There are dozens of benefits to recycling scrap metal. From quick cash to helping the environment, it is not a question of if you and your company should recycle metal, but where. Whether you are scrapping rookie or longtime veteran finding the right scrap yard can be difficult. There are many factors to consider when choosing the right scrap metal yard.
It goes without saying, but a major factor in deciding on a scrap metal yard is pricing. Veteran scrappers know that metal prices fluctuate, but you want to make sure you are getting competitive prices for your metal. Some scrap yards offer up special deals, but the most important thing is to make sure that the money you are getting is comparable to other metal yards. In rural areas with few scrap yards prices might be lowered because of the lack of competition. If this is the case, it may be worth letting scrap metal build and taking larger hauls to a less convenient yard to get a fair price. Of course, the profit has to justify the gas and time spent in transit.
Location(s) & Convenience:
Next to money, the most important factor for finding your scrap metal yard is finding convenient locations. Hauling large amounts of scrap metal is not easy and can cost a decent amount of money to transfer. Finding a local scrap metal yard can largely affect how much you net on recycling your scrap metal. Scrap yards that utilize multiple locations can also add value to scrappers. Some scrap metal yards offer a roll off dumpster service for large commercial projects for a small fee. Once again, you will have to assess how much metal you are scrapping, how much gas it would take to transfer, and how large the fee is for drop off and pick up of a dumpster. In some cases, scrap yards waive the fee for their dumpster service if the project is large enough.
Hours, Organization, & Loyalty
Another key factor in finding the right scrap yard are their hours and organization. A clean, well-organized scrap yard is much more appealing than a messy unattended one. Good organization and regular hours that meet your company’s needs are great factors for finding the right yard. Once you have found a good yard, it is recommended that you stick with it. Many scrap yard owners develop long-term relationships with the companies they work with and having rapport can go a long way.
At Taunton Scrap Metal, we offer competitive pricing for your scrap metal as well as a roll off dumpster service. Call us at 508 823-0900 to learn more and visit our website to see our current prices.