Scrapping seems to be easier during the summer months with the warm weather. As the Fall season approaches, it can be more difficult to find scrap metal lying around waiting to be recycled. Luckily, the iScrap App team has some ideas and tips for finding scrap metal this Fall season.
Jump Into A Pile of Cash This Fall
With the temperatures dropping, the jobs through construction and demolition seem to die down after the summer months. So, looking for scrap metal to make some extra money on can be harder. Some places to find scrap this Fall season can be right under your nose; it’s just a matter of looking in new places. Here are a few of the places and items we recommend keeping an eye out for.
Scrapping Siding & Gutters
As leaves pile up, homeowners often clean their gutters and roofs. This seasonal chore can lead to damaged gutters and siding, courtesy of power washing and leaf sweeping. Keep a keen eye out for these materials during this time:
Also, during this time of year, there are a lot of tropical storms and different weather systems rolling through that can cause damage to houses and buildings. This can require a big clean-up effort and recycling some of the debris. It can be a good idea to market your services in your community if this happens and offer haul-away services.
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Scrapping Lawn Furniture
While people are cleaning up for the winter and putting away outdoor furniture, they may come across some broken or unwanted aluminum chairs or tables. Look out for these on the side of the road, and be sure to add them to your already-growing pile. You may need to disassemble, clean, and sort these items thoroughly to receive the best prices, but they are typically quite plentiful during the Fall months. There are always good pieces like umbrellas that can be too bulky for homeowners to move themselves.
Scrapping Tools & Equipment
While some people may fix up some things or prepare things in the house for the winter, some tools may be scrapped. Rakes, axes, garden tools, and more could be seen in the garbage. Keep a look out for tools that may be able to be reused for your own purposes of scrapping, too.
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Fall Cleaning After The Summer
While everyone knows about Spring Cleaning, many people take the last bit of nice weather during the Fall to do some cleaning, too. Some may be cleaning out the garage or the basement to make room for some outdoor things. Make sure to check your local papers for pick-ups and garage sales. If you or someone you know are doing some cleanouts, set the scrap aside. Also, this would be a good time to review some of your clothing and tools to donate unwanted pieces.
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Scrapping Electric Motors From Old Equipment
You can find many broken-down parts from lawnmowers, leaf blowers, chainsaws, power tools, and more. Some of these tools and equipment could be used during the fall clean-ups. Be sure to take apart the electric motors for copper if you have a large amount of them. If not, it is best to scrap them whole.
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Enjoy Your Fall Scrapping!
Use the iScrap App to find your local scrap yard and discover what other things they accept this Fall Season. Also, check out our Facebook Group, start a conversation, and chat with like-minded scrappers.