Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals in the world for a good reason. Aluminum has a low density, high thermal conductivity, excellent corrosion resistance, and is non-toxic. For these reasons, aluminum is used in thousands of applications! Despite its abundance, aluminum is valuable due to the constant demand for the products it is used in. Because of this, aluminum is an excellent metal to earn some cash for at a scrap metal recycling center! In this article, we’ll talk about some of the products and places where you can look for aluminum so you can earn some cash by bringing it to a scrap metal recycling facility! If you’re looking to get paid for your scrap metal in Southeastern Massachusetts, Middleboro Recycling is here for you! Contact us today!

Windows, Gutters, & Siding

One of the easiest places to find a large amount of aluminum is the singing, windows, and gutters on a home or building. Aluminum siding is especially prevalent in older homes, so people having their houses resided may end up with a large amount of aluminum and nothing to do with it. Similar to this, gutters on some homes are made from thick aluminum, meaning they can earn you a good amount of cash when you bring them to your local scrap facility. Finally, some windows have aluminum components that can also be sold for their value in scrap.

Car Parts

Because of its unique properties, aluminum is a common metal used in the construction of cars, trucks, and other vehicles. If you come across a junk vehicle, be sure to check its doors, rims, radiator, and paneling for aluminum! Taking aluminum parts off junk cars is a great way for auto repair and car restoration enthusiasts to earn some extra cash to put back into their projects!


Another great place to look for aluminum is the junk appliances in your home, basement, or garage. Because aluminum is highly malleable, it’s often worked into a sheet and used in a wide variety of products. Some of these appliances and other products include stoves, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, HVAC systems, pots, pants, and even food packaging. Aluminum sometimes looks similar to steel, but you can tell the difference between them with a magnet: steel is magnetic, but aluminum is not.


One more great place to look for aluminum is in the electrical wiring of a home or building. Most aluminum wiring has been replaced by copper (a more valuable scrap metal), but it can still be found in some older homes and buildings. If a home is being renovated and its aluminum wiring is being replaced with copper, recycling the aluminum is an excellent opportunity to earn some cash for the otherwise junk material.

Contact Middleboro Recycling!

If you have any questions about selling aluminum or any other kind of scrap metal in Southeastern Massachusetts, please don’t hesitate to contact Middleboro Recycling Center! Give us a call at (508) 946-2383 or fill out the contact form on our website. If you’re wondering what your scrap metal might be worth, check out the pricing page on our website!