Seeing all of the garage sales last weekend, it’s easy to be reminded of all of the junk that needs to be taken out of the garage and sold or recycled. How does so much useless junk end up in your garage throughout the year anyhow?
Is your garage so full that you can’t park your car inside? Maybe you just need an extra couple of dollars to get you through until the next pay day. By cleaning out your garage you can make more room and make some extra cash. Below are some common items you can find in your garage that you can bring to the scrap yard for some extra cash.
Electronics for Scrap Metal
Technology is constantly changing and chances are you’ve upgraded your computer at least once (if not more). Where is your old one stashed? Since monitors contain lead, they should not be just tossed in the trash. You can always take the monitors and TVs to the town recycling center because they won’t charge you. Take your old laptop down to your local scrap yard, and you could get paid for it! If you have any old PC towers, they can be worth anywhere from $5 – $20 each. Want even more cash? Ask your friends if they need any electronics recycled.
Old Appliances For Scrap Metal
We’ve said it once; we’ve said it a million times. Recycle your old AC units! It’s been a brutally hot summer across the U.S., and AC units are breaking left and right. Don’t just let your broken AC unit sit in your garage for years to come and planning to fix it at some point down the road. Go ahead and scrap it, and use the extra cash toward a new one that’s more energy efficient
Vehicle Lead Batteries For Scrap
If you like to tinker around with cars or trucks, then you might have some old rims, rotors or batteries around your workspace that can be recycled for some extra cash. Use the iScrap App to find out who’s paying to most for your parts before you head down to the yard.
When you’re cleaning out your garage make sure you’re not just throwing out old motor oil or other hazardous materials. If these items end up in landfills, then it can cause major contamination! Other items that can’t be tossed or scrapped like old toys, clothes, and other household items can be donated at Goodwill for a tax credit. Cleaning out your garage is a scary task, but you can do it with the help of the iScrap App!
*Prices displayed are subject final approval at each recycling location.