Your Guide to Recycling Scrap Metal

Staffordshire Skip Hire offer skip hire services for a number of different projects across our county, including large refurbishments.

These sort of tasks generate significant amounts of scrap metal, but do you know the best way to get rid of it responsibly? Read our latest blog to find out more.

Why Metal Recycling Is Important

All different types of metal are some of the most important resources on the planet, with stock starting to run low. This is why skip hire companies such as Staffordshire Skip Hire are constantly stressing the importance of recycling scrap metal. Here are three reasons why you should also recycle metal:

Help the Environment – Extracting, refining and producing metal is extremely damaging to the environment, releasing greenhouse gases and metal particles into local ecosystems. Recycling it means we can still enjoy metal supplies without harming the planet.

Save Energy – Energy prices seem to be going up year after year, but recycling metal can help prevent this. It takes plenty of energy to extract virgin ore from the ground and make it into useable material. By recycling one tonne of steel, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by up to 86%, according to industry statistics. Recycling one kilogram of aluminium can actually save enough energy to power a television for three days!

Create Jobs – Across Europe, the aim is to have recycling rates of 70% by 2030, which is just nine years away. Recycling metal is one of the labour-intensive processes, so by doing your bit you will be supporting the economy and the environment.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about recycling scrap metal, please do not hesitate to contact Staffordshire Skip Hire today. Our dedicated team of customer service representatives will be more than happy to help. For more advice on our skip hire services, read some of our latest blogs.