Metals Recycling

United Metals Recycling is involved in many facets of the recycling industry, including scrap ferrous and non-ferrous metal, end of life electronics, tire recycling and auto salvage. Our ability to buy and process material that we source from plant tear downs, manufacturing scrap, commercial accounts, and retail customers is what sets us apart as a company.

United Metals Recycling exemplifies the metal recycling industry’s vital role, dealing extensively with both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Ferrous Metals Recycling

Ferrous metals, primarily composed of iron, are ubiquitous in our daily lives, found in everything from construction materials to household appliances. Their magnetic properties make them easily identifiable and separable in recycling facilities. The recycling of ferrous metals plays a pivotal role in reducing the need for virgin iron ore, thereby conserving energy and minimizing environmental footprints. It’s a process that not only reduces landfill waste but also cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions associated with metal production.

Ferrous Iron Rebar

Non-Ferrous Metals Recycling

In contrast, non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, titanium, zinc, and alloys like brass, are prized for their non-magnetic nature and resistance to corrosion. These materials are integral in industries ranging from aerospace to electronics. Recycling non-ferrous metals is crucial for conserving natural resources and energy. The process involves less energy consumption compared to producing new metals and plays a significant role in reducing carbon emissions.

Non-Ferrous Copper Pipe

Any Scrap Anywhere

Technological advancements are revolutionizing the metal recycling industry. Innovations in sorting and processing technologies have made recycling more efficient and cost-effective. Sophisticated machinery can now accurately sort metals, increasing the purity of recycled materials and their value. Additionally, developments in electronic waste recycling are significant, given the growing concern over electronic scrap.

Leveraging these advancements United Metals has created specific mobile divisions to meet all the recycling needs of our customers.


Click on any of the Mobile Services to find out more.