Did you know that you can turn old dishwashers, washing machines, and more into quick cash? Our team at Second Street Iron & metal offers the best scrap metal prices for your old junk, including scrap appliances. Below, we’ll talk about some important tips and knowledge you should have before you start selling scrap appliances!
What Appliances Can You Sell For Scrap Metal?
Old stoves, dryers, dishwashers, and washing machines that are no longer in use can earn you a pretty penny when you sell them for scrap. Because these home appliances are large and heavy, they often carry more metal embedded in their composition than other appliances worth scrapping. Since these appliances are largely made of metal for durability, they’re extremely valuable to scrap metal recycling companies. When you bring these appliances to a scrap yard, they’ll be separated into their ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts. Because these different types of metals have different market values, each part will be weighed separately and you’ll be compensated accordingly!
What Appliances Don’t Carry Scrap Value?
While almost any appliance can be sold for scrap metal, several types aren’t worth that much. This is because some types of metals and scrapping techniques due to the appliances’ complexity aren’t worth the time or effort. For instance, salvaging metal from a microwave oven will earn you cash, but it will likely be worth less per pound than a washing machine. Avoid going for scrap appliances that have a high plastic content. Also, smaller appliances such as toasters, ovens, and mixers are worth far less than a single dishwasher. Unless small appliances are from the heating and cooling system units (HVAC) that have tubing and valuable metal coils, they won’t be worth a large amount.
Best Places to Look for Scrap Metal Appliances
The best places to look for scrap appliances for cash include your basement, nearest junkyards, sheds, and any other area that junk may have been left around.
Contact Second Street Iron & Metal!
If you’re living in or around the Boston area and are looking into selling scrap appliances for cash, look no further than Second Street Iron & Metal! We purchase scrap appliances for the best prices you’ll find anywhere in the area! Give us a call at (617) 387-1188 or fill out the contact form on our website, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible!