From the Wellesley RDF:
Steel is used in a variety of products ranging from cars to cans and is made from recycled steel, which means that anytime you buy any steel product, you are purchasing a product that has been recycled. According to Fact Sheet,”Virtually every car taken off the road today is recycled – thanks to the steel and iron content! Recycling just one car saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone.” Recycling steel saves enough energy each year to supply 18 million homes with electricity for an entire year (Recycle Room). Steel is magnetic and therefore a magnet easily distinguishes the difference between steel and aluminum products.
For more information, contact: Superintendent Gordon Martin at 781-235-7600 x 3340, or visit www.wellesleyma.gov