As a producer of goods, your factory undoubtedly has some leftover materials. While you could send these materials to the county landfill, it is better to recycle. There are lots of other things in your industrial/manufacturing plant that you can recycle as well. Here are just four different recycling programs that are available to your plant to help you stay eco-friendly.
Scrap Metal Recycling
Keep a large dumpster just for scrap metal recycling. Scrap metal recyclers take steel, tin, aluminum, metal alloys like brass, and bronze. Throw all of your scrap metals in the same dumpster. If you have tools or machines that are mostly metal, you can recycle these as well. If they are too big to throw in the dumpster, you can arrange for scrap metal yards to pick up these larger metal items and take them to the recycling site for you.
If you are in the business of plastics and plastic product construction, then you probably have leftover plastics. Even auto manufacturers frequently have leftover plastic parts from building cars. Depending on the level of recycling for each type of plastics, you may need a garbage bin that has dividers to keep different types of plastic separate. For example, plastics stamped with a two go in one section of the bin, while plastics stamped with a three, four or five go in other sections of the bin. Not only does this help the environment, but it also helps the plastics recycling company separate your plastics faster. It makes the process more efficient for them too.
Gold, Silver, and Precious Metals Recycling
Gold and silver are frequently used to create computer technology and components. While it is rare to have excess materials of this sort lying around, you may have some scraps that are too impure to use in production. Gold, silver, and precious metals recyclers can take care of that. They often buy these scraps from companies and then spend time purifying the elements for other uses.
E-waste consists of computers and various computer accessories and components. If you regularly update your work computers in your plant, you may want to consider recycling the old computers. Local communities often have some e-waste drop sites that your plant can utilize to get rid of old computers and old computer parts. Individual state governments may also list online some places where you can take your e-waste to have it recycled.