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Welcome to my blog! My name is Douglas Bernanke. I have always wanted to start a business and have had the finances and knowledge to do so. But something has always occurred in my life that has interfered, whether it be my sick mom or a brother who desperately needed help getting back on his feet. But I have kept the entrepreneurial flames burning and have continued to research and prepare for the day when I will finally take the plunge and start my business. If you are like me and want to be highly prepared and informed before jumping into the world of business, this is the blog for you!



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How To Get The Most Money When Selling Scrap Metal

by Courtney Kennedy

Scrap metal recycling can be a wonderful thing. Not only do you have the chance to help the environment, you can also earn yourself a nice profit. If you've taken the time to gather a nice haul you might think that's all you need to do. However, if you truly want to maximize your return, it's best to go a few steps further. No matter what goodies you happen to have in your sack, there are still some things that you can do. Read on to learn more about what how to get the most money when you go cash in your scrap metal haul.

Separation Is Critical

If you have everything bundled up into the same bag, you're making a mistake. It is a much better idea for you to separate everything into different sacks. What this does is make it easier for the recycling agency to deposit the goods into the right dispenser. Making things more efficient for the recycler could prove to be extremely beneficial for you.

When you take your scrap metal over to the recycling facility, how do you do it? Are the soda can openers mixed in with the old piping that you found laying around your house? If so, you could be selling yourself short. Much of the money that you receive is based upon weight. If everything is in the same bag you might not be getting your due. You want your return to be dependent upon the quality of the items, and not just how much they happen to weigh. Separating everything is a key way to make sure that this happens.

Clean-Up Is A Breeze

Cleaning the scrap metal is another step that you should take when you are looking to get the most return on the investment of your time. For example, do those old appliances have rust on them? Is the metal piping old and full of dust? Just as you wouldn't seek to trade in a car that isn't up to par, it's equally important for you to take the time to clean the metal units that you're going to turn in for cash. The payout could be amazing!

Going the extra mile and not relying on the basics is the key to getting the most for the investment of your time. Shine up that metal and get it ready for the recycler so you can get what you want and so much more.