Recycling Benefits/Laws

Save the Planet

The United States recycles 150 million metric tons of scrap materials annually, including 85 million tons of iron and steel, 5.5 million tons of aluminum, 1.8 million tons of copper, 2 million tons of stainless steel, 1.2 million tons of lead, and 420,000 tons of zinc, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). Other metals such as brass, bronze, magnesium, and tin are recycled as well.
In 2008, the scrap recycling industry generated $86 billion and supported 85,000 jobs. The recycled materials that the industry processes into raw material feedstock every year are used for industrial manufacturing around the world. In 2008, the United States exported $28.6 billion—roughly 44 million metric tons—of scrap commodities, which contributed significantly to U.S. trade balances.
What are the benefits of recycling all that metal?

  • Metal Recycling Saves Energy
  • Recycling protects and expands U.S. manufacturing jobs and increases the U.S.Competitiveness.
  • Recycling reduces the need for landfilling and incineration.
  • Recycling prevents pollution caused by the manufacturing of products from Virgin materials.
  • Recycling decreases emissions of greenhouse gases that contribute to global Climate change.
  • Recycling conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals.
  • Recycling helps sustain the environment for future generations.
  • Recycling scrap metal reduces greenhouse gas emissions and uses less energy than making metal from virgin ore.
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The amount of energy saved using various recycled metals compared to virgin ore is up to:

  • 92 percent for aluminum
  • 90 percent for copper
  • 56 percent for steel

If today is a typical day on planet earth, humans will add fifteen million tons of carbon to the atmosphere, destroying 115 square miles of tropical rainforest, create seventy-two square miles of desert, eliminate between forty to one hundred species, erode seventy-one million tons of topsoil, add twenty-seven hundred tons of CFCs to the stratosphere, and increase their population by 263,000

Used Auto Parts:

We have a large selection of vehicles such as Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, and others

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Summary of the New 2012 Recycling Laws.

Each Customer must have a current and unexpired driver's license or identification card issued by the State of Drivers Services.

Other forms of identification include Military ID cards, current work authorization issued by the federal government containing the individual's name, address, and photograph.

Materials we cannot purchase without proper paperwork are as follows:

  • Air Conditioning Unit Coils
  • Burned Copper Wire
  • Burial Objects
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Materials we cannot accept from the general public.

  • Manhole or Sewer Covers
  • Railroad Iron
  • Aluminum Concrete Forms
  • Live Brass Shells
  • Kegs
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Requirements for Vehicles:

No Title is required for a vehicle 12 years or older. However, Any vehicle purchased for scrap with no title present will be subject to a lien check.

The scrap vehicle must be worthless that $850.00 ( Trailers $1700.00) or less. The recycler must complete a Title Cancellation Certificate with the respect that the vehicle or trailer. Knowingly falsifying a title cancellation certificate by either the buyer or seller is a felony.

Please review the detailed 2012 Scrap Compliance Guides by following the links listed above to review the new Georgia Laws Relevant to Secondary Metals Recyclers and the New 2012 Recycling Laws for detailed information.

Recycle Today: Please help to sustain the environment for future generations
We are a drop-off center that accepts and buys various types of Aluminum, Automobiles, Batteries, Brass, Copper, Lead, Stainless Steel, Shredder Steel, Alternators, Starters. Catalytic Converters and other recyclables.
Click on the material links on the right for additional information about the items we buy to turn your recyclables into cash.

There are numerous materials. Whereas recycling processing is used in new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials to reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution from incineration, water pollution from landfilling and lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to virgin production. Please take time to check the 'Benefits of Recycling' link above for additional information.
Sustain the environment for future generations & turn your recyclables into cash.

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