3 Ways to Make More Money When Scrapping Metal

Scrapping is a business where it pays to have a large amount to exchange. You can earn a few pounds, or a few thousand pounds. So, to increase your profits, follow these handy tips so you can get the most out of your metal.

1. Take apart your items and segregate Non Ferrous from Ferrous metals

Some items can have a lot of more valuable non ferrous metal inside such as copper and motors. This is usually surrounded by less valuable ferrous materials and waste like plastic and rubber. If you’re able, the best way of increasing the item’s value is by taking it apart and discarding the non-metal parts. If you are able to “weigh in” your items as their separate grades you are likely to receive more. An example of these items are combi boilers, air conditioning units and microwaves.

2. Separate your metals

This might be easier said than done if you don’t know your brass from your copper – but it’s actually not that difficult to sort your metals. A little bit of online research will not only show you that certain items are made from specific metals, but also tell you how to recognise various grades. For example copper has an orange colour and brass is easily recognised with its yellow tint. It is also a good idea to invest in a decent magnet. Using a magnet will help you segregate the lesser value magnetic grades such as steel and iron from the higher value non magnetic grades like stainless steel and aluminium.

dry bright copper wire

Dry Bright Copper Wire

Brass Fittings

Brass Fittings

3. Amass your metals

Obviously, the more metal you have to scrap, the higher the revenue you’ll receive. And the bigger the amount, the better the price per kg. With this in mind, it’s good to build up an amount before you “weigh it in.”

If you’re in need of a price for your metal or need more guidance on segregating and disposing of your scrap metal, our expert team of staff can help. Please give us a ring on 0161 790 5105 or get in touch here.

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Tue, 23 March 2021

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