While many might think only of paper and plastic when it comes to recycling, metals like stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper can also be recycled. As part of our on-going commitment to recycling and repurposing scrap metal, General Recycling Industries Ltd. offers a range of stainless steel services, including the purchasing and recycling of stainless steel in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert.
Though we focus on the purchase of stainless steel in Edmonton, our primary concern is to safely and professionally recycle ferrous and non-ferrous material commonly found in stainless steel. At General Recycling Industries Ltd., we make sure all of our recycling projects lead to long-term sustainability and preservation of the global environment.
About Stainless Steel
The original alloy that makes stainless steel was discovered before the turn of the century. However, it wasn’t until the 1920s that the process and product were perfected. Unlike ordinary steel, stainless steel doesn’t readily rust, stain, or corrode. However, it remains strong and secure like ordinary steel.
Recycling Stainless Steel
The process to recycle stainless steel is similar to other processes used on ferrous metals at General Recycling Industries Ltd. in Edmonton. Stainless steel is first sorted from other recyclable metals. It is then compacted into large blocks and later cut into smaller pieces, and finally melted down and cast into slabs or ingots. Stainless steel is 100% recyclable and the average stainless steel object is made up of close to 60% recycled material.
Energy Benefits of Recycling
Recycling just one ton of stainless steel saves 1,000 kg of iron ore, 55 kg of limestone and 630 kg of coal. It takes a lot of work to make stainless steel, and reworking this process is much cheaper and kinder to the environment. Because of this, nearly 90% of the end-of-life products made from stainless steel are recycled.
Contact Us for All Your Edmonton Metal Recycling Needs
For Sherwood Park, St. Albert, and Edmonton, metal recycling has never been easier thanks to the professional work offered at General Recycling Industries Ltd. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer related to the purchasing and recycling of stainless steel. Our talented and friendly staff is more than happy to discuss these and many of our other services, including buying, brokerage information, and bin services. We also provide new and used metals for sale at or below retail price.
For sustainable stainless steel recycling, choose General Recycling Industries Ltd. Stop by one of our convenient locations today. We’re open six days a week.