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Scrap metal recycling around the house

Fancy a spring clean that’s friendly to the environment and great for your wallet? This month, Wilton Waste is here to share with you what to look for around the house in order to gain a pretty penny for your old scrap metal. Read on to learn where worth lies in your household recycling.



Scrap Metal in the Kitchen

The kitchen is the number one place in the home where you will find metal scrap. From old iron/copper pans and stainless steel sinks and cutlery to the copper wires found in refrigerators and microwaves. Once broken down, these produce great scraps of metal for recycling. Kitchen stoves, coffee machines, blenders, juicers, aluminium foil and fizzy drink cans can all be sold, dismantled, melted down and formed into a brand new product. 


Scrap Metal in the Bathroom

Old electrical appliances including hair straighteners, electric shavers, washing machines, clothes dryers, and similar devices are all good sources for scrap metal recycling. Fixtures in bathrooms tend to have copper wiring and copper plumbing pipes too. So if you’ve had a new bathroom, sell your copper wires/pipes – that’s where you’ll find the best value for money. 


Scrap Metal in the Living Room

Old televisions, metal art and ornaments, entry doors, bases of lamps, air conditioners and photo frames found in the living room (or anywhere else in the house for that matter) can be sold as scrap metal and recycled for a nice price. 


Scrap Metal in the Garden

Old iron patio furniture that has been swapped out for something more modern and left sitting there to take up space is a prime opportunity to make money. Unused lawn mowers, swing sets and iron railings can all be sold to scrap metal recycling facilities for cash.


Scrap Metal in the Garage

Worn metal shelving, power tools that you no longer use, nails, screws, tired bicycles, musical instruments and not-in-use vehicles will all be taken off your hands and bought from you by local scrap metal recycling facilities.

Of course, the most valuable items will be those with the biggest source of metal – such as cars and bikes. It’s also good to remember that you can make a profit from old cars by selling parts individually (such as batteries, radiators, compressors, rims and tyres, for example).


What to do with my household scrap metal recycling

Once you’ve gathered together all of your old scrap metal from the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, garage, living room etc, you will want to find a trusted dealer, such as Wilton Waste. We are able to offer the best prices for your scrap metal recycling and offer responsible waste management services, so you know that your waste is being put to good use. 

Depending on the amount of scrap metal you have to get rid of, you might be able to transport it in your own vehicle. Try to divide the metal into ferrous (containing iron) and non-ferrous (not containing iron) materials and by type before bringing it to your scrap metal dealer.

Getting rid of your household scrap metal recycling

With years of experience within the industry, we understand how the price of scrap metal can fluctuate, so to ensure you get the very best prices for your household scrap metal recycling, be sure to turn to our friendly and honest team. For more information or to have you scrap metal collected, give us a call or contact us online and we’ll be right with you. 


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