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It's All In The Search: How To Find Scrap Metal For Recycling

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If you want to start recycling scrap metal but you're not sure where to start, you're not alone. Many people are confused as to where they go to locate scrap metal. Luckily, that's not as difficult as you might think. In fact, scrap metal can be found in a variety of places. However, you do need to know the right places to look. That's where the list below comes into the picture. Here are four places to begin your search for scrap metal

Your own Backyard

If you're like most people, you have more than a few pieces of debris building up in your backyard. Some of that debris might actually contain scrap metal. You might not realise this, but broken aluminum lawn furniture, car parts, and even kitchen appliances contain scrap metal. You might have been thinking about hauling those items to the landfill, but that's the worst thing you can do. Instead, haul all those metal items to a scrap yard for recycling. You'll fill your wallet with cash and clean out your yard at the same time. 

Construction Sites

If you've got a few construction sites in your neighbourhood, you've also got access to scrap metal. Most contractors discard pieces of scrap metal on a daily basis. In most cases, they'll toss the metal into roll-off bins. Unfortunately, once the scrap metal is tossed into the bin, it's hauled away to the local landfill. Luckily, you can stop that from happening, by collecting scrap metal from nearby construction sites. However, be sure to ask permission before collecting scrap metal from construction site bins. 


If you want to recycle scrap metal but you need another source, start reading the classified ads. You might not realise this, but many people advertise their scrap metal in the classifieds. This process allows them to get rid of scrap metal without hauling it away to the landfill. You can find old appliances, copper wire and other scrap metal by reading the classifieds.  

Local Landfills

Finally, if you want to make some money recycling scrap metal, head to the local landfill. Most landfills are filled with items that you can recycle for cash, including scrap metal. You will need to wear protective clothing when visiting the landfills to protect yourself from injuries, such as cuts and scrapes. 

Don't let money go to waste. Start recycling scrap metal for cash. Use the tips provided above to find scrap metal for recycling.