Each year, more than 80 million tons of metal are recycled in the United States. Much of this metal is pulled from construction and demolition projects, yet a lot of the time this material just winds up in landfills.
L.E.D.R Recycling offers affordable metal recycling to the entire Saint Louis and St. Charles, Missouri region for both commercial and residential C&D projects. We can recycle steel, copper, and aluminum, among many other metals.
Benefits of Metal Recycling
Recycling your metal provides many benefits, much in part because of how significantly more efficient it is than mining and processing new ore. These include:
- Conserving ores: Our natural supply of ores is limited. By recycling metal, we are conserving the earth’s supply of valuable materials for a more sustainable future.
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: When ores are processed, it creates greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling scrap metal reduces thousands of tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Conserving energy: Compared to the energy cost of smelting and processing raw ores, recycling metals can save up to 90 percent of energy.
- Generating jobs: When scrap metal is recycled in the United States, it can be exported. This industry creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in revenue each year.
By recycling your scrap metal, you are keeping unnecessary waste out of landfills and repurposing the material for other use in additional construction projects. Additionally, you are helping protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions while helping support American jobs.
L.E.D.R. offers roll-off containers as an easy way for you to dispose of your recyclable C&D metals. Simply fill the container with materials, and we will pick it up when you are done to sort at our plant.