Why construction recycling is important

The beneficial impact of recycling efforts on our environment isn’t exactly a secret. For decades, we’ve been hearing about the evidence of energy savings, landfill space reduction and what it all means to the future or our communities. And yet, even when faced with all the good that comes from responsibly recycling scrap materials, many… Read more

The differences between ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal

It’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get in the scrap industry: “So what’s the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous materials, anyway?” The answer is actually pretty simple. What those differences mean when it comes to the buying and selling of scrap material, however, takes a bit more explaining. The short answer Ferrous… Read more

Welcome to Alton Materials

Thanks for stopping by our scrap metal blog. We’re just getting started here, but soon we’ll be using this space to share thoughts about the industry, highlight some of the exceptional work we do, and tell you about how we’re working to make ourselves even better. If you’re new to Alton Materials, take a look around our website…. Read more