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Posted:
06/22/17
Chelsea Young

Did you know we can bring the scrap yard to YOU?! United Iron and Metal offers a weigh and pay system where one of our mobile trucks will weigh your copper, aluminum or brass on their truck scale and pay you cash on the spot for it! It doesn’t get much easier than this. If…

Posted:
06/13/17
Chelsea Young

{Rockville, MD June 13, 2017} – The Maryland Recycling Network held it’s 2017 Conference at Turf Valley In Ellicott City Maryland on June 12th. Entitled “the 4th R: Rethink”, the program largely focused on informing and educating attendees about creative solutions employed all over the country to create and maintain sustainable recycling programs. Attendees from…

Posted:
06/06/17
Chelsea Young

The Food and Drug Administration created a list of metals that pass guidelines for food safe surfaces. These metals must be able to be easily sanitized and cannot transfer dangerous particles or bacteria on the surface of them. A few of the metals that pass the FDA guidelines include: Cast Iron – for cooking use…

Posted:
05/11/17
Chelsea Young

Scrapping is pretty easy, but sometimes scrapping wires can get confusing! There are so many wires to identify and sort properly. Here is an easier breakdown of wires at the scrap yard: Insulated cable: 80% copper, large, thick wire with primarily copper insides THHN: 70-77% insulated wires with thin strands of copper inside, used for…

Posted:
04/20/17
Chelsea Young

We love our employees and all of their hard work here at United Iron & Metal. We will be featuring a different employee every month so you are not only familiar with our company but also the great people that work here! How long have you been working here? May 17th this year will be…

Posted:
04/19/17
Chelsea Young

Ready to get rid of an old car that’s been taking up space? At United Iron & Metal we can help you out with that! We accept old junk cars with OR without a title! The process is simple: 1. Transport your old car into one of our convenient locations* 2. Bring any information that…

Posted:
04/14/17
Chelsea Young

Spring is here which also brings rainy spring weather. You can’t get behind on scrapping just because of a little rain. This is the day to get organized! Create a system that will help your future scrapping be more efficient. Grab some old bins or cardboard boxes and label them for your different metals. When…

Posted:
04/14/17
Chelsea Young

Every year we gather across the country to cherish and celebrate the planet earth. Taking care of the environment and appreciating the community that surrounds us is important. As a scrap metal recycler we think it is important to recognize the importance of the environment every day. That’s why at United Iron & Metal we…

Posted:
03/29/17
Chelsea Young

Copper is a unique metal, especially in the scrapping industry. Everyone loves copper because the prices paid for it are generally high. Copper demand is consistently high because of the characteristics and uses for the metal. It is a metal that is easily molded and stretched which makes it good to use for different items….

Posted:
03/29/17
Chelsea Young

Here’s a fun fact: scrap metal is everywhere. The best part is most people don’t realize it! Scrap is in your house, at your job, where you shop and even on the side of the road! And even better, scrap can be recycled into new metal and products! Have you ever thought about where junk…