Some Common Items In Your Home You Can Take to the ScrapYard

This entry is part [part not set] of 4 in the series Recycle Scrap Metal

Overall there are some items that if they are broken or not selling in other venues you can scrap with a clear conscience. So below I am listing some items by, rooms in your home, that you can consider. But one word of caution. Before you open some items up  know what you are doing. There are some items you should not mess with like the Freon in refrigerators. I personally would just take the entire pieces to the scrap yard until you learn how to dismantle.

Your Kitchen

Besides  recycling the old iron,, copper, aluminum and steel pans for metal scrap. Let’s not forget that kitchen appliances such as refrigerators and microwaves have copper wires. Stainless steel silverware. and kitchen stove can be recycled. Washing machines, air condition units, dishwashers, freezers and others are a great source of steel, they usually have large and bulky copper wires inside them in the back. If you are getting rid of them, try to remove the copper wires for a separate payout.

Check inside small appliances such as blenders, coffee makers and others for copper wires.

If you  drink soda or beer then you can keep a bin for the cans made of aluminum and sell them as scrap metal as well. (But check with the scrap yard you plan to go to because all of them may not take cans.)

Living Room and Bedroom

Your old TV, lamp bases, and air-conditioners can be taken to the scrap yard. Although the TV set can be difficult to recycle as a whole, you can always find copper wires that are attached at the base of the TV monitor. Monitors can be further broken down if you have the drive to find capacitors, circuit boards and others.

Bathroom and Laundry

Any electronic devices such as washers or dryers are an excellent source for scrap metal. Fixtures in your bathroom may have copper wiring and pipes for plumbing may be made of copper as well. Metal shelves can also be recycled.

Your Garden or Patio

Iron patio furniture can be used as scrap metal; lawn mowers, metal swings,  iron railing, aluminum gutters can be taken to your local junkyard and sold as scrap.

 Top of the World Attic

I bet there is a lot of metal goodies in your attic.It’s time you took some time out and sorted through all the stored up things in your attic. Look for furniture made of metal – chairs, tables, lamps, shelves, appliances and even Christmas ornaments that you no longer use as each of those items can be sold as scrap.


Your rusty old power tools, paint cans nails, screws, bicycles, musical instruments , your unused car is the biggest source for scrap metal. You will be able to make a profit by selling your car parts like batteries, radiator, compressor, rims and many others too.


Inside your electronics and computers lying around the house

If you open up some unwanted non-working electronic appliances such as laptops, DVD players and others, there will be thin copper wires everywhere. Cut them up using scissors or pliers and stock them in the same pile of other copper wires accumulated thus far.

There are many copper wires inside your desktop PCs; after you’ve taken the hard drive and boards apart, you can also look for the copper wires inside. Besides that, the motherboard can also fetch you a really good

Other Electronics
Items that require frequent charging are good sources of copper wires. Items such as mobile cell phones, cameras, small gaming devices, and other. If you find that these items are piled in a basket unused because the family has upgraded scrap them all.

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