Recycling scrap metal is an effective way to make some quick cash. Whether you are simply cleaning out your garage, or are working on a larger project. There are a variety of metals that fetch higher prices due to the supply and demand differences as well as the unique properties of these metals. Here are a few metals you should consider bringing to a scrap metal yard if you have them lying around your house.
Recycling Brass Scrap
Brass is commonly used for many ornamental goods and decorative elements of homes. Door knockers, cabinet handles, candlesticks, and trophies are often made with brass. additionally some instruments including trumpets, horns, trombones, and tubas, are made using brass metal. Brass is a rarer metal which means you can expect higher prices when you recycle brass.
Recycling Silver & Gold Scrap
Both silver and gold can sometimes fetch higher prices at your scrap yard than what a pawn shop or jewelry store will offer. If you have old jewelry, silverware, or medals made with silver and gold you should bring it to a scrap yard that accepts those metals and get a quote. Some older electronics even have gold elements to them.
Recycling Copper Scrap
Copper can be found all over your home in plumbing pipes and wires in electrical systems. If you have your home rewired or piping replaced, it might be beneficial to bring the copper to a local scrap yard. make sure to strip the wire of any insulation so you can provide pure copper to your scrap yard.
Recycling Aluminum Scrap
Aluminum is also a highly valuable scrap metal. Aluminum can be found in containers, cans, and even in some older electronics. Soda cans are often recycled for their aluminum, although on a small scale aluminum isn't highly valuable, in bulk it can provide a decent amount of money.
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