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When we think of the bottom of the ocean, we submerge ourselves in total darkness and surround ourselves with thoughts of bioluminescent marine creatures, hydrothermal vents, and the magnificent trenches. But, just when we thought our oceans couldn’t become even more mysterious, scientists and researchers have discovered something even more fa...
By | September 17th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
are manufacturing jobs coming back to the us
Will manufacturing return to the US? It’s happening right now, but probably not the way you’d imagine it. Coronavirus has shaken the faith in the current business model most US Manufacturers use: Lean Manufacturing. Now manufacturing leaders are picking up some old tactics that are bringing jobs back to the US. But what kind of jobs can w...
By | August 18th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
How does scrap metal recycling save money
Overuse of fossil fuels, deforestation -- mainly to make space for cattle farming and the growing human footprint -- drastically impact the state of our planet. Higher emissions of greenhouse gases caused by human activity have also, for at least a decade, had environmental scientists on high alert as the earth warms at rapid paces, causing among m...
By | August 10th, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
self storage facilities
Increasingly, we’ve become a nation that loves our homes, our apartments – and our self-storage facilities. Today, more and more Americans are renting space in storage facilities, which have become a booming industry, particularly in large metro areas. There’s an estimated 2.6 billion square feet of self-storage across this nation, accordi...
By | August 9th, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
environmental benefits of scrap recycling
During World War II, the U.S. government launched a nationwide campaign encouraging Americans to start collecting anything they had made out of metal, so it could be recycled. The reason: as part of the war effort, factories had started to ramp up production of the tanks, ships and other weapons used to fight overseas. Metals were in short suppl...
By | August 8th, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
recycling metals matters
Bottled water, recycled bottles, reusable bags, etc. Is recycling metal really important for the future? There are tons of new products being introduced every year to help with one central problem: Scarcity. It’s exactly what we all think it is. Things run out, and that includes natural resources. Recycling Metals Matters It’s hard for so...
By | August 7th, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
Cable Recycling | steel scrap shavings from machining
It’s always important to make sure you have the right tools for the job, but cable recycling and transformer recycling can be a game-changer.  We’ve already covered how C&D businesses can recycle their scrap, but that doesn’t help with scrapping small electric motors or finding transformer recycling companies. Below we break down the ...
By | July 29th, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
Manufacturing in the U.S. has had a long love affair with materials research for efficiency. Production ideologies like Lean Manufacturing have emerged to save Manufacturers time, money, and higher quality products. The only problem? Almost no one is taking advantage of their material waste. Manufacturing Waste Management Is The Goal Lean M...
By | June 16th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
Green-Steel-GLE-Scrap
International trade and business have slowed to a crawl as countries everywhere deal with the strain of not having access to the raw materials needed to make most goods. When companies can’t gain access to new resources, how can they maintain manufacturing? Green steel may be one of the best ways for countries and businesses to secure the m...
By | May 26th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
will manufacturing return to the us
ORLANDO, FL. -- GLE Scrap Metal, a national chain of commercial, municipal, industrial, and residential metal recycling centers, has been nominated for two awards in the eighth annual S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards. The awards program recognizes exemplary accomplishments in 15 categories of which GLE Scrap Metal is a finalist for Scrap ...
Recycling center in Daytona, Florida
The effect of the Coronavirus on the world and national economy is starting to show. Today we want to cover how contributing to a circular economy can help us all stay afloat through uncertain times, and help create a more sustainable business model that will in turn benefit everyone in the long run. Recycling has always been important, but in t...
By | May 12th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
finding treasures in trash
Is there such a thing as mining for treasures … in trash? As it turns out, landfills – particularly older ones – have become a great source for valuable materials, including metals. Finding treasures in trash could, in fact, be a valuable hobby. That concept was brought home recently in a landfill in Escambia County, Florida. It was closed...
