5 Ways To Make Money From Your Scrap Metal

What if you were surrounded by money and didn’t even know it?

If you’re like most people, you probably have some scrap metal laying around. Maybe it’s in the corner collecting dust, or maybe it’s part of a project that you never had time to work on. Either way, the result is that it’s just taking up space.

Fortunately, it’s possible to turn that scrap metal into profit. This is a real win/win: you get rid of unwanted scrap metal and free up space at your home or business, all while taking home some easy money.

Ready to make some quick cash? Keep reading to discover the different ways to make money from your scrap metal!

1. Household items

Looking around your home and trying to find things you can potentially recycle? Well, here are the magic words: “Bring anything mostly made of metal.”

For instance, unwanted pots and pans can be recycled as scrap, and you can also bring in things like stainless steel sinks and/or the brass faucets that came with the sink. Plus, if you happen to have any old patio furniture that is primarily made of metal, you can take it to the scrap yard for recycling.

2. Home appliances

When you’re a homeowner, there is nothing worse than your appliances breaking down. Not only does it always seem to happen right after the warranty has expired, but you then have to turn around and buy an expensive replacement appliance.

The good news is that you can make some money by recycling unwanted old appliances and their parts. For example, you can bring entire air conditioners to the recycling center; we’ll even accept entire radiators. You can also bring in smaller things, including shelving, racking, and even lamps, that you no longer need.

3. Plumbing items

When you look around your home for things to recycle, plumbing is usually the last thing you think about. Even so, choosing to recycle your plumbing might be one of the easiest ways you can profit from unwanted scrap metal.

You can bring in entire water heaters, boilers, and furnaces to recycle—even bring in oil tanks as long as they are “dry” (meaning no oil left inside) and have been cut open for inspection.

Your pipes are also a reliable source of scrap metal. Whether the pipes are made of brass, cast iron, copper, or steel, you can bring them to your local recycling center.

4. Auto parts

You might have heard people sometimes joke about selling a car “for scrap,” but it’s no laughing matter: auto parts are some of the most lucrative things you can bring to the recycling center!

It’s possible to scrap entire vehicles as long as the engines and fuel tanks have been removed, but it’s often easier to recycle different parts. This includes engine blocks, transmissions, rotors, and drums. You can actually recycle any part of the car that is mostly metal, including the doors and the trunks. Don’t forget that catalytic converts can bring in a lot of cash!

If you can’t sell your car, or you just don’t want to deal with the hassle, this is one of the best ways to make money from an unwanted vehicle.

5. Roadside items

So far, we have been focusing on the kinds of items that you might have lying around the house or sitting in your yard. However, if you know what to look for, you may be able to pick up items that former owners have abandoned by the roadside that you can recycle for profit.

What should you look for, then? Once again, the short answer is “anything made of metal.” Many people put broken appliances by the side of the road. You can snag either the whole appliance or valuable metal from the inside of it, just make sure you’re not trespassing on private property to do so. Everything from unwanted metal desks and chairs up to entire kitchen ranges may be found on the side of the road, and all of it provides an easy way for you to make a profit.

Get money from your scrap metal today!

Now you know a few easy ways to make money from your scrap metal, but do you know the recycling center you can trust to give you the best deal?

Here at Scrap It, we’re experts when it comes to turning your unwanted metal into cold, hard cash. To see what we can do for any and all of your recycling needs, all you have to do is contact us today!