Scrap Metal Recycling Blog

Oct 21, 2014
The scrap metal yard is a much better place for your broken appliances. Find out why here!
Sep 30, 2014
Recycling an old car is just as important as buying a new one.
Sep 2, 2014
Surprisingly enough using steel in your home can help make it more durable and also less expensive in the long run. Learn more here!
Jul 28, 2014
Can you guess what has one of the highest recycling rates in the U.S.? It’s not paper, aluminum cans, or even cars! Car batteries along with similar batteries are one of the most recycled products in the U.S. at a rate of 98-99%!
Jun 5, 2014
Why is it important to recycle your catalytic converter?
Mar 25, 2014
The scrap recycling industry generates $10.3 billion in revenue for federal, state, and local governments while supporting more than 450,000 American jobs. Learn more about the positive impact this sector can have on the U.S economy.

Feb 25, 2014

With the tech industry growing at an accelerated rate, finding where to dispose of your old electronics should be just as important as choosing your new replacement.

Jan 28, 2014

It's National Data Privacy Day so we are protecting our important customer data and recycling (our favorite activity) at the same time using secure document shredding! Learn how you can do the same!

Jan 27, 2014

Working with Energy Star has helped us improve our energy management strategy and protect the environment through energy efficient practices. Learn more about Energy Star here! 

Jan 14, 2014

Did you know that Auminum is the world's most recycled beverage container? Learn more about the life of your soda can here!

Dec 18, 2013

Being a LEED Gold Certified facility is an achievement worth celebrating in an environmentally conscious city like Portland.  

Nov 26, 2013

In Portland, the city of bridges, the Steel Bridge is one of the most distinctive and versatile bridges spanning the Willamette, and it just had a milestone birthday!  

Sep 18, 2013

Portland still boasts one of the largest collections of cast-iron architecture in the US thanks to several 19th century Oregon iron foundries.

Aug 16, 2013

Copper is one of the first metals used by humans.  It was used in coins or ornamentations in 8000 B.C. and as tool in 5500 B.C.

Jun 24, 2013

While iron and steel are among the most commonly recycled metals, their non-ferrous counterparts like aluminum and copper are valued partly because they can be recycled many more times. 

May 1, 2013

Living in Portland - a.k.a. Bridgetown - have you ever considered that the bridges you cross every day might be made from recycled parts of a car your family use to own?

Apr 1, 2013

You know who Iron Man and the Man of Steel are, but did you know that iron and steel are also the super heros of recycling?

Mar 6, 2013

We know that every little bit helps, but recycling scrap metal can make a BIG difference in our Northwest environment.