Scrap Metal Recycling: Putting Money in your Pocket one Can at a Time

Scrap Metal Recycling

Most people know that scrap metal recycling is important to help sustain our resources but did you know it is also good for your wallet? Recycling trucks now come to our curbs once a week. This is great but all those cans that just went away for free could have made you money. Josey Orr contributed an article to the online magazine, The Art of Manliness to discuss just how lucrative scrapping can be for the seasoned scrapper. Here are some tips to pump up your scrapping skills.

  • Tools: You don’t need much. It’s best to bring along a magnet (so you can identify ferrous from non-ferrous metals) and something to put the metal in. Driving or walking around your neighborhood on trash night could bring in some scrapping dough. Once you get the metal home, sort it into different types and take off any screws or attachments. This will make it easier when you take it to sell it.
  • Types of Metals: The metals that will bring back the highest returns are copper wire, brass, stainless steel, aluminium and cans, batteries, electric motors, steel, and cast iron. Another important distinction you will need to determine is if the metal is ferrous or non-ferrous. The difference is that ferrous metals contain iron and non-ferrous do not. This is important because the difference because the price points differ. Both will bring you money but non-ferrous metals will bring you more.
  • Where to go: Metal can be anywhere but a great place to start is in your own neighborhood. Drive or walk on trash night and you will definitely find some metal. The best way to collect is to notice as you are driving around in daily life. If you see metal in the trash pile, it’s yours to scrap. Never go into fenced areas or someone’s backyard. Additionally you can look on social media and selling sites. Sometimes people will list broken appliances as free because they are hoping someone else will take it away. You take it and scrap it.

If you are near St. Louis and want to get into scrap metal recycling contact us.

Metal Recycling in St. Louis: Turn Your Scrap Metal Into Cash!

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Scrap Mart Metals Makes Metal Recycling Easy!

We’ve got something to offer that virtually everybody can use these days — extra cash! If you’ve got scrap metal cluttering up your garage, yard or warehouse, you’re sitting on a gold mine! Pack it up and bring it to Scrap Mart to take advantage of our metal recycling services. We’ve got easy drive-thru scales and convenient drop off (with roll-off carts for big loads) for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals and pay the area’s highest prices for

  • Copper Wire
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum and Aluminum Cans
  • Batteries
  • Electric Motors
  • Steel
  • Cast Iron

Why bring your junk metal to the dump when you can turn it into cash? It’s one of the easiest ways to make extra money, plus you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your scrap metal is being recycled and re-purposed into something new and useful instead of sitting around taking up your valuable space or filling up yet another landfill.

For the best, no-hassle metal recycling service in St. Louis and the surrounding area, bring your scrap to Scrap Mart on West Outer Road in Valley Park. We’re open every day from 7:30 am until 4:45 pm and on Saturdays from 7:30 am until 12:30 pm (closed Sundays).

We even provide free drop off for electronic scrap (excluding TVs and monitors) — and you know how hard it is to recycle your scrap electronics without paying on a per-piece basis!

Now that winter’s nearing an end and milder air is moving into the region, why not spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon gathering your scrap metal and packing it up to take to Scrap Mart during the week or on the following Saturday morning. You’ll leave with a check and a good feeling knowing you’ve cleared out some space that can now be put to better use!

Contact us online or give us a call at 636-256-7400 if you have any questions about current scrap prices. We’ve been serving the area since 2011, and we’re ready to serve you too!

The Basics Of Brass Recycling

Brass Recycling

Your Guide To Brass Recycling In St. Louis

Recycling brass is a great way to get some money out of old objects that have been sitting around taking up space. This is especially true if these brass recycling products are not in great condition and may be too troublesome to sell.

What common items may contain brass that you can sell? Some things to look for include pipe, valves, shell casings from a rifle or pistol, parts of old doors that are off their hinges, and all types of zippers. Brass is also frequently present in small furnishings like lamps.

What affects the price of scrap brass? There are different grades and alloys, and the quantity of brass in an alloy plus the difficulty of extracting it may have an impact on the price you are offered for it. Brass is also susceptible to certain forms of damage that can lower its value. For example, it can crack under stress, something that is not uncommon to see with old shell casings. Shell casings are more valuable if they are intact and can be reloaded. It’s also possible for normal brass to corrode. Cleaning corrosion from brass and separating it as much as possible from other materials before bringing it in will help to get you a better offer.

Prices for brass are affected by global commodities markets as well as local supply and demand factors, and therefore will fluctuate over time. When you bring your brass in for recycling to Scrap Mart Metals, you can rest assured you are getting the best offer for it in the St. Louis area, however. Contact us with any questions you may have!

Choose Scrap Mart Metals For All Of Your Metal Recycling Needs!

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When it Comes Time to Recycle Metal, Remember the Name Scrap Mart Metals!

Are you looking to sell scrap metal in St. Louis but don’t know where to begin? Look no further than Scrap Mart Metals of Valley Park Missouri! Our customers can give you a scrolling list of reasons to choose us for your scrap metal recycling needs, but here are our top three reasons to choose us:

  1. Our Drive-On Scale – We provide a convenient drive-on scale to quickly price the scrap iron and steel you bring in. That’s right, as a customer of Scrap Mart you can recycle ferrous metals by simply driving your vehicle onto our certified scale, and getting your quote immediately. We are proud to make this process as just as fair, pleasant and fast as any scrap operation anywhere in the industry.
  2. Our Drive-Through Drop-Off Program – We have also streamlined the recycling of non-ferrous metals. Traditionally, non-ferrous metals can take more identification than iron or steel, and that slows some recycling services down to a crawl. Scrap Mart Metal’s new drive-thru and drop off metal recycling center makes it easier than ever to bring in the scrap metal recyclables from your home, business or organization for quick identification and a swift sale.
  3. The Highest Payouts – Scrap Mart consistently offers top dollar payouts for all of your scrap metals. Since 2011, we have provided superior service to our customers. We are proud to be the best place to sell scrap metal in St. Louis.

There are as many reasons to choose us as there are satisfied Scrap Mart customers. Get in touch with us to find out more about what we can. Or just load up your truck and come on down.