Not only does recycling have a positive impact on the environment, when you take your recyclables to TT&E’s eco-friendly metal recycling facility, you can do so much more! Experience fast and friendly service and extra cash in your pocket!
More recycled material translates into less raw ore mining and thus less of an impact on your planet. It also equates to less energy being used while processing these materials. Just by bringing your scrap metal to TT&E, you will make a positive impact on the environment, and your wallet!
The most common non-ferrous metals are aluminium, copper, lead, zinc, nickel, titanium, cobalt, chromium, and precious metals. Aluminium, which is the most readily available metal on earth, is not surprisingly one of the most recycled materials today, after steel and paper. Aluminium is often re-used for the same application for which it was originally manufactured, and can be recycled an infinite amount of times. Of an estimated total of 700 million tonnes of aluminium produced since commercial manufacturing began in the 1880s, about 75% of this is still being used as secondary raw material today.
Copper has the best electrical conductivity of all the elements. It is also very good thermal conductor and is readily alloyed with other metals such as lead, tin and zinc for foundry applications to produce, among other goods, products for the transmission of water such as valves. By using copper scrap, we reduce CO2 emissions by 65%!
Ferrous metals mainly contain iron and have magnetic properties. Steel, an iron alloy containing carbon, is by far the most-recycled material in the world. Total steel production in 2008 reached 1.3 billion tonnes, of which over 500 million tonnes were made from scrap metal. An average stainless steel object is composed of about 60% recycled material.
Examples of products that contain recycled steel:
- Construction, railways, and infrastructure materials
- Electrical appliances
- Cans and containers
- Automobiles and other vehicles
Eco-Friendly Recycling Facility
Here at TT&E we have state-of-the-art equipment to help expedite your service. We have designed a reclamation framework that is effective and can quickly get you on the road to the rest of your day. We also have an electric & water-cooled Metso Texas Hybrid Shredder which has a very positive impact on the environment. Our shredder can process can up to 200 tons of scrap metal per hour!
Outstanding Customer Service
We operate the fastest processing service to to get you in, out, and paid quickly! Our computer system tracks your progress from the time you weigh in, till the time you cash out, keeping an accurate record of your recyclable weight, so we can provide you with the most cash for your load. Our scales are certified for accuracy by the state and provide a digital read out of your load weight for visual confirmation.
We pay cash or check and each recyclable is photographed and weighed to ensure accurate payment. Our payment system also provides details on exactly what was purchased and the amount.
TT&E Iron & Metal looks forward to processing your recyclables! Give us a call anytime with your questions! (919) 797-9190. Or stop by our convenient location in Garner, NC.