Timing Is Everything
Choosing the best scrap yard based on prices, experience, and location are some of the most important factors when you’re looking to make the most money on your scrap.
Something else you may have not considered to make your scrap yard trip easier was the best time of the year, month, or week to bring your scrap metal in. Below are some of the suggestions we make to help you choose the best time to head over to the scrap yard with your latest haul.
Best & Worst Time of Year
Worst – Winter Months
Going to the scrap yard in the dead of winter is probably not your best bet for the best prices and it will be harder to find scrap metal and work too. The winter weather usually slows down the construction industry, thus slowing down the demand for steel and other commodities, so prices drop and so does business.
Best – Warmer Months
It is more beneficial for you to begin scrapping during the warmer months obviously due to the increase of construction activity. It can be particularly beneficial to scrap as much as you can during the spring time because of the new projects or repairs that had to be held off during the winter. Keep a look out for gutters, roofing, and other jobs like that to help you collect some scrap.
Best & Worst Time of the Month
It is difficult to really pick the best time to scrap during the month based on the happenings at the scrap yard. It is good to keep in mind that during the beginning and end of the month there are a lot of leasers or renters that are moving in or out. So if you live in a busy residential area, it can pay off to ride around during the beginning and end of the month to pick up things that people no longer want or need at their house like TV’s, shelves, bed frames, etc.