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To stay current with all of the latest scrap metal news, be sure to check in to Iron Mike's blog regularly. From tracking scrap metal prices to scrapyard buying tips, we'll be sure to keep you updated on all of the latest developments.

Spring Cleaning, Extra Cash, and the Best Scrap Metal Buyer in Detroit

Scrap Metal Buyer in Detroit
4/4/2017

With winter on its way out, it's that time of year again... the time where everyone heaves an audible groan and starts clearing out their garages, attics, workshops, and closets. Hauling out old electronics, broken Christmas lights, busted appliances, and abandoned projects, it's not uncommon to see a wealth of scrap sitting along the roadside... and we do mean a wealth. With all of that metal – potential money – sitting around just waiting for someone to collect it, it's essential that you work with a reputable scrap metal buyer in Detroit, one who uses the most current metal market prices, and one who will work with you in a straightforward, upfront, and honest way.

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Who Can Make a Buck with Iron Mike?

Scrap Metal Buyer
3/6/2017

First, let's cover one thing up front: Here's who CAN'T make a buck with Iron Mike: Anyone who thinks he can get rich quick by stealing copper. Mike's not buying it. Don't risk it. Don't be the subject of the next headline ... you saw the one ... "Man electrocuted trying to steal power line." And you won't get anywhere with stolen plumbing, either. Mike's on to you. If not electrocuted, you will be prosecuted. So, who CAN make a Buck with Iron Mike? Odds are, YOU can.

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Why it is Essential to Work with an Experienced, Professional Scrap Metal Buyer

Scrap Metal Buyer in Detroit
1/31/2017

As the most experienced scrap metal buyer in Detroit, Iron Mike has a reputation to uphold. Working with a wide range of sellers, from small businesses to private individuals, we stay current with all of the most recent scrap prices, following the market closely, and offering our customers the absolute best prices possible for their scrap metal. This isn't some fly-by-night operation, run by a couple of guys in a pickup truck who offer rock-bottom prices for what is – essentially – a gold mine of scrap copper, aluminum, brass, and steel. No, we are a full-fledged operation, offering a number of services that simply can't be matched.

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Scrap Metal Tips for Small Businesses

Scrap Metal Buyer in Detroit
12/1/2016

If you're operating your own small business, you understand the importance of eking out every possible advantage. Whether those advantages come through extensive marketing, cost-saving equipment or recycling programs, every little bit counts when it comes to running your business. Iron Mike has been working with small businesses for years, helping them keep their operations run smoothly and injecting a little bit of much-needed cash into their operations. When you sell your business' scrap metal, you get rid of unwanted clutter and, more importantly, set yourself up financially to grow.

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Looking to Scrap Your Car? Be Sure to Call Iron Mike!

Scrap Your Car
9/29/2016

If you've got a rusted, unusable vehicle sitting in front of your house, leaking fluids all over your driveway, you've probably felt the urge to scrap your car. Not only can it free up some of that premium driveway space, scrapping your car can put a wad of cold, hard cash in your hands! Even better, you can feel good about responsibly disposing of your vehicle in a clean, environmentally responsible way! In this post, we're going to look at how Iron Mike can help you scrap your car and earn some cash!

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Top Tips to Ensure You Have a Successful Scrap Metal Search

Scrap Metal Buyer in Detroit
8/10/2016

When you're just starting out with scrapping, it can be tough keeping up with all of the latest news, developments and methods. Whether you're driving around neighborhoods looking for discarded metal or you're out on a mission hitting up local businesses, it pays to have a goal defined and a plan in place. Thankfully, Iron Mike is a pro when it comes to scrap metal and, even better, we're going to share a few easy tips with you today that will help you ensure that your next scrap metal search is successful.

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Want to Make More Money Scrapping? Cut the Cords!

Scrap Metal Broker
7/13/2016

Did you know that, on average, you can get about 15% more for your scrap copper cords? What's the trick? What's the secret? Well, it's simple: cut and strip them! With many electronic devices and electrical appliances utilizing copper cords, these items can be a treasure trove, if handled properly. Of course, the thicker the wire's gauge, the more money that you stand to make. A thin electrical wire? Probably not worth your time. Thick, heavy degaussing cable? You may be able to double your take.

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The Many Reasons for Scrapping Metal

Scrap Metal Buyer in Detroit
7/1/2016

Recycling scrap metal makes a lot of sense both environmentally and economically. The scrap metal industry is a perfect example of a circular economy. A circular economy means that goods are manufactured with the intent of being used for as long as possible and once their functionality passes, they are broken down and reused to make newly functional goods. In this post we'll look at the many ways scrap metal is used after it's recycled.

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Safety Advice for People for People Who Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal
6/9/2016

There's hardly anything to worry about when considering being a metal scrapper. It can be an adventure that's fun, exciting, and can make you some serious money. Unfortunately, without proper precautions and a dedication to safety, many individuals over the years have been seriously injured during the scrapping process. Make sure you're fully aware of what's going on around you. Be certain metal pieces are not too sharp and you're standing on even ground. You should always wear gloves, long pants, and steel toe boots.

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Make Money Scrapping by Learning the Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal
4/25/2016

One of the most common questions posed by newcomers to the scrap industry is about the differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. While there is – as with most things – a long and convoluted answer that is accepted in the industry, there's a much shorter, sweeter version that can help you make more money when you're searching for scrap materials. In short, ferrous metals contain iron and non-ferrous metals don't. Now, because of this, ferrous metals are more common and lower-priced than non-ferrous metals.

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