Fall is in the air and that means the holiday season is here! Yet, when the festivities begin, so begins the depletion of your bank account. Fortunately, there are a few easy things you can do to make some extra cash — one of them being scrap steel recycling. Houston is littered with extra steel that is simply waiting for someone like you to pick it up and put it good use. But how do you strike gold with steel? Here’s how:
1. Find a Good Supply of Steel Scrap
Due to the huge influx of people moving to Houston, our city has become a permanent construction site. While this is a complete inconvenience for drivers, it is a blessing for scrap metal recyclers! Construction and demolition sites are filled with scrap metal, particularly scrap steel.
One of the best ways to access scrap steel if you are not related to any construction or demolition services is to simply offer to pick up scrap for them. Most businesses will be happy to have someone take scrap off of their hands anyway.
Scrap yards and old appliances are also filled with steel and are a good resource for recycling!
2. Choosing a Steel Recycling Service in Houston
Once you’ve got the steel, you need to choose the recycling service. This can be kind of tough because each recycling facility operates in its own, unique way.
If you don’t have a truck to transport the scrap, you will want to contact a recycling facility that offers a pick-up service. Although many facilities charge extra for the service, there are some, like Gulf Coast Scrap Metal, that will pick up your scrap for free.
You also want to make sure you go to a reliable recycling facility. The amount you are compensated for your steel depends on the type of steel it is, the market value, and the amount (weight) of scrap you bring in. A facility that does not show you the weight of the scrap you brought it or that does not match market value may very well cheat you out of money.
3. Get Paid
The best part of the process is the moment you get cold, hard cash for you scrap. There’s nothing nicer than easy money!
For prompt service and immediate payment, call Gulf Coast Scrap Metal. We provide the best steel recycling experience in Houston!