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A Few Common Sources of Valuable Scrap Metal


In the world of scrap metal, hard money comes in all shapes and sizes. No matter where you are in the world, there’s a very good chance that – less than a few yards away – you’re looking at a hidden source of valuable scrap metal. From old appliances and garage sale silverware to busted grills and curbside furniture, there’s virtual pots of gold all around us, just waiting for some enterprising scrapper to come along and claim it. In this post, we’re going to look at a few of the most common scrap metals and talk about where they can be found.

1. Brass

Brass is a fairly common material that can have serious scrap value in large quantities. One of the best sources of brass is old water pipes. If you know anyone that’s recently redone their home’s plumbing, you might ask about taking their discarded valves and fittings.

2. Tin

While tin isn’t extremely valuable, it is everywhere. Almost every canned food is packaged in tin and, well, most people just throw those cans right in the garbage. You certainly won’t get rich off of it alone but, with enough collecting, you can easily make a little spending money.

3. Aluminum

In addition to tin, a number of canned products are stored in aluminum. However, the real money can be found at construction sites and apartment buildings. When these places throw out old aluminum siding or screen doors, they’re literally putting money in the trash.

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