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What do you do with all of those ink toner cartridges that your office uses each day? How about all of the paper that is tossed out after being looked at for just a few seconds? Now, what do you do with all of the dead batteries from different gadgets around the office? I created this blog to help other businesses find methods of recycling the many recyclable materials that come in and out of the office in a day. It is my hope that knowing what can be done with these things will help keep them out of the landfill.

recycling things around the office

Common Metal Household Items You Can Recycle Right Now

Micheal Wagner

Scrap metal recycling is one of the best things you can do for the environment, your home, and your budget. By removing scrap metal, you will be able to keep metal out of the landfill and you will also be able to save money. You might be surprised at how many household items can be recycled. 

Your Home is Full of Metal

The good news is that almost every type of metal is recyclable. If an object looks like it's made of metal, you'll want to find out what type of metal it is so you can keep it separated from other types of metal and so you will be able to make more money off your scrap metal. This is because a scrap metal service will pay less money if they are forced to separate the scrap metal. 

Where to Find Aluminum

One of the most common types of metal that is recycled is aluminum. For example, it's common for homeowners to collect and recycle soda cans. The cost of the energy used to recycle aluminum is lower than the amount of money that will be saved by recycling aluminum. Therefore, the act of recycling aluminum is worth it. Aluminum can also be recycled an infinite number of times. You might be surprised at all the aluminum you can find in your home such as aluminum foil and aluminum metal panels on your roof.

Where to Find Steel

Steel is also recycled an infinite number of times. Also, because steel is magnetic, it can be very easily separated from other materials. Steel is a very commonly used metal. One of the reasons why a car retains some value when sent to a junkyard is that steel can be recovered from automobiles. Other products made of steel include bed frames and household appliances.

Where to Find Tin

If you have tin cans, they can also be recycled. While tin itself is recyclable, most tin products are actually made out of steel and come with tin plating. Tin can be recycled back into our tin ingots or can be used to create tin alloys. Besides cans, you can also recycle muffin tins.

Once you have found a substantial amount of metal to recycle, it's time to call up several scrap metal recycling services. You will be able to schedule an appointment to deliver your scrap metal and you will then be paid for it.