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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.


“There’s an app for that,” a quote that’s become famous thanks to Steve Jobs and his Apple empire. Upstate Metal Recycling is here to concur that there really is an app for almost everything.  Being a successful scrap metal business in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Upstate was incredibly pleased when word came out that there would be an app created just for keeping tabs on the latest scrappers. The iScrap app not only keeps tabs on scrap yards in your local area, but throughout the entire world!  Here’s a little information from CrunchBase website about the latest on this application available for most smartphones. There’s also a blog completely devoted to the iScrap app.

iScrap App

Scrap Yard Information On-Demand: Access the iScrap App anytime, anywhere, through any internet connected device.

iScrap App offers scrap metal recyclers a directory of scrap yards they can access anytime, anywhere, through any internet connected device. Automatically locate scrap yards within 100 miles or search anywhere in the US and Canada. Tens of thousands of people turn to the iScrap App to find local scrap yards and learn how to make more money with their scrap metal.