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We’ve recently come across an article that’s incredibly beneficial to those venturing into the art of scrap metal recycling. If you’re struggling to get started, there’s no better place than to start looking in your own home. This particular info-graphic from Sims Metal Management helps to single out five places in your home to search out scrap metal.

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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.

Spring time is a great time to purchase a new car! Did you know there’s another alternative to trading your car into the dealership for a new ride?

Scrapping your vehicle can bring you big bucks! Marty Henry at Upstate Metal Recycling in Fort Wayne, Indiana wants to make departing with your car as easy as possible. At Upstate, we are very straight forward and honest with our pricing for vehicles.

We do not inflate our prices to sound better than the other yards around town. We offer fair market value for your vehicle and we offer Free Towing to our yard on Bluffton Road. You can rest assured that once you have done business with Upstate Metal Recycling, that you will be satisfied with the Honesty we provide.

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We all can relate to that love/hate relationship we have with our cars. But what do you do when you decide that the hate for your vehicle is well beyond your love for it? Sure, you can suffer through the pain of listing your car in the classifieds or trading it into the dealership for a less than desirable value, but what about scrapping it?  Upstate Metal Recycling is encouraging the Fort Wayne area to scrap your vehicle for cash.  Here are some frequently asked questions regarding vehicle recycling:

What if my car doesn’t run? Upstate Metal Recycling is more than happy to pick up your vehicle free of charge.  We have top of the line tow trucks that make transporting your junk car quick and easy.

Why shouldn’t I just trade in my vehicle? Surprisingly, you can make more money recycling your car than trading it in for a new car.  Scrap yards can strip your car for scrap metal but also remove and sell used parts. When Upstate takes your recycled car a mechanic strips your junk car for parts that can be sold for use in other vehicles. This helps ensure that the materials won’t go to waste while you make the extra cash.

Does the entire car get re-used?  About 85 percent of the parts on your car can be recycled and reused.  The remaining portion of the car, usually just the frame is then turned into scrap metal and the used as recycled steel. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that it it uses almost 75% less energy recycling than making new metals.

Recycling your car makes perfect sense. Not to mention, it’s easy! If you’re anticipating dropping your car off, Upstate Metal Recycling will even give you a quote over the phone. Don’t forget, Upstate also collects your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel and insulated or bare electric wire.

Check out this YouTube video to see the steps to recycling a car.