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Scrap Metal you can Recycle after a Home Remodel

Scrap Metal you can Recycle after a Home Remodel Remodeling your home is one of the many joys of being a homeowner. It doesn't matter if you’re replacing your kitchen or adding a bathroom to your master suite. There are a wide variety of materials used—and materials thrown away. One of the most common materials used in home remodeling is scrap metal. From modern shower walls to office furnishings, scrap metal is in many different parts of the home as [...]

September 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Transportation & Logistics: Cargo Container Security Tips

Transportation & Logistics: Cargo Container Security Tips The Fast and the Furious movies make cargo theft seem thrilling. However, in reality, cargo theft is much more mundane and commonplace. It occurs quite frequently and usually doesn't involve a high-speed chase. Every year, criminals steal millions of dollars’ worth of cargo. In 2017, experts estimate that thieves stole about $145 million of freight in the USA and Canada. If you transport cargo, then you are probably interested in reducing your risk [...]

August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Tips for Stripping Scrap Copper Wire for Recycling

Tips for Stripping Scrap Copper Wire for Recycling Whether you’re doing it for the environment or a few extra bucks, recycling copper wire is a great idea. Recycled copper is nearly as valuable as newly mined copper. Why? It’s an excellent conductor of electricity. So, if you have some copper wire on hand that you’re no longer using, you’ll do yourself a favor by preparing it and selling it as scrap metal. Depending on how much wire you have to [...]

July 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The CRV Recycling Process Explained

The CRV Recycling Process Explained If you live in California, you know about the CRV recycling program. You work hard to make sure recycling happens in your home and workplace, and even earn back the CRV fee on the bottles, cans, and jars you recycle. But, what happens after you drop off your CRV items? Take a look at the CRV recycling process that happens after you’ve dropped off your items. Each different material: plastic, glass, and aluminum, go through [...]

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

How the Price of Oil Affects Scrap Metal Prices

How the Price of Oil Affects Scrap Metal Prices Are you wondering how scrap metal prices work? Predicting the movements of prices in any industry is complicated, and the same is true of the scrap metal market. However, there is one factor that you can be sure will influence scrap metal prices: the price of oil. The price of oil affects many industries, including the scrap metal and recycled metals industry. Here are some of the ways it has an [...]

May 15th, 2018|0 Comments

8 Items You Didn’t Know You Can’t Recycle

8 Items You Didn't Know You Can't Recycle When we recycle, we tend to think we’re doing right by the environment. It’s important to recycle diligently, but sometimes it’s best to double check what you’re putting in your recycling bin. Does that cardboard container have a plastic film? Does that pizza box have grease stains on it? In the world of recycling, not all materials are equal. There are certain things that seem obvious to throw in our blue bins. [...]

April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

5 Tips for Efficient Scrap Metal Recycling

5 Tips for Efficient Scrap Metal Recycling For those who like to locate collect scrap metal and turn it in for a tidy sum, you may need to learn a few practicals from the pros. No matter how long you have been at it, there are certain universal truths that always apply. These five basic tips will save you quite a bit of time (and money). Take a few moments to master them, and your trips to the scrap yard [...]

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

8 Lesser-Known Facts About Semi-Trucks

8 Lesser-Known Facts About Semi-Trucks Every day, hundreds of thousands of semi-trailer trucks make their way down America’s highways and interstates. While most passenger vehicle drivers are familiar with the sight of these 18-wheelers, relatively few people have any good idea of how they function, or why. Here are eight of the lesser-known facts about the nation’s semi-trucks. 1) How Semis Got Their Name Curiously, semis are not named for the part of the vehicle that contains the engine [...]

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The Urgency of the Global Plastic Problem

The Urgency of the Global Plastic Problem In the U.S. and around the world, plastic has only been in widespread production for a little under 70 years. In that relatively short amount of time, production totals have reached an incredible 9.1 billion tons. Unfortunately, Americans and people in other countries currently recycle only a small percentage of our plastic output. Unless some basic changes take place soon, the global plastic problem will only grow more and more severe over time. [...]

November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Benefits of Natural Gas Semi Truck Engines

Benefits of Natural Gas Semi Truck Engines As cars and trucks are constantly evolving and changing, companies must continually evaluate what the best choices are on the market, both for their own best interests and for the interests of the future of the planet. One promising new development is compressed natural gas. This new technology offers many benefits, which is why here at Ecology, we’ve made a commitment to transitioning to these types of semi truck engines by 2020. Discover [...]

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments