The Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling

May 31, 2021

When you start to consider recycling, you often think about the most common recyclables advertised (cardboard, newspapers, glass, plastic, aluminum cans). However, a less commonly known, but equally important, recyclable is scrap metal. At Okon Recycling, located in Dallas, Texas, we take all recycling very seriously, but Scrap Metal Dallas recycling is both good for the environment and economical. 

When it comes to scrap metal, there are two different classifications; Ferrous and Non-Ferrous. Ferrous metals are often the cheaper of the two and mostly contain iron and weigh more. Ferrous metals are good conductors of electricity, have lower resistance to rust and corrosion, and have good magnetic properties. Non-Ferrous metals are often more expensive. Gold or silver are examples of non-ferrous metals. They do not contain any iron, are not magnetic, weigh less, are malleable, and have a higher resistance to rust and corrosion. 


Most of the iron and steel that are used in workshops or factories is recycled scrap metal. When scrap metal is recycled it can be made into tools with higher quality while using considerably less energy and emitting considerably less Co2. Stainless steel, copper, and aluminum are just a few. 

Another environmental benefit to recycling scrap metal is that is leaves room in landfills for non-recyclable materials. Landfills are becoming more and more crowded, so we should be doing what we can to stop them from filling up and harming the earth we live on. 


Recycled scrap metal (mostly iron and aluminum) is being heavily used in the construction of projects like roads and bridges. Many manufacturers are using scrap metal in the construction of household appliances and cell phones. It is used in the manufacturing of vehicles, aircrafts, and other forms of transportation. Scrap metal is also used to make containers used by a variety of companies. The use of Scrap Metal Dallas has helped to lower the need for the mining of iron ore and is often cheaper to use in manufacturing. 


Studies have shown that almost 500,000 jobs have been created by the scrap metal recycling industry and millions in tax revenue. With plenty of demolition going on, as well as new infrastructure and consumer goods, recycled scrap has become a valuable commodity and allowed for thriving businesses around the world.

Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling in Dallas TX

When you recycle Scrap Metal Dallas and other recyclables, you allow for a used product to be repurposed into something new for consumption. The number of resources used to create a brand new product, rather than a recycled one, consumes natural resources. Recycled products use less energy, and less water, and create less toxic waste, making them easier on the environment. 

At Okon Recycling we offer a 20 acre modernized, concrete Community Recycling center facility that was specifically designed to deliver the best recycling experience in the industry. It is our mission to consistently deliver high prices, a clean and safe environment, as well as fast, friendly, and respectful service for all customers.