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How do you sell scrap metal?

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Most metals can often be recycled for cash at scrapyards. However, it is a good idea to contact ahead of visiting to make sure a particular scrapyard is currently purchasing.

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Some metals are worth more than others. Follow the steps below to sell scrap metals.

  1. Separate metals
  2. Check to see which of the available scrap a magnet will stick to. These are ferrous metals and are usually less valuable than non-ferrous scrap, which magnets do not stick to.

  3. Contact a scrapyard
  4. Using the yellow pages, an online search tool like the iScrap App or performing a web search, find the contact details for local scrapyards and get in touch to ask about selling procedures and estimated rates. Find a buyer who makes an offer you agree with.

  5. Deliver the metal
  6. Transport the metals to the scrapyard, following their instructions for unloading. Most scrapyards pay upon receipt.

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