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Aluminum Wire and How to Scrap It

2021-02-23T02:50:41-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: , |

If you scrap often, chances are you've come across some aluminum wire. Wire is one of the best ways to get the most value for each load of scrap you bring into the yard, because it's easy to work with and it's easy to find a lot of it at once. As much as you hear about copper wire, aluminum wire doesn't seem to get as much attention. While many of the basic principles are the same as far as scrapping it goes, it's worth noting the differences to ensure you get the most for your scrap!

How to Find (And How to Scrap) Pewter

2021-02-23T02:51:42-06:00Categories: Recycling, Scrap Metals|Tags: , |

Pewter is a metal you don't hear as much about as the ever-popular copper or ubiquitous steel, but it can still have some serious value at the scrap yard. That being said, finding it for scrap can be a real challenge sometimes. Pewter is most often used in decorative objects and silverware, and is most commonly found in antique items. Shopping for potential scrap at antique shops can be tough, because antique dealers usually know what they have and price their items at much greater than their scrap value. However, this can occasionally be a fairly successful way to find this metal for scrap.

What is Tin and How Do You Recycle It?

2021-02-23T03:21:01-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: |

Tin is a material we see frequently here at Encore Recyclers in Garland, but it's also something that confuses a lot of people in the scrap industry. Luckily, we have all the answers regarding tin right here on our blog. The name “tin” is misleading. Almost any “tin” material you'll find at Encore or any other Garland scrap metal recycler isn't the element tin, but actually very thin strips of steel.

Recycling Zinc

2021-02-23T03:24:26-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: |

Zinc is one of the most often overlooked scrap metals. However, with the right know-how and a little hard work and experience, you can easily turn zinc into cash with Encore Recyclers. While you’re making money, you’ll also be helping the planet!

Top 5 Places to Find Copper for Recycling

2021-02-23T03:26:56-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: , , , |

There’s a reason copper is one of the most frequently recycled metals at scrap facilities like Encore Recyclers. It’s pretty much the most valuable per-pound metal that you can frequently find in large quantities. However, it’s a lot easier to find if you know where to look—so here are the top five places to find scrap copper.

Why Is Copper the Most Sought-After Metal for Recycling?

2021-02-23T03:40:10-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: |

If you’ve been scrapping in Dallas for a while, you likely already know that copper is in high demand—meaning that you get more money per pound for your copper recycling than for almost anything else when it comes time to bring your materials into the yard. Even if you aren’t yet a scrapper, you’ve likely heard at least one off-the-wall story about copper thieves stealing materials, especially copper wire. In two different cities, copper thieves actually succeeded in tearing out parts of underground power lines, leaving thousands of residents without power.

Scrap Metal Hidden in Your House

2021-02-23T03:41:11-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: , , , , |

The easiest way to get started as a scrapper is to start scrapping materials in your own home. You can learn many of the skills necessary to becoming a successful scrapper, without the added difficulty of looking for and asking permission to take recyclable materials. Most people are surprised when they find out how much potentially valuable recyclable scrap metal is in their own home—and love making a positive impact on the environment while also earning a little extra cash.

Where to Recycle Anything in Dallas

2021-02-23T03:48:40-06:00Categories: E-waste, How To, Scrap Metals|Tags: , , |

Luckily for all of us who live in the city of Dallas, it’s easy to recycle here. It’s also free—and in fact, you can even make money recycling, depending on what materials you have and how you recycle them. On the other hand, recycling rules can be complex in any city. On top of that, many people recycle the wrong things, or throw out things they could in fact recycle.

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