Are you looking for a place to buy, sell, or recycle scrap metal near me 77009? Call Astro City Scrap Metal for help! We buy, sell, and recycle non-ferrous scrap.
What is scrap metal recycling?
Most places, like Houston and surrounding areas, have recycling programs for cardboard, paper, soda cans, plastics, etc. But what about things like faucets, wires, drill bits, and refrigerators? Our recycling program doesn’t cover those.
Further, many cities have limits on items that can take for big trash pickup. They often won’t take big appliances or car parts. What to do?
Scrapyard, to the rescue! They will pay you for your scrap metal and recycle it if possible. You’ll help the earth and your wallet at the same time. Win-win.
Do scrap yards have metal restrictions?
Yes, many scrap yards have safety and legal restrictions. For example, radioactive materials, asbestos-contaminated objects, mercury metals, batteries, etc., pose a safety hazard.
Non-ferrous metals almost always sell at a higher price than ferrous metals. So you’re not missing out if your local scrap yard only takes non-ferrous items. In fact, most scrap metal that residents in the Greater Houston Area come across is non-ferrous.
So be sure to call your local scrap metal yard or visit their site before you bring in an item.
Where can I find scrap metal near me 77009?
Scrap metal is all around us. From faucets to pipes to electrical wires to cookware to radiators–you can find scrap all around your home.
The most common places you’ll find scrap metals include:
All those insulated wires running through your home contain valuable scrap metal. In fact, electricians get so much wire scrap that they usually sell it to a scrap dealer. The next time you replace electrical items, tell your electrician that you want the scrap.
Most of us don’t think twice when we turn on our faucets, flush the toilet, or open cabinets under the sink. The truth is, we should.
Older homes often have metal pipes under the sink that you can sell for scrap. Depending on the type of pipe, you could make quite a profit if your plumber needs to replace your entire pipe system.
Any time your plumber replaces something, be sure to look over the parts they’ve removed. You’ll likely find a metal fitting, component, or entire fixture that you can sell for scrap.
While another common plumbing source is underground pipes, you likely won’t have access or permission to take to these.
Nuts, bolts, screws, nails, drill bits, etc., are all metals that you can sell for scrap. Because scrap is sold by the pound, not by the scrap, you’ll need to really save these up before taking them to a scrapyard.
Have some old pots and pans? Broken oven, toaster, or fridge? These almost certainly contain metal that you can sell for scrap, so haul them to your scrap yard.
Curbs on Big Trash Pickup Day
Houston and the surrounding areas have big trash pickup day. Of course, some areas only offer it monthly, while others may have bi-monthly or even weekly pickup.
Have you ever seen people quietly driving down the streets and taking items off the curb? Some of these people are searching for metal scraps.
You can, too, but we recommend asking the homeowner for permission before snatching something off their curb. It’s not just polite; there may be a very good reason (bed bugs, contamination) they are tossing their big item.
You could do some dumpster diving or ask local restaurants for their scrap. However, this task is more for those who are very serious about selling scrap as a side job.
How much is my scrap metal worth?
First, scrap metal is priced by the pound, not paid by the scrap. How much you’ll get per pound depends on the type of metal and its properties.
In addition, scrap metal prices change daily due to market demand. However, there are some specific, typical ranges we can give you. If you want the latest prices for scrap metal near me 77009, be sure to contact your local scrap yard.
Non-ferrous metals sell for much more than ferrous metals. Great, but what does that even mean? Thankfully, it’s a lot simpler than the name sounds.
The term ferrous is a scientifically fancy way of saying whether a metal is magnetic. If a magnet sticks to your scrap, it is ferrous and probably not worth selling. However, if a magnet falls right off the metal, your metal is non-ferrous (not magnetic) and could be worth a pretty penny!
Knowing what kind of scrap metal you have can give you a pretty clear idea of its price.
Copper: Considered the most valuable scrap, copper can sell for $4.00 per pound or more. The purer your copper, the more money you’ll get.
Brass: Both red and yellow brass scrap sell for around $2.50 per pound. However, red brass often sells slightly higher.
Insulated wire: Prices can vary greatly, starting around $1.50 and reaching up to $4.00 per pound or more. It all depends on the type of wire.
Aluminum: You’ll need quite a collection to make a decent profit. Aluminum sells for a little less than $1.00 per pound.
Astro City Scrap Metal is the fastest-growing scrapyard in the Greater Houston Area. We buy, sell, and recycle all non-ferrous (non-magnetic) scrap metal.
We believe the customer comes first, and we guarantee to give you the best prices for your scrap.
Metals we accept
We accept non-ferrous (non-magnetic) metals such as brass, copper, aluminum, insulated wires, radiators, carbide inserts, stainless steel, alloys, and more.
We cannot accept ferrous items such as steel and iron. For safety and legal reasons, we also cannot accept certain hazardous items such as radioactive material, asbestos-contaminated items, mercury, etc.
Call us today
The next time you need to find a yard for buying, selling, or recycling scrap metal near me 77009, we hope you’ll choose Astro City Scrap Metal.
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