How to trade in scrap metal and make money quickly

Trading in scrap metal is a great way to make some extra money, as well as helping to protect the environment by recycling your waste. However, if you’re not organised then it can actually take up a fair amount of time and you might not get the best value for your scrap.

Fortunately, trading in scrap metal at our scrap yard in Manchester is quick and easy, and there are even a few things you can do to speed up the process and make money quickly.


Sort your scrap metal before you arrive at the scrap yard

Why should you make an effort to sort your scrap metal out before you arrive at the scrap yard?  There are two key benefits to sorting your scrap:

  • Save yourself time by sorting your scrap as you go along, rather than having to wait for this to be done at the yard
  • Make sure you get the best price for your scrap metal.

The key thing when it comes to sorting your scrap is to do it as you go along, rather than waiting for it to build up and then tackling a huge pile of materials.  By keeping on top of it, you will save yourself a lot of time and you will know exactly what you have to trade in, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best price.


Wait until you have a reasonable amount of one type of metal

If you’re trading in small amounts of many different types of metal then you will have to spend more time at the scrap yard as you wait for each load to be weighed. You might find it preferable to wait until you have a decent amount of one type or grade of metal and then take it to our scrap yard in Manchester to be weighed in.

That being said, be cautious about hanging on to scrap metal for too long as it could lose value if it becomes damaged or corroded, so what you save in time you could lose in value if you’re not careful.


Call ahead and find out if your scrap metal needs to be cleaned

Some grades of scrap metal do need cleaning before they are traded in, if you want to get the best value for your materials.  It’s worth giving us a call before you visit the scrap yard to find out if this is the case, so that you can avoid a wasted trip and be sure that you get the maximum value for your scrap.


Arrange a collection for larger amounts

There’s no need to visit the scrap yard in person if we can collect it for you.  If you have a large amount of scrap metal or you need to trade scrap in on a regular basis, then we offer a container and collection service that could save you a trip to the scrap yard and will streamline your waste management process.


Get paid instantly

Having gone to the effort of sorting your scrap metal and trading it in at our scrap yard in Manchester, or even having it collected by Singleton’s, the last thing you want is to have to make an extra trip to the bank to cash in a cheque and then have to wait for it to clear.  Fortunately, we’ve made it even easier for you to get paid quickly and with zero hassle.  If you’re a regular customer at Singleton’s Scrap Metal then ask us about our Tuxedo card – a free card that allows you to receive instant payments and withdraw cash from any ATM.

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