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scrapping metal

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In the last 4 years I HAVE BECOME A EXPERT SCRAPPER & make money doing it.
Do any members incorporate metal trash from properties as money. Naturally I am not a wacko that takes copper from abandon homes .
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first big trashout I did we got 1400.00+ in metal, that helped finance the job and keep us running for a while
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We do not remove anything that's attached. If it's laying around, we remove it. And that includes scrap metal. And yes, we recycle.
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We have NEVER tried because it takes too much time and doesn't pay much. We are on a job right now that has numerous appliances and the client seems sketchy. I told the guys that we are going to recycle this time and see if it will at least cover our dump fees.
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We keep a 44 yard bin at our office for steel.
comes in at about 12-1400 each time....
You should be able to work something out like we did.
The arrangement we made is strictly steel no liquids etc...we get a minimum of $25 over TARE that you would receive taking in a truck load....

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We have NEVER tried because it takes too much time and doesn't pay much. We are on a job right now that has numerous appliances and the client seems sketchy. I told the guys that we are going to recycle this time and see if it will at least cover our dump fees.
You can figure for each 100 pounds of weight you have $9 to $10 if you keep a neat truck with tools organized then a trailer large enough for all the possible items you see might make it worth having , Wile there are different prices for different metals ,you most likely don't want to dismantle to pull the utmost amt of money. You probably just want mix load , BUT all power cords should be saved in a pail as they go for around a buck a pound . items like baby strollers and other things with 60% metal are also fine
The day you go to recycle look at whats on the large pile of mixed metals you will then see that you have been tossing Money away for years.

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The scrapping of metals has to be incorporated with your normal travels.
Special trips cause a loss of time and fuel and then it might not be worth it.
Wile on the way to the yard it's very common to see a microwave at the curb or a oven - water heaters . By the time you hit the yard you have some good weight
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I just cashed out at the scrap yard. TOTAL waste of my time the time lost seperating the metal and loading it separate thwdeiving it to the scrap yard not only am I probably in the hole but I had other jobs to go do. Unless there is an enormous amount of metal I won't be doing this again.
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when we load up the trailer all the crap goes in first and the steel on the the tail. when we get back to the shop just drop the tailgate and toss the steel into a dumpster. when dumpster gets full they come and switch it out. Usually get around $500 -$1000 a month depending on the jobs and amount of To's.

Free money baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If it's worth a nickel I usually throw it in a bin

Just made out really well on some old supermarket shelving, didn't scrap but sold most of it, scrapped the rest. Also been finding an odd piece of jewelry here and there, about $600 worth through the year. Just cleanrd out a house that was an eletricians, found a pile of Kline tools and a a large pile of copper clean bright already stripped and in buckets. No wonder this guy lost his house. Probably over 100 lbs.
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Just made out really well on some old supermarket shelving, didn't scrap but sold most of it, scrapped the rest. Also been finding an odd piece of jewelry here and there, about $600 worth through the year. Just cleanrd out a house that was an eletricians, found a pile of Kline tools and a a large pile of copper clean bright already stripped and in buckets. No wonder this guy lost his house. Probably over 100 lbs.
There's your Christmas party....or that something for the missus...

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