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all grades of aluminum
Cans  |  Siding/Gutters/Downspouts  |  Patio Furniture  |  Wheels  |  Wire  |  Door/Window Frames
all grades of brass
Fixtures  |  Lamps  |  Decor
all grades of copper
Plumbing + tubing  |  Valves + connections  |  Electric Motors (ceiling fans, old drills, saws)  |  Insulated Wire  |  Extension cords  |  Christmas lights
stainless steel
Pots + Pans  |  Sinks  |  BBQ Grills
steel and iron
Household Appliances (Air conditioner units, Stoves, Refrigerators, Water heaters, Washer + Dryers)  |  Automobiles + parts  |  Auto batteries (at certain locations)  |  Cast iron  |  Steel Railing  |  Steel patio furniture  |  Farm machinery  |  Lawnmowers  |  Steel wheels  |  Cable, fence + wire  |  Gas grills

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In January 2013, L. Gordon Iron & Metal opened an additional location within a mile of its existing Salisbury Rd. location, in order to more efficiently handle smaller amounts of non-ferrous materials (copper, aluminum, stainless, etc.) and aluminum beverage cans. The opening of this new satellite location has significantly reduced customer wait times prior to being unloaded.

735 Monroe Street, Statesville, NC 28677
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It's my " go to" for years.

Price was great. People on site help with the unloading.

Everyone was extremely nice and willing to help me. I was in and out in about 15 minutes, from the time I got there until I drove out.

I dearly love this place. They were super busy but yet took the time to talk to me… very positive I will be going back again.

Very efficient employees courteous, polite and they were having fun enjoying their job. Good experience and definitely will come back.

I've been going there since 2011. I love all the ladies in the office and I love how friendly and sociable everybody is when you meet them.

Environmental Benefits Of Scrap Metal Recycling

From the earliest uses of scrap thousands of years ago, to the optical scanners, x-rays, and air jets separating materials in today’s high-tech shredders, scrap recycling has evolved as the major industry dedicated to transforming materials to create new products and driving economies by making the old, new again. As the original recyclers, for decades — and indeed, centuries — the scrap recycling industry has been purchasing, processing, and brokering old materials to be remade into new products, providing critical resources for America’s manufacturing industries.

Now, with a continuing societal focus on protecting our natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the scrap recycling industry is being recognized as one of the world’s first green industries, while playing a prominent role as an economic leader, job creator, major exporter, and environmental steward. Without scrap recycling, more mining and use of virgin natural resources would be required. The world would be headed in a dangerous direction. Scrap recycling protects the earth’s air, water, and land, allowing society to have less impact on the planet and positively contributing to our quality of life.

Recycling is a critical first link in the manufacturing supply chain and an important component of the nation’s economic stability and protection of our environment.Recycled metal, paper, plastics and other commoditygrade materials feed critical U.S. manufacturing operations such as transportation, infrastructure, manufactured goods, electronics, healthcare and personal supplies, and other priority needs for today’s world.

Recycling one ton of steel conserves 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal, and 120 lbs. of limestone.

The United States annually processes nearly 290 billion lbs. of scrap material — the weight of more than 70 million cars.

The U.S. steel industry relies on ferrous scrap as its largest single raw material input. In fact, 70 percent of all U.S. produced steel and stainless steel is made from ferrous and stainless scrap supplied by recyclers.Copper and copper alloy production in the United States is also heavily dependent on scrap as a raw material input. Copper scrap provides approximately one‐third of the supply of all copper, brass and bronze produced in the U.S.More than half of all aluminum consumption by manufacturers in the United States comes from scrap.

A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf within just 60 days.Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 55” HDTV to watch your favorite movie.

The scrap commodities recycled annually save  the equivalent of nearly 400 million tons of carbon dioxide -- equal to the energy use of 48 million homes for one year.

The recycling sector supplies 40 percent (on average across all commodities) of raw material needs for U.S. manufacturing. Without the continued supply of specification‐grade recyclable materials, many companies would be forced to reduce operations.

Recycling reduces the amount of material sent to landfills, preserving that land for better uses.


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