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 →

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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 →

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How to have the best yard sale – ever!

Tis the season for yard sales! Instead of giving away or throwing out your reminiscent roller blades or old vinyl record collection, you can make some extra money and free up some space! We’ve conjured up some helpful tips to ensure your yard or garage sale is a success. By this we mean, you are able to get rid of a lot of stuff and make fast cash! Continue reading →

Honoring Our Troops Today, Every Day

Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have given their lives in the pursuit of freedom. It’s a difficult day to celebrate for many, but an honor to call America our home as a result of their immense courage and selfless sacrifice.

Young, old, men, women, every race that exists, every religion, every kind of person in the U.S. military has given their time, devotion, and loyalty to protecting civilians and politicians alike. We as citizens ought to show a deep gratitude to those who have left their families and loved ones in order to protect the millions of Americans, grateful and ungrateful alike.

We are forever grateful for the service of the military now, and the sacrifice of the military every day.

Children & recycling—what’s the connection?

The world is growing at an exponential rate, leaving our young children and future generations with less and less space for living and growing. This is one of the most critical reasons why recycling needs to be discussed, especially with children. When we ingrain in them the facts and consequences of landfills and waste dumps, we have a brighter opportunity to resolve and pursue solutions to protect and conserve our environment and community,

The Conversation

How do we start this conversation? What information is crucial to include? How do we keep their interest?

TT&E has always valued our clients, even our little ones that tag along. We appreciate seeing kids and teenagers around our facilities, and we do everything possible to help educate. We really enjoy hosting field trips for tours and demonstrations!  We even offer fun facts and coloring pages on our website to encourage your little ones to explore a little more deeply what it means to recycle and how much it can really change the world when they do their part.

Here’s some fun facts to mention next time you’re tucking in your daughter or nephew or kid you babysit:

  • Metal can be recycled an infinite number of times. Paper can be recycled 4-7 times.
  • The U.S. annually recycles enough copper to provide the copper content of more than 26,000 Statues of Liberty.
  • Recycling one automobile conserves 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal, and 120 lbs. of limestone.

Want more cool facts? Visit our fun-facts page here >>

Interested in some fun coloring pages for your little one? TT & E’s Recycling Buddies Timmy and Tin-Tin have put together a couple of coloring pages just for you! Download to print them out and color your masterpiece. Print out Timmy & Tin-Tin here >>

Have you visited TT&E Iron and Metal with your kids lately? We’d love to see you and educate your mini-me’s about how the earth needs their help to keep it healthy and beautiful!


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We hope you will celebrate the 46th year of the Earth Day movement with us!

This year’s global theme revolves around getting closer to its 50th anniversary and planting 7.8 billion trees!

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