Elgin Recycling

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Aluminum Recycling

Aluminum is the most abundant metal and the third most abundant element in the earth’s crust. Aluminum's known history dates back to 1787 where it was suspected by scientist that an unknown metal existed but they had no way to extract it. In 1825 Hans Christian Oersted, a Danish chemist, was the first to produce tiny amounts of the metal. He accomplished this by heating anhydrous aluminum chloride with potassium amalgam and distilling off the mercury. Later scientists were able to refine the process in which aluminum was extracted, thus increasing the availability of the metal. Today aluminum is the most widely used non-ferrous metal. Aluminum is almost always alloyed with other elements in order to improve or change its characteristics for a particular application. Aluminum has a wide variety of uses from transportation to construction to electrical.

P1011598We recycle all types of Aluminum.

  • Siding
  • Beverage Cans
  • Electrical Wire
  • Extrusions
  • Cast
  • Dross
  • Turnings
  • Litho
  • Bare Wire
  • Radiators
  • Wheels
  • Clips
  • Sheet
  • Transmissions
  • Window Frames
  • Household Items

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a
100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or provides enough energy to power a television for three hours.

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