What Is the Truth About Construction Metal Recycling?

17 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


Scrap metal recycling from a construction site has its benefits, including helping the environment. Unfortunately, some project managers do not see the benefit in contracting with a metal recycling company because of misconceptions about the practice. To help you better understand the benefits of scrap metal recycling, here are some of the misconceptions and truths about it.  

Recycling Slows Down a Project 

Sorting and transporting the scrap metal from a construction site takes time. For some project managers, there is a belief that the time needed for recycling will greatly slow down the overall progress of a project. However, this is not true.  

If you opt to contract with a metal recycling company, a contractor can help with establishing the sorting of the metal materials and ensure that it is transported. All of this is done without the need to pull other workers from their tasks. Regardless of how much metal needs to be sorted, the recycling will not be responsible for any setbacks that occur on the site.  

Scrap Metal Is Not Economically Beneficial 

One of the misconceptions about recycling scrap metal is that there is not a high demand for it. The thought is that due to the lack of demand, recycling companies will not pay an amount that makes recycling worth it.  

The reality is, scrap metal is in high demand. There are many products that are composed of scrap metal, and in an effort to save on production costs and to help the environment, many manufacturers are turning towards recycling for their materials. As a result, it is reasonable to expect a good return on your recycling efforts.  

It Is Difficult to Find a Reputable Company 

Scrap metal companies have been viewed as untrustworthy in the past. Some project managers believe that if they work with a metal recycling company, they will be cheated out of a fair return on their materials.  

In truth, metal recycling companies have worked to be trustworthy and offer fair rates for the materials they receive. Many companies have guarantees in place that are designed to protect potential customers. You also have the added advantage of being able to shop around until you find a company with which you feel comfortable.  

Contact a metal recycling company in your area to learn more about the process and the potential benefits to your construction project. You can also receive more information to help clear up any other misconceptions about the industry. 


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