GLE Scrap Metal services the United States with scrap metal recycling, from individual metals recycling, all the way to large commercial and municipal projects across North America. If you’re ready to start recycling your metal scrap, GLE can help you get started. How Do You Dispose of Metal Scrap? Whether it’s residential, commercial, or mun...
By | May 7th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
The best scrap metal tools from GLE Scrap for dismantling this pile of swarf
The best scrap metal tools aren't always what you'd expect. The tools you'll want the most when starting are a magnet and a five-gallon bucket. But once you get going, this list of recycling tools is far and away, the best tools for the job. We broke it all down by the which scrapping tools you’ll need for each step of the way. Once you have t...
By | April 28th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
Recycling news not like the traditional newspapers shown
The Top 9 Recycling Industry News Publications Finding quality resources about scrap metal isn't easy. Whether you're hobbyist, professional, or just looking to see how far the US and the rest of the world have come to creating a circular economy, then this is the list for you. These are some of the best Recycling News companies online which pu...
By | April 14th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
Large steel scrap metal at GLE drop off center for recycling | Transformer Recycling
In early March 2020, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries sent an urgent letter to the office of the Vice President urging to qualify recycling business drop off centers for recycling as an essential service. This has shed light on the massive importance of recycling in the US economy and the effects our collective recycling actions take. W...
By | April 6th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
GLE Scrap Metal removal and recovery
So you're in the construction, renovation, or demolition business, and you want to save on disposal costs of your construction debris as well as do good for the environment. According to the EPA, the United States generated 569 million tons of C&D debris in 2017, which is more than twice the amount of generated municipal solid waste. You may ha...
By | March 23rd, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
Steel Recycling
The benefits of recycling steel range from the economic to the environmental; we all have something to gain from metals recycling. There's nothing really complicated about recycling steel, it's more of a process of where to find it, and how to sort through the mess. If you're ready to turn your scrap in, give GLE Scrap Metal a call. Table of Co...
By | March 16th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
will manufacturing return to the us
GLE Scrap Metal has grown from our early days in 2000 to the 200 employees' strong metals recycling company it is today. We are proud to have recently been featured in Recycling Today for our commitment to the environment and treating our customers well. Recycling Today is a digital and traditional magazine about all things recycling, which has ...
By | March 10th, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
old cords and adapters that can't be used for anything anymore
  Let's be honest; everyone has a junk drawer or box of old wires. Sometimes it's random, and sometimes it's a little bit more organized. However, we'd bet that you have a box of old or unused electrical cords and wires that you haven't touched in years, possibly decades. Time to recycle those electrical cords. Why do you have this? There a...
By | February 24th, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
If you have copper piping in your house or the house of a client, you may have pinhole leaks - a ticking time bomb that could bleed your bank account dry. Have you ever wondered how long does copper piping last? This is your guide to these sneaky little leaks, how to tell if you have them, and what to do about them. About pinhole leaks The nam...
Working on C&D scrap metal deconstruction plan
In the world of business, people say that time is money, often companies and employees strive to complete their tasks and projects as fast as possible. While many times the old adage is true, and completing jobs on time is a  good thing, we're asking you to slow down. If you're a construction, renovation, demolition, electrician, manufacturing or...
By | January 17th, 2020 | Metal Recycling Read More
old brass and bronze bells ready for scrap metal recycling
You’ve seen it kicking around your garage or backyard, taking up space and slowly becoming more and more of an eyesore - your old metal junk. You may have some left over from that remodeling job last year, maybe it’s wiring or even an old refrigerator that’s been broken and you don’t use anymore; all of it can be used in scrap metal recycli...
By | December 27th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
Art is one of the many scrap metal uses
What if everything that was used once could be recycled and used again? Think of how much better of a world we would live in. Less trash in landfills and oceans, new and inventive ways to use products, the list goes on. While unfortunately we’re not there yet, one of the most commonly used and important pieces of infrastructure and everyday life ...
