What types of objects can I sell at a scrap metal buyer?
You can sell copper, aluminum and steel. Copper and aluminum fetch the bigger $$, but you need to clean them. That means you will need to strip all the other metals and plastics away from the copper and aluminum in order for it to be viewed as 'clean copper' or 'clean aluminum'. There is a difference in the value of what you sell to the scrap buyer if it has been cleaned of anything else.
They take anything from old cars and trucks to washing machines, and tire rims.
Other items can be brought in as well, such as, batteries and motors.
There is probably some variety depending upon the scrap dealer, but the one that we go to will take anything with metal. Items that are not pure metals will end up in general categories and you will get less money for it. Appliances for instance, which might contain a variety of metals, plastics, glass, etc. will end up in a general scrap category and they buy it by the ton. Wiring with sheathing on will be different than wiring without the sheathing, because they have to strip it themselves.
Stripping things down to pure metals will usually get you more money. It depends on the time you want to put into it. You can for instance, break down a motor to pull out the coiled copper wire, but that can be a lot of work. With appliances you can usually do better by stripping out wiring, motors, and aluminum pieces.
Aluminum and copper are the most valuable common metals. I think Copper is over $3 a pound. We also take our tin food cans. They end up as general scrap, so probably don't count for much, but every little bit helps.
It depends on the facility you are planning on using. Some do not have the ability to process vehicles and will not accept them. Otherwise just listen to landscapeartist and junkseller.
As per my opinion you should sell every scrap items to its buyer. But if you have scrap car then u should give it to Scrap Car Comparison (www.scrapcarcomparison.co.uk) and they will give the best price for your scrap car.
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