If you're working on a large demolition project, then you know that the building you're taking down is a valuable source of scrap metal. You can sell this scrap to a dealer and make some money from it.
While you and your crew know what to salvage, this can be a tricky process. You could end up with scrap in various places, cluttering up your site. You might end up selling bits and pieces here and there just to clear things up.
Some scrap metal companies provide skip bins for demolition and construction sites. They drop the bin off and then pick it up when you're done. Why should you think about doing this?
1. Quick and Easy Scrap Metal Storage
If you have a dedicated scrap metal bin, then you give your metal a home. Anyone working on the demolition knows to put scrap in this bin. It won't end up in piles around your site where it could get in the way or cause a hazard.
Plus, if you train your crew to put scrap in the bin as they find it, then you maximise the metal you collect. Sometimes, valuable items are just thrown to one side to be dealt with later. These pieces could end up mixed in with general rubble. If you don't know that they are there, you could lose them. This reduces the amount of money you could make.
2. More Security For Your Scrap Metal
You aren't the only person who knows that you can sell scrap metal for a profit. If you leave scrap out in the open around your site, then savvy thieves could steal it to sell it themselves. Even some of the subbies you use might pick up a couple of prime pieces if they think they can get away with it.
If you have a lot of valuable metals to collect, then a bin hides the scrap from open view. In some cases, dealers supply bins with lockable lids which gives you extra protection against theft or things walking off the site.
3. A Simple Way to Get Your Money
Once you've got all the scrap out of the building, you want to sell it as soon as possible. Rather than taking bits and bobs to different dealers, a bin gives you a quicker return. Once you're done, you call the dealer who picks up the bin. They then weigh your metals, price them and pay you.
To find out more about scrap metal bins, collection options and average prices, talk to local dealers.