Not everything is meant to last forever. In fact, when it comes to your old, outdated baseboard heater covers, you might find that they’ve been inefficient and out of style for several years now. However, as you finally go to replace them with newer models, you may be left wondering what to do with the original metal scraps and whether they’ll be useful in the future. Can you recycle your old baseboard heater covers and promote sustainability? The simple answer is yes, and we’ll explain further below.
No matter what your old baseboard heater cover was made from, the materials will eventually begin to break down and return to the Earth, where they originated. Even steel, which is the most reliable of these substances, can eventually oxidize, decay, or rust. This leaves the covers not only unsightly in appearance, but also increasingly ineffective as the breakdown continues. Fortunately, steel components are incredibly valuable as recyclables, as they can be cleaned up, melted down, and transformed into something entirely new.
When you recycle your old baseboard heater covers, they’re first sent to a processing plant, where they’re analyzed for quality and structural integrity. If the metal is still strong and just a bit rusted, the rust is scrubbed away and the pieces are melted and molded into steel sheets. These sheets are then shipped to a multitude of manufacturers, who turn them into additional products. Some of the things commonly made from recycled materials include food storage containers, new appliances, and even new baseboard heater covers for other people to use in their homes.
As a green company, we at EZ Snap™ Covers make it as simple as possible for you to purchase quality products while protecting the planet. Along with your order of replacement baseboard heater covers, we recommend that you ship the old metal from your former cover back to us. This way, we can recycle it in the proper way and take care of that additional step for you.