How to Make Money from Scrap Metal

There is money everywhere and one just needs entrepreneurial eyes to spot them. One of these is making money on scrap metal.

The materials that we use for granted can be a source of cash that can put extra money in one’s pocket. Read and learn more.

Unknown to many, there is money anywhere and it just takes a little entrepreneurial imagination for you to spot them. Take for example the goal of how to make money from scrap metal. We usually find scrap metal everywhere. People dump them in vacant lots and some corners of their homes. Most probably, you even have scrap metal stored somewhere in your home. Now, the question is how you can make money from scrap metal.

For those who are entrepreneurial at heart, making money from scrap metal is easy. Here are some steps and tasks that can help you to start earning money from scrap metal:

Look Around Your House

Before embarking far away from where you are, you can start looking for scrap metal right at your own home and backyard. There are probably some tire rims lying around in your garage that has no use or purpose. You can start hauling everything you find in your home, judge whether they are scrap metal and store them together.

Looking Around the Neighborhood

The next best place of finding scrap metal is in your neighborhood. You can begin by driving around your neighborhood, and look at vacant lots where usually scrap metals abound. People dump their scrap metal here. Collect them and haul them into your car’s trunk.

Allocate a Space as Storage for Your Scrap Metal

Once you are already collecting and hauling scrap metal from your home and neighborhood, the next thing for you to do is to find a place for storing these scrap metals. You can allocate a portion of your backyard as a space for these metals. You must however be cautious in their storage. If they are not properly stored they can cause accidents.

Find Your Local Metal Scrap Yard

If you have accumulated a lot of scrap metal already, it is time for you to now look for a scrap metal yard near your area. Most probably you have already an idea as to where your scrap metal yard is located in your neighborhood. You can pay them a visit and ask whether what kinds of metal they accept for cash. After getting to know what kind of scrap metal they accept, you can now segregate your accumulated scrap metal and sell them.


  • Gamal Salama said on December 26, 2011
    I have a big lot off old equipment i need to sell and get the best price. i am at Dubai
  • ernest onochie said on May 22, 2013
    Am in nigeria where can I get a market for d metals I hv, most ar abandoned batches n our community water ways and we hv been permitted by d local authority to remove them
  • Jose Thomas said on June 17, 2019
    Can you please bring it any port in india


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