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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.

IronTableAndChairs lines5-10 Metal patio furniture sets

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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We’ve had a crazy couple months at Upstate!  But don’t get us wrong, crazy isn’t always a bad thing!  Business has been booming with the prices of copper and aluminum on the rise, but we’ve also taken on a fairly huge project. When we say fairly huge, we mean almost giant.

Case and point:

Over the past few weeks we have been busy cutting down the water tower on the corner of Carroll and Lima Roads.  This water tower could hold up to 400,000 gallons of water at a time, but unfortunately its water holding days are over.  With no use for the tower, it was time to demolish. At first, Upstate’s owner, Marty Henry was apprehensive about involving the press because of liability issues.  But to all of our surprise, the press made their appearance without any help from the business. WANE TV even caught the tower tumbling on video! Thankfully, the water tower came down without any issues and work started immediately.

Check out the video footage! Water Tower Tumble

It’s nice to know that the Fort Wayne/Huntertown areas are trying their best to keep the business local. Thanks, Fort Wayne!

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!

On Friday June 28, 2012 Accuweather.com reported that a “super derecho” of violent thunderstorms spread a distance of 700 miles throughout the Midwest and mid-Atlantic. Fort Wayne, Indiana saw its fair share of damage on Friday including over 500 trees down and 70,000 without power.

-Photos courtesy of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Now that the city is slowly recuperating from the storm, it’s time to start accessing and cleaning up the damage. Upstate Metal Recycling, a locally owned company in Fort Wayne has started collecting several uprooted pieces of scrap since Friday’s storm.   If you find yourself in Fort Wayne or in the surrounding area, Upstate is more than happy to help you exchange your scrap for cash.  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.