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About Recycle USA

Recycle USA, Inc. is a full service metals processing and recycling center located in Birmingham, Alabama. We have been serving the Industrial, Commercial and Residential community since 1995.

January 2019

Scrap Metal Laws In Alabama


If you are looking to sell scrap metal in Alabama to your scrap yard, it’s important to know the current scrap metal laws in the state so you know how to bring your materials in and how you will be paid.Summary of Alabama Scrap Laws:Records: Scrap Yards in Alabama must keep records of transactions at their [...]

Scrap Metal Laws In Alabama2019-02-10T18:47:19-06:00

February 2015

History of Copper


Copper has been an essential material to man since pre-historic times. In fact, one of the major "ages" or stages of human history is named for a copper alloy, bronze. Copper and its many alloys have played an important role in many civilizations, from the ancient Egyptians, Romans to modern day cultures around the world. [...]

History of Copper2015-02-19T14:33:27-06:00

Do You Know How to Sell Scrap Metal?


Whether you are collecting scrap metal for income or as a hobby, understand that many lucrative scrap companies started out the same way. Collecting scrap metal pays pennies per pound, but it is not difficult to work up to weightier amounts if you know where to look for it. Keep in mind you need an [...]

Do You Know How to Sell Scrap Metal?2015-02-18T01:37:44-06:00

January 2015

Around The World In 60 Days: Life Story Of An Aluminum Can


The average life cycle of a human being from a birth to a death is 60 years and the life cycle of an aluminum can from mining to recycling is 60 days. The life of aluminum can starts in tropical and sub-tropical countries like Australia, Central and South America, Africa and Asia where are major [...]

Around The World In 60 Days: Life Story Of An Aluminum Can2015-01-23T10:54:21-06:00

How Recycling Works


Recycling History Although recycling may seem like a modern concept introduced with the environmental movement of the 1970s, it's actually been around for thousands of years. Prior to the industrial age, you couldn't make goods quickly and cheaply, so virtually everyone practiced recycling in some form. However, large-scale recycling programs were very rare -- households [...]

How Recycling Works2015-01-22T17:50:00-06:00