Industrial Scrap Metal Recycling Services

Through the years Albert Bros. has developed expertise in working alongside manufacturers to help them develop the most efficient scrap handling and recycling programs – something critical for their success. In addition, we have successfully expanded into the recycling, processing and brokering of all metals including all steel grades, aluminums, coppers, brasses, stainless steels, aerospace alloys and precious metals along with paper and plastics.

We will find a solution for your scrap metal recycling needs – custom containers, material handling, and transportation services. Whether there is a unique shipment of oversized pieces, or special handling of sensitive material which needs certified material destruction, we can help.

Albert Bros. specializes in the handling, processing, packaging, marketing and brokering of industrial scrap from all types of manufacturing. Our facility is fully equipped to handle any size account. Our equipment includes some of the newest and most advanced in the industry. With our experience and equipment, we offer the best options for Commercial and Industrial Recycling in the region.

THE FERROUS SCRAP INDUSTRY

In 2007, the U.S. ferrous scrap industry was valued at $21.6 billion.

If the ferrous scrap that is recycled in the U.S. were put into rail cars, the train would stretch 11,349 miles—nearly halfway around the world.

On average, the U.S. processes enough ferrous scrap daily to build five Eiffel Towers every day of the year.

In 2007, the U.S. scrap industry recycled more than 81.6 million metric tons of ferrous metal.

Steel produced by predominantly scrapfed electric arc furnaces account for 59% of the total raw steel produced in the United States last year—nearly 58 million metric tons.

The U.S. is the largest exporter of ferrous scrap in the world. In 2007, 15.6 million metric tons of ferrous scrap—valued at more than $5 billion—were exported to 133 countries, including Turkey, China, Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, India, and Egypt.

Top exports include:
5,000,000 metric tons of shredded steel scrap
3,300,000 metric tons of #1 heavy melting steel
1,800,000 metric tons of alloyed non-stainless steel
1,100,000 metric tons of cast iron

Recycling steel requires 60% less energy than producing steel from iron ore.

The use of scrap vs. iron ore reduces mining wastes by 97%, air pollution efficient by 86%, and water pollution by 76%.

Recycled more than 17 million cars in 2006 through more than 200 shredders to supply an estimated 14 million tons of shredded scrap.

Recycling rate:
for cars: 102%
for appliances: 90%
for cans: 63%
for plates and beams: 98%
for rebar and other construction: 63%

Sources: http://www.originalrecyclers.org/ferrous_scrap.pdf
AISI, USGS, USITC, ISRI, other industry sources