A few aluminum soda cans sitting in your recycling bin probably won’t make you rich overnight, nor will it cost much (or anything) to have collected from the curb by your municipal sanitation provider. Significant quantities of scrap metal, however, can be sold to scrap metal buyers and subsequently recycled and given a new lease on life as a cleaner environmental alternative to extracting fresh ore from quarries.
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Scrap metal removal and recycling
Many of our homes and office spaces contain trace amounts of metal all the way up to substantial quantities of metal that can (and should) be scrapped and recycled. The appliances and bulky items within our homes also often contain plenty of recyclable scrap metals as well.
When it comes to scrap metal contained in durable goods such as appliances and furniture, the EPA estimates that around 4.7 million tons of ferrous metals (containing iron) were recycled in 2018. This number could be much higher, however, since they also estimate that only 59.8% of these types of items are recycled (the remainder are dumped).
Junk haulers found here on JunkGator can not only bump up that number higher with eco-friendly junk removal services, but diverting from landfills and selling to scrap metal buyers can also turn a profit, thus costing you less for junk removal altogether. It’s a win-win.
Some of the scrap metal items our junk haulers can remove include scrap electronics, aluminum siding, radiators containing aluminum and/or copper, computer wires, plumbing brass, sheet metal, copper pipes and copper tubing, chain link fences, home appliances, wheels & rims, stainless steel and much more.
Frequently asked questions
What is the most valuable scrap metal?
Among the most common types of scrap metal found in homes, copper tends to be the most valuable scrap metal per pound. The average price of scrap copper is about $2-$4 per pound, which is substantially more than most other common scrap metals such as aluminum (about $0.60 per pound) and steel.
How much are washing machines and dryers worth in scrap metal?
Washing machines and dryers contain about $4-$12 worth of scrap metal. These appliances also often contain about a pound’s worth of copper, which is often the most valuable scrap metal contained in the washing machine or dryer.
Do I need to disassemble appliances for scrap metal myself?
Not necessarily, but disassembling appliances yourself can yield more from a scrap metal buyer since you save them the labor of disassembling it themselves. For some appliances, it can be time-consuming and difficult to do it yourself, so it’s often best to simply have it hauled away by a reputable junk hauler near you.
Which scrap metals CANNOT be recycled?
Some scrap metals cannot be recycled at a scrapyard with ordinary scrap metals, particularly metals that create toxic or hazardous waste such as uranium, lead, and mercury. These metals are sometimes contained in trace amounts in electronics, cars, and in some solvents and paints.
Same day scrap metal removal services near you
Do you have large, bulky scrap metals sitting around your garage or on your property? Old building materials, sheets or slats of metal or wire taking up space? Get rid of it today with same-day junk removal services found here on JunkGator.
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