Tuesday, 20 September 2011

1-800-GOT-SCRAP To Give Away Free iTunes To Those Using its Service August 1-14

Here’s news that will be music to the ears of Heavy Metal fans…and that means you!  Whether you love rock, pop, MOR, classical or, indeed, heavy metal, music fans of all genres will receive free iTunes gift cards August 1-14 when they take advantage of a new service that’s been described as “recycling on steroids.”  During that time, those calling 1-800-GOT-SCRAP to remove unwanted large-scale metal items from their homes will have the traditional $50 pick-up fee waived and will receive a gift card with a value of anywhere between $5 and $25.  (Items less than 100 lbs could be subject to a freight charge.)

“So many of us have old appliances, car parts or other metal scrap laying around our garages that could be recycled into new products,” said Cristi Rossi, executive vice president of SA Recycling, parent company of 1-800-GOT-SCRAP.  “We hope that the iTunes giveaway will inspire the public to clean out their garages, get rid of their old metal items and become ‘heavy metal fans.’”

Up until now, old appliances and other metal items have been dumped in city landfills across the country, which has greatly increased our carbon footprint. 1-800-GOT-SCRAP ensures that these materials are re-purposed thus preserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse gases. Typically, 1-800-GOT-SCRAP picks up such items from your house for $50.  Those looking to earn cash may drop off their discarded items at an affiliated recycling center for cash.  The items are then shredded, sorted into various pure metals (e.g., steel, aluminum, copper, iron) and shipped overseas to be re-purposed into new appliances and automobiles.

SA Recycling operates 45 recycling centers in 3 states and expects that 1-800-GOT-SCRAP will expand beyond California and Las Vegas in the coming months.  For a list of affiliated recycling centers, visit  Also, “like” them on Facebook at