We all can do with a little bit of extra spending money during winter time. This is the season when your energy bill is usually a little bit higher because it does take a lot more energy to warm up a building when it is cold out. Your food bill is also likely higher since you will feel a lot hungrier for filling and warming foods. Even winter clothing is more expensive, especially since you need so much more layering to stay warm.
Scrap metal recycling is a great way to get your hands on some extra money during these costly winter months. There are lots of good sources of scrap metal that you can find during winter. Here is a quick look at some of the best old metal goods to recycle this season.
Old Radiators and Air Conditioning Units
A lot of people will be upgrading their radiators or air conditioning units this winter. These upgrades are common when the old units become all worn out or when people move on to units that are more energy efficient and effective. You should definitely keep an eye out for some old air conditioner units or radiators. These devices are a good source of steel and copper throughout their structure and inside their wires.
Old Metal Filing Cabinets
Metal filing cabinets are very durable and functional but they are not too attractive and they are always cold to the touch. Plenty of businesses toss out old filing cabinets when they move on to something warmer and more aesthetically pleasing. The old cabinets contain a lot of precious metal that can earn you quite a bit of money.
Old Metal Tools
Winter is a good time to tackle and clean the garage. When people clean their garage to get it ready for spring, they will usually toss plenty of old tools. Tools like old metal shovels, rakes, lawnmowers, and hand tools contain plenty of metal and are ideal for your scrap metal pile.
An Old Car
Winter is more costly for everyone. You might find someone close to you with an old car that they want to sell. Or there could perhaps be an old broken-down car in your backyard. Vehicles are some of the best sources of scrap metal and can be sold to a scrap metal company for a very good price. If you find an old broken down car in your neighbourhood then you should consider buying it for cheap and selling it to a scrap metal company at a good profit.
Old Water Pipes
You can also keep an eye out for old water or plumbing pipes. Copper pipes are especially good scrap metal goods to collect because copper has such a good scrap value. Plumbing pipes can also be made from galvanized steel, lead, or cast iron. While these metals don’t have such a high resell value, they still can get a pretty good price if you sell to a good scrap metal company.
Old Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen appliances usually only last about 5 years before most of them will need to be replaced. You will constantly find old appliances like fridges, freezers, kettles, microwave ovens, and other broken-down appliances in landfills or in people’s garbage. These broken-down appliances often contain lots of valuable metal that can be harvested and resold.
If you get your hands on any of these, or any other types, of scrap metal then you should give Danny Scrap Metal a call. We are happy to accept any type of scrap metal you might have and we can even come to your location to pick up big piles of scrap metal or large scrap metal goods like old scrap cars.