1. Sort Your Scrap Metal
Sorting your scrap metal will ensure that you get paid the most money for your load. For example, if you brought yellow brass and irony aluminum together in the same bucket, you may get paid mainly irony aluminum prices, which, since yellow brass pays much more, will result in you leaving with less money in your pocket.
2. Clean Your Metal
No, not with soap and water, silly. Cleaning your metal means removing all exterior materials that may be covering it (i.e. paint). Bringing cleaner metals to us, such as #1 versus #3 brass, will help maximize how much money you can get paid!
KNOW YOUR METALS
3. Scrap Non-Ferrous Metals
In the scrapping world, non-ferrous metals are extra valuable in comparison to their ferrous counterparts. Metals like copper and brass pay especially high prices, and you can therefore earn good money by bringing these items to one of our Cash for Trash yards. If you can’t tell whether or not you have ferrous or non-ferrous metals, use a magnet! Where ferrous metals are magnetic, non-ferrous metals are not, therefore giving you an easy way to identify which metals are worth more in your home.
4. Keep Your Eye on Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap metal prices can fluctuate a lot depending on demand, season and availability. Therefore, you can maximize your scrap metal payout by timing your visit to our Cash for Trash Canada yard when metal prices are at their highest. You can find our current price list on our website.