Have you ever wondered what goes on inside of a steel recycling company? How do tons of different items get crushed up and turned into new things? It is a long process with man steps involved but can take care of all sorts of things made out of steel, from cars to tubes. In this video, you will learn about the steel recycling process so that you can see just what goes on to allow for recycling to happen.
The bigger steel items, such as vehicles, get placed into a giant crusher. As the lid closes down on the vehicle, it is flattened and shredded.
Some of the parts end up in a landfill, but others get sorted for recycling. According to the video, about 77% of the materials can be recycled. Parts will need to be separated out, such as the engine and glass. Big machines are used to do this. Fluids will be drained ahead of time. In some cases, parts can even be resold.