Depending on where you are located, some areas do have companies that offer free scrap metal pickup. Some companies that pick up scrap metal for free include Light Hauling, Always Free Metal Pickup and L&L Scrap Metal Collectors and Recycle.
Light Hauling picks up unwanted scrap metal in southern New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They pick up items such as broken appliances, cast iron, wires, tractors and car parts. Appointments for pickup can be scheduled online through their website or over the phone. The pickup is not free in all of the covered area, so it should be confirmed that there will be no fee when the appointment is booked.