The holiday season is a time of gift-giving, celebrations, and often excess. With so much consumption happening in a short period of time, the holidays, unfortunately, also produce a lot of waste.
Action Metals Recycling in Dallas, Texas, is already looking ahead at how we can be more environmentally conscious during this season through scrap metal recycling.
This holiday season, let go of some of the scrappy clutter that tends to occur when you receive new gifts or buy that new microwave on sale/
Here’s a closer look at how our Dallas scrap metal recycling facility can keep landfills clear while putting money in your pocket this holiday season.
Reducing Holiday Waste
The holidays spur mass consumption – from gift wrapping and packaging to disposable servingware for parties. This wastefulness contributes to overflowing landfills.
According to the EPA, household waste increases by more than 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, generating around 1 million extra tons of waste throughout the season.
Recycling scrap metal is an easy way to reduce holiday waste. Items like empty aluminum cans and steel food tins can be recycled rather than thrown in the trash. Even small efforts by individuals add up, diverting significant waste from landfills. Collectively recycling scrap metal around the holidays makes a measurable environmental impact.
Supporting Local Economies
Recycling scrap metal also benefits local communities. Recycling scrap metal provides jobs and revenues for people in Dallas at one of the most stressful times of the year.
Whether you’re recycling aluminum kitchenware or copper, our merry team members are eager to help you unload, weigh, and prepare your scraps for recycling.
When we choose to recycle locally, we support employment opportunities that uplift our neighbors. Diverting scrap for recycling keeps money circulating close to home.
Earning Extra Holiday Cash
Recycling scrap around the holidays allows individuals and families to earn a little extra money. Holiday expenses can strain budgets, so bringing scrap metal to recycling centers provides supplementary income.
Aluminum cans may only yield a few cents per pound, but heavier steel often earns around 25 cents a pound or more.
Scavenging for recyclables around the house, saving cans from holiday events, or cleaning out storage areas can yield hundreds of dollars for redemption. Extra holiday cash then allows for more spending on gifts, food, or other needs.
The best part is, when you recycle with our scrap metal recycling facility, we guarantee top dollar for all of the scraps we accept. We pay the highest rates in Dallas and are ready ti live up to our reputation.
Give a Gift to the Environment: Conserve Natural Resources
Above all, recycling scrap metal significantly conserves natural resources and energy. Extracting and refining metal from raw ore is enormously energy-intensive. Making products from recycled scrap is much more efficient.
During the resource-intensive holidays, recycling reduces the demand for extracting and refining raw materials for future products. Scrap metal recycling protects the planet and helps us tread more lightly during the indulgent holiday season.
How To Recycle Scrap Metal During the Holidays
Now that we’ve explored the major benefits of our cause, here are some tips and strategies for recycling scrap metal during the holidays:
Gather Items Around Your Home
First, scan your home for recyclable items as you decorate and prepare for holiday gatherings. Collect empty steel food cans and trays from cooking, aluminum pie tins from baking, or old metal cookware and utensils.
Check garages and storage areas for scraps left over from home projects. Clean up by recycling barbecue grill grates, shelving brackets, metal pipes, and hardware scraps. Anything made from aluminum, copper, steel, iron, or other metals can earn money as scrap at our secure Dallas recycling center.
Donate Used Appliances & Scrap Vehicles
Look for larger metal items around the home that can be recycled. Replace an outdated appliance and donate the old one to a metal recycling program. Not only are you clearing up space in your home, but you’re making money for future purchases in the season.
Scrap vehicles, like an old car, motorcycle, or lawnmower that no longer runs, can be recycled too.
For bigger scrap pieces, call us today to arrange a free pick-up. Remember scrapping an unused vehicle earns cash while keeping bulky metal waste out of landfills.
Celebrate a Greener Season With Action Metals Recyclers
The holiday season encourages consumption, but you can balance indulgence with mindfulness through scrap metal recycling.
Making scrap metal recycling part of your holiday routine benefits the environment, your communities, and your own budget. The season is upon us, and it’s time to start planning now.
Contact Action Metals Recyclers today to learn more about our services and schedule a secure drop-off or pick-up.
We’re ready to help you have a joyful holiday season!