Selling Scrap Metal

If you want to start selling scrap metals, the first thing you should know is where to get the metals. You can get the needed metals from plumbers, demolition or remodeling jobs, and other companies that handle metal.

You can also get metal from electric motors and appliances. Start gathering metals today and sell to dealers.

Selling Scrap Metal

Making money these days require hard work. If you are hard working, you will surely earn enough income that you can use to cover expenditures at home. Have you ever tried selling scrap metal? If you haven’t, this might be the perfect time to do it. You can get a lot of metals from curbside pickups. Find out their locations and be sure to check them out in the evening or early in the morning. Scrap metals can come in many forms, so with the right techniques, you can earn lots of money.

This type of business can start from home. If you don’t have enough money to lease out business space, you can have a home-based business. Once you’re ready, you can now promote about the business. You can do this by sending out flyers and business cards or you post in community boards. There are many companies and individuals that handle scrap metals. You can check out the local plumbers because they usually handle boilers, heaters, air conditioners, furnaces, and other things with metal parts. You can offer to get the scrap metals at a small fee. This will be of great help to plumbers because they will no longer have to dispose of the metals.

Where to Get the Metals

Aside from plumbers, you can also contact remodeling and demolition jobs. You can contact builder’s associations and other companies. Leave your contact information and in no time, you will surely get plenty of phone calls. Not all metals are worthy. In some cases, you will be getting tin especially if you got water heaters and this is only worth $2 per piece. Still, if you can gather plenty of them, you can still make some money. Furnaces and boilers are heavy but make sure that you remove the tin parts before you bring the scrap metals to the dealers.

Electric motors can also be an excellent source of money. Some of the motors are still attached to the appliances. If you check out auto shops, you can get tin, catalytic converters and aluminum. Repair shops can also provide you with the needed scrap metals. Separate the tins, aluminum, and other metals. By doing so, you ca sell the items at a much higher price. Hard work has its rewards and if you simply take your time in separating the scrap metals by type, you can get better deals. Start selling scrap metals today and know the best places to get them. Find dealers in your area and sell the metals you’ve gathered.


  • BIJU said on April 12, 2011
    dear, i am an nri from kerala. i would like to start a business in kerala. i am ready to invest 2 cores. please tell me which is the best.
  • James expert adviser said on April 13, 2011

    @BIJU, What will be your involvement in this business? Will you be doing it actively or passively? What is your return per annum expectation?

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Gcobisa said on April 14, 2012
    I am the agent distributors in south Africa for scrap metal we specializing on selling used rail R50&R65 R5and HMS 1&2 80/20 cut to size for containerizing exporting. CIF U$D 370 for rails and CIF U$D 320 for Hms FOB price depending to the shiping country otherwise FOB for our origin (south africa ) U$D 210.
  • rajvir shekhawat said on May 10, 2012
    my name is rajvir and i am 25 years old guy, i dont have any thing to do but when i read this article i got the interest to start this business, please suggest me how to start as i dont have any idea about this business but willing to work very hard..... please let me know as soon as possible.
  • veera said on February 8, 2013
    am in chennai, i would like to start a business, please suggest me how to start the business
  • vijay kumaran j said on February 14, 2013
    i am in chennai, i would like to start a business, please suggest me how to start the business, i dont have any thing to do plz help me out to start a business i am a middle class family man so suggest me do business with less amount
  • Phumzile said on February 28, 2013
    I have scrap metals and the paper recycling and would like to know where i I can sell them. Thank you.
  • Phumzile said on February 28, 2013
    I am in Maseru Lesotho but i would like even to know of ones in South Africa bloemfontain and johannesburg. Thank you.
  • Charles said on April 5, 2013
    If you are interested to buy scrap metals from Ghana. We can ship it to your country or destination For further details contact me here. CHARLES OLUBADE +233 263588464
  • FAYYAZ AHMED said on December 13, 2014
    I am from Pakistan & want to start my business of scrap. If anyone want scrap of any metal contact at my e-mail address.
  • Debesh Chakraborty said on July 15, 2015
    Dear sir, I am from India at agartala. I am interested to do after read your post. But I want to know how much money need for start this business. And where I will sale this scrap metals. Kindly help me to know about this topic details. Thanking you.


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