By | December 18th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
batteries, laptops, tablets and other electronics hiding rare earth metals
Did you know one of the rare earth elements uses is your smartphone? What about inside the touch-screen laptop sitting on your desk? You probably already know that these devices are made up of common metals like copper and aluminum. But did you know many electronics also contain rare earth metals? Rare earth metals are important, naturally-occurr...
By | December 6th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
  The quick pace of consumption in the modern world has presented a myriad of environmental issues–air pollution, water pollution, land pollution, and depleting resources. These have a variety of effects on public health and the future habitability of the planet.  The Environmental Protection Agency, or the EPA, is continually releasi...
By | November 9th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals
If you want to get into the scrap metal and the scrap iron trade, you need to know the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. You also should be aware that not only can you make money trading metals, you can also help the environment by contributing to ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling, which can help keep contaminated parts out o...
By | August 16th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
metal recycling facts
Metal is one of the many materials that we use daily, from driving our car to work or the commuter train downtown; we use metal more than we think. Just look at the phone you’re reading this on or the computer you’re surfing the web with—you use metal products (and recycled metal products, at that) every single day. Here are some metal recycl...
By | July 15th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
The benefits of recycling scrap metal are numerous, and environmentally and economically necessary. But did you know that steel is the most recycled metal in the world? There is a strong probability that you use recycled steel every day, whether it’s in the car you drive or perhaps it’s the package your food came in. So as you can imagine the b...
By | July 12th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
what are recycled metals used for
The economic impact of recycling is expanding, meaning that the use of recycled metals is growing and growing. What are recycled metals used for? Here is a breakdown of the importance of recycling scrap metal and the many uses of reused metals.  It’s well known that recycling has a dramatic impact on the environment. Recycling reduces the amo...
By | July 8th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
Best Scrap Metal Items
For the most part, we’re all trying to do our best to leave the Earth better for future generations. But what does that entail? Take scrap metal recycling. Some consumers may be overwhelmed by where to start. For example, what are the best scrap metal items to recycle? Where can I recycle scrap metal? So on and so forth. In fact, consumers ma...
By | June 19th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
Scrap Metal Classifications
Scrap metal recycling can be a bit confusing for people just starting out. There are all sorts of different scrap metal classifications, grades, and types of metals. While it all seems irrelevant, it’s important to know what type of metal you’re dealing with. Whether you’re building a structure from recycled scrap metal or just trying to r...
By | June 17th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
company recycling program
As awareness continues to grow about the benefits of recycling and the consequences of our growing waste, companies are starting to do their part by implementing a company recycling program. Companies all over the world are going green, not just by promoting a company recycling program, but even going as far as making their stores and products ...
By | May 23rd, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
the effects of not recycling
It’s a well-known fact that recycling is good for the environment–you place your bin at the end of your driveway and you’ve done your part. While there has been a lot of talk about the effects of recycling, there is not enough discussion about the effects of not recycling. What would happen if everyone decided to stop recycling? What are t...
By | May 17th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
ferrous metals recycling
What’s ferrous metal recycling? Let’s break that down for you. There are two different types of metals that can be recycled: ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals are the most recycled metals. You could possibly be throwing away ferrous metal that could be recycled and not even know it! Simply put, ferrous metals are metals that contai...
By | May 7th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
Selling scrap metal
Most surveys indicate that the public wholeheartedly believes in the concept of recycling used items and the environmental benefits that offers. The bigger issue may that a public used to recycling newspapers, cans and plastic bottles isn’t fully aware of the many other items that can easily be recycled -- including scrap metal. And they also ...
By | April 17th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
New Recycling Trends
In the U.S., there are currently no federal laws governing recycling and no national law that mandates it. So the issue is mainly left to the states to decide. While many U.S. cities have active recycling programs, a lot of them are not mandatory and it’s optional for residents and businesses. And today, city leaders are frustrated with the prob...
By | April 10th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
scrap metal saves money
The scrap metal recycling industry is a fast-growing business that accounts for up to $90 billion in economic activity across the U.S., employs thousands of people, and contributes millions in tax revenue. Making recycled metals available to our manufacturers helps us economically and proves something that the industry has known for a while: sc...
