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Why Recycle Your Old Computer?

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New computer models are coming out quicker than most of us can keep up. The temptation to upgrade is constant, and when you do, often you’re left with a functional but somewhat obsolete piece of technology. So what do you do with it? While it may be tempting to toss it in the garbage, there are some great reasons to recycle your old computer! It Benefits the Environment When you choose to recycle your computer, you do the earth a favor by sparing it from the toxic waste inside many electronics (think arsenic, lead, and cadmium). If these were to…

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How Metal Scrap Recycling Pays in Unexpected Ways

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Recycling is a great habit to get into. You feel better about yourself with every water bottle you toss into your blue bin because you know you’re helping the environment, bit by bit. But have you thought about other ways you can benefit from recycling? It may surprise you, but you can make money while helping the environment and the economy! By bringing your scrap metal (be it from your home, car, or other sources) to your local recycling center, you are contributing to a healthier and more beautiful planet. Recycling scrap metal requires less fuel and energy than producing…

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5 Great YouTube Resources on Sorting Metals

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Recycling scrap metal is not only good for the environment, it also can be good for your pocketbook. If you have a big pile of scrap metal, how can you easily sort it for recycling? Check out these resources and tips we’ve found for more information about sorting your metals: Get a Good Magnet A good, strong magnet will help you tell the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals, even if they look exactly the same. As the video below shows, two pieces of scrap metal, or two nails, can look exactly the same, but be made out of entirely…

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