Steel and iron scrap – ferrous scrap – is the most recycled material in the U.S. and around the world, accounting for more than half of all material that is recycled.

Like many metals, steel can be used over and over again. The steel from a refrigerator made 20 years ago could be used in an auto produced 10 years ago, and now could be part of the structural support of a high-rise building. Advances in recycling techniques and steel production have made this cradle-to-grave-to-cradle process more practical and cost-effective.

Metal recycling means that less ore mining is required to produce the consumer and industrial products we use every day. It’s environmentally responsible to keep useful material out of landfills, and simply smart to maintain a constant lifecycle for metal materials.

Tri-State Iron & Metal Co. plays a critical role as a metal recycling center. The scrap we purchase – from cars and industrial parts to appliances and military equipment – re-enters the metal markets as a raw material to manufacture new products.

When you sell iron or steel scrap to Tri-State, you are not only making money from the metal, you are ensuring that valuable raw material remains a productive part of our environment, rather than “trash” that potentially harms it.