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A Handful of Pro Tips for Finding and Selling Scrap Metal

Selling Scrap Metal
10/2/2017

If you’re new to finding and selling scrap metal, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the process. Whether you’re looking to sell a few small items or you’re in it for the long haul, interested in making regular sales, it’s essential that you have a plan and – more importantly – a resource that you can trust. To that end, Iron Mike aims to be the area’s most authoritative resource when it comes to buying, selling, finding, and sorting your scrap metal. In today’s post, we’re going to look at a handful of tips that will help you focus your search, hone your craft, and make the most out of your time.

Become a specialist

The first thing you should do is take a look around your area. What kinds of businesses thrive there? What types of metal are being thrown away? Are you surrounded by manufacturing facilities that discard a large number of fasteners, bolts, screws, and small parts? If so, that’s an opportunity! We recently heard about an enterprising scrapper who collected spent lead at a local gun range and earned a check for $50,000! Being successful in scrapping is all about reading your surroundings and adapting your plan.

Pay attention to the seasons

When the seasons change, the scrap changes. In the winter, it’s common to see grills and patio furniture discarded at large apartment complexes. In the summer, you’ll see appliances, vehicle parts, and the leftover remnants of other “handy” projects. Gather this stuff up while you can, as much of it contains valuable scrap metal.

At Iron Mike, we’ve got a lot of thoughts on finding and selling scrap metal. No matter your level of interest, we encourage you to give us a call, discuss your endeavors, and – of course – seek out the most current pricing available!

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