Scrap Metal Salvage Companies | finding buyers
Scrap Metal Buyers – The internet and the local phone book can help you pin point the locations of scrap metal buyers in your area. Search for metal recyclers that are within a 10 mile radius of your home. This way there is always a recycler near the area where you are picking up scrap metal.
A lot of the times you will have a full load within a few hours of picking up scrap metal. To save time so that you can make more money, you should always know of a scrap metal buyer near by. I should have included this in the list of tools but once you locate a scrap metal facility once, you’ll remember who gave you money.
Educate – Don’t be afraid to read and do a little research about the scrap metal industry. Steel, copper, aluminum and other types of metals are used in everything in one form or the other. From screws, manhole covers, even your cell phone would not work without metal or steel.
I have some links to a handful of books that I found on Amazon that have to do with learning about the scrap metal business. These books will also help you learn at your own pace. You may also want to learn a little about the stock market. Enough to know the current prices of scrap metal. This tip can make you more money because you could opt to only sell your scrap metal on days when the price of various scrap metal is higher than usual.
There are also magazines that you could check out like Metal World, which covers a range of scrap metal related topics. The more that you know, the more that you can grow your scrap metal business.
Tips: Always double check with the city or state where you live to see if your scrap metal business requires any special licensing. Depending on whom you get it from and the type of scrap metal you collect, this may be required.