Certain residential properties contain so much junk they practically beg to be quarantined and their contents hauled off for disposal due to health concerns. Emily Crane of Daily Mail Australia writes about one such property in the greater Adelaide area that is in dire need of attention from a scrap metal pick up service. The owner has apparently dismissed concerns about the need to tidy his place up.
Crane writes that the Playford Council spent over $80,000 in legal fees since 2001 to force David Tavitian of Shaftesbury Road in Elizabeth Vale to clean up his yard. The situation took a turn for the worse in 2006, when an environmental compliance inspection yielded traces of rat faeces, an old refrigerator, and spent wheels.
The prospect of making money out of scrap materials that will be reused later on may be tempting to people aware of multiple related environmental concerns. Australia, in particular, uses up to 450,000 tonnes of steel a year for various purposes; its mining industry is also bustling with activity but at an energy-intensive risk, plus safety issues such as tailings. As such, you can do your part for the environment by arranging a scrap metal pick up through companies like Global Resources.
Preparing the scrap metal for recycling requires a lot of handiwork. For instance, you need to learn how to segregate aluminum items from those made of steel; it also applies to determining which metallic items attract a magnet and which don’t. However, much caution on potential saleability is needed; according to Hamilton, a recycler may reject anything that has commercial purposes (e.g., railroad, industrial-strength wire) unless you have documentation to prove you’re deputised to dispose of the
When this approach isn’t viable, and unless the site has some heritage value, the most viable solution may be to make way for new construction.
In the event that Venezuelan officials opt to demolish the Tower of David, the rubble can be recycled and remade into new materials. Should they choose to build an entirely new skyscraper over the site, they can do so with these new materials. In the same manner, a company that recycles scrap metal for pick up—such as Global Resources International Pty Ltd, for instance—can help clients save on the cost of building a new structure.