Recycling is an environmentally friendly way to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Recycling steel, aluminum, copper, and nickel has become popular worldwide. Many people recycle their material through appliance drop off center, and some have made it a charity event or fun hobby for their family members. Many ways are available for recycling, including crushers or shredders that break down the materials for use again.
It’s easy to recycle your aluminum cans, steel cans, and other types of metal you may have around your home or office. You can also recycle old appliances and electronics but are computers recyclable? In general, computers are recyclable. They comprise various materials like steel, plastic, glass, and copper.
You can recycle dead or old batteries at some stores. Some programs run voluntarily and allow residents to drop off their used batteries at designated locations for recycling. In some states, there may be a small fee for alkaline battery recycling because it costs money to dispose of used lead-acid car batteries properly. Take them to local battery recycling centers if you are considering recycling batteries plus disposal services. You can also find drop-off locations online by searching for “battery recycling in my area.”
Here at Queen City Metal Recycling & Salvage Inc. in Charlotte, NC, we strive to support and raise awareness about homelessness and mental health and illness. One of our top priorities as a nonprofit is to give back to the community we know and love. Our company also offers a Second Chance program that helps create jobs, promotes growth, rebuilds credit, and improves the homeless and mentally ill’s financial stability.
On June 17th, 2015, we are hosting a charity event to support our homeless and mentally ill population. This special event will take place at Sugar Creek Brewery from 5-9 pm. There will be delicious food and beer to enjoy throughout the evening, and we will also be accepting donations and hosting a silent auction to benefit those in need. Those attending are encouraged to bring recycled items to donate, which we will then turn into forged products.
Many people think that people choose to be homeless. However, this is not the case. No child dreams about being homeless when they grow up. Being homeless is a challenging situation to be in, and no one should have to go through it.
Many homeless people grew up in sound, stable households without drug abuse, physical abuse, alcoholism, etc. Most of these people are not only without a home; they also suffer from one or more mental illnesses. A few common diseases include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Many of those who have these mental conditions and other health issues cannot pay for the medications they need. According to one homeless woman we spoke with, even some of the places that are supposed to help the homeless don’t help much at all.
In reality, it costs tax-payers more money to allow people to live on the streets and commit petty crimes to get food or lodging than it does to help them. At Queen City Metal Recycling & Salvage, we are calling on the community to join hands and battle homelessness and mental illness together. If one person can make a difference, imagine how much of an impact an entire community could make?
It could be your mother, brother, neighbor, or friend who is just one step away from living on the street or suffering from a mental illness. You could be the difference-maker. So, the next time you see someone on the street, remember that they don’t want to be there. Find it in your heart to give back to your community and help us recycle lives for a better tomorrow.