A BAM BAM truck hauls a loaded bin of metal to a recycler.

From metal to money

ABC Recycling and BAM BAM Trucking are teaming up to help turn your metal into gold.

ABC Recycling and BAM BAM Trucking are teaming up to help turn your metal into gold.

Well, not exactly gold, but money at least.

The two companies have combined forces to turn scrap metal into money for the community.

ABC Recycling has brought a big red bin (visible in the Goodwin Building parking lot on Highway 27) and when it becomes full of the community’s scrap metal, BAM BAM Trucking will take it to be recycled.

The profits from the metal will then be distributed to organizations in the community such as minor hockey, the Stuart Lake Hospital Auxiliary, 4-H or other non profits.

“There’s never enough money for the non profits,” said Gregg Drury of ABC Recycling. “It’s an easy way to raise money.”

He said it is amazing how much scrap metal a community can produce, and this is evident by the massive pile which accumulates at the transfer station.

Brad Miller, owner of BAM BAM Trucking, said he gets a lot of calls from local organizations looking for money and so when ABC Recycling proposed the plan to bring the bins to the community, he jumped on board.

His trucking costs are covered and the profits can go to the local organizations.

“Our dumps are full of metal,” he said. “It’s a win-win.”