Iron Metal Recycling: The GMR Method

Metals are incredibly valuable materials that can be recycled over and over again without degrading their properties. This means that scrap metal has a lot of value, which motivates people to collect it for sale to recycling businesses.

But there’s more to it than just the financial incentive. There’s also an environmental imperative. The recycling of metals helps us preserve natural resources while requiring less energy to process than the manufacture of new products using virgin raw materials.

Recycling emits less carbon dioxide and other harmful gasses into the atmosphere. And perhaps, most importantly, recycling saves money and allows businesses to reduce their production costs. Not to mention, recycling also creates jobs

In this article, we’ll focus on iron metal recycling — the Generated Materials Recovery way.

Understanding Metal Recycling Grades

There are two different grades of metal recycling: ferrous metal recycling and non-ferrous metal recycling.

The difference between the two is that ferrous metals contain iron and non-ferrous metals do not. Ferrous metals are more durable than non-ferrous metals and can be found in products that corrode more easily and rely on magnetic energy. Non-ferrous metals, on the other hand, are resistant to both corrosion and magnetism, which makes them a great choice for many industries due to their flexibility.

Examples of ferrous metals are steel (carbon and alloy), bushing, and mixed sheet iron. Non-ferrous metals include copper, lead, zinc, tin, and aluminum. 

Knowing the difference is important prior to recycling because most recycling facilities will pay more for non-ferrous metals. At GMR, we recycle both!

How We Collect and Transport Metal

We use open tops of different sizes and capacities to collect and transport the metal we recycle, ranging from 15-yard to 50-yard containers. Once the containers are full, we’ll pick them up and transport the metal to our facility for processing.

Once we’ve collected your waste, there are a few ways in which we can bring the materials to our recycling facility. Our roll-off truck or tractor-trailer services are perfect for compactors and open tops, while our tractor-trailer services can accommodate all types of bales of plastic.

If you prefer, we also offer staged road-worthy storage trailers for collection. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that your waste will be recycled in a responsible manner. 

As experienced recycling experts, we know how to grade materials, what service requirements they have, and how to convert them into valuable commodities. This allows us to maximize their value and help you reach your recycling goals.

We are proud to operate our own recycling facilities, ensuring that all materials are sorted, cleaned, and prepared for shipment in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. Our facilities always adhere to the highest standards of safety and environmental regulatory compliance set by the EPA. Plus, having our own fleet of trucks and tractor-trailers, as well as tailored logistics capabilities, ensure that your recycling experience is unique and convenient.

Iron Metal Recycling Prices

At GMR, we care about getting you the most money for your recyclables. That’s why we make sure to always pay the true current market price for your materials.

Unlike other recycling companies that only focus on specific grades and commodities, we’re client-centric, which means that we’re always looking out for what’s best for you. As a result, our prices will never deviate from the true market value. 

We understand that every business has different recycling goals. That’s why we take the time to learn about your specific needs before creating a customized proposal. We’ll deliver and install the appropriate equipment and set up a service schedule that fits your business operation. 

Get in touch with us today to inquire about our iron metal recycling services and prices.

Iron Metal Recycling With GMR

GMR understands that waste management and recycling are not always at the top of our client’s priority lists. However, we believe that it is an important part of running a successful business.

That’s why we strive to provide integrated waste management services that are designed to make your life easier. We build long-term relationships with our clients so that you can focus on what you do best and leave waste management to us.

In addition, we offer a variety of recycling services that can help your business reduce its environmental impact. So whether you’re looking for a comprehensive solution or just hoping to start recycling more effectively, we’re here to help.

We care about the environment. That’s why we’re committed to helping our clients reduce their company waste and recycle their metals properly.

We know that it’s not always easy to navigate the world of recycling. We’ll work with you to create a custom recycling plan that fits your needs and helps you reduce your environmental impact.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you go green.


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