How-To: Get Scrap Metal or Car Picked Up

Getting scrap metal or a car picked up for scrap can be difficult if you have never done it before or if you don’t have the proper equipment to do it yourself. Many people know that there is money to be had by selling your scrap metal or scrap car so finding the best way to make some extra money is important. The iScrap App Team fills you in on some of the options you have to scrap your metal or car.

Know Your Options For Selling Scrap Metal

When looking to get rid of your scrap metal there are a few ways to get rid of it. If you have the ability to bring the material to a scrap yard yourself, that is the best option. You will usually make the most money from it, however often times some materials may be too large to bring in or you may not have the equipment to move it. Below are some other ways to sell you scrap metal.

Get It Picked Up

Calling your local scrap yard can be a great option if you have a large quantity of materials from a demolition job. Sometimes a basic 10 or 20 foot trailer doesn’t do the job, so by calling up a local scrap yard, you can have them provide you with a dumpster on site and pick it up when you’re finished with the job. Usually scrap yards will charge a trucking fee with pick up service. Just be sure to ask them beforehand. You can use the iScrap App to search for local scrap yards and request containers directly through the site.

Ask A Friend

Maybe you don’t have the right equipment or vehicle for the job but you don’t want to spend the money to have your scrap picked up. Instead you can check with some friends and see if they have the right size trailer, truck, or equipment to get the job done. If they can help you out, perhaps you can cut them into your earnings or at least treat them to a burger and a beer.

Drop It On The Curb OR Craigslist

If you are out of other options to get your scrap picked up or use a friend’s equipment, another option if you are looking to just get rid of the material would be to drop it on your curb to be recycled by the town. Some scrappers may drive by and pick it up, but it may be illegal to do that in your area. You can also place an ad on Craigslist for a pick up. It would be a good idea to place it in the free section and post a few pictures too, just in case someone needs to bring the right tools.

Best Way To Get A Car Scrapped

If you are looking to get rid of a scrap car and get paid for it there are a couple options you have to get rid of it and get paid for it.

Bring It In Yourself

If you car is still drivable and still has a legal registration and inspection, but you are looking to scrap it for the cost your best option is to locate your closest auto wrecker or scrap yard and bring it there. It is a good idea to make sure that location accepts cars before bringing your car in. Some states require a valid drivers license and title of the car before they are able to purchase it for scrap. By bringing in the car yourself you will be able to keep the most money by avoiding to pay a pickup fee.

Get It Picked Up

You local auto wrecker or scrap yard will most likely offer scrap car pick up service in your area. They will be able to send a tow-truck or flatbed truck out to get your scrap car if it not drivable. The yard will most likely charge a pickup fee for your scrap car and will most likely deduct it from your total earnings. While you may be getting paid less you are still getting some money and getting rid of the car. Same applies with getting cars picked up, you will most likely have to provide the title and a drivers license to sell the vehicle for scrap.

If you have any questions or additional tips or suggestions about getting your scrap metal or scrap car picked up, comment below. Also be sure to download the iScrap App to search for scrap yards and auto wreckers in your area that can help you pick up your scrap metal and scrap car.

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