Metals are among the first materials to be captured in the recycling process. Metals are the perfect recyclable – their high value creates a financial return, their density lends to efficiency in transport and their properties allow them to recycled again and again.
Metal has been the backbone of civilized nations since copper was discovered in 5,000 B.C. We not only use metal; we reuse it to such an extent that metal recycling in the United States is estimated to be a $20 billion industry.
In fact, metal recyclers in the United States handle about 120 million tons of recyclables each year. From iron to steel, aluminum to copper, lead to zinc, metal not only makes the world go ’round, it goes ’round itself, thanks to companies like iSustain.
iSustain provides resources to the basic manufacturing sector while conserving natural resources and protecting the environment. Scrap metal generated as a by-product of industrial manufacturing, construction and demolition, and the disposal of obsolete metal products is recycled into new raw materials for the production of primary metals such as steel, copper, and aluminum.
Scrap metal is not waste or trash. Rather, it is a continuous resource—a resource made from old automobiles, appliances, buildings, bridges, airplanes, and more. Scrap metal may, in fact, be one of our most precious resources. Because it can be remelted and reshaped into new products countless times, scrap metal is a resource that will never be depleted.
We pride ourselves on the ability to handle, process, and market every grade of your metal scrap. Here is some of the scrap products we handle in
Plate & Structural
Used Beverage Container, Aluminum
Our recycling professionals have an intimate knowledge of the metal recycling business, and each one of them has decades of hands-on experience. Our expertise allows us to develop efficient, turn-key recycling programs that are specifically designed to complement your existing manufacturing operation.
We help you handle the difficult problem of developing a metal recycling program, putting money back into your pocket in the process. We differentiate ourselves from our competitors by properly educating you on the various grades of metal scrap, and the market for those products.