Did you know? Metals can be recycled regularly without changing their properties. Steel is the most recycled metal around the world, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI).  Aluminum, copper, silver, gold, and brass are other highly recycled metals.  San Antonio metal recycling involves the methodical collection of scrap metal, of all types, at the end of their functional life, and then sorting them based on quality and alloy types. Through a specific step-by-step process, the scrap metal is ultimately made into new products from the recycled metals.

What are the stages of Metal Recycling?

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

By chance, if you or your business are located in the San Antonio area, BMC Recycling can assist with your scrap metal demands and elimination. We can get rid of any type of scrap metal and put money in your pocket. Metals are valuable. Along with some financial incentive, there’s also an ecological need. The recycling of metals enables us to save natural resources while using less energy in the manufacturing of new products using virgin raw materials. The recycling process releases less carbon dioxide as well as other harmful gasses compared to the processing of raw materials. Not only that, but saves money and enables manufacturing companies to decrease their production costs.

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

  • Every year, around 400 million tons of metal is recycled worldwide.
  • Currently, the single most recycled consumer product in the U.S. is the aluminum can.
  • Throwing away a single aluminum can waste energy equivalent to the same can filled with gasoline.

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.

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