Where to find scrap metal is the most asked question by scrappers and I will tell you where to look today.
Honestly, if you don’t know where to find scrap metal or have a clue where to look other than obvious places, you could windup in trouble.
The article below will provide you with some great tips but don’t be afraid to enhance or get more creative with the information.
Sure, there are the basics when it comes to knowing where to find scrap metal but remember, you make your situation unique. These tips will get you started on the right path.
Obviously, the first place that you want to check around for scrap metal is your garage. Old tools, tire rims, rusty bikes, aluminum toy bats and so forth are all forms of scrap metal.
After sifting through your garage, you will most likely have a nice pile of scrap metal.
You could additionally call up friends or family and ask if you could take a look around their property also.
Everyone has something made of metal that they want to get rid of. It’s either tucked in a corner or has things stacked on top of it.
Scrap metal is everywhere but keep reading, I’m not done yet.
Steel and Machine Shops – This approach will require you to be professional.
These types of companies work with steel and various metals all day long. Depending on the time of year, you could get truck loads of scrap steel with every visit.
Always get permission or setup some kind of agreement with steel companies. Don’t assume that you can just take their scrap metal like you do throughout the neighborhood.
Some metal companies reuse the scrap metal themselves and some are just waiting for you to come and pick it up.
Charities – This could be your most beneficial tip, let me explain why. Most charities do not accept large appliances such as stoves, fridges, microwaves, metal patio furniture, tv’s larger than 32inches and so forth because it’s hard for one driver to lift these things.
Along with having numerous stops to make, if everyone had large metal disguards, he would never finish his route. Therefore, the companies choose not to take these items.
Try to arrange an agreement with them so that when asked by their contributors, if they accept stoves and such that your information and phone number is given to the patron.
Using this method alone, you are sure to have to hire a few more people to help you within a week or two.
These are just a few tips that you can use to learn where to find scrap metal. As I mentioned earlier, don’t be afraid to expand your mind, scrap metal is everywhere.
Tip – We all know that no one does anything or gives away anything for free. Especially since they know that, you’re making money from their scrap metal.
Yes, they did throw it away and yes, they didn’t plan to recycle the metal themselves.
Everything changes when there is money involved. Therefore, my advice on this is to offer them money for the scrap metal.
It does not have to be an even split but if you know you will make $25 give the person $5 and take the scrap metal. Everyone will be happy and you will have a new scrap metal customer.
Warning – Do not steal scrap metal, not only are you messing it up for everyone else, you will eventually get caught.