If you are looking for a good place to recycle scrap metal in Toronto, try Manville Recycling. We handle a variety of metals and have been promoting recycling in the area for well over a decade.
If you look around you will find any number of metals that can easily be recycled.
This is probably the one you spot the most. Beverage cans are aluminum. It is also found in automobile radiators and automotive wheel rims. You will also find it as guttering and some household sidings. It is easily identified because it is lightweight and non magnetic.
Copper is an exceptional electrical and heat conductor and for that reason you will find it in most homes and buildings as wire and plumbing. It will also be found on cooking utensils like skillets and kettles.
Another very hard metal, it is frequently found as the handles and corners of screen doors, vacuums, and even gum ball machines. Generally you will see it used in metal roofs and plumbing. Manville is one of the few places that will accept zinc as a recyclable product.
Highly resistant to stains, rust and heat, stainless steel is very bacterial resistant. For this reason it is used for tableware, as well as work surfaces in the food industry and hospitals. So, if you are tired of your pattern for forks, spoons, and knives, just take them in and get a few dollars that will go toward your new set.
There are a few other metals that can be recycled, but they are far less common than the ones outlined here.
It seems like we are being bombarded with the insistence of recycling. That’s because it is a good idea. There are a number of reasons to take care of scrap metal recycling in Toronto.
- Resources – The earth has a limited supply of metals. When we have mined it all, there will be none left. There is no way to make more. By recycling today we will be better able to conserve what is left in the ground for future generations and use.
- Landfills – We are running out of space to put our trash.
- Mining – Extracting minerals from the soil impacts the stability of the land. During the digging and processing, chemicals, dust, and metal particles are released into the air. The cost of mining ores comes with a financial burden in human power and equipment.
- Money – Many recycling plants will actually pay you money for the metal you bring in.
If you make it a practice to regularly recycle, you may find that you have less and less trash that needs to go to the landfill.
- Think before you throw. Start a separate box for those metal items that can be recycled.
- Lead by example. If you demonstrate to your children how much better it is to recycle, maybe they will remember it. Take a soft drink can out of the trash and put it in a recycle bin. Visuals work.
- Combine your metal with neighbours, coworkers, or friends to make a single trip to the recycling center. Set a date on the calendar and make it an event. If you get paid, treat yourself or your family to something like ice cream. If you don’t feel you need to keep the money, put it in the poor box at church or give it to a homeless person.