Many local businesses offer free junk and scrap pickup, including Kevin's Free Junk Removal in Denver, Colorado and Mile High Removal Service in Phoenix, Arizona. Scrap removal businesses often pick up junk or scrap for free if it has recycling value.
Mile High Removal Service serves Denver, Colorado and the surrounding cities, and the company may travel further to pick up larger loads. The company offers free removal of a variety of scrap metals including iron, brass, copper, aluminum and stainless steel. It also offers free removal of appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers. Other types of items the company removes for free include batteries, electronics, trailers, vending machines and car parts. Some of its services are not free, such as removal of electronic devices that are not environmentally safe for landfills.
Kevin's Free Junk Removal in Phoenix, Arizona states on its website that all its services are 100 percent free. Its services include pickup of scrap metal, appliances, vehicles, batteries and heavy industrial machinery. The service operates seven days per week.
Recycling scrap metal is beneficial to the environment because doing so reduces pollution from ore refining and mining. It also reduces manufacturing costs in many industries. For example, construction companies use scrap iron and aluminum for construction projects such as roads and bridges. Transportation manufacturers use scrap metals to save costs in producing automobiles, planes and other transport vehicles.