Food, paper, wood… most scraps aren’t worth much, but metal is quite different. Scrap metal has value and understanding that value can help you make or save money when hauling it away to recycle. Whether it’s ferrous (contains iron) or non-ferrous metal, recycling your scrap metal is a worthwhile endeavor. Here’s what you need to know.
TYPES OF RECYCLABLE SCRAP METAL
Types of Recyclable Scrap Metal include:
- Stainless Steel & Alloys
- Copper & Insulated Copper Wire
- Aluminum (including cans)
- Iron (including cast iron)
SHOW ME THE… SCRAP METAL PRICES
How much is my scrap metal worth? The market determines scrap metal prices, which means prices fluctuate daily. To find out current prices:
- Inquire Locally – Contact your local scrap metal recycling center to find out pricing. You may want to contact multiple sources, as prices may vary by company. Some larger businesses may also list pricing on their website.
- iScrap App – This popular resource, both online website and app, provides scrap metal prices, yard locations, industry news and more. It’s a quick way to find out what your metal is worth. Click here to learn more and download!
HEAVY METAL NEEDS HAULING
Scrap metal is heavy – period. Hiring a dumpster rental company to haul away your scrap metal is the preferred method, as dumpster companies can handle the weight and the logistics. Many companies, including Peachtree Waste, typically offer two options for the customer:
You Keep the Rebate: If you have an account at a local scrap metal recycling center, the dumpster company can haul it there for you and you keep the recycling rebate, which is based on current prices. This may result in a higher dumpster price.
Get a Lower Dumpster Cost: Alternatively, the dumpster company can haul your scrap metal and collect the recycling rebate. In return, you will receive a lower dumpster cost because it is offset by the expected rebate.
Recommended scrap metal recycling centers in atlanta
Not sure where to recycle scrap metal in Atlanta? Two reputable scrap metal recycling centers in Atlanta include:
- Schnitzer Steel – They have two major locations in Atlanta, including Blashfield Street and Adamson Street south of downtown.
- Newell Recycling (owned by SA Recycling) – They have locations in Marietta and East Point.
WE HOPE THIS HELPS YOU PLAN YOUR DUMPSTER RENTAL!
Regardless of where you go in Atlanta, or who you work with, scrap metal recycling can add value to your project or bottom line! For more information or questions, feel free to contact us!