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Welcome to Miami Valley Recycling! We are your go-to solution for all your recycling needs in Dayton, Ohio. Our single, convenient location makes it easy to drop off your recyclable metals.

At Miami Valley Recycling, we are committed to providing you with fair and convenient recycling services. We gladly buy recyclable metals and ensure that the process is quick and hassle-free. Our certified scales and friendly staff will make your visit a pleasant experience.

We take pride in offering nationwide recycling solutions to our valued customers. With all the necessary equipment on-site, we can handle any size of scrap metal load. By choosing Miami Valley Recycling, you are doing your part to ensure that no recyclable metals end up in a landfill.

Trust us to process all recyclable materials appropriately and efficiently on-site. Contact us today and we'll work together to make the world a better place through responsible recycling (and pocketing some cash in the process).

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Metal Recycling 101

In today's world, sustainability and environmental responsibility are more important than ever. Metal recycling is essential to this effort, as it helps reduce waste in landfills and conserves natural resources. At Miami Valley Metal Recycling Centre, we are committed to providing comprehensive metal recycling services to our community's individuals, businesses, and industries. Let's explore the benefits of metal recycling, the process of recycling metal, the types of metal for recycling, and how you can participate in this crucial effort. Join us as we dive into the world of metal recycling and learn how you can positively impact the planet.

Different Types of Scrap Metals

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Understanding the types of metals being recycled is important when it comes to metal recycling. There are two main categories of metals: ferrous and non-ferrous. Knowing the distinction between these two categories can help the sorting and recycling process.

Ferrous Metals vs Non-Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals are metals that contain iron as the primary metal. These metals are widely used in the construction, transportation, and manufacturing industries. Ferrous metals are also magnetic, making them easy to identify and separate from other materials during recycling. Examples of ferrous metals include steel, cast iron, and wrought iron. Steel, the most common ferrous metal, is one of the most widely recycled materials globally. Did you know that the United States alone recycles more than 80 million tons of steel annually? Almost 69% of all steel is recycled in the US annually, more than the combined amount of paper, aluminum, plastic, and glass.

Non-ferrous metals do not contain iron as the primary metal. Examples of non-ferrous metals include aluminum, copper, brass, and lead. They are normally more corrosion and rust-resistant than ferrous metals as they don’t contain iron. These metals are also lightweight, malleable, and have excellent conductivity, making them ideal for use in the aerospace, electrical, and plumbing industries.

Home Scrap Vs. Prompt Scrap Vs. Obsolete Scrap

Home scrap and prompt scrap are residual metals from manufacturing that are not sold to the market or visible to consumers. Home scrap is used in the manufacturing facility where it was created, while prompt scrap is new and clean leftover metal from manufacturing. Prompt scrap is harder to obtain and is a high-quality metal that is not processed in-house by manufacturers.

Obsolete scrap refers to discarded consumer products that have reached the end of their useful life. Examples include old domestic appliances, vehicles, and even aluminum drink cans. Despite their name, obsolete scrap still holds value and can be repurposed through scrap metal recycling.


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