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You'll find tips to identify and sort your scrap metal, best practices for managing and disposing of your scrap, and insights from scrap metal professionals with 90 years of experience.

Things Not to Scrap

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When you’re working on setting up a program to get the highest sell price for your scrap material, there are a lot of things to keep in mind, such as cleaning, sorting and developing a delivery plan that works best for your business’ needs. But what about materials you shouldn’t be scrapping or shouldn’t scrap as they are? Here are some hints on things not to scrap, and to help you get…

Are You Getting a Fair Price For Your Scrap Metal?

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When you’re trying to sell your scrap metal in CT, how do you know when you’re getting a fair price? Without knowing the market, it’s hard to determine a fair price for your scrap metal.

In this post, we’ll discuss how to make sure you’re getting a price that’s fair for your scrap metal.
Check the Market
The first place to get an idea of what a fair price may be is by checking the aggregat…

What You Need to Know About Scrap Metal Grades

What You Need to Know About Scrap Metal Grades

When you’re selling your scrap metal and want to get the best possible price, knowing how to sort your scrap into different scrap metal grades makes a huge difference. In this post, we’ll talk about the different grades and how to get the best possible price for scrap metal.
Mixed Scrap
The lowest price you’ll get is when you’ve got a mixed batch of different metals in different levels of…

7 Factors Affecting Scrap Metal Prices

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When you’re considering selling your scrap metal, it can seem as though the prices change on an hourly basis. Why do scrap metal prices change so drastically on such short order?

In this post, we’ll take a look at key factors that affect scrap metal metal pricing:
Supply and Demand
It’s the one constant in almost every transaction throughout history – if something is in high demand and low…

Differences Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal

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When you’re sorting your scrap metal to sell to a scrap dealer, one of the first differences between metal types is whether they are ferrous or non-ferrous. But what’s the difference between these two metal types?

Let’s take a look:
Ferrous metal identification
Ferrous metals always contain some amount of iron, hence the term ferrous. But how do you tell the difference between the two? T…

Scrap Metal 101: The Magnet Test

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If you’re planning on recycling your scrap metal, one of the easiest ways to start your recycling program and maximize your scrap metal profits is by sorting your ferrous metals from your non-ferrous metals.

But how do you tell the difference between these types of metals, especially if they’ve been painted or are corroded? One of the easiest ways to tell the difference between these classes…

How to Get the Best Scrap Metal Prices in CT

It can seem like there’s a big difference between current market prices for metals and the check you at the recycling company. What…

6 Ways to Prevent Material Theft in Your Shop

You’ve worked hard to build your business, even adding scrap metal recycling to help reduce your overhead, so having material stolen in your shop can be discouraging as your profits go…

How to Find the Best Scrap Aluminum Prices in CT

Did you know that to extract aluminum from bauxite ore takes between 6-8 kilowatts per pound? Because of aluminum’s lightweight property, 32-33 beverage cans can be manufactured from that same pound.

With that kind of energy input, it’s no surprise that aluminum is a highly sought after recyclable, to the point that several states in the U.S. either require a deposit or pay a return fee for…

How to Get Your Scrap Metal Picked Up in Connecticut

When you’ve got scrap metal piling up at your business, how do you reclaim your lost production space? When it comes to scrap metal removal, you’ve got a number of different options. In today’s post, we’ll discuss your best possible options for getting scrap metal removed from your…

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