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If you've been putting off getting the new transformer you need because you don't know what to do with the old one, it's time to consider recycling. You might not realize this, but there are companies that will come out and recycle your worn-out transformers. By recycling your transformer, you can clear up much-needed space, and make money in the process; money that you can put towards a new transformer, or other updated equipment. If you're not familiar with transformer recycling, here are the answers to some questions you might have.
Why Should You Recycle Your Transformer?
If you're not sure why you should recycle your old transformer, the answer comes down to a couple of reasons. First, it will keep your transformer from ending up in your local landfill. Second, recycling your old transformer will ensure that it's discarded in a way that won't contaminate the ground water. Finally, your old transformer contains metal components and copper wiring that can be recycled and reused in other industrial products.
What Should You Know About the Process?
When you decide to have your transformer recycled, you may think that it will be picked up and hauled away, in one piece. However, that's not the case. In fact, most of the tear-down will be taken care of right on your premises. Once the recycling team arrives, the transformer will be carefully disassembled so that the pieces can be sorted and separated. This will include the scrap metal, copper wiring, and aluminum parts. The team will also drain all the fluids. After the transformer has been successfully disassembled, it will be crated up and hauled away.
Where Does the Transformer Go Once It's Removed?
Once the transformer has been hauled off, you may wonder where it will go. It will actually go to many different places. The fluids will be taken to a local processing station where it can be discarded safely, without danger to the environment. Everything else will be purchased by companies interested in recycling discarded transformers. Once the process is complete, virtually every usable part of your old transformer will be recycled.
What Types of Transformers Can be Recycled?
If you're concerned that your transformer won't be suitable for recycling, you should know that many different types of transformers can be recycled. Some of the transformers that are suitable for recycling include pole mount, pad mount, substation units, and oil filled. To find out if your transformer is suitable for recycling, contact a transformer recycling service near you.