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Oct 24 2022

Tips on Scrapping Appliances

Did you know that one way you can earn extra cash is by bringing in metal-containing materials and products to Belson Steel for scrap metal recycling? We pay cash for scrap metal, and always offer fair market value for the metal products we buy. If you’re thinking about your options for earning a little extra dough on the side—or just cleaning up your property—scrapping appliances is a good place to start. Here are some tips on scrapping appliances from our scrap metal experts—

Know What’s Scrappable

The first thing to know about scrapping appliances is whether or not an appliance is scrappable. All ferrous and nonferrous metals (both iron-containing and those metals without iron) can be recycled. While most appliances contain either or both, there are some appliances that cannot be recycled at one of our scrap facilities. These include:

  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Any appliances containing CFC refrigerant or toxic or hazardous materials

If you’re unsure about whether we can recycle an appliance, call us directly. We’re happy to chat. 

Know What’s Actually Worth Scrapping

The second part of scrapping appliances is knowing what’s actually worth scrapping. At Belson Steel, we encourage you to bring in as many metal-containing appliances and other materials/products as possible, as we have a mission to divert as much waste from the landfill as we can. That being said, larger pieces of equipment tend to yield the most bang for your buck. For example, old stoves have a lot of metal and are easier to take apart. 

Remember that You Can Get Paid for Scrap Metal

As mentioned above, remember that you get paid for the scrap metal you bring in. So the more you bring in, the more cash you’ll make. Also note that when you recycle with Belson Steel, you don’t have to separate or weigh metals first—we’ll do this all for you and give you a receipt. 

Choose a Responsible Scrap Metal Recycler

Finally, when thinking about scrapping appliances or any other form of scrap metal, choose a responsible scrap metal recycler with a good reputation. Not only do you want to find a company that will pay fair market value for your scrap, but you also want to choose a company that cares about the environment, sustainability, worker health and safety, and the local community. 

Call Belson Steel Today

To learn more about scrapping appliances and your options, call Belson Steel directly today. We have more than six decades of experience in the scrap metal industry and can answer all of your questions. Reach us now online or by phone to get started.

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