If you’ve ever renovated your home, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of junk can build up. Most people don’t realize that they can earn money recycling the scrap metal in that pile of junk! Home or building renovation is one of the best times for people to accumulate scrap metal that can be sold for cash. The residual debris from a renovation may look valueless, but depending on the type of metals you find during your project, you may have some materials that are worth quite a bit of cash! Some of the most valuable metal materials that are commonly found during home renovations include copper pipes & wire, brass pipes & fixtures, aluminum siding & gutters, and steel appliances. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how you can streamline the scrap metal recycling process when renovating your home!

Sort Your Scrap Metal 

When you bring your scrap metal to a recycling facility, you’ll typically get the best prices if it is sorted by type. Each type of scrap metal is worth different amounts by weight, so you should be sure to keep your copper, brass, aluminum, steel, etc., in different piles. If you aren’t sure which metals are which, you can sort your scrap into broader groups by separating ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Metals that are magnetic are typically ferrous, while metals that aren’t are typically non-ferrous. There are a few exceptions to this rule, like with some types of stainless steel.

Rent A Scrap Metal Dumpster 

For efficient sorting, it is helpful to use a rental dumpster. Dumpsters are great for removing large amounts of scrap metal, especially if you are renovating your entire home or clearing out your basement and garage. At Middleboro Recycling, we make renting a roll-off scrap metal dumpster as easy as possible! Simply set up a time for us to drop it off, load as much scrap metal into it as you can, then let us know when to come pick it up, and we’ll get you paid for the metals!

Pay Attention To Scrap Metal Prices  

The amount of money each type of scrap metal is worth often fluctuates. The scrap value of a certain kind of metal is determined by several ever-changing factors: the price of virgin metals, the price of fuel, transportation costs, the availability of recycled metals, and much more. If you want to get the most money for your scrap metal, be sure to pay attention to the current metal markets and sell when the price is high!

Sell Your Scrap Metal To Middleboro Recycling Center!

If you have any questions about the scrap metal recycling process or are looking to recycle scrap metal in Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to contact Middleboro Recycling Center! Call us at (508) 946-2383 or fill out the contact form on our website. If you’re curious about what your scrap metal might be currently worth, check out our pricing page!