Recycling Scrap Metal with Jay’s Group of Companies

March23

Recycling Scrap Metal with Jay’s Group of Companies

We want to send out a big thank you to Jay’s Group of Companies and General Sandblasting for recycling their scrap metal with PV Waste Solutions!  Recycling scrap metal with PV is the greenest option in Regina.  Our scrap metal recycling program lets us contribute to the community by funding our environmental education programs, like the Clean Earth Warriors program in Regina schools. By choosing to recycle your scrap metal with us, Jay’s Group of Companies and General Sandblasting are helping to fund this program and more just like it!

 

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PV Waste Solutions is the most convenient and environmentally responsible way to recycle your scrap metal in Regina and area. We offer a convenient drop-off depot located two blocks north of the City of Regina Landfill on Fleet St North. Why pay $15 to wait in line at the landfill when you can drop it off two blocks down the road for free? It’s that convenient!

 

scrap metal recycling reginaRecyclable metal can come from a variety of sources including scrap metals from construction projects or building demolition and items found in your home, like clothes hangers, barbeques, freezers, bicycles, golf clubs or broken ladders. It can all be recycled! For a full list of items, check out our printable list of Recyclable Metal Household Items.

 

 

Interested in learning a few cool facts about metal recycling?

 

  • Metals are classified into two categories:  Non-Ferrous Metals and Ferrous Metals.
    • Ferrous metals and alloys contain iron; non-ferrous materials do not.  Due to the high amounts of carbon used when creating ferrous metals and alloys, they are vulnerable to rust when exposed to the elements.
  • In 2011, around 570 million metric tons of ferrous metals were consumed globally.
  • Aluminum (non-ferrous) is the most sustainable metal. About two-thirds of all aluminum produced ever is still in use.
  • 92 percent of energy can be saved by using aluminum scrap instead of virgin materials in the production of different aluminum products.
  • Recycling just one aluminum can saves sufficient energy that can be used to run a 100 watt light bulb for around 20 hours, a TV set for around 2 hours and a computer for around 3 hours.
  • Recycling steel consumes 60 percent less energy than producing steel products from iron ore.
  • 58 percent of CO2 emissions can be reduced by using ferrous scrap instead of virgin materials in the production of steel and iron.

 

 

Reference: http://recycling.about.com/od/Recycling/fl/Metal-Recycling-Facts-And-Figures.htm

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