F&F Iron & Metal Company

514 Washington St • Norton, KS • 785-877-3830

F&F Recycling of Garden City

3710 W Jones • Garden City, KS • 620-277-0227

Roger's Disposal Service

514 Washington St • Norton, KS • 785-877-3650

Aluminum was first discovered in the 1820s and until now it is the most abundant metal available on earth. And Aluminum is a very sustainable metal. About two-thirds of all aluminum produced ever is still in use.

Recycling One Computer & CRT Monitor; Saves 27 Gallons of Gasoline; Reducing green emissions by 404 lbs.

Recycling One Refrigerator; Saves 36 Gallons of Gasoline; Reducing green emissions by 566 lbs.

IBM and others are using copper instead of aluminum in the most powerful computer chips they manufacture. Because of copper's superior electrical conductivity, this technology enables conductor channel lengths and widths to be significantly reduced. The result is much faster operating speeds and greater circuit integration.

The scrap recycling industry annually transforms more than 130 million metric tons of obsolete materials from consumers, businesses and manufacturers into useful raw materials. Without scrap recycling, more mining and use of virgin natural resources would be required.

The United States annually processes more than 250 billion lbs. of scrap material — the weight of more than 70 million cars.

If all aluminum scrap processed in the United States were used solely to produce standard soda cans, the lined up cans would stretch more than 25 million miles — the distance from Earth to the planet Venus!

Recycling a single plastic bottle save will produce enough power to light 60-watt bulb for six hours.

According to the Copper Development Association, a typical automobile that is built in the United States includes approximately 50 pounds of copper. Each car contain approximately 1,500 copper wires which, if laid end to end, would stretch nearly 1 mile.

Steel-framed homes won’t crack, warp, twist, rot, split or settle and are impervious to termites.

Steel can be recycled over and over without loss of quality.

With usage spanning 10,000 years into the past, copper has been used by people longer than any other metal. A copper pendant dating to approximately 8700 B.C. was found in what is now northern Iraq.

Copper is 100% recyclable and nearly 80% of the copper that has been produced is still in use today.

One scrapped car produces more than four steel utility poles.

About 179,000 lbs of Copper was used in building The Statue of Liberty.

98% of lead acid or car batteries are being recycle.

In 2010, U.S. recyclers processed 1.8 million metric tons of copper for domestic use and export.

Recycled steel requires less energy to process. The steel industry saves enough energy through using recycled steel the equivalent to providing power to 20 million homes.

Recycling one ton of paper saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill.

The steel industry’s largest source of raw material is scrap metal, which is commonly collected by recycling steel.

Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno have discovered that a copper bar 4 inches thick can be heated and pulled into a wire thinner than a human hair and 20 million times longer than the original bar.

F&F Iron & Metal • 514 W. Washington St., Norton, KS 67654 • (785) 877-3830

F&F Recycling of Garden City • 3710 W. Jones, Garden City, KS 67846 • (620) 277-0227

Roger's Disposal Service • 514 W. Washington St., Norton, KS 67654 • (785) 877-3650