Got junk? Got money!

Jerbearjr By Jerbearjr, 22nd Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/tfu9jim4/
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Has your unemployment run out? Maybe your cash assistance has been terminated. Don't panic just yet. How many times have you thrown out some appliance for the garbage man to pick up? Yeah, you just chucked some cash to the curb. All metal is worth money. Granted you probably won't get rich quick if at all, but it could make a big difference. Every metal from copper to tin is worth saving. It's really simple, the more weight you have, the more money you will earn.

How to make money from scrap.

So, do you have a yard full of unwanted or broken down vehicles, appliances, or anything metal that has just been an eyesore, but the garbage man wants to charge you extra to haul it away? Nonsense! First, you need to separate the metals to get your best returns. For example that old washer or dryer that quit on you, start dissecting that old clunker. Cut all the wires out and skin them. Copper is the number 1 money maker! So remove all the copper possible, making sure to exclude any foreign materials from the metal you are working with at the time.This is what the recycling companies call clean. Then of course there is aluminum, cans being the most popular. Next, there is brass, stainless steel, iron, and even tin. Now with your iron they have what they call long iron (anything over 3 feet long), and short iron, (everything just 3 feet long.The short iron is worth more. How many coffee cans, or soup cans have you given to the city dump Oh yeah! Probably a few thousands of dollars worth over the years. Well, I hope you have enjoyed this little tidbit of information. Until next time, Metalmaniac signing off.

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Metal Detection, Metal Works

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author avatar Jerbearjr
I am originally from Indiana, and have always enjoyed writing. I do know how to generate a little money from recycling. I also enjoy writing some fiction.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jan 2013 (#)

We overlook these, thanks - siva

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author avatar Shaila Touchton
4th Feb 2013 (#)

Nice article!

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author avatar Jerbearjr
4th Feb 2013 (#)

Thanks Shaila.

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author avatar Ptrikha
12th Feb 2013 (#)

So, do you dismantle the metals using some special equipments, or just hammer?

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