Recycling Scrap Metal for Money
No further work or effort is required to encourage the recycling of metals. There exists a strong ferrous scrap metal market and the less common metals, such as aluminium, copper and lead, have scrap values that ensure that they are usually recovered. Further study and more effort is required to aid recovery and reuse recycling of timber. Not only are the quantities arising high but the material has numerous secondary uses and applications. Wood is considered a deleterious contaminant of demolition debris and construction wastes, and also is undesirable in landfill since it decomposes creating void spaces. The quantity of glass arising on construction and demolition sites is unknown, thus further investigation into its recycling reuse is required. The issue of packaging materials currently appears to be adequately considered by the Producer Responsibility Group. There have been notable initiatives by producers to recycle paper, cardboard and plastic packaging.
Significant conclusions regarding changes in recoverable values are difficult to make since no data are available which are precisely comparable with those of Dean and Sterner2 for the 1960 composite car. However, the nominal compositions derived by Roig10 may be used, with appropriate scrap metal values, to determine the relative value of the recoverable materials contained in 1960,1975, 1980, and 1990 model year vehicles.
Many metals are alloys, meaning they are mixtures of different metals or elements. Some of the metals associated with these alloys are generally not in a form that is dangerous. However, fumes released, for example by melting or welding of some metals may pose a health hazard. Metals should not be dumped in waterbodies as they oxidize and contaminate the water. Metals pose a physical hazard to both humans and wildlife. Recycling metals is the best option available to save raw materials, conserve energy and reduce landfill space.
Used propane tanks should be taken back to point of purchase for refill and reuse. Many businesses reuse and recycle propane tanks. 1-Liter torch type, or camp stove cylinders are not refillable but may be recycled as scrap metal. Some outlets will only accept aluminum propane tanks. A magnet test is used to identify aluminum tanks as aluminum is non-magnetic.
Flattened cars Bricks of scrap metal Flattened cars Bricks of scrap metal Most cars are made of steel, but Trabants are different. These small, cheap cars were produced in East Germany until a few years ago. They were made of a kind of wood pulp. Scrap metal is valuable, but nobody wants old Tra bants. There arc many thousands of unwanted Trabants on rubbish dumps in Germany. The Germans arc still searching for special bacteria to dispose of them