It is estimated that 8 percent of construction and demolition waste is metal.
Scrap metal generally gets sorted into three categories, household, construction, and automotive.
Household metals are drink cans, tin cans, electronic products, small appliances, large appliances, paint cans, batteries, propane tanks, scrape metal from small items.
Construction or renovation metals that are still usable can be donated or sold to scrap metal dealers.
Automotive metals mainly come from the body and parts of the car while oil filters have their own recycling service providers who crush them, remove the oil and then recycle the metal.