Tips for Scrapping Appliances

AUG 18, 2021

Tips for Scrapping Appliances

Do you have some old appliances lying around your home that you want to get rid of but don’t know how or what to do with them? Whether it be an old washing machine, an old fridge, or your old oven, you can make some serious money by scrapping them! Believe it or not, most appliances that seem to be broken or at the end of their life typically have one or two parts that are defective – not the entire appliance. Are you looking to earn some extra cash for your old electrical appliances? RCM Recycling wants to work with you!

Your old electrical appliances still have hundreds of different parts within them that are worth some serious money. There are so many different scrap yards that will buy your old appliances and give you cash on the spot. These places will take apart your old appliances and use the various parts and pieces for so many other things.

RCM Recycling is a recycling company that wants to help you turn your old appliances into cash. We compiled a list of our top tips to help you improve your revenue from scrapping appliances.

4 Tips if you are Scrapping Appliances:

1. Determine the value
If you’re planning on scrapping your old appliances and you want to ensure you are getting top dollar, the #1 way to do that is by doing some research and determining the value of your different appliances before you head to the scrap yard. Depending on the age, the brand, and the make/model of your appliance, the value is different. Take some time and do some research on what you have and what others have gotten paid. This will make sure you get paid the proper amount for your scrap appliances.

2. Sort it out
There are so many different types of appliances scrappers will take, so if you have multiple kinds of appliances, make sure everything is sorted out before you head to the yard. Sort out by kinds of appliances you have, their age, the brand, the make, and the model. This will make it easier and quicker when you’re at the yard to collect your earnings.

3. Be cautious
Depending on what kind of appliances you are scrapping, there could be hazardous materials inside like bare wires or different chemical compositions. The way appliances are made today was a lot different 10 years ago, so depending on the age of your appliances, you should always be extremely cautious when moving them around and loading them into a trailer or vehicle.

4. Sell to a trustworthy company
Now that you have everything sorted and ready to go, it’s time to find the right company to sell your scrap appliances to. Some places try to scam you if you don’t know what you’re doing, so selling with RCM Recycling is always the smartest choice! We know what appliances’ values are, and we will never try to scam you. We will always pay you top dollar for your scrap metal appliances and we make it easy to get rid of them!