat temperatures is prevalent within commercial kitchens. This includes countertops, pots and pans, sinks, shelving, and prep stations. It’s found in the aerospace industry used for equipment and parts in engines and airplanes. Stainless steel is also found in structural items within some buildings being used for railings, benches, door handles, and more.
Carbon Steel – Carbon steels account for 90% of total steel production. Recyclable steel can be found within construction settings, and the structures of skyscrapers, bridges, railroads, rail spikes, and pipelines. It can also be found in vehicles, especially within coil springs, leaf springs, axles, and steering shafts.
Does your business create steel waste? Give us a call and we’ll show you how you can efficiently recycle your scrap steel metals.