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Where can scrap metal be sold?

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Scrap metal can be sold by weight at local scrap yards by members of the trade or private individuals, and a directory of yards can be located through the iScrap App website. Copper is one of the most valuable scrap metals and it is a common building material in homes that can be found in electrical wiring, plumbing systems and in roof gutters. Brass is not as valuable as copper, but because of its density, its weight and cash value can add up quickly.

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Aluminum and steel carry less value in the scrap market than copper and brass, but they can reduce overall energy reliance costs because they are easily recycled. Steel can be quickly differentiated from other metals by its ability to attract a magnet. Separating metals before taking them to the scrap yard and calling ahead is a recommended practice, as advised by environmentalist Virginia Buechel writing for Earth911.

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