Alternative Uses for Scrap Metal

Alternative Uses for Scrap Metal

Waste products containing toxic heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, and mercury can be especially harmful to the environment. When we throw batteries into the trash, they eventually end up in landfills where they can leak the contaminant metals into the soil and water supplies.

This is just one good reason to use your scrap metals wisely instead of just throwing them away. So what are a few other ways that scrap is used? Here are some insights.

Recycling is the Answer

Thanks to companies such as Denron Metals, we can now hand in used batteries that contain heavy metals in Adelaide. These companies remove the hazardous chemicals, wash the scrap metal thoroughly and melt it before selling it to manufacturers. The manufacturing teams then use these metals to make new products.

And that’s just one of the many services that we provide. Recycling scrap metal makes a lot of sense, and it can create benefits in the arts, for the economy, and for the environment.

Artistic Usescompressed aluminium cans

Artists use metals to create eye-catching sculptures and other phenomenal works of art. Many 3D art pieces can be found in public facilities, parks, recreation sites, and in corporate settings. Industrial units also use recycled scrap metal for manufacturing furniture. Scrap metal is used for creating many other products for the home, office, and beyond – such as lamps, tables, benches, kitchen containers, and gliders, to name a few.

Economic Salvage

Leading manufacturers in many industries purchase many of their raw materials from metal recycling plants. Since recycled metals cost less than new ones, they can provide a stronger, better end product at lower prices.

The construction, aviation, and electronic industries are some of the leading consumers of scrap metals. They purchase recycled aluminium, copper and iron from scrap metal recycling yards. This allows them to cut down on production costs and protect the dwindling metal resources of our planet.

Environmental Salvage

Melting scrap aluminium requires lower temperatures than what is required for virgin aluminium. This helps to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions. It is important to note just how much metal recycling can preserve our environment. Recycled metal can have significant benefits in the areas of air pollution, water pollution, and water usage, with reductions at well over 50%. Ultimately, recycling scrap metal also reduces the size of our landfills.

Get in Touch

Do you have scrap metal you want to get recycled? Get in touch with Denron Metals today! We can even supply collection bins and transportation trucks to make your job easier, if necessary. Call us on (08) 8352 8772 or get a fast quote online.