HIPPO WASTE SYSTEMS
Through their activities, many companies in the greater Houston not only generate Municipal Solid Waste, but also ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal materials. Hippo Waste Systems can assist you set up a full recycling program that will handle both. In many instances, the potential revenues from scrap metal materials will reduce or offset the cost of your regular waste removal.
FERROUS SCRAP METALS.
By far, the most common type of scrap metal materials, ferrous scrap -or carbon steel- can take many different forms (pipes, plates, valves, beams, etc.). Whether it’s been accumulated over the years or it is the ongoing result of your production process, carbon steel can be easily recycled. Hippo Waste Systems will help you determine the most cost effective way to collect it and transport it for recycling purposes.
NON FERROUS SCRAP.
Brass, copper, aluminum, stainless, electric wire, etc. Non-ferrous scrap metal materials usually generate more revenue than regular carbon steel. Despite a lesser density, and because of a higher value, non-ferrous materials are usually collected in smaller containers (6’ by 4’, hoppers). Hippo Waste Systems can assist you organizing the whole recycling process.
BENEFITS OF STEEL RECYCLING.
Recycling programs are established primarily to reduce the solid waste stream and save landfill space. For a company, steel recycling might not only generate revenues (depending on the quality, volume and market value of the steel being recycled) but will also lead to savings by reducing the number of loads necessary to handle the regular solid waste stream.
Each year, steel recycling saves the energy equivalent to electrically power about one-fifth of the households in the United States (or about 18 million homes) for one year. And every ton of steel recycled saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.