Featured in Tractor & Equipment Company “Tractor Times” TEC Tractor Times 2012 Issue No. 2 – AL/FLR

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Recycling metal is nothing new. In fact, it’s been going on for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence shows that early Romans recycled bronze coins. Also, it was common during that time for jewelry to be repurposed for weapons when war broke out.

Today, people recycle for a number of reasons, most of which have to do with environmental sustainability. Recycling dramatically reduces the amount of material taken to landfills. It also conserves natural resources and is more energy-efficient than mining virgin material. A side benefit, and message Recycle USA is hoping to spread, is that individuals can make money recycling.

Recycle USA is a state-of-the-art recycling operation located in Pinson, Ala., just outside Birmingham. The company accepts ferrous (iron) and nonferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, stainless steel, nickel and zinc. The company also accepts electronics, including old cell phones and computers. Recycle USA prides itself on being a user-friendly facility and on providing top customer service. Staff are happy to work with customers to teach them how to get the most for their recycled products.

To process material more efficiently, Recycle USA uses SENNEBOGEN material handlers,  including an 825 it recently purchased from Tractor & Equipment Company. With 173  horsepower and a 43-foot reach, the SENNEBOGENs are able to do a variety of work around Recycle USA’s yard.

Tractor & Equipment Company’s Birmingham branch acknowledged the importance of recycling by recently helping Recycle USA celebrate Earth Day 2012. It was also a way to show appreciation for their business. Several TEC employees pitched in to cook an Earth-Day barbecue lunch for Recycle USA and its customers.