Scrapping Mini-Transformers

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You don’t have to be an experienced scrapper to know where to find some mini-transformers you can scrap at your local scrap yard. Mini-transformers can be some good cash, and their weight can increase quickly if you have enough. Got a box of wires in your house and don’t know what to do with them? You may have a small pile of cash sitting there.

Where can you find scrap transformers?

You can find them at the ends of wires for computers, video game consoles, camera chargers, cell phones, remote-controlled car battery chargers, and many other electronics.

Think about the ones that charged your old electronics, with the long, thin cord on one end and the bulky charger on the other. They can weigh anywhere from 1/2 pound to a couple of pounds, so collecting a lot of them can add up.

These chargers can be taken apart and scrapped like mini-transformers. Collect a pile of these, and your local scrap yard will pay you cash. They will usually be priced at a lower electric motor price. They will often be classified as a copper-bearing motor at your scrap yard. Be sure to find a scrap yard with the iScrap App to see if they accept them.

Be sure to check with your scrap yards if they buy these separately from the copper wires you have. By cutting these from your wires, you will be able to scrap your wires at a clean, Insulated Copper Wire price. It can also allow you to strip your copper wire if you have a large quantity.

Other household items worth scrapping:

  • Do you have any extra keys or brass fittings lying around? You can bring those in to be scrapped, too.
  • What about those power tools? If you have broken power tools like chainsaws, lawn motors, etc., you can take them apart for the electric motors inside.
  • Dented pots and pans? They can be made of stainless steel, cast iron, and more.

Plenty of metals and items are lying around your house, and you can check to see if you need anything more. If you have a large quantity of materials in storage, it could be helpful for you to recycle them in your yard. There are a few things you could probably find in your garage that you can scrap as well.

Do you have more ideas of what you can scrap lying around the house? Let us know!