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Scrapping 101: Basics of Metal Recycling January 5, 2017

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Scrapping 101: Basics of Metal Recycling , Rochester, New York

Whether you’ve got a vehicle in the backyard gathering rust or a pile of tin cans at your disposal, metal recycling can be a great way to earn some extra money. Metalico Rochester in New York wants you to get the most out of your scrap metal, which is why they offer some of the best prices in the area for used auto parts, aluminum, and copper. If you’re considering taking up scrap metal recycling as a hobby or full-time job, Metalico Rochester has compiled some helpful metal recycling facts for you

There are a lot of metals out there, but not all of them will bring good prices at the scrap yard. Because of this, it’s important to be aware of the types of metals scrap yards are looking for. Metals such as aluminum, copper, and steel, along with certain types of motors and used auto parts, are the most sought after because they’re easy to process into new parts. The prices you receive for such metals will be determined by a variety of factors, including the amount you have and where you’re geographically located; scrap yards in more remote areas often pay less because they need to transport such metals to refineries.

Metal RecyclingYou don’t have to be an expert to find recyclables; simply look around you. If you’ve got old pieces of machinery lying around, such as air conditioning units or electric motors, they usually contain a wealth of recyclable metal. In fact, many household appliances have items that can be sold to the scrap yard, such as piping, wiring, and motors. 

To learn more about scrap metal recycling in New York, contact the professionals from Metalico Rochester today at (585) 436-0713. They also specialize in scrap metal pickup and delivery, so visit them online for a complete list of services.

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