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Happy Returns: Trending Issues In Recycling

Heya. I'm Janet Rundle and I am a passionate advocate for recycling and reusables. Before I get carried away, let me tell you about myself. I grew up on an organic farm where we aimed to have zero waste. My dad even ran his car on vegetable oils! These days, I work as a teacher aide in a school which has "caring for the environment" as its main mission. We don't have single-use straws, cups, plates, bags or plastics and we try to recycle everything from paper to drink cans. Every day, one of the staff or students has a bright idea about improving our environment. I have been recording our ideas on my computer, so I have decided to compile them into this blog for other "greenies" like myself. Maybe together, we can build up a real community passion for environmental awareness and recycling.



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Helpful Tips for Metal Recycling After Renovating Your Home

If you are currently remodeling your home or if you have just finished a home renovation project, you could be wondering about how you can get rid of all of the scrap materials that you might have ended up with while working on your project. For example, along with other materials, you might have ended up with scrap metal while renovating your home. If this is the case, then you should educate yourself about metal recycling. These are some of the things that you may want to know.

Determine What You Can Recycle

Some people never think about using a metal recycling service after a home renovation because they don't realize the many different household items they can dispose of in this way. However, if you had to remove metal plumbing pipes from your home while upgrading your plumbing, those pipes can be recycled. If you have replaced some of your household appliances, such as your refrigerator and washing machine, then you should be able to recycle those appliances. Copper wire and other wiring is another example of household items that can be disposed of with metal recycling. If you aren't sure of what can and cannot be recycled, contact your local metal recycling company for more information.

Understand the Benefit of Metal Recycling

Next, you should understand the benefit of metal recycling. For one thing, you probably want to clean up your home and yard as quickly as possible after your home renovation; after all, this is important for safety and aesthetics, and it will allow you to start enjoying your newly renovated home. Of course, it's probably important to handle your home renovation in the most environmentally friendly way possible; for example, you might have purposely chosen energy-saving fixtures and appliances for your home when possible. Using a metal recycling service to dispose of all of the scrap metal that might have accumulated during your project is another way that you can perform your renovation project in an eco-friendly way. Plus, it's a convenient, fast, and legal manner of getting rid of scrap metal. Plus, you can get paid for the scrap metal that you recycle, too.

Inquire About Having it Picked Up

You might be interested in the idea of recycling your scrap metal after your home renovation, but you might be worried about the time and effort required to load all of the scrap metal up. You might also be concerned about how you'll transport it. However, many metal recycling companies will send someone out to pick up your scrap metal from your home or yard, so don't be afraid to ask about this.