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  • Recycling one ton of steel conserves 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal, and 120 lbs. of limestone.
  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf within just 60 days.
  • The United States annually recycles enough copper to provide the copper content of more than 25,000 Statues of Liberty.
  • On average, the United states processes enough ferrous scrap daily, by weight, to build 25 Eiffel Towers every day of the year.
  • Glass bottles and jars are 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without any loss in purity and quality.
  • Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes, or a television for 20 minutes.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 55″ HDTV to watch your favorite movie
  • The United States annually processes nearly 290 billion lbs. of scrap material – the weight of more than 70 million cars
  • The Gateway Arch in St. Louis used 900 tons of stainless steel in construction – at the time, more stainless steel than any project in history. Enough stainless steel is recycled in the United States each year to build nearly 1,500 Gateway Arches.
  • In 2017, the amount of paper recovered for recycling averaged 315 lbs. for each man, woman, and child in the United States.
  • One metric ton of electronic scrap from personal computers contains more gold than that recovered from 17 tons of gold ore.
  • The United States annually recycles enough ferrous scrap, by weight, to build more than 900 Golden Gate Bridges – a bridge stretching nearly 9,000 feet.

Sources: BIR. USGS. SRI. AF&PA. ISRI. KAB. Golden Gate Bridge Highway
and Transportation District, American Chemistry Council.

American Metal Recycling

Open to the public 
Weekdays 8am-4:30pm, Saturday 8am-1pm, Sunday Closed

13170 York Road
Cleveland, OH. 44133
Phone: (440) 237-1500
Fax: (440) 237-1596