Good for the environment, good for business, and good for overhead costs, recycling scrap metal that results from your industrial processes is a good idea as a business owner. However, holding loads of scrap metal on your business property while it is waiting to be recycled can bring about some challenges. This metal material can take up a lot of precious space, and if you are like most places, you will not be able to get rid of the metal on a daily basis. There are a few things you can do to help make the act of housing bulk scrap metal a little easier to handle.
1. Invest in a metal grinding machine.
If you take a trip to the local metal recycling center, you will find a large piece of equipment that grinds down pieces of metal into smaller, more manageable bits. While you may not have the funding to go out and buy one of these metal-eating giants for your property, what you can do is invest in a smaller version. Small metal grinding machines are not all that large, but they do a really good job of breaking down larger pieces of metal into smaller pieces so that they are easier to toss in a dumpster or otherwise store in a container.
2. Contact a bulk scrap metal recycling center for help.
If you are lucky enough to have a company in your area who offers bulk scrap metal recycling, see if they have solutions available to help you with containment of the materials before they are picked up. Some of these companies actually offer large containers, separators, and other solutions for their clients. Therefore, it is well worth asking what is available if you find your company struggling to keep metal contained that is going to eventually be recycled.
3. Consider compacting metal scrap pieces.
Compacting metal pieces involves mashing them together, so they do not take up as much space. There are several ways that you can achieve this, such as investing in a metal compactor or even using existing heavy equipment like a dozer or dozer to mash things down. In some situations, laying the metal out on the ground where it can be rolled over and compacted by a dozer will make storage processes much easier to handle. Metal compactors do come at an expense, but they are highly efficient for the purpose and a worthy investment if you have a lot of metal waste to contend with.