Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New Recycling Center Seeks Old Metal Items In Exchange For Cash

You may be sitting on a treasure trove and not even realize it.  And that’s why a revolutionary new recycling center has opened in Santa Ana at 2006 W 5th Street.  SA Recycling said that the new location – one of 47 – will accept any metal item in exchange for cash – from aluminum cans and pots and pans to old appliances, metal drums and plumbing fixtures.

“We’re delighted to mark the debut of our newest recycling center in Santa Ana and hope to inspire local residents to take a look around their homes and property for any old scrap metal items as doing so may earn them big dollars on the spot,” said Cristi Rossi, executive vice president of operations for SA Recycling.  “We are taking recycling to a new level by accepting not only aluminum cans, which most people associate with the recycling movement, but to also include all metal items that might be lying around their houses.”

The process is simple.  Gather all of the items you wish to discard and take them to the center where SA Recycling personnel will take them off your hands and for most items they will pay you cash on the spot.

“You might have an old brass lamp, a refrigerator on the blink or malfunctioning tools laying around the garage just taking up space,” Rossi continued.  “Those items may be worthless to you, but not for us.  We encourage those living in or around Santa Ana to take a look around the house as they may be sitting on a treasure trove.”

For those who are unable to transport their discarded items, SA Recycling recently introduced a new service, 1-800-GOT-SCRAP. For a small fee, 1-800-GOT-SCRAP will pick up the items.  The metal is sent to a facility where it is 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. Up until now, many of these massive items have been dumped in city landfills greatly increasing our carbon footprint. 1-800-GOT-SCRAP ensures that the materials are re-purposed thus preserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse gases.

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