Are You into Heavy Metal?

By happy • April 30th, 2014

 

 

How many metals are in your kitchen cupboards right now? Chances are, quite a few. From soda to soup, aluminum foil to utensils, aluminum and steel are the most common types of metals that we use on a daily basis. Thankfully we can recycle these materials time and time again without losing their properties or quality. In doing so, we conserve non-renewable fossil fuels, reduce the consumption of energy, and decrease the emission of gasses like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Essentially reusing these materials can become a never-ending process that continues to save energy and resources.

recycling metals

Years ago you had to remove the paper labels and the tops and bottoms of cans, but now it’s a much simpler and easier process. Just rinse the food from the cans and throw it into the recycling bin. Yep, that’s it.

Despite how easy it is, aluminum and steel are still thrown into the garbage. In fact, North Americans use over 100 million steel cans and over 200 million aluminum beverage cans every day. This pointless waste erodes in the landfills, damaging our environment and causing new metal products to be manufactured.

It all starts with you. When it comes to recycling metals, say to yourself:

 

It’s not just food and drink materials that can be recycled. At HSR Services, we can take care of: 

  • Toasters
  • Microwaves
  • Blenders
  • Dishwashers
  • Stoves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Electrical Wire
  • Electrical Tools
  • Metal Hangers
  • Aluminum Foil & Pie Pans
  • BBQ’s (No Coals)
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Lamps
  • Food & Pet Food Cans & Lids
  • Old keys
  • Locks
  • Metal door handles and hinges
  • Faucets

 

This is just a portion of the entire list that we can recycle! To see what else we’ll accept, visit our website.

If you have items you need to get rid of, we have two blue metal bins outside for collection. Anything too big to put in the bins (i.e. washers, dryers, stoves, etc) can be placed beside the bins inside our driveway.

recycling metal 

For more questions, tweet us @happystans or find us on Facebook!

 

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