environmental services

American Iron & Metal’s modern recycling operations emphasize environmental sustainability as we recycle to:

  • Reduce solid waste going to landfills
  • Conserve energy and resources
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Help clean up cities, towns, and countrysides
  • Sustainably support and supply modern manufacturing
  • Create economic value by purchasing what most people would otherwise throw away

Energy saved using recycled metals vs. virgin ore:

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

Recycling just one ton of steel also conserves:

  • 2500 lbs of iron ore
  • 1400 lbs of coal and
  • 120 lbs of limestone

(Source:  Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries)