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  • Eliot L. 6 months ago
    Blustery wind and gusts up to 75 mph. caused a double aluminum awning to get ripped and thrown into my yard below. Clean up was a breeze, shoved it in my car and scraped it myself. Worth the ride
  • NAncy Lee B. 6 months ago
    We put one on freecycle and had someone picked in less than a week. If worried about security you can dolly outside an hour before scheduled pick and and wait with a friend.
  • Christine G. 6 months ago
    Whether short or tall, they can be freshened up with some fun funky paint, roller wheels placed on the bottoms and used as craft storage. The shorter ones can be rolled under work tables.
  • Beverly S. 6 months ago
    Our city has bulk trash pick up once a month. People troll the neighborhood that weekend and pick most all of the metal that gets set out. I assume they're selling it for scrap.
    • Eliot L. 6 months ago
      Dey sum bold and loud. A hole came into my locked yard to "troll" around. I shined a very bright tactical flashlight on and strobe included. They leave my yard alone now.
  • Margaret D. 6 months ago
    But, what if it is rusted? Still recyclable?
    • Gina L. 6 months ago
      In the recycling process for steel, the material is shredded and then melted to create new sheets of metal. If the rust is simply melted, it will re-form once the metal cools. That’s why the recycling process also includes purification, where elements like carbon can be added to bond with the oxygen and free the iron. This also removes other impurities like ink or dried paint.

      However, just because rust can be removed during recycling, there are still a few factors that may affect the market for rusted steel:

      Most scrap metal yards will pay you by weight, and metal with severe rust damage will weigh less.
      Scrap metal accepted for recycling must be a majority made of metal, so if your product is half-metal and half-plastic and the metal corrodes away, it likely won’t be accepted as scrap metal. Is Rusted Metal Recyclable? - Earth911.com
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