By | April 4th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
Recycling saves money
Recycling saves money. It's that simple. It’s in the best interest of all businesses to establish recycling programs. Recycling sets a good example for employees and surrounding businesses and ultimately reduces an organization’s footprint. Also, the environmental benefits of recycling are well known. The thriving scrap metal recycling indus...
By | March 26th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
How is Scrap Reused to Make New Products
One of the top benefits of recycling scrap metal is to keep these metals, and the toxic chemicals within them, out of landfills. So how is scrap metal reused to make new products?  But beyond the environmental benefits, it’s important to encourage more individuals, families, and businesses to recycle any unwanted items they have that are made...
By | March 18th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
where to find scrap metal
There are numerous ways to earn extra money. Some people take on part-time jobs while others look for seasonal work during summers and holidays. One way is to find scrap metal and sell it. But where to find scrap metal can be a little tricky. Here are some scrap metal finding tips. As we said, an often overlooked option that can generate ha...
By | March 14th, 2019 | Uncategorized Read More
how to recycle scrap metal
Recycling is not a controversial topic. Every day, millions of Americans place household items in their recycling bin for collection, while businesses all across the country do the same. Here are tips on how to recycle scrap metal.  It’s easy, even popular, to recognize the benefits of recycling, and how using older items to help make new one...
By | March 11th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
How does scrap metal recycling save money
Going Green sounds like a slogan, but it’s really an action plan that allows both consumers and businesses to successfully contribute to a healthier environment – and save money. How does scrap metal recycling save money?  And while there are a variety of ways of going green, from conserving energy to reducing consumption of fossil fuels to...
By | March 4th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
Michigan scrap metal recycling
It’s been said that for more than a century in Michigan, the auto industry has been the dominant economic engine fueling so much of the state. And for decades now, the same has also been true about the Michigan scrap metal recycling industry. At the turn of the 20th century, Michigan's economy experienced the early signs of the major transform...
By | February 18th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
Aluminum Recycling
Aluminum recycling is important for both our environment – and our recycling efforts. Aluminum is one of the most durable forms of metal available to businesses and manufacturers. It’s also one of the most recycled materials today. The vast majority of aluminum produced in the U.S. today, nearly 75 percent, gets recycled for reuse, and the ...
By | February 11th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
industrial scrap metal recycling
Industrial scrap metal recycling can positively affect businesses. Here’s how. All metals have value, and that’s particularly true for scrap metal – which is far too often treated as “junk” to be disposed of. Far too many consumers and businesses don’t realize that metals can be easily recycled without losing value. They might be...
By | February 4th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
global sustainability with scrap metal
Globals sustainability with scrap metal starts simply. It starts with your car. What does your car have to do with energy and sustainability? A lot actually. The car you drive today will inevitably end up in either one of two places, a landfill or recycling facility. And you want it to end up in the latter, not the former. You want it to...
By | January 28th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
yths About Recycling: Is Recycling a Waste of Time?
There’s been a debate raging for a number of years: is there a benefit to recycling? Some consumers are firmly committed to the concept and see obvious benefits, while others have excuses for why they don’t bother. Here are the myths about recycling. There’s been a major push in recent years to increase recycling rates, particularly for i...
By | January 21st, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
why scrap metal is valuable
Here’s why scrap metal is valuable and why you should pay attention. You just might make some cash in the process. January is typically a time of year when, in addition to new year’s resolutions, people often decide to start making some changes to their homes – from do-it-yourself improvement projects to more serious home remodeling work ...
By | January 7th, 2019 | Metal Recycling Read More
scrap recycling
As a $116 billion industry in the U.S., scrap recycling is responsible for disposing of roughly 260 million tons of waste each year. With that kind of responsibility, more and more recycling companies are looking to advanced technology to improve operations, and there have been some notable innovations in recent years. And one of them is truly o...
By | December 17th, 2018 | Uncategorized Read More