Getting Rid of Scrap Metal
Metal encompasses everything from aluminum foil to clothes hangers, but it can all be recycled in some way. Curbside collection programs often exist for metals like aluminum cans, while other metals have to be taken to a drop-off center that can properly recycle or dispose of the material. We at Waste Solutions 123 can save you the trouble and take your scrap metal off your hands.
Frequent Metal Recycling Questions
I’m trying to get rid of scrap metal, what types of metals can I toss?
We can take not just the most common metals accepted by scrap yards, which include copper, steel, aluminum, brass, iron and wires but additional metals for recycling and give you cash payouts for your scrap metals. The difference in metals is whether they are non-ferrous metals, such as copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel and bronze, or Ferrous metals, like steel and iron, all are accepted.
How can I tell what type of metal I have?
When you’re trying to recycle scrap metal it’s important to identify what type of metal you have. The easiest way to determine what type of metal you’re dealing with is to use a magnet. If the magnet sticks to your metal, you have a ferrous metal in your hands, such as steel or iron.
If the magnet doesn’t stick, you have a non-ferrous metal, such as copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel or bronze. These metals are very valuable to recycle and are worth more money at scrap yards.
From there, you can use color, texture and other visual aids to figure out exactly what type of metal you’re dealing with.
Do I have to have a lot of metal to take it to a scrap yard?
No you do not! If you’re doing a home or business clean out and find yourself with excess scrap metal, you can throw it right into your Waste Solutions 123 roll off container. We will accept any quantity of metal, if you have only a few pieces of scrap metal thats fine too, just let us know what will be going in the roll off container.
Can I take my old metal hangers back to the dry cleaner for reuse/recycling?
Many dry cleaners will gladly accept wire hangers for reuse, and some even have designated collection bins for unwanted hangers. If your local dry cleaner does not accept wire hangers, you may also be able to recycle them through your local curbside program, if not toss them in the dumpster with the rest!