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FAQs: Your Questions - Answered!

What kind of metal do I have?

Metal prices vary widely depending on the metal composition. Use a magnet to determine what kind of metal you have. Ferrous metals (steel plate, castings) contain iron and respond strongly to the pull of a magnet. Non-ferrous metals (copper, aluminum, nickel, lead, precious metals) contain little or no iron and do not respond to a magnet.

What sorts of items are good for scrap metal pickup?

We mainly service commercial and Industrial accounts. Retailers use us for pickup of scrap metal shelving, white goods, broken carts and metal scrap from store displays. Auto repair shops and car dealerships can benefit from our service. Appliance repair shops and retailers use us for pickup of large appliances. Commercial accounts that generate scrap metal are welcome- such as metal stamping shops and sheet metal assembly.

Where does my metal go?

It gets transferred to one of our scrap recyclers who ship it to refineries located throughout the United States. The refineries melt the metal and re-process it into forms that can be used to make new products like cars, appliances and more.

How do I add money to my bottom line?

The best way to make the most of your scrap value is to separate the metals (coppers/wire/brass/ferrous metals/stainless steel/aluminum). Another way to maximize return is to have 877-WE-BUY-SCRAP pick up on a regular schedule. You can also have us give you one of our no-charge storage containers, which make it easier for our drivers to load your materials.

You pay for our scrap, pick it up and haul it away at no additional charge?

Yes, we pick up the scrap at your location, determine a value and provide a check for the value of the scrap we are picking up.

How much can we expect to earn on scrap you pickup?

We pay by the pound based on the metal type we purchase from you. For example, if you have 20 pounds of #1 copper at $2.30 per pound, you would earn $46.00 Call us to discuss your needs and we can determine a price and a pickup schedule to meet your needs.

Will my staff have to help with the loading and weighing?

No. We will determine a space in your shipping area to pickup on a predetermined basis. If you like, dumpsters are available so you may store the scrap outside of your loading area in a convenient spot. Sometimes of course we may need to use a forklift to load your materials. If you provide the forklift and your staff loads the materials, it may provide you a large payment.

Our company has been given a Green directive. Will this help us with our certification?

Yes. None of the scrap we pickup goes into landfills. It is recycled, saving energy and saving the planet.

What types of industries do you serve?

We serve Utilities, Industrial, Demolition, Electrical Contractors, Home and Business Renovators, OEM Suppliers, Tool and Die Makers, Mechanical: Heating and Cooling Contractors, Auto Repair Shops and National and Local Retail Chains. Any type of industry that generates quantities if metal scrap and would like to earn money instead of filling landfills can be served by 877-WE-BUY-SCRAP.

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