Metal recycling consists of systematically collecting a variety of metals at the end of their useful lifetime, and sorting them based on quality and alloy types. This step is followed by processing, purifying and ultimately making brand-new products from the recycled metals. Metals can be recycled repeatedly without changing their properties. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel is the most recycled material around world. Other exceptionally recycled metals include aluminum, copper, silver, gold, and brass.

If you are in the Houston area, BMC Recycling can help with your scrap metal needs.  We can take any type of scrap metal off your hands and put money in your pocket. Metals are valuable materials. Along with some financial incentive, there’s also an ecological imperative. The recycling of compounds empowers us to conserve natural resources while requiring less power to manufacture new goods using virgin raw materials. Recycling releases less carbon dioxide and other dangerous gasses. What’s more, it saves money and enables manufacturing companies to decrease their production price. Recycling also generates jobs.

Here are a few facts to think about when considering recycling your Houston Scrap Metal:

  • Around 42 percent of crude steel in the United States is made of recycled materials.
  • Although almost every kind of metal can be recycled again and again without degradation of properties, currently, only 30 percent of metal is recycled.
  • Nearly 40 percent of worldwide steel production is made using recycled steel.

Metals can be classified as ferrous, or non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are combinations of iron with carbon. Some common ferrous metals include carbon steel, alloy steel, wrought iron, and cast iron. On the other hand, non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, and tin. Precious metals are non-ferrous. The most common precious metals include gold, platinum, silver, iridium, and palladium.

The stages of Metal Recycling:

  • Collection
  • Sorting
  • Processing
  • Melting
  • Purification
  • Solidifying
  • Transportation of Metal Bars

Call us today to see how BMC Recycling can turn your Houston scrap metal into CASH! (214)493-8363