When times are tough, it can be a challenge to stay on top of all of your bills. It becomes more and more important to find other ways to make money quickly so that you can stay out of debt. There are many ways to make some quick money if you need to cover a bill. But before you decide to pawn off your possessions, we recommend that you look at old scrap metal that you may own. A lot of homeowners think that recycling scrap metal is only for commercial entities or people who own a lot of large or heavy machinery, in fact, there are many types of scrap metal you can find around your home.
Where To Find Scrap Metal In Your Home
There are a variety of places around your home to look for some used scrap metal. Most yards in Massachusetts buy iron, steel, copper, aluminum, and other highly valued metals. Of course one of the most common things to scrap is an old vehicle. Cars, trucks, boats, and any other vehicles can be sold as single objects or piece by piece. If you have a vehicle to scrap check out our guide. Otherwise here are a few places to find scrap around your home.
- Kitchen Scrap Metal: Old pots, pans, baking sheets, and other metal cookware can be scrapped as well as cutlery that is made out of the correct metal. Just remember that you want to separate ferrous and nonferrous metals and organize your metals into bins. Older appliances also may contain some metal as well as copper wire.
- Bedrooms & Living Spaces: If you have an old television, lamps, or air conditioners these can be broken down into base parts and scrapped.
- Outside: Gutters, patio furniture, metal swingsets, and even iron railings can be taken apart and used for scrap metal. You can also scrap different machines with motors like a riding lawnmower.
- Misc: Check any electronics for copper wire, old metal furniture, power tools, paint cans, nails, screws, and other small pieces of metal. If you can collect a few pounds lof similar metal together, you can sell it. Many homeowners also scrap old bicycles after they become no longer useful.
Where To Scrap Metal
At Taunton Scrap Metal we believe in helping residents get the best prices for their metals. As we are writing this, we are temporarily closed for the COVID-19 virus, although we recommend that you visit our sister locations Middleboro Recycling and Spiegel Scrap Metal in Brockton.