Almost all metals found in commercial and consumer settings can be recycled, with common metals including steel, aluminum, brass, copper, silver, and gold. These are found in items such as appliances, building materials, furniture, fixtures, and a variety of machinery. While you can toss aluminum and steel cans into curbside recycling bins, most other scrap metals have to be taken to special facilities to be broken down and processed for reuse in the production of new goods.
At TurboHaul, we offer scrap metal recycling services to a wide range of customers, from property managers and homeowners to industrial manufacturers, healthcare facilities, universities, and anyone else looking for help with scrap metal removal on any scale.
Why Use TurboHaul to Pick Up Your Scrap Metal?
Whether you’re getting rid of an old refrigerator or have an office full of filing cabinets and metal shelving, scrap metal removal on your own poses a fair amount of difficulties. It’s time-consuming, items are often heavy, and it can be dangerous to move items with jagged and sharp metal edges.
You’ll need a large vehicle, may have to rent one, and could accidentally damage your own without the proper equipment. Plus, it’s less cost and energy-efficient for individual consumers to drive back and forth across town.
With TurboHaul, this long list of worries disappears in a heartbeat. Our process is simple, cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and straightforward from start to finish.
We are committed to bettering our environment through innovative recycling programs with a goal of being 100% zero waste. We pay customers for recyclable items, recycle more than any of our local competitors, offer prices lower than anyone else, and have some of the biggest capacity trucks in the industry. This means faster and less expensive scrap metal removal and bulk junk disposal while reducing CO2 emissions on the pathway to a greener world.
Types of Scrap Metal We Take
Scrap metals are everywhere — in old appliances, household and commercial building materials, in electronics, shelving, and many other places. Which types of scrap metals does TurboHaul accept? See our list below for an idea of common items.
- Outdoor metal furniture
- Metal pool chairs and tables
- A/C units
- Water heaters
- Lawn mowers
- Old metal tools
- Basketball hoops
- Filing cabinets
- Metal playsets
- Metal desks
- Bed frames
- Metal bathtubs
- Metal ladders and other metal equipment
- Medical equipment and chairs
- Plumbing pipes and fixtures
- Electrical wires
- Metal shelving
- Cubicles with metal frames
Types of Properties That We Pick Up Scrap Metal From
At TurboHaul, we accommodate scrap metal pick up and removal from a wide range of properties and locations in our service area.
We offer pick up from:
- Apartments and condominiums
- Office buildings and warehouses
- Single family homes
- Industrial facilities
- Hospitals, doctor’s offices, and assisted living facilities
- Stores, malls, and restaurants
- Storage facilities
- Construction sites
- Schools and universities
- Government facilities
- Churches, community centers, and thrift stores
Don’t see your type of property on the list? Reach out to us today for a free quote with the description of your scrap metal removal needs and location.
TurboHaul’s Scrap Metal Pick Up Process
Scrap metal recycling and removal is a straightforward process with TurboHaul. Before we haul things away, make sure you’ve emptied out any shelves, cabinets, and storage compartments and unplugged any electronics in advance to allow them to cool. If needed, we’ll also get rid of any bulk junk or trash while we’re there.
Below is a step-by-step process breakdown of what to expect when working with TurboHaul.
Scrap Metal Recycling FAQs
We answer some common questions below about scrap metal recycling with TurboHaul. Note that scrap metals cannot be recycled with curbside collection programs, with the exception of aluminum and steel cans unless otherwise specified.
What are the benefits of recycling scrap metal?
Since scrap metals can be recycled repeatedly over time without losing their quality, recycling poses a great option compared to landfill disposal. It reduces energy consumption and use, reduces pollution and waste, creates jobs across the country, and can help you earn quick cash. Recycling metals requires less energy than the creation of new materials, lowering costs of production and resource usage for manufacturers.
This means consumers can get cheaper products in stores while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse emissions.
Metals also take hundreds of years to break down in a landfill, taking up lots of space and in some cases leaching harmful chemicals into the soil. Recycling cuts back on this clutter and pollution. Plus, on average the U.S. scrap metal recycling industry generates over $10 billion in tax revenue annually while providing over 500 thousand jobs.
What metals cannot be recycled?
While most metals can be recycled with professional waste management companies such as TurboHaul, lead, mercury, and radioactive metals (such as uranium or plutonium) are not able to be recycled as they pose serious health risks due to their toxicity. Encountering radioactive metals is pretty unlikely, but lead and mercury are found in some household electronics like LCD television screens.
These hazardous metals and any other harmful materials are removed and disposed of safely before the recycling process. At TurboHaul, we only dispose of non-recyclable materials at facilities that meet government environmental guidelines.
Other Commercial Junk Removal Solutions
TurboHaul is the preferred vendor for commercial junk removal in nearly every industry. From electronics recycling to equipment removal and property cleanup bulk trash pick-ups, storage room clean-outs, specialty pick-ups, and recycling, TurboHaul keeps your business running smoothly with minimal interruption and without hurting your bottom line. Explore more commercial junk removal services and reach out to us today for a free quote.