The beginning of a new year is perfect time to reflect on yourself and your personal goals and to set hopes and aspirations for what you’d like to accomplish over the course of the next 12 months. But your new year’s resolutions don’t just have to be to lose weight or start cleaning more often—they […]
If you’ve ever left a scrap piece of iron, an old car, or even a bicycle outside for an extended period of time, you’ve probably noticed reddish-brown rust forming on your metals. But what exactly is this substance, and how does it form? Oxidation Nation Rust occurs when iron is exposed to water. When […]
There’s nothing quite as terrifying as experiencing trouble with your car’s engine while you’re in the middle of driving. Whether you’ve run out of gas, your car’s battery has called it quits, or you’re having an issue with your sensors, a vehicle that dies on the road can create a safety hazard for both your […]
From the frames of our bicycles to the soda cans sold at the supermarket, aluminum can be found in almost every industry and employment area in the world. Though we typically don’t pay much attention to the humble material, life simply could not exist as we know it today without thousands of pounds of aluminum […]
“Reduce, reuse, recycle.” Everyone knows that we should all be lending a helping hand to Mother Earth, but the truth is that our society doesn’t do nearly as much recycling as we can and should. Before you toss that can in your standard garbage can, read these five surprising facts you might not have known […]
If you’ve ever worked in home repair or electricity, you probably already know that wiring can be expensive. Only certain metals, most commonly copper, can be used to make wiring, and can quickly become a major percentage of your budget. Why can only a few types of metals be made into wiring for electrical […]
It never fails that the little pile of scrap metal that you had sitting out on your property accumulates into one big headache.
We understand that it can tough to say goodbye to big items you own, like your car. However,
What makes scrap metal such a great commodity is that, as opposed to waste, is its economic value.
Copper is currently one of the most valuable scrap metals that can be sold.