While in a perfect world, we would love to be able to offer you free scrap metal, it’s hard to ship, but the iScrap App Team has tips to help you locate free scrap in your area by using several different resources.
As you may know, scrap metal isn’t just found on job sites, like construction, demolition, or tear-downs. Many people have scrap metal, old air conditioners, and old appliances in their homes that are just collecting dust because they don’t know what to do with them. There are several places and ways you can reach out to the right resources to pick up scrap metal in your area. Below we mention some places you can search for “free scrap metal”.
Homeowners & Residents
Many people in your area probably don’t realize how much scrap metal can add up to if you have enough or if they don’t have enough to save it for themselves. Try looking around your neighborhood for different scrap items like air conditioners, appliances, bed frames, and lawn furniture. It can be a good idea to check with your neighbors and friends in the area and market your scrap pick-up services.
Craigslist & Other Online Websites
Craigslist is a great resource to use for many things like buying new items, finding jobs, and new homes available for rent. However, there is great potential for finding free scrap metal items that are in your region. Because Craigslist works best with regional pages, you can easily find local giveaways that you can cash in on. In a matter of 3 minutes, we were able to locate the “free” section and find a few posts that could be of interest to any scrappers in the area. One of the easiest things we were able to find were TVs, lamps, and workout equipment. These have a good amount of copper scrap that you can pull out.
Look In Your House
Maybe you could use a quick garage clean up or you have things in your basement that can be scrapped. It could be a good idea to go through some things you may not use anymore that you can make some extra cash on when you bring them to the scrap yard.
It could be a good idea to check these different sources for scrap metal on a regular basis. If you are looking to pick up scrap in your local area, be sure to have some business cards or flyers that you can share with those you come in contact with. They may know someone else that can use a scrap pickup.
Also, remember you can use the iScrap App for locating the closest scrap yard and reporting your prices in the area. This can help you find out where you can make the most money on your scrap metal haul.