Aluminum baseball bats are a great item to look out for when scrapping, but like other sports equipment there are a few things to look out for. Heavy rubber or plastic that is on or near the handle on a baseball bat should always be removed to get the best price for your old bats.
Cut Them Open & See What’s Inside
Inside of the bats you can sometimes find foam (almost looks like the foam that you would see inside of a buoy in the water). When you have these bats we recommend cutting them open with a sawzall so you can see if they are empty….and if they do have foam you should remove the foam so you can get a cleaner aluminum price.
Remove Any Plastic You Can
Some bats will have plastic handles on them or even plastic tops and these should always be cut off as well. Having any type of contaminants on the bats (whether they are softball or baseball bats do not matter) will lower the price of your hard earned scrap profits so make sure you always clean them.
Recycling Aluminum Baseball Bats & More
Just like we say with other scrap metals like stainless steel and aluminum gutters or doors, try to remove as much contaminants as possible for metals bats you are looking to recycle. Scrap yards will be able to give you a cleaner price for the material. This can be particularly useful for those that have a higher quantity. Also remember there are plenty of other ways you can recycle sports equipment for scrap metal and also many other sports have other metals to scrap. So be sure to check them out and get in touch with your local town to see if there is any older equipment they are no longer using.
Be sure to search for a local scrap yard in your area that you can recycle your baseball bats with and ask them for their current aluminum scrap prices.