Questions To Ask Yourself Before Recycling Your Transformer

18 April 2017
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If you have a transformer in your facility that is no longer working properly, you're probably not thrilled about this outcome. You probably just want to throw it away and get it out of the way as quickly as possible. However, you might be better off taking a little bit of extra time and effort to recycle it, rather than toss it. Here are some questions that you should ask yourself to figure out if recycling your transformer is the right move for you.

1. Do you need to do everything that you can to earn more money to pay for a new transformer?

The first thing that you should look at is whether or not you are going to significantly benefit from the money that you could gain by stripping your transformer and selling the scrap metal. This is going to take a little bit of extra time on your part but it could allow you to earn some extra money that could make buying a new transformer possible. This is best if you are a small company. If you are a larger company with bigger profit margins, then the money that you earn from scrapping your transformer might not be worth the time.

2. Do you have strict guidelines and heavy fees in your locality?

If you are operating within a locality that has heavy fines for the incorrect disposal of transformers. Transformers tend to have fluids in them that, if they reach the general water supply or streams and rivers, could cause environmental problems. In order to be sure that you are getting rid of your transformer without doing damage to the environment, you might want to go with a transformer recycling service. They will be able to get rid of your transformer and scrap it for you safely, without having you risk incurring fines. This is especially important if you are operating on thin profit margins and cannot afford fines or cannot afford the bad press that incurring those fines would result in.

3. Do you want the good press of supporting your community?

Finally, there are companies in your area that might benefit from your scrapped transformer. If you need the good press that would come from helping out these other local businesses, you might want to consider taking the time to scrap your transformer properly with a recycling transformer service.

For more information, talk to your local recycling service.