Scrap Metal Buyers Your chance to Make Big Bucks

The thought of making some extra cash by simply selling scrap metal sounds a bit too easy, but there are many scrap metal buyers who are willing to pay top dollar for your scrap.

Maybe you are new to the industry, but scrap metal buying has been around for centuries. In fact, many immigrants and lower class families have been meeting the needs of their families for centuries by selling scrap metal. Some have even founded family legacies by turning their scrap metal buying and selling into a corporate trade venture that has made them quite well-off.  Whenever you see a homeless man or woman digging through garbage cans for aluminum soda cans – you are looking at the scrap metal trade in action. Of course, there are many higher levels of scrap metal buying.


Scrap metal prices are constantly vary based on current market prices. Also, local markets versus international markets can vary drastically. Your best bet when selling scrap metal is to look into your local buyers and the prices per pound that they are currently paying. Of course, their rates will fluctuate based on international markets. Finding a fair local dealer can take some background research. Try to find one whose prices adequately reflect the international market prices, as the buyer will likely be exporting the metal they buy internationally.

The type of material that you have will depend on the price per pound you receive. Some scrap metal buyers will buy everything you have, while others only deal in aluminum or copper or steel. So you definitely have some background research to do before selling or collecting your scrap metals.


You may only have dollar signs in your eyes when it comes to the scrap metal business, but scrap metal buying and selling is a form of recycling at its best! Metal does not disintegrate or dissolve into thin air. If it is not recycled, then it ends up filling the world’s landfills and adding toxicity to the surrounding soils and waters.

Whether you are simply collecting aluminum cans and returning them in for the five cent deposit, or selling an entire fleet of vehicles in for scrap – you are helping the environment along with your pocket book!


Taking time to prepare and organize your metals by size and type can make you more money.  Scrap metal buyers will pay more for metal that is organized by size and type. In fact, size does matter! If a piece of metal is too big for the metal buyers furnace or equipment, then it takes them more production time. The additional labor and production time for the buyer, means less money in y our pocket.

Overall, scrap metal buying and selling can be a very lucrative business at many levels. First, you are better off doing background research in local and international metal prices. Find out what your local dealers are buying, and then from there you can organize a plan to collect the most lucrative metals to sell.