Common Summer Items You Can Scrap for Money

Whether you seek to save the environment or just make a little extra cash, recycling used items is a great first step. Even devices that are no longer in working order can be scrapped for useful resources, especially if they contain metal.

Your Old Grill

Grills contain brass, stainless steel, aluminum, and zinc, all of which can be easily converted into new items. Make a list of the different metals it contains before scrapping it.

Broken or Defective Lawn Mowers

Lawn mowers contain aluminum and steel, which are invaluable to scrap dealers. Before you scrap them, empty out its gas tank to prevent contamination and take it to the scrap metal recycling dealer.

Lawn and Patio Furnishings

Nearly everyone has outdoor patio furniture like metal lawn chairs, foot rests, tables, lamps, and umbrellas that have been bent or rusted by the weather. Most people don’t dipose of these items on a regular basis because they don’t fit in the trash can. Save yourself the time and gas. We will come pick up your scrap metal for free, and leave you with cash in hand.

Old Metal Sheds

Cheap metal sheds may fall apart within a few years, but the corrugated iron, aluminum, or galvanized steel they're made of can be recycled. If your metal shed is bent or rusted through, you can sell it to a Salt Lake City scrap metal recycler and put the money towards an upgrade or other needs.

Above Ground Pools

Above ground pools often contain aluminum and steel. Drain your pool of water and then perform a magnet test to determine what metal it is made out of. We will also buy the pool, which are usually made of more valuable metals.

Other Scrapable Items

Any item that contains metal is valuable to scrap dealers, some other valuable summertime metal items may include:

  • Wheelbarrows
  • Engine parts
  • Aluminum sliding glass door screens
  • Canoes and other boats that are made from aluminum
  • Copper pipes
  • Unwanted cars, trucks, and RV’s
  • Car parts
  • Washing machines and Dryers


The Importance of Metal Scrapping

Scrap metal is an enormous source of untapped income. Consumers often struggle to save enough money to buy new items without ever realizing that their old items can help them earn this money. Consumers who dispose of scrap-able items are literally throwing hundreds of dollars away.

Besides providing cash-strapped consumers with money, scrapping can also reduce environmental damage. To manufacture new metal items, companies have to tear up the earth looking for metal ore, separate the ore from the rest of the rock, melt the metal down, remove any impurities, and mold the ore into new goods. By contrast, recycled metal can be melted down and re-forged with a minimal amount of energy and effort. In some cases, dealers don't even have to melt scrapped items down; they can simply re-purpose them and sell them without using any energy. Recycling scrap metal thus leads to less pollution, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and less disruption of the landscape.

Salt Lake City Scrap Metal Recycling

Looking to get rid of a broken car, pool, or appliance? Junk Car Cash Out provides quality consultation, towing, and payments for scrap metal items throughout the Salt Lake City area. Contact Junk Car Cash Out for more information on sustainable scrap disposal.

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