Spring Cleaning? – Here’s What to Do With Scrap Metal

Spring is in the air and the weather is already nice and toasty.  There are lots of nice things to look forward to this season.  The days are much longer so you can get more done. 

The mornings are fresher and brighter. 

Baby animals can be seen everywhere and everything is nice and green again.

But before you can truly start enjoying this vibrant season, we all must first get a bit of spring cleaning out of the way. Winters are always dull, dusty and always leave everything in and around our homes all messy and dirty.    A lot of cleaning chores are also neglected during the chilly winter months because it is just too chilly to get to all of these tasks.

It is time to revive and refresh your home.  While you are spring cleaning your home and garage, you will likely come across a lot of metal objects that are no longer functional.  It is important not to simply dunk these items in the trash.  Old metal items have plenty of good uses.

What to Do With Scrap Metal

If you are very crafty and know how to do metal work then there are a lot of creative ways to repurpose metal.  Scrap metal and old parts can be used to make the most beautiful sculptures.  Sadly, not all of us do have this unique talent.

If you are like most people then the best thing you can do with your metal is to sell it to a scrap metal company.  

Scrap metal firms are happy to buy metal from you and they pay a very good price because old metal can be used to manufacture so many new things.

How to Recycle Scrap Metal

Recycling your scrap metal is very easy.  All you have to do is collect all the metal you have in and around your house and pile it up.  Scrap metal companies like Danny Scrap Metal are happy to come and collect large loads from your property but you can also make the drive to their site where the metal can be weighed and sorted.  You will be paid a fair price based on the current market value of scrap metal.

What Metal Do Scrap Metal Yards Buy?

Scrap yards like Danny Scrap Metal aren’t picky about the type of metal they buy at all.  More is always better.  They collect and recycle all sorts of metal types including the following common types:

  • Iron
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Brass or bronze
  • Aluminium
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Tin
  • Titanium
  • Zinc

Where to Find More Scrap Metal?

You can make a lot of money from your spring cleaning projects if you manage to collect enough metal. 

Metal is used in a huge variety of products.  You can look for the metal in the following household items:

Copper

Copper is used in insulated wire, MCM wire, electric motors, ballasts, house wires, sealer units, transformers, and water pipes.  You can easily identify copper by its reddish-bronze gleam.

Steel

Steel or iron is used in all sorts of appliances, vehicles, cast iron products, tools, and gardening equipment.  You should take a close look at old white goods like freezers, washing machines, kettles, microwaves, and toasters because they often contain lots of metal.

Brass

Brass is found in auto radiators, heated cores, and other warming or cooling products.

Lead/zinc

These are common materials in wheel weights and car batteries but they can also be found in other places.

Stainless steel

Cutlery, knives, furniture, auto parts, grills, and many other home items are made of stainless steel because of their rust-proof characteristics.

The best thing you can do with scrap metal is to sell it so these precious resources can be put to good use.  Give Danny Scrap Metal a call and get the best price for all of your old metal.