Colton’s Recycling Center for Scrap Metal and CRV Redemption

Here in Colton, many residents work hard to do their part when it comes to recycling. They sort their items, put them in the bins, and make sure to put the bins out at the curb on collection days. When out and about, they look for places that allow them to dispose of their trash properly rather than putting everything into one receptacle. But when it comes to scrap metal and CRV recycling, they tend to feel a little lost.

Well, if you are in Colton and have scrap metal or CRV to recycle, turn to Ecology Auto Parts’ Fontana recycling center. Our recycling center is easy to reach from Colton, and if you have a large enough load, we can arrange service for you. Our operating model is user-friendly, making is a breeze for you to participate in the recycling process while getting paid to do so. If you are in Colton, Ecology makes recycling easy and rewarding for you.

Why Should You Recycle?

Everyone can answer this question in a general manner: it helps the environment. But not everyone understands the ways in which it benefits the world around them. Here at Ecology, we think that the more you know about recycling, the more motivated you will be to participate in the process. So, let’s take a look at how recycling benefits the environment—and you.

-Trash pollutes. No matter how responsibly hauled away and dumped it is, it’s still polluting the environment. Garbage simply sits around seeping chemicals and creating hazards.

-Recycling allows us to avoid creating new materials from scratch. When we create materials from scratch, we rely on things like mining, heavy water use, logging, and other processes that cause harm to the environment.

-Less energy is needed to recycle materials than create them new. It also requires less manpower. This translates into being both more environmentally friendly and more cost effective, which benefits you as a consumer.

-When you recycle with Ecology, you get a more direct financial benefit: compensation for the items you bring in. This can provide motivation to take that extra step.

Scrap Metal Recycling

Do you have scrap metal sitting around? If you are not a manufacturer, you might not think you do. However, most homes and businesses will have at least a small amount of scrap metal sitting available.

Scrap metal is simply metal you have but no longer have a use for. It can come in both small and large amounts and can be recycled at our Fontana center for cash. Common types of scrap metal to have around your home or business include broken appliance and car parts, leftover wiring from projects, hardware, bikes, and more. Whatever scrap metal you have, we want to take it off your hands.

There are two types of scrap metal: ferrous and non-ferrous. These two types are made from different types of metal, which means that they can be used in different applications and have different compensation rates based on their industrial value. Ecology Auto Parts accepts all scrap metal.

Ferrous Metals

If you are interested in determining what type of metal you have, grab a magnet. If it’s attracted to your scrap metal, the metal you have is ferrous. Ferrous metals have iron and steel in them, which is why they are magnetic. They are incredibly common and used in everything from cars to construction.

If you work with Ecology, you don’t need to separate your metals based on their magnetic properties before coming to our Fontana recycling center. Instead, you just bring in whatever you have and we use a large, powerful magnet to separate ferrous metals from non-ferrous metals. With us, you never need to take additional steps.

Ferrous metals do not have as high of a value as non-ferrous metals. However, you will still be well compensated for bringing them in. Considering trashing them will earn you nothing at all, the best choice for your bottom line is to bring your scrap metal to Ecology.

Non-Ferrous Metals

As you have no doubt guessed, non-ferrous metals are those that are not magnetic. This category includes all metals that are not iron or steel, though sometimes iron or steel may be mixed with other metals in small amounts and still be considered non-ferrous. Some non-ferrous metals include bronze, aluminum, copper, and stainless steel. These metals are used in many things, including window frames, plumbing systems, bicycles, and even automobile parts. Non-ferrous metals have a higher value, and therefore a higher compensation rate than ferrous metals.

CRV Recycling

Here in California, environmental protection is highly valued and the government has started various initiatives to encourage residents in their recycling efforts. One important program to know about is the CRV program. This program ensures financial compensation whenever you bring in CRV recyclables.

CRV recyclables include things like soda, beer, and juice cans, as well as some glass bottles, such as those for soda and wine. The primary focus is on aluminum-based packaging. Ecology is a proud participant in the CRV program. You are welcome to bring any amount of CRV recycling to our Fontana recycling center to receive compensation. If you have a lot of 50 or less, we process by item. More than 50 and we process by weight.

Supporting Individual and Corporate Recycling

For the Ecology team, all recycling is important. We believe that most people feel the same, but often give up on recycling because they feel the process is not convenient enough for them. To help you help the environment, we have streamlined our processes to make recycling easy to do. In addition to being easy to access, our Fontana recycling center encourages community efforts, so you can collect your recyclables and drop them off in larger loads.

If you have industrial-level recycling needs, either on a daily basis due to manufacturing and other waste or on a single occasion due to a specific project, we offer a special service. With this service, we offer roll-off bins that we both deliver to your location and pick up once full. We carry these bins in many different sizes and can complete this service multiple times a day depending on your needs.

Items We Don’t Accept

While we would love to recycle everything, it isn’t possible. Some items cannot be recycled, while others are simply not suited to our facilities. Below are items we must refused due to the capabilities of our recycling center and concerns for the health of our staff:

  • Fiberglass
  • Wood
  • Liquids
  • Solid waste
  • Computers
  • Television monitors
  • Oil filters
  • Flammable materials
  • Medical waste
  • Hazardous waste, and
  • Sealed drums

If there is an item you would like to recycle but you are unsure if it can be accepted, call us to inquire about our ability to process it.

Proudly Serving the City of Colton

Ecology Auto Parts wants to help make Colton the best it can be. If you want to keep your city cleaner while earning money for your recyclables, Ecology is the company to work with. No matter how large or small your lot of recyclables is, we can process it for you. To learn more, give us a call or head to our Fontana recycling center.


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