Here at Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal, we maintain a fervent commitment to our environment and our community. As stated in our environmental policy, we promote different ways to recycle and are committed to conducting business in an environmentally ethical manner. Through every aspect of our operations, the safety of our customers and employees are a top priority.
We have obtained our R2 Certification through our electronics facility, which further demonstrates our commitment to safety as well as data security for our customers. In addition to our devotion to safety and environmental sustainability, we are equally dedicated to the communities in which we work and live.
We sponsor numerous local charities and work with our surrounding villages to set up recycling programs and educational seminars on sustainable recycling. Recycling dates back to ancient times and for good reason; reducing waste, reusing or repurposing end of life items, and recycling those which cannot be reused help to preserve our beautiful planet for future generations.
Here at Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal, we offer residential and commercial customers different options for recycling their materials. Aside from hosting educational seminars and programs, we also offer a wide range of recycling services such as scrap metal, electronics, paper, and plastic recycling, recycling drop-offs, and scrap pick-ups.
We understand that recycling can sometimes be confusing, and that it could be often difficult to determine whether you are doing things correctly. This is why we work hard to improve your recycling efforts and provide information through our website and Recycling Facts page.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
There are three key factors you should consider when thinking of different ways to recycle your materials—The 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Reduce:You can minimize the amount of waste you create by carefully choosing which kind of scrap to throw away. From making slight alterations to your shopping list or opting to go "paperless" in the office, you can significantly reduce the amount of waste we have in landfills.
Reuse: Whether at home or at work, many items you can find all around you can be repurposed for different things. Before throwing away used packaging and paper products, electrical equipment, and many other items, think of how they can be reused or donated to others first.
Recycle: Recycling is important in conserving natural resources and maintaining environmental sustainability. It greatly contributes towards the environment and could even help increase your revenue! Choosing to buy and use recyclable goods, as well as bringing them to an experienced and reliable company like Elgin Recycling & Scrap Metal are the first steps in sustainable recycling.