3 Places to Look to Make Some Extra Coin by Scrap Metal Recycling

Sometimes no matter how much you budget you can't stretch your pay packet to the next pay and need some dough desperately. Luckily scrap metal recycling can be a great way to pick up some extra coin, to keep you going until the next pay comes in.

Here are some places to look for scrap metal you can take to the scrap metal recycler.

Demolition sites

Demolition sites, especially of old buildings, can be a great source of copper from piping and wiring. Just be careful when stepping into construction sites to avoid hazardous materials such as asbestos, which can be a common issue in older buildings. Features such as old water fountains and bubblers can also have a large amount of metal in them.

If you are doing a demolition and have large metal structures that you won't be able to take to the recyclers, you can always call a recycler like Sydney Copper Recycling to organise the removal of larger pieces.

Roadside collections

Hard rubbish roadside collections can be another great source of scrap metal. There can be a range of materials including aluminium and stainless steel in common furniture items left by the side of the road. It's often useful to hunt a further afield in which are undergoing a lot of gentrification, where people are getting rid of a lot of old furniture and internal fittings. Older houses often have fittings made of solid metals and hardwood which can be recycled when no longer in style or useful.

People often put these out for collection when the council has rubbish collections.

Your shed (or your friends' sheds)

If you have been meaning to clean out your shed, or have a family member with an overflowing shed, while not kill two birds with one stone and look for scrap metal stores waiting in the shed? Look for furniture that might be in poor shape, but that could be recycled such as filing cabinets with collapsed drawers and folders, or old and broken lawnmowers.

If you have cars that are beyond repair, you can often get these collected to be stripped down for usable spare parts and the remaining metal can be melted down for scrap.

Scrap metal recycling can be a great way to earn some extra money and do some something positive for the environment. Why not go start searching for scrap metal you can convert to ready cash now?