One of the best ways to make some quick and easy cash is to sell your unwanted metal items to your local scrap metal recycling facility for their scrap value! Almost every kind of metal can be sold to a recycling facility, so if you have something that is primarily made of metal, odds are that you can trade it in for cash! Different types of metal have different scrap values, so it’s important to be able to differentiate between the different types of metals you’re working with! In this article, we’ll talk about five common types of scrap metal that can be traded in for cash and where you can find them!


Copper is in high demand! When selling scrap metal, copper will almost always go for the highest price out of all the non-precious metals (like gold, silver, platinum, etc.). The grade of the copper will also impact the price; some copper grades are worth more than others. Copper can be found in plumbing, wiring, old pots, kettles, and in many more places around your home! If you’re renovating your home, you can sell the copper tubing and wiring in plumbing systems and old light fixtures. Estate sales are a great way to find old copper pots and kettles that can’t be used for their intended purposes anymore.


The second most valuable metal that’s commonly found in homes is brass. Brass has a similar look to copper, although it has more of a yellowish tint, while copper is more reddish-brown. Brass can also be found in piping and plumbing, as well as in all kinds of old household decorations.


Aluminum is one of the most abundant metals in homes and buildings, so although it is not worth as much as copper or brass on a per-pound basis, you should be able to find a lot of it and still earn a good amount of money! Aluminum can be found all over the place: cans, packaging, junk vehicles, HVAC systems, siding, gutters, pots, pans, and so much more! 

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is an alloy of steel and chromium, making the metal less susceptible to corrosion and rust. Stainless steel appliances are very popular in homes, making the material fairly abundant. If you’re getting rid of a stainless appliance or know someone that is, you can trade it in for cash at a scrap metal recycling facility rather than just throwing it away! In addition to appliances, stainless steel can also be found in pots, pans, silverware, sports equipment like golf clubs, and more.

Cast Iron

One more type of metal that is easy to find is cast iron. Cast iron is a very heavy and dense metal., so although the price-per-pound is not as high as some other metals, even a small cast iron item can weigh 10+ pounds! Cast iron can be found in pipes, cooking pans, vehicles, appliances, and more.

Sell Your Scrap Metal To Middleboro Recycling Center!

If you’re ready to start selling scrap metal in Southeastern Massachusetts, please contact our team at Middleboro Recycling Center! We pride ourselves on offering the best scrap metal prices in the region! Give us a call today at (508) 946-2383 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! If you’re wondering what your scrap metal is worth, check out the pricing page on our website!