7 Places to Find Scrap in the Spring

scrap metal in spring

Spring is here and that means there are much more opportunities for you to find scrap around your community. There are few places to find scrap in the spring time if you keep an eye out, so you can contribute to the community clean ups and also your pocket.


Find Scrap In These Places During The Spring

Garage Sales – Bargain For Scrap

finding scrap in the springThis time of year many households go through their belongings and look to get rid of them for a small price. Take a look around your neighborhood for any garage sales, you may be able to bargain your way into buying something that could be worth more in scrap. You have to have an idea of what to look for though. Otherwise, you could just waste time and money. To start off, looking for any electronics, bicycles, workout equipment, tools and more. Also you could always check your own garage for any scrap lying around.

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Community Clean-Ups – Do Your Part & Clean Up Some Scrap

Spring is always a good time to dedicate some time to cleaning up your neighborhood or a busy road in town. You could find aluminum rims or other wrecked car parts on the side of the road while cleaning up the trash. Check with your town and see if there are any community clean ups you could participate in and you could be walking away with some scrap.


Bulk Garbage Day – If You Dump it, Scrappers Will Come

Many garbage collection services have the option of bulk material pickup day and during the spring it is another great way to get scrap. Homeowners will place their bulk material out on the curb the night before and any scrapper night owls can travel around to pick up scrap items. Keep a look out for items like grills, AC Units, fridges and more. Once these materials are placed on the curb, they are also public property and are free for anyone to take.

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Craigslist – Working Wonders in the Scrap World

Using craigs list for scrappingMany scrappers use Craigslist already to search for people in their area selling scrap items or even looking to get rid of them. Use the “Spring Cleaning” mentality and take advantage of the opportunity this spring. You may find someone that you can continue to work with when they want to get rid of scrap items. There are several places and ways to find scrap online that is begin given away in your area.

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College Campuses – Getting Rid of the Ugly Furniture

College students are often cleaning out their dorms and apartments this time of year of items that are broken or they have no use for once they move back home. Some items to keep a look out for are broken lamps, TV’s, shelving units and more. There is the potential for some higher priced items that could also be resold instead of being scrapped.

Spring Festivals/Events – Collect from the Community

Aluminum-CansThere are many fairs and events happening this spring across the country. Scrappers can use this as an opportunity to place to collect a bulk amount of aluminum cans. Set up a bag or walk around yourself collecting the cans from those at the event. You could collect a good amount for some extra cash.


Recreation Center – Scrap Old Equipment

Contact your local recreation department and ask if there is any old sports equipment that they no longer use. Things like old aluminum bats, aluminum lacrosse sticks and more could be lingering around. You would be able to help them out and also help yourself with some extra money.

While collecting scrap at these various locations and events, make sure to not take anything from private property and always ask the owners for their permission before taking anything. Also, remember safety first by wearing protective eyewear, headgear and gloves.

Use the iScrap App to find scrap yards near you to bring your newly found materials! Happy Scrapping!

**Simple Tip: Always keep a magnet handy to check what kind of metal you have**

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