People these days are more inclined to recycle items that they no longer need as opposed to just thrown them away. This has led to a boost in the number of scrap businesses because they become very lucrative if run properly best practices followed in order to avoid the penalties of scrap metal misconduct.
WHERE TO FIND SCRAP METAL
Skips and Dumpsters
Skips and dumpsters can be a gold mine for scrap metal. Skips can often be found to contain old pipes, old kitchen appliances, metal gates etc but you must ensure you have permission to search the skip for content.
Builders and Construction Sites
Having contacts with the construction industry can be very lucrative and mutually profitable where you transport scrap metal form the construction site to your scrapyard to sift through and sell on. When sifting through the scrap, look out for any non-ferrous metals over ferrous (as they are more profitable) that aren’t magnetic (like aluminium, brass and copper).
Household appliances such as washing machine, fridges, tumble dryers etc tend to be passed onto scrap collectors via scheduled scrap collection. Social media is also a common way for people sell or give away their unwanted metal items. There are lots of great deals to be made via this method.