General Metal Recycling Co, 90640, CA

1505 Washington Blvd, Montebello, 90640, California, United States

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(323) 722 9995

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Brief Information About General Metal Recycling Co in California

General Metal Recycling Co 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.

General Metal Recycling Co is located at 1505 Washington Blvd, Montebello, 90640, California, United States. The facility serves select cities in California. Call (323) 722 9995 for further information.

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General Metal Recycling Co Services

General Metal Recycling Co 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 Recycling
  • Stainless Steel Recycling
  • E-waste
  • Demolition
  • Copper Recycling

Acceptable Waste for General Metal Recycling Co

General Metal Recycling Co processes several different types of waste to simplify recycling for consumers. The recycling center in California collects the following materials:

Electronics

  • Keyboards / Mice
  • Printers/Scanners/Copiers
  • Servers

Metal

  • Radiators
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • high temp alloys
  • Insulated Copper Wire
  • Steel

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 General Metal Recycling Co, you can find out by phone (323) 722 9995.

The Importance of Recycling

General Metal Recycling Co 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 can I take to my local recycling center?

To make sure we’re diverting as much waste from landfills as possible, it’s important to be aware of all the products that can be sent to your local recycling centers. There are many products that, if you separate them correctly, you can send directly to your local curbside recycling program.

Even so, as this varies depending on the capacities and facilities of the collection centers, it is always better to ask directly at your local collection center.

The products that can generally be deposited in recycling centers are:

  • Paper, newspapers, magazines, and mixed papers (As long as they are clean)
  • Bottles of plastic (almost all types)
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Rigid plastic objects
  • Cans, aluminum, steel, and metal containers
What time is the recycling center open?

Most of the local recycling centers work on a standard schedule according to their location and have a page on the internet, where you can check, what days they do not operate, what hours they serve, their address, and everything you need to know about your local recycling center.

What are landfills?

Sanitary landfills are designated sites for the disposal of garbage or other types of solid waste. Large holes are built at these sites into which garbage is buried. Until a few years ago, landfills were a major source of pollution due to the contact of toxic waste with the environment, but today they are designed to prevent waste from reaching and contaminating groundwater.

Sanitary landfills are built with a layering system that isolates debris from air and water, which is vital to preventing pollution. The garbage is compacted in cells to make the most of the available space, for which heavy machinery such as excavators and compaction equipment is used. Some of the polluting byproducts of garbage generation, such as methane, are captured and used to generate electricity. However, landfills continue to represent an important source of pollution, since when they reach their maximum capacity, the land on which they are built will take thousand of years to recover.

What is a waste 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.

Where does the recycling go?

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.

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