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Tis the season for garage sales! This could be a blessing or a curse for some, but for scrappers this is could very well be comparable to the Christmas season! Several garage sales offer old and even broken appliances that can be transformed into a scrappers goldmine!

If you’re lucky enough to live in a fairly close proximity to a scrapyard dropping off an appliance or four seems well worth the short drive. Many scrappers can offer at least ten cents per pound for your appliance or $10 per 100 pounds. If you’re lucky, sometimes you’ll be presented with the opportunity to collect a broken appliance from a garage sale free of charge just for removal. BONUS!

How much are your appliances and other metal items actually worth?

Washing machine $18-$22 average weight 200 lbs.

Dryer $8-$10 average weight 100 lbs.

Refrigerator with top freezer $16-18 average weight with the compressor taken out 175 lbs.

Side by side refrigerator $24-$28 average weight with the compressor removed 250 lbs.

Ovens and ranges $11-$18 average weight 125 lbs.

Full size Gas BBQ $16-20 average weight 180 lbs.

Cast iron bathtub $30-$40 average weight over 300 lbs.

At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal to help avoid your recyclable waste ending up in a landfill. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your car batteries, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

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Are you looking to purchase a new patio furniture set this season?  Did you ever consider selling your old furniture as scrap metal? Of course there are some requirements before receiving your payout.

Furniture must be made out of:

  • Aluminum
  • Iron
  • Stainless steel

These are usually the only materials besides plastic and wood that patio/outdoor furniture is usually made out of.

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At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

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Before you haul over your load of scrap to the metal recycling yard, it’s beneficial if the scrap is separated for faster service and a quicker exchange. Here are a few tips for before you leave for the scrap yard.

1. Put your scrap in boxes. For smaller pieces of scrap it’s easier to put your articles into a box or bin in order make loading and unloading easier.  This also makes it easier to distinguish between metals.  If the metal is organized, putting a price on your collection becomes an easier task.

2. Not only should you put your scrap metals in boxes, but you should also separate your wires.  You will probably have wire that is both stripped and unstripped. Separate the bare copper wiring and the other bare metal wires from the metals with the insulation on them. If you find you have a large quantity of insulated wires, you have the option to strip these for the possibility of making more money.

3. If you’re planning on bringing electronics, remember that not all are created equal (especially computer parts). Different types of electronics range in prices.  You may find computer boards, motherboards, CPU’s, hard drives, etc.  Keep these separate due to the fact that some boards may be worth several times more than others.  Make sure you’re knowledgeable when it comes to which boards the scrap yard accepts.

4. Be careful not to mix metals.  Steel and iron can degrade other metals when mixed.  If you’re unsure, use a magnet.  Magnets stick to steel and iron, which makes them a ferrous metal.  If the metal does not stick it’s a non-ferrous metal.

There seems to be a trend in the previous stated tips…(All together now) “It’s best to separate your metals.” Separating your metals will make your trip to the yard quicker and much easier. At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your legally collected scrap metal. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

It’s safe to say that the month of August was good to us!  Upstate Metal Recycling had a record breaking month in the scrap industry. On top of the successful scraptastic month, copper and aluminum prices are on the rise. This not only is this encouraging to business, but it also gives those customer’s a bigger incentive to keep scrapping.

 

If you have copper to scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ us on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

Garage sales are on the rise again, believe me…it seems as though every other neighborhood in Fort Wayne is having their annual association garage sale.  This may be stressful for you when it comes to maneuvering around the neighborhood, but it can be beneficial if you’re in search of some scrap to sell to the nearest scrap yard.

Upstate Metal Recycling can help provide you with some information for easy scrapping. Believe it or not, scrap metal can be everywhere!

For example,

You Can Find Copper All Over!

Are you aware that there are several ways that copper is used in our everyday lives? You probably have copper lying around that you don’t need, that you may not even know about!

  • Wiring. Nearly all electrical wiring has a basis of copper. Garage sales often sell buckets full of worthless wires, which can be a scrap collectors jackpot!
  • Motors. Generators, small servers, and virtually anything unbowed use copper.
  • Piping. Chances are good the water pipes in your house are made of copper, and scrap pipes are everywhere. Please collect piping responsibly. It is illegal to steal copper piping from vacant homes and businesses!
  • Pots and Pans. There are still plenty of copper pans in use, although they’re less common than they used to be. This can be a bonus if you’re ready to upgrade your pots and pans set! If you’re lucky you can also find mismatched pots and pans at garage sales.

So, why not help out the planet and your wallet at the same time? Copper recycling helps everyone!   Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

Watch Scrapper Girls video on YouTube to help you find more scrap!