What Are Some Electronics You Can Scrap?

electronics for scrap metal

Hey, iScrappers!

Gobble….gobble!!! With Thanksgiving around the corner, we are looking forward to the Holiday season starting (but not the snow season for those of you in cold weather states). Turkey season is here, and we are looking forward to seeing some of the pictures from your holiday scrap loads coming in soon…speaking of pictures, let’s talk about cameras and other electronics.

You can find many electronic devices around your home, including DVD players, old camcorders, and VCRs. Devices that do not have monitors are very desirable for scrap as well.

When collecting electronics for scrap metal, check with your local scrap yard to ensure that they accept the items you are collecting. The worst that can happen is that you spend time and effort taking items to your yard and find that they don’t accept them. Some items to keep in mind that your yard may not take are TVs, monitors, keyboards, printers, and other items that contain mostly plastic. Plenty of elements inside can be taken from these items and sold separately at a scrap yard:

  • Low-grade boards
  • Copper wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Aluminum Heat Sinks
  • Transformers

These items can sometimes be taken apart, but most of the time, we recommend simply selling them for Light Iron pricing. They will almost always have small traces of copper wires and some plastic on them, so they will generally always be graded as dirty items.

All this being said, we recommend always trying to reuse or resell your equipment, especially if the electronics are all functional. You will get a better price and will be reusing and recycling more responsibly.

Scrap ya later!