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Stay Warm with Extra Cash in Your Pocket from Recycling Metal

When those freezes hit, its important to have a way to stay warm. If you are like most Houstonians, you do not have the right attire to withstand the cold. Or maybe you don’t want to drop that extra gas money to blast the heater during your morning commute. Whatever  your strategy for staying warm, recycling metal with Gulf Coast can give you the extra cash you need to spring for that extra protection against the cold.

Recycling Metal = Instant Cash

cold winter_recycling metalRecycling scrap metal is a free, easy way to make extra money: it requires no initial investment and selling it is free as well. The only thing you need to turn your scrap metal into a treasure chest is time. Here’s how recycling scrap metal works:

First, you need to find a source of valuable scrap. Buyers and recycling facilities accept the following kinds of metal:

  • Aluminum
  • Brass scrap
  • Copper
  • Carbide
  • Iron
  • Nickel Alloy
  • Lead
  • Steel

Next, you need to take that scrap to the buyer or the recycling facility. This is easy enough if you have a truck or if your scrap is not too large. But for many people, either their scrap is too large to fit in the bed of the truck or they simply don’t have a truck.

Fortunately, most quality scrap buyers will pick up your scrap directly from the jobsite, office, or home — free of charge. If the buyer you are going to does not offer this service for free, you are getting ripped off! There are plenty of scrap buyers throughout Houston that would be more than happy to take that scrap off of your hands completely free of charge. So instead of waiting for heavy trash day, make money off of your scrap and get a scrap buyer to pick it up.

Once you make it to the site with your scrap, the buyers or recyclers will sort it by metal. After sorting, it will be weighed to properly determine compensation. Steel, carbide and copper will go for more than aluminum, but it is important to check the prices to make sure you aren’t getting cheated.

The last step is to enjoy your hard earned cash and to buy yourself something that can help you handle this harsh winter. A new coat for work, a new pair of boots, even some firewood. Whatever it may be, remember you just turned your trash into cash.

For current pricing, please contact Gulf Coast Scrap Metal at 713-868-4111.