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NYC Dumpster Steel Being Repurposed for Homeless

New York City homeless are benefiting from a steel repurposing project aimed to bring shelters and temporary homes to people in need. This isn’t the first city in the world to do this and it won’t be the last, but surprisingly, New York City seems to have a surplus of dumpsters waiting to be sold, dumped or otherwise destroyed. By taking these dumpsters, most of which are made of steel, they can be melted down and taken apart to be repurposed.

Repurposed Steel Buildings?

Surprisingly this project isn’t the only one taking advantage of scrap steel to build homes and shelters. Many potential homeowners looking to go green are looking for ways to get a great deal, go green and have the home of their dreams all in one go. Scrap steel can be the way to go. Once melted down or beat down, it can be used in a variety of ways to create a small home or building to live in or use for work. Depending on where you live and what resources are available to you, this can be easier said than done.

Steel Prices Rising = New Ideas to Consider

In Europe, finding ways to repurpose steel is becoming as much as a way to recycle as it is a way to create something beautiful and pleasing to the eye. In other areas of the world, such as Asia, scrap steel is being used with more common steel building materials to create high-rises to fight the skyrocketing population issues the continent is seeing across India and China. America, on the other hand, still sees scrap steel as something unsafe and detrimental to construction. However with rising steel prices across the globe, the United States may need to reconsider how repurposed steel can be used.

Steel is Quickly Becoming Green

Scrap steel can be used in a variety of ways, and it can safe to use under the right conditions. What builders are doing with old dumpsters in New York City is helping those less fortunate and recycling materials that would otherwise go to waste. Steel is one of the building materials most commonly used that can be used again. Many other building materials, once built and used, can’t be repurposed, making steel one of the greener options available for those concerned with the environment.


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