D.C. Metals & Recycling

6849 28th St, North Highlands, 95660, California, United States

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Brief Information About D.C. Metals & Recycling in California

D.C. Metals & Recycling is a material recovery facility that diverts waste from landfills/transfer station by producing cleaner recycled products. Recycling is made simple and low-cost with their dedicated dumpster service and local recycling center.

D.C. Metals & Recycling is located at 6849 28th St, North Highlands, 95660, California, United States. The facility serves select cities in California. Call 916-344-0862 for further information.

Working hours:

  • Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
  • Sunday: closed

D.C. Metals & Recycling Services

D.C. Metals & Recycling is a recycling center in California that provides a low-cost and sustainable solution to your recycling needs. The recycling center in California offers the following services:

  • Aluminum Cans Recycling
  • Automobile Radiators Recycling
  • Televisions Recycling
  • Car And Truck Wheels Recycling
  • Plastic Bottles Recycling

Acceptable Waste for D.C. Metals & Recycling

D.C. Metals & Recycling processes several different types of waste to simplify recycling for consumers. The recycling center in California collects the following materials:

Automotive

  • Cars

Electronics

  • Televisions

Glass

  • All Glass Bottles

Metal

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Appliances
  • Bare Copper Wire
  • Insulated Copper Wire
  • Iron
  • Red Brass
  • Yellow Brass

Can I Recycle It?

Nearly all waste can be recycled, but how you recycle or dispose of it can be confusing. If you are uncertain whether you can recycle material and how to recycle it, you can check online on website provided by USA Hauling & Recycling, Inc:


For more information about recyclable materials in D.C. Metals & Recycling, you can find out by phone 916-344-0862.

The Importance of Recycling

D.C. Metals & Recycling is proud to offer local recycling center services to encourage recycling across the community. Recycling is integral for facilitating the transition to a circular economy and lowering the impact of a commodity’s lifecycle on the environment. It is an important contributor to the American economy and is vital to preserving resources and conserving the environment. The Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report 2020 identified that the recycling sector across the United States provides 757,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in wages in a single year. For every 1,000 tons of materials recycled, this translates to supporting 1.57 jobs.


Most Americans recognize the importance of recycling but are limited by the infrastructure available to them. The Draft National Recycling Strategy outlines the need for a more robust and efficient community solid waste recycling network:


You can learn more about why recycling is important in this book:


FAQ

What is the most profitable metal to recycle?

Scrap recycling is one of the least popular in the United States even though most metals can be recycled and there are even some that have a high market value. The recycling of scrap metal is very important since by reusing metals we mitigate the exploitation of minerals, which are a limited resource, and their extraction generates a significant amount of greenhouse gasses.

Most of the waste can be left in the local recycling centers and received payment for it, in this way we avoid this waste ends up in landfills, where it would take hundreds of years to degrade.

Some of the metals that can be sold at recycling centers are copper (which is the best-valued metal on the market), aluminum, brass, lead, iron, and bronze. You can find these materials in all kinds of household waste such as; wires, pipes, kitchen sinks, food cans, soda cans, window frames, door locks, chandeliers and hinges, old jewelry, children’s toys, lamps, and tools.

Although almost most of the metals are recycled, some cannot be reused or that recycling centers do not receive, such as those used for paint or toxic products, some pipes, clothes hangers, and metal scraps, so it’s always best to check directly with your local recycling center.

What does the US do with recycling?

The waste that can be recycled has different destinations depending on the material in question. The waste that we deposit in the recyclable container is taken by dedicated recycling trucks to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In these recycling centers, the waste is separated and later packed in bundles.

The waste that is not received by the recycling centers, such as plastic bags, electronic devices, or clothing (which vary in each locality and each recycling center) must be taken directly by the consumers to specific collection points so that these can be recycled.

Once separated and packaged, the recyclable materials are sent to recycling plants or processing factories that turn the waste into new products.

Recyclable waste that is not separated in the recycling container or is not taken to collection points, ends up in landfills, where, depending on its material, it can take hundreds of years to degrade or even never do so.

In the United States, only 10% of recyclable waste reaches the transformation stage, and most of it is destined for sale abroad.

Which paper cannot be used for recycling?

Paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle, however, for this to happen, it must be treated correctly from the beginning of the recycling chain, that is, from the consumer. The most important thing when it comes to recycling paper is that it does not contain polluting agents, since any type of food, oil, or some other residue makes it unrecyclable and can contaminate the entire batch.

Paper that is not recycled ends up in landfills and although it degrades rapidly compared to other materials since it is not reused, it increases the exploitation of forests and trees in the manufacture of the new paper.

As for cardboard boxes or cardboard in general, which is made up of several layers of paper, it is best to give it a second use whenever possible. On the other hand, failing that, keep them clean and break them so that they can be properly treated in the local recycling centers.

What is a transfer station?

Waste transfer stations or material recycling facilities are sites where recyclable materials and waste are collected. At the stations, the waste is classified and separated to later be transferred to another area or facility for recycling, demolition, or landfill. The waste transfer stations are not just another stop for our garbage, here a fundamental process is carried out to reduce pollution by waste.

Waste transfer stations reduce waste going to landfills, preventing much hazardous chemical pollution remains from ending up in landfills, plus the transfer of waste from local collection trucks to larger vehicles, such as a train or ship, reduces significantly the cost of transportation and the environmental impact of transporting garbage.

Why recycling is important?

Recycling is the process by which the raw materials that make up the waste that we use daily such as paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, etc., are transformed into new materials. This prevents these wastes from entering the seas or earth. But, for this to happen, a series of steps need to be carried out:

  • At home – separate and clean waste.
  • At local recycling centers – sort, pack, and store, for later sale.
  • At processing industries – treat the materials and transform them into new products.

For a few years, the United States entered a crisis due to the accumulation of waste, which was triggered by the new waste policies of China, which was the main buyer of waste in the United States. These new policies are much stricter and among other restrictions, they lowered the minimum standards for pollutants to -1%, which excludes the majority of waste from the United States.

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