Earth Day is April 22

The earth is what we all have in common.

Let’s get down to earth. It’s our favorite time of year again – celebrating the Earth! Of course, we celebrate it every day, but each year on April 22 we observe Earth Day and reflect on the abundance of life and resources it provides and the best ways to protect it. This year the message involves Global Teach-Ins and the March for Science. The campaign is all about environmental and climate literacy. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The most common practice in observance of Earth day in the past has been the planting of trees. While this is strongly encouraged and important to the cause, there are many other things you can do to celebrate the Earth and show your appreciation. Weather you contribute to educating today’s students about going green or help protect hundreds of endangered species, all of it is aimed to support and build awareness for our most valuable resource – the planet Earth.

This year, you may think about attending the March for Science to be held on the National Mall in Washington DC. The day’s program will included speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The goal of the march is to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. After all, the Earth is our home and we have to take care of it.

And of course, we wouldn’t talk about Earth Day without mentioning what we do to support the Earth and how important it is to us. TT&E operates rooftop solar panels as a part of Advanced Green Technology‘s program. Rooftop solar is one of the most popular and affordable solutions on the market. It has many advantages: Lower Electricity Bills, Increase Property Value, Create Revenue from Unused Roof Space, Extend Roof Warranty, Reduce Carbon Footprint, Rebates and Tax Incentives.

Our 24-hour online real-time solar monitoring system provides the AC kW Output for the day, week, month and lifetime of the system. You can visit our page anytime at Also, since the solar panels were installed 8 years ago, we’ve planted 8,340 trees to further offset our carbon footprint!

We don’t stop there. We also utilize an eco-friendly Metso Texas Hybrid metal shredder that is electric and water-cooled. It has no negative effect on the environment. It is powerful enough to shred an entire care in just a few seconds and can shred up to 200 tons of scrap metal per hour.

Every time you bring scrap metal to TT&E for recycling, you are also supporting the Earth and its valuable resources. The benefits are two-fold: Not only are you contributing to recycling existing metal into new products, you are reducing the amount of waste in landfills and the amount of metals that would have to be mined to make new products. And the best part is you get paid for your metal! First time scrapper? Visit our scrap metal recycling facility today »

Visit to learn more about the campaigns and how to take action. Thank you for your support and taking care of our planet!

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It's all green to me

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

-Pedro Calderon de la Barca

As Spring quickly approaches, chances are you’ve already seen more green around. The shorter days of winter will soon be behind us as we enjoy longer days, more sun and everything starts coming back to life. The color green mainly symbolizes life, growth, nature, freshness, fertility, and harmony. It has a deep connection with the way we view life, including the environment, traditions, and money. Continue reading →

Valentine's Day Precious Metals

Are you giving a precious metal to your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

The three main precious metals gold, silver and platinum, are labeled precious for a reason. It’s probably no coincidence that we give them as gifts to those we consider precious to us. Read on to discover some things you may not know about the metals we all love. It may bring even more meaning to your life! Continue reading →


It’s time to scrap the old and start anew! ;-)

Have you thought about a New Year’s Resolution yet? If not, we’d like to share some thoughts on the year ahead. Here are some helpful tips to consider when thinking about ways to improve going into next year and some easy things you can do to make next year even better than the last. If you have ideas you want to share with your fellow scrappers, let us know! Continue reading →

America Recycles Day

Help us celebrate America Recycles Day on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

One day to educate. One day to motivate. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get involved! This Fall, take the #BeRecycled pledge! Continue reading →

Metal Life

Love metal as much as we do? You should! Here’s why:

Metal is a part of all our lives. You can’t go through a day without having something metal be a part of your day-to-day experiences and routines. Don’t think so? Read the list below and see if you use any of the items mentioned. All of them contain metal and sometimes a combination of many different metals. Continue reading →

scrap metal economics

As we approach the middle of fall 2016, many factors are at play that will influence the scrap metal market.

Just as many events occur throughout the year, certain seasons, holidays, elections and annual changes will contribute to the ebb and flow of commodity value in the economy. We briefly want to show you how with each of the upcoming events… Continue reading →

Fence with Lock

Metals theft is not a victimless crime.

It’s been a while since we brought up metals theft in our blog, however, the issue persists in an ongoing fight by local law enforcement officials, scrap yards, and even individuals. If you have never been a victim of metals theft, that is great – we hope you never will be! But we want to keep you at the front of the issue so you understand the indirect impact it has on others, businesses and the community you live in. After all, awareness is the biggest influence of preventing crime. Even if you have witnessed a metals theft, do you know it can be reported? You can help in the fight against crime that is widespread and costs individuals and companies thousands of dollars every year. Continue reading →

School Bus

Pay close attention to the top blinking lights on a school bus. The blinking yellow lights mean the bus is slowing down so you should also prepare to reduce your speed. The red blinking lights mean it has stopped at which time you should also be stopped.

Help keep our children safe! Brake for stopped school buses.

Monday, August 29, 2016 is a big day for thousands of our students. They will be going back to school across our state. This means many will be walking and waiting at bus stops in areas including neighborhoods and main roads that we routinely drive on every day. Continue reading →

Keep Your Cool this Summer

With temps climbing into the 90s and a heat index well over 100, it can be hard to keep your cool. The south tends to experience a good deal of humidity in addition to the heat which can reduce the air quality. It can heat up pretty quickly especially when you are active and hauling scrap metal. We want you to stay safe out there, so here are some good ways to beat the summer heat. Continue reading →