Elgin Recycling

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Providing our company with a way to recycle the wide variety of product we have helps with our company wide green initiative. Greg G. Customer Since 2010 Schaumburg ,IL

Steel Recycling

DSC00604Steel is one of the most commonly used metals in the world today.  Consisting of mainly iron and approximately 0.2% to 1.5% carbon its malleable yet strong properties have made it the ideal metal for many applications. In 1856 Sir Henry Bessemer, a British metallurgist, was the first person to figure out a method of removing the excess carbon from molten iron which is what is needed to make steel. Too much carbon would make a metal too brittle and non malleable (cast iron). Too little carbon makes a metal just hard enough but not as strong as steel (wrought iron). The Bessemer process had a deficiency in that it did not remove the phosphorous present in the melt. Phosphorous makes steel brittle. Years later researchers figured out a way in which phosphorous could be removed from the melt thus achieving the desired properties for the steel we know today. Steel has shaped our surroundings. Its' uses range from automobiles to construction to appliances. Steel has numerous applications that we use in the world today.

We recycle all types of Steel and Iron.P1015242

  • Iron
  • Galvanized
  • #1 Heavy Melt
  • #2 Heavy Melt
  • #2 Bundles
  • Cast
  • Busheling
  • Punchings
  • Sheet
  • Engines
  • Transmissions
  • Rebar
  • Plate & Structural
  • Demolition Scrap
  • Appliances

In 2006, the steel industry recycled enough steel from old cars to produce nearly 13.5 million new ones.

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