Here are five steps to getting more money for your scrap metal while also disposing of it safely and responsibly:
Identify the metal you want to sell.
The first step is simply identifying the metal you are trying to sell. You may have a considerable amount of copper or aluminium in your garage, for example, but it can be hard to know what kind of metal you have if you aren’t familiar with different types of metal. If you’re not sure about the type of metal you have, consult with a scrap metal dealer or your local recycling centre to get a better idea of its value.
Clean your metal.
After you have identified the type of metal you want to sell, the next step is to clean it. This will make it easier to transport and will also help you get a better price for your scrap metal. If the metal is particularly dirty, you may want to consider using a pressure washer to clean it before taking it to a scrap metal dealer. Don’t forget to wear gloves and proper eye protection when doing this, as dirty metal can often be sharp or hazardous.
Sort your metal by type.
When you have a large amount of scrap metal, it can be helpful to sort it by type before taking it to a scrap metal dealer. This can make it easier to transport, as you will be able to load each type of metal into separate vehicles or containers. It can also help to speed up the process of selling your scrap metal, as dealers will typically pay more for different types of metal separately.
Find a local scrapyard.
One of the best ways to get more money for your scrap metal is to find a local scrapyard. These businesses typically have lower overhead costs than larger recycling centres, which means they can offer higher prices for scrap metal. You can find a list of local scrap yards in your area by searching online or in your local phone book. At Super Metal Recycling, we pride ourselves on paying top dollar for scrap metal, and we have three convenient locations around Melbourne to make it easy for you to get the most money for your scrap.
Ask for a quote.
Before you take your scrap metal to a local scrap yard, it can be helpful to ask for a quote. This will give you an idea of the current market value for different types of metal. You can then compare this price with what the dealer is offering and decide whether selling your scrap metal locally is worth your time and effort. At Super Metal Recycling, we are always happy to provide quotes for your scrap metal, so give us a call today and let us show you how much we can pay!
Super Metal Recycling
345 Frankston – Dandenong Road, Dandenong South VIC 3175
(03) 9706 4909