Steel Recycling 101

Take a quick look around and notice everything that is made of steel. If you’re in your office, the staircases, structural beams, desks, appliances, and more are probably made from steel. On your way to work, you pass tons and tons of steel in cars, signs, and more. Because steel makes almost everything around us, steel recycling is an incredibly important activity.

This article explores some basics of steel recycling and how you can get the most out of it.

Why is steel recycling important?

Steel is the most recycled material in the world. The sheer abundance of the material in buildings, automobiles, and everyday objects is the main reason for this, but steel recycling is also an efficient and green way to create new products. Steel can be infinitely recycled without any loss in strength or usability, so steel recycling is a great way to reduce the need for new, or virgin, materials.

There is a continuous need for virgin steel because the demand outpaces the supply of recycled steel. However, steel recycling keeps us from having to process more raw materials than is absolutely necessary.

How can I recycle steel?

Most steel recycling comes from commercial buildings and production facilities. This is because they are the largest consumers of steel worldwide. They will typically have a contract with local recycling facilities to sell their bulk steel. They may even recycle the material themselves, using larger pieces to fabricate smaller objects.

If you have household steel that you can recycle, whether it’s old building parts, your car, or appliances around the house, you can reach out to us Community Recycling. Right now, we’re only offering to purchase bulk amounts of steel, but we are more than happy to recycle smaller quantities of steel that you want to recycle. Call us today at (972) 423-3824 or drop by our building to find out more about steel recycling.

917 K Ave. Plano, TX 75074


(972) 423-3824

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