920 South Grimes
Hobbs, New Mexico 88240

(575) 393-1726

 

WHAT IS RECYCLING?

The EPA defines recycling as "the series of activities by which discarded materials are collected, sorted, processed, and converted into raw materials and used in the production of new products".

Recycling reduces the use of virgin raw materials during production, reduces the energy used, reduces air and water pollution, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions. Simply put, recycling collects used materials, which are usually considered 'waste'  and reprocesses them. In this process, the used materials are sorted and processed to be used as 'raw materials' for the production of new products.
 
Recycling is different from reuse because reuse means using the original product over and over. Recycling takes the core elements of the old product, the raw materials, and manufacturers totally new products.

THE RECYCLING PROCESS
RecyclingThe recycling process involves three stages:

    1. The old products (waste) is collected and processed, it is sorted, cleaned and prepared for recycling or remanufacturing into new products.

    2. The manufacturing of new products from the raw material obtained by processing the old products.

    3. The process ends with the purchasing of recycled goods by consumers. The more demand there is for recycled goods, the more successful the recycling process will be.

Recycling aluminum cans is an excellent example of how successful the process can be. Did you realize that it takes only 60 days for an aluminum can to be recycled and placed back on the supermarket shelf? Aluminum cans can be infinitely recycled and by recycling just one aluminum can, enough energy is saved to run a TV for three hours!

Recycling is not just a single event; it is an entire process that recognizes the economic value of scrap. Recycling is often illustrated with the three green arrows in a circle.

Bringing your recyclables to Hobbs Iron & Metal is the first step in this process. Together we can create a world that is healthy and alive for future generations.

Contact Hobbs Iron and Metal  today to learn how we can accomplish these goals.

 

HOURS

DROP-OFF RECYCLING HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please arrive 30 minutes before closing.