How Metal Scrap Recycling Pays in Unexpected Ways

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 recycling scrap metal!

Get Paid to Recycle

By taking your scrap metal to your local recycling center, you are contributing to a healthier and more sustainable planet.

Recycling scrap metal requires less fuel and energy than producing new materials. Because producing new materials often involves mining, recycling metals decreases the overall mining impacts such as groundwater pollution. In addition, recycling reduces waste products that come from producing new metals. By using fewer of these resources and less energy, it helps protect and preserve the environment for future generations.

Selling your scrap metal 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 2024 that showed the scrap recycling industry in the U.S. generated $42.3 billion in revenue. 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

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 for many years. Contact us today to find out how our services can help your wallet – and your environment.

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