WHAT MATERIALS ARE RECYCLABLE?
Most man-made materials are recyclable ... plastics, glass, paper, metals, and rubber along with iron and steel are commonly recycled.
Mining and processing virgin ores is extremely expensive and very hard on our environment. Most of all it depletes our finite natural resources. The exciting news is that for more than 100 years; technology has continued to improve the process of remelting, shaping and processing scrap metals into entirely new products.
Iron and steel have the benefit of being magnetic, which contributes significantly to a cost-effective process in handling, sorting and shipping it.
Materials Recycled in the US Each Year
Iron & Steel - 70.0 million tons
Aluminum - 4.1 million tons
Copper - 1.5 million tons
Paper - 60.0 million tons
Glass - 3.5 million tons