The metal scrap companies claim that over 11 million tons of iron and steel are produced each year. 70 percent of this total is recovered. But still there are two-thirds of these materials that usually end up in landfills. The scrap companies’ activity is more important that it seems. For example, each ton of recycled steel can save 1.5 tons of iron ores, 0.5 tons of coal, 40 % of the water used in production, 75 % of the energy required to produce steel from raw materials, 86 % of air emissions and also, this activity reduces water pollution by 76%.
It is important to remember that non-ferrous metals such as copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and bronze are worth for the collection centers or for the metal scrap companies. Ferrous metals like steel or iron are not as valuable, but both are accepted. Any object made of metal is recyclable and the category is very generous. You can recycle refrigerators, washing machines, lawn mowers, engines, fences, pipes, even some wire or other items made of metal materials. There is no reason to throw metal objects to trash. Also they can be recycled in the scrap category (known as the group of ferrous metals) even jars caps, empty cans of paint or any other metal objects.
The metal scrap companies have their company headquarters in a wrecking yard (also called „junkyard” or „scrapyard”). There is the place where the metals are melted. Some metal scrap companies may allow the customers to come and purchase some items. A lot of these kind of companies are located in United Arab Emirates. This comes as a consequence of the fact that this country has a lot of industrial cities such as Dubai. Dubai is an important well developed centre where a lot of buildings are annually construed. And the metals are the main materials used for this fact. So there is no doubt that the Dubai metal scrap companies occupy an important place on the worldwide market.