Steel Recycling Tips

Steel Recycling

Recycling one ton of steel:

  • Saves 642 kWh of energy
  • Saves 1.8 barrels (76 gallons) of oil
  • Saves 10.9 million Btu’s of energy
  • Saves 4 cubic yards of landfill space

Steel Recycling Tips:

  1. Prepare steel cans for recycling by rinsing them with water to remove any food residue.
  2. To save space, remove both ends of the steel can and crush flat.
  3. Labels on the steel cans do not have to be removed since they are burned off during the melting process.

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