With an influx of new appliances and holiday gifts making their way into homes this season, it is as good a time as ever to consider recycling scrap metal and appliances for some extra cash. Often, activities that provide metal to scrap yards- like construction and home renovations- have slowed down due to colder weather. This means that many scrap companies are willing to offer promotions or higher rates for residential recycling. Here’s where you might find some recyclable items in your home:
Your garage holds a plethora of scrap metal. Just think of bikes that children have outgrown, power tools that you don’t use anymore, old auto parts, and “trash” from recent remodeling. Outdated fencing and lawn mowers also contain metal that can be recycled. Instead of letting it collect dust, bring it in!
Though very different from the garage, appliances in the kitchen can also be recycled. Refrigerators, microwaves, and even kitchen stoves can contain copper, a valuable metal to pays out much higher than others. Pots and pans can often be recycled as iron or copper. Don’t forget about checking silverware and separating aluminum cans from other trash if you drink canned drinks!
Laundry Room and Bathroom
Washers and dryers are often recycled, but there are lots of pipes and appliances that contain copper in these parts of your home. Metal shelving, air conditioning units, or other small laundry or restroom appliances are worth scrapping if not in use. No matter the appliance, it is important to remember to remove the copper wiring from inside and keep it separated, so that you can maximize your payout.
To see what you can recycle with us at USA Iron and Metal, or to answer any questions you may have, check us out at www.usaironandmetal.com/, call us at (804) 800-9672, or visit us at one of our locations: 1800 Coxendale Road Chesterfield, VA 23836 or 11800 Deerhill Rd. Midlothian, VA 23112.