Do you have scrap metal laying around that you’ve been meaning to deal with for months but just haven’t gotten around to? We understand it can feel overwhelming to cross this task off your list. But today, we’re going to share some of the top reasons it’s time to sell that scrap metal. By the end of this article, you’ll be ready to take this step and start reaping the rewards of selling scrap.
4 Compelling Reasons To Sell Scrap Metal
Take a read of this list to find your motivation for selling scrap metal. Then, give us a call and we’ll make the process as easy and straightforward as possible.
Make Money Back
For most people, this is the most compelling reason to sell scrap metal: making money! In some cases, you’re recapturing your initial investment in the metal products you initially bought. Other times, you may have received metal products at no cost to you. In that case, you’re really coming out on top when it comes to selling scrap.
Regardless of whether you recapture your investment or earn money without investment, it’s satisfying to sell scrap metal. Not to mention, it can also be incredibly lucrative. For some businesses, it becomes an additional revenue stream. Of course, the amount of material you have to sell as well as the type of metal will influence how much money you get for these materials.
Here are some of the most valuable scrap metals that can get you the best return:
- Copper (luckily, it’s also one of the most commonly found scrap metals)
- Stainless steel
(Stay tuned for more tips on getting the highest return when you sell scrap metal)
Next to earning money, the environmental benefits of selling scrap metal are one of the biggest reasons people choose this route. There’s a good chance a lot of the scrap metal on your property is recyclable. But if it stays where it is, how will it ever be turned into something new?
By selling scrap metal, these products can be sold and made into something new. That way, damaging environmental practices for sourcing new materials aren’t necessary. Additionally, there is only so much landfill space on the planet. If you sell scrap metal rather than taking it to the dump, you’re doing your part to keep it out of landfills. There are many products that can’t be reused and recycled.
But most scrap metal doesn’t fall under this category. That means there’s really no reason not to sell your scrap metal! Not only can you earn money for doing so, but you’ll also get the peace of mind that you’re making a beneficial decision for the environment as well.
(Take a look at this post next for more reasons to sell scrap copper specifically)
Fulfilling a Need
Certain resources are always in demand. And scrap metal is one of them! When you sell scrap metal, it helps keep these resources stocked and in supply. This can ultimately work in your favor when it comes to buying materials for your business. The more there is of something, the less it tends to cost.
If businesses aren’t recycling their scrap metal, there is less of it to go around. It also means more expensive measures are needed to source this material.
Instead, if it is sold and reused, you can actually help keep costs down for these materials.
Ultimately, if you sell scrap metal you become a powerful player in the sustainability of many of the world’s natural resources while also saving you (and others) from paying outrageous costs for the materials you need to get the job done.
Maintaining Your Property
Not only can scrap metal make your property look cluttered and disorganized, but it also takes up a lot of room. Now, if you were to sell scrap metal and clear out all of that space, imagine how much better your property would look. At the same time, think of all the possibilities of what you could do with all of that extra room on your property.
This is one reason many people come to us who are planning to sell their property soon. Of course, they want it to look as good as possible. And for many people, that starts with clearing out all of the scrap metal on the property.
Even if you don’t plan on selling your property, you may also want to sell your scrap metal to keep it in its best condition. At the same time, if you have children or guests on the property, clearing scrap metal can help keep it safe for anyone on the property.
Now, we’ve talked about some great reasons to sell scrap metal. Next, it’s time to talk about reaping the maximum rewards for this endeavor!
How to Get the Best Return When You Sell Scrap Metal
If you’re going to sell scrap metal, of course, you want to get the best return on the monetary investment you made on these products. Similarly, if there are ways to make this process as simple as possible, that’s definitely something you’ll want to know about.
With all of that in mind, it’s time to consider working with scrap metal experts to sell your scrap metal. When you choose this path, you’ll save yourself a lot of work, a lot of time, and you could get an even better return on your metal products.
When you work with a company like Scrap Gators, you can also get the peace of mind that you’re making a wise environmental decision. Did you know we donate or recycle approximately 70% of what we pick up? So, you’ll be paid for these products and also know that if they aren’t used, they’re being kept out of landfills.
Clearing out scrap metal is also a big and time-consuming job. But at Scrap Gators, we take care of all of that work for you. In fact, there is no job we cannot take on. If you’re looking to clean out an old warehouse, repurpose a commercial building, or need help with property management, you’ll need help removing the outdated, unnecessary heavy equipment from the premises.
This makes those projects feel a lot less overwhelming. It also means you can devote your time to running your business rather than distracting yourself with the scrap metal on your property.
It’s also very important to us to offer fair market value for scrap metal. Unfortunately, not all scrap metal experts operate ethically. That means you might not get the best return for your scrap metal. But when you work with us, you can be sure you’re getting a fair value for your materials. As experts who have been in the industry for decades, we also know the best places to take these materials.
Call Scrap Gators Today
We said by the end of this article you would be ready to take the next step and sell the scrap metal on your property. Whether you want to earn money, benefit the environment, clean up your property, or enjoy any of the other benefits of this step, we are here to help.
Scrap Gators is a family-owned business offering scrap metal services to all commercial and industrial businesses in southeast Florida. Striving to make recycling easy and profitable for our customers.
We buy large loads of non-ferrous material at our facility. We also offer other services such as flatbeds, containers, brokering, sorting, and on-site torching services throughout the southeast. Specializing In HVAC, aerospace, manufacturing, and large equipment removal, there is no job we cannot handle.
Call us today!