Non-Ferrous Metal Recycling
Non-Ferrous metals are metals which do not contain Iron. For example metals such as copper and aluminum are non-ferrous and play an important role in components of many modern products. Products like computer wiring and soda cans are inexpensive partly due to the role of the secondary metals industry. We keep costs low because the mining of these metals is more expensive and less efficient than recycling them.
In the United States alone, scrap metal processors handle vast quantities of non-ferrous scrap metal yearly. It is estimated that U.S scrap yards process approximately:
- 1.5 million tons of copper scrap annually
- 2.5 million tons of aluminum scrap annually
- 1.3 million tons of lead scrap annually
- 300,000 tons of zinc scrap annually
Benefits of Recycling non-ferrous metals
Recycling is a win-win situation for our customers. Customers receive payment for bringing in recyclable materials, help the environment and conserve the Earth's limited natural resources. Recycling keeps these metals out of the Earth's overflowing landfills. Non-ferrous recycling is also a great way for your civic organization, school, community, or church to raise money.
For inquiries regarding Non-Ferrous recycling, please contact IRT at:
Phone: (763) 295-6992
or use our online contact form