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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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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!