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Scrap metal tips for your scrapyard or small business

On: Dec 7, 2018
By: TransMetal
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If you are interested in selling scrap, however, you have never done it, then it might seem difficult for you at the beginning. Especially not knowing what price you should receive for your collected scrap. You need to gain the knowledge to know what to sell, when to sell, and what steps you can take to gain experience.

Here are some tips that will help you start with scrapping metals:


Keep track of what you have

For some of us, gathering and collecting is quite easy, however, when it comes to collecting most of us forget to sort. Why sort?  Sorting scrapped metal will make your life easier in the future when you will be ready to sell. You can sort different types of metals in piles, this way you will know exactly what you have and it can be used as a bargaining tool.


Nobody likes to wait, however, giving time and watching how the market grows may only bring you success at the end. Like any other market, the value of metal fluctuates depending on exports, imports, availability and even the weather. Studying the market may take some time, however, only this way you can gain experience and learn when to sell your material for the best price.

Waiting too long

Waiting too long is also risky. Lots of us will hold on to our stock in the market for a very long time, hoping to sell at the highest price point. However, the metal stock doesn’t degrade due to the constant exposure of the elements. It’s a factor that can sometimes make timing the sale of scrap very difficult. Depending on the type of scraps and the conditions, it can be loosing on value every day. All of that plays a huge role in pricing, that’s why it’s best not to wait too long before selling.

Keeping it local

As soon as you decide to sell your metal you probably want to reach out to the scrap metal recyclers nearest you for an assessment of your scrap. A decent recycler should not have any problems coming out to look over your materials and give you a rough estimate of its value. Recyclers are usually informed about what’s going on in the market with the metal so don`t hesitate to discuss your options to find out what’s best for your business.

Scrapyards are just as important to our community as any recycling companies.

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