How Metal Scrap Recycling Pays in Unexpected Ways
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 new materials. And because producing new materials often involves mining, recycling metals decreases the overall mining impacts such as groundwater pollution. On top of that, recycling reduces waste products that come from producing new metals. By using fewer of these resources and and less energy, it helps protect and preserve the environment for future generations.
Selling your scrap metal to a recycling center also means it will not end up in a landfill. When you recycle, you contribute to creating landfill space for actual waste. By collectively conserving this space, landfills are kept from overflowing and becoming eyesores. Additionally, landfills eventually run out of space and must expand, so using up current space less rapidly means landfills don’t have to grow as quickly.
The environment is important, but did you know that recycling also benefits the economy? The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. conducted a study in 2017 that showed the scrap recycling industry in the U.S. created over 500,000 jobs, generated $13.2 billion in tax revenues, and influenced $117 billion of total economic activity. These are hyper-local jobs, for the most part, so recycling generates jobs that stay in individual regions, providing economic growth and an expansion of the tax base.
Recycling Scrap Metal in Maryland for 100 Years
Metal scrap recycling pays in many ways that aren’t just cash; but the money sure helps! At Reliable Recycling, we’ve been helping the environment, the economy, and communities in Maryland by recycling scrap metal and clean cardboard. Contact us today to find out how our services can help your wallet – and your environment.Tags: metal recycling, recycling, recycling that pays