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Why You’re Not Getting the Full Value of Your Scrap Metal

full value of scrap metalWhether you’re just starting to recycle scrap metal or have been scrapping for years, there are a lot of aspects of recycling metals that many companies don’t take into account to maximize their scrap metal return. As professionals in the industry, we’ve seen this happen time and again, so here are a few tips to help you get the most from your scrap metals.

Don’t Rush to Sell

Never feel the need to rush selling your scrap metal. Although it may make sense in terms of employee schedule or warehouse efficiency, selling your scrap in a rush can cause you to lose significant amount of money compared to waiting for the right market conditions before selling. For the many decades we’ve been in service, we’ve seen this happen more than a few times, especially when the market is weak.

Know the Market Climate

Right now, the scrap recycling industry is in a recession. This means you need to be especially careful to ensure you’re dealing with a high-quality scrap metal recycling firm that has a reputation of excellence in customer support and fair prices. Many less honest firms take advantage of the market by using the recession to offer a lower than normal scrap metal price. You deserve the best possible prices for your scrap and we are happy to work with you to make that happen.

Monitor Scrap Metal Prices

Does the company monitor the prices of metals? Many companies don’t regularly keep up with changes in the market and this is reflected in their prices. Because we’ve been in business for nearly 90 years, we’ve seen all kinds of pricing trends and can provide the most accurate forecasts and prices possible. We know how your scrap metal is worth, and we’ll share that information with you at no cost.

Look for Customer Service

How does the company treat its customers? Many poor quality scrap metal companies put their needs ahead of yours. They’ll purchase metals for cheap from uninformed clients, then sell when it’s most advantageous to them, because they know the market and bank on the idea that the client isn’t following pricing trends. We know that our clients are the lifeblood of our company, so we always put your needs first to ensure you are able to get the highest price and the least amount of stress.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can take full advantage of market conditions to maximize your scrap metal profits. It’s our top priority to take care of our scrap metal recycling customers, because without you, we wouldn’t be here. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions or concerns to help you make the best out of your scrap metal recycling situation.

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