How to Make Money from Scrap Metal

JUN 20, 2021

How to Make Money from Scrap Metal

Not people know the true value of scrap metal. They oftentimes just put it in a bucket, bring it to a scrap yard, and take whatever money they get. If the workers at a scrap yard know that you don’t know the worth of your scrap metal, they will take you for a ride. Here at RCM Recycling, we know the value of your metal and we always want to ensure we pay you properly for it. We pay top dollar for your scrap metal and we want you to get what you deserve for it!

The reason people don’t get paid properly for their scrap metal is that they don’t know the insider tricks and tips for earning the most amount of money for their scrap metal. Believe it or not, some people sell scrap metal for a living, and if you do it right, you can make a good living off it. 
It’s a lot of effort to properly sort and distribute your scrap metal, and it isn’t always easy to do. You have to put in a lot of time and research into what kinds of metals have which values, and you have to find different places to bring different types of metals. If you go through all that effort, getting paid properly for your work is obviously a priority. 
Here at RCM Recycling, we pay top dollar for your scrap metal. 

Here’s how you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your scrap metal:

  • Separate it -- One of the best ways to ensure you get the most money for your scrap metal is to sort it properly based on type, and value. If you have 5 different kinds of scrap metal, you should have 5 different piles for RCM Recycling to purchase. Different scrap yards take different kinds of metal, so separating them into separate bins is going to ensure you get the most for it. 
  • Know its value -- When it comes to scrap metal, each metal has a different value and experienced people know that. If you just accept whatever you’re given, you won’t be earning as much as you should. Take some time to do proper research on the different kinds of metals you have so you know what you should get paid for it. 
  • Scrap non-ferrous metals  -- Because non-ferrous metals are harder to find, they are more valuable. The main kinds of non-ferrous metals are aluminum, copper, and brass. If you can get your hands on this kind of scrap metal, you’ll be bringing in the big bucks in no time. 
  • Find ways to source it  -- One of the best ways to earn money from scrap metal is to scrap other people’s items. By using things like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, you’ll have access to scrap metal that people are just getting rid of. This is a great way to get some free ‘inventory’ so you can then resell it for its full value. 

If you have scrap metal you are looking to get off your hands, call RCM Recycling! We pay top dollar for your scrap metal, and we won’t try to scam you. We know the value of your scrap metal, and we want you to earn the money you deserve – we just dispose of it properly for you!