Recycling is a trend that continues to grow, which is excellent news for the environment. This is also good if you want to get rid of metals taking up space in your factory. However, not everyone knows how to recycle larger machines or metal scraps. In some cases, you may have specialised equipment cluttering your premises that you are not sure how to remove.
The good news is that you do not need to worry about separating the different kinds of metal, hauling it, or where to take your metals to recycle. Our commerical scrap metal recycling team are expert in commercial recycling. Factory cleaning is among the many ways we can help you get your factory in order.
You may wonder what is involved in a factory cleanup or if it is worth taking the time to clear out your shop. While the value of metals cannot be guaranteed, we can let you know that our customers get the best prices in town.
What is a Factory Cleanup?
Much like the name implies, a factory cleanup is time spent sorting and removing scrap metals, old machinery, and other recyclable metals from your shop. Depending on the condition of your shop, this could be a simple project or a drawn-out event. While it is possible to do this with your staff, bringing in professionals is your best option.
Why Should I Arrange a Professional Cleanup?
There are a few reasons why having a team of experienced pros take charge of clearing away your factory’s surplus metals is your best choice.
While your employees may be capable of sifting through heaps of metal, they may not know the ins and outs of dealing with particular metals. There is more to a cleanup that you might know. Some types of metal contain coating capable of leaving chemical burns, others may expose unprotected workers to acid, and tetanus is a significant concern with so many sharp edges to cut or puncture the skin. Professional scrap buyers have the experience and protective gear to be safe while doing the job.
2. Maintain Efficiency
In addition to keeping your employees safe, allowing professionals to run a professional factory cleanup will mean your workers can stay at their typical workstations. Bouncing employees from task to task often leads to wasted time. The amount of time spent acclimating to sorting scrap metal can greatly reduce worker productivity, ultimately, costing you money.
3. A Better Payout
While metal prices are not guaranteed, you can be sure that you will get more per kg if your metals are carefully sorted than if you brought in a mix of various metals. If you bring in a mash-up of different kinds of metal, workers at the recycling yard will need to separate the metal by type and, most likely, clean the metals. All of this costs the recycling company money. To make up the deficit, you get a smaller payout. During a factory cleanup, Collins Recycling’s team will separate the different metals to make sure you get the most money for each type of metal.
4. Save Money on Your Company’s Investments
If you decide to allow professionals to run a cleanup operation, the scrap will earn you some money when you sell it. By taking part in this arrangement, your company will get the most from the equipment outlays. You stand to protect your
investment and gain some money for your materials if you sell the clean and sorted metal from old machinery that is no longer worth repairing. The same is true for materials used in creating your building. There are few, if any, metals that will not provide some amount of money when sent to a scrap yard.
5. You are Helping the Environment
Extracting metal from the earth is costly in several ways.
- The energy needed to run the extracting equipment is much greater than the cost of processing scrap metal.
- The raw materials needed to make new metals are costly
- Scrap metal that ends up tossed in a landfill can pollute the groundwater and cause untold damages right now and in the future
Various metal scraps and machinery take up space and make your factory unsafe and less efficient. Rather than exposing your employees to dangerous circumstances, consider working with an expert. Your company can benefit from allowing the professionals at Collins Recycling to do a factory cleanup. If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to contact us.