Category Archives: Metal Recycling

Houston Scrap Metal Recycling: School’s Out

If you are like most high school kids, you are probably working part-time getting paid minimum wage. And if you have ever been paid minimum wage, you know that a paycheck does not get you very far. No that school is out and you have more free time on your hands, you may be thinking about ways to supplement your summer income. Houston scrap metal recycling is an easy and fun way to make some extra cash. Gulf Coast Scrap Metal will help you start scrapping. Just visit our recycling facility or give us a call at 713-868-4111 for helpful scrapping tips.

How to Start Scrapping

The first step to scrapping is finding scrap. If you do not have access to metal scrap, you need to establish connections with a business that would benefit from someone removing their scrap for them. Construction contracting companies, demolition services, electricians, and plumbers are all good businesses to target. You can approach them personally or, if you are having trouble finding willing businesses, you can put up flyers in the neighborhood.

The next step would be to make sure you have a reliable way to transport the scrap. Often times, scrap will come in large appliances or piping. Having a car with fold down seats or a truck can be extremely helpful for loading up and dropping off scrap. Another tip that will save you time is to ask the business you are working with to sort the scrap for you. This way, you won’t need to take the time to sort the metal yourself.

Getting Paid for Houston Scrap Metal Recycling

So you have done all the scrapping. Now its time to get paid! Bring your sorted scrap metal to our facility and we’ll do the rest.

We have a state of the art drive-through scale so that we can quickly weigh the scrap you are dropping off. Moreover, we offer alloy testing and wire stripping services for free. Looking to sort your scrap once its been tested? We offer free containers so that you can sort and store your scrap on site.

When it comes to Houston scrap metal recycling, no one makes it easier than Gulf Coast. Vist our facility at 8770 Hempstead Rd for fast cash!