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Cashing In on the Scrap Metal Recycling Craze

Updated on May 4, 2010

Most responsible Americans are concise of what they throw away and make efforts to recycle anything they could be reused or recreated in the future. However, the vast majority of them do not realize the colossal profit potential that comes with recycling scrap metal. With minimal effort you should have no problem turning a serious profit by simply helping to return scrap metals. Let us discover the fundamental efforts involved with how to get started with scrap metal recycling. In particular, what type of metal works, where to find it, who to sell it to, and how to minimize the effort involved in the process. This should make it as easy as possible for you to join the scrape metal recycling phenomenon.

Getting Started

One of the first things you need to know about scrap metal recycling is what type of metal the dealers are looking for. Contacting scrap metal dealers in your area is a great place to start. Ask them what kind of metals they are seeking and which metals they will pay the most for. This will give you a great starting point because you will not be wasting any time collecting metals that are of no use to them. Once you have your short list of what you are looking for, you are ready to begin seeking out the metal that you are going to be recycling.

Where to Find It

There are two terrific ways to get all the metal you need to have a lucrative recycling strategy. The first is to go around on local collection night and attempt to find any large appliances that you can that fit the descriptions of the metals you are looking for. This is an extremely effective method to find metal short term but is very time consuming. The next step is to attempt to get this process as streamlined as possible. Make connections with any type of establishment that would produce an excess of metal waste. Examples include auto repair facilities and home contractors. Connecting with them can help you streamline your scrap metal collection. In addition, talk to your friends and neighbors. Informing them that you are beginning to collect scrap metal can certainly help your efforts. There is no shame whatsoever in making it easier for others to help the environment.

Making these extra efforts to keep these items out of landfills and being reused is something that will not go unrewarded. Checking with your local scrap metal dealer is the best way to determine what type of pricing you are looking at for your efforts. Being green for profit is something to be extremely proud of. Take pride in your scrap metal recycling efforts and know that, while you are profiting, you are certainly helping the wold become a better place one step at a time. Start today by contacting a scrap metal dealer in your area to get the ball rolling. Once you have the process streamlined, you will quickly realize how fun and lucrative this can be!


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      8 years ago

      hi there gaza sorry iv took so long i think this is the web address

      and some info , there there most competitive in the game , mention micky k said you would sort him out

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      8 years ago from India

      @charliemeyer it can be due to the use of some spinner tool

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      The Irrationalist 

      10 years ago

      Why didn't you talk about copper very much?

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      10 years ago

      Decent info, but words misspelled and blatantly misused. I almost gave up after the first sentence for that reason. Proofreading will help a lot.

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      11 years ago

      Reduce, re-use, re-cycle. Let's see how the 3 R’s of reduce, re-use, recycle fits into all of our core values.

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