The Many Uses of Scrap Metal

Everyday, more and more people decide to join the masses and recycle. The benefits of recycling thingssoda can like plastic and scrap metal are endless. Most of us understand the benefits, but where are these recycled materials used? Here, at Direct Metals Recycling, located in Norcross, GA, we specialize in recycling non-ferrous metal materials, and in order to help you visualize the good you are doing, we want to help you track the fruits of your scrapping labor. Check out a lot of the major uses for scrap metal materials!

  • The Home – Many of the home furnishings you use and enjoy in your home utilize recycled materials. Much of the metal you see in objects like tables or lamps are comprised of scrap metal.
  • Art – This one isn’t for everyone, but for those of you who are artistically inclined, scrap metal materials can be used for art!
  • Industrial – Much of the recycled metals in the United States goes to help make parts for appliances and building materials. When you walk into a building or structure there is a good chance that materials you have recycled have contributed to building it!
  • Packaging – From the cans of soup you pick up at the grocery store, to cans of soda, almost 100% of the packaging material is recycled!

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