Note: This year we introduce The Yard Ramp Guy Spotlight, an occasional series in which we examine the various industries nationwide that, in our experience, rely heavily on portable loading docks to increase efficiency.

Renewing our Resources

The scrap recycling business employs more than 137,000 people and generates about $90 billion per year in the United States. “Scrap” includes electronics, paper, plastic, metal, glass, rubber, and textiles.

It’s big business. We’ll circumvent the whole notion of planned obsolescence and focus instead on the positive benefits:Yard Ramp Guy Recycling Industry

Recycling is good for employment.

More than 137,000 people work in the scrap industry in the United States.

Recycling is good for the economy.

Our refurbished products create some $24 billion in U.S. export sales.

Recycling is good for the environment.

The industry helps reduce use of landfills. Regenerated products require less energy consumption than original first-generation products. And elements like mercury (from old cars) and lead (from old computer monitors) reduce their reaching our air and water supplies.


Proudly, The Yard Ramp Guy contributes its share. Our inventory contributes in a vital way to the recycling process. We’re keenly interested in helping our customers optimize their workflow, and there’s no better example than the $24 billion-a-year recycling industry as proof. As in: if the logistics didn’t work, scrap recycling wouldn’t be such a major generator of revenue or contributor to the economy.

Beyond that, we’re always interested in the “recycling” of portable loading docks that are in suitable condition for sale and for rent.

In addition, we maintain an industry-leading program, leveraging our connections and experience to sell your used yard ramp: the final sale price nets 70% for you and 30% for us. (That’s not a typo. For additional details, click HERE.)

Finally, then, the question arises: do recycling companies tend to buy new or used portable loading docks? The answer might surprise you. Give us a call, and we’ll recycle the story.