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Justme

Start keeping all those little bits of metal.

They soon add up.

I took two buckets of brass & copper in & got £45.10. Total weight was about 16kg made up of 7kg of brass & 9kg of copper. The copper is worth the most out of the two.

Taps are a good source of brass, so when you upgrade the bathroom or kitchen keep them.

12Bore

So, when the copper hot water cylinder comes out of the loft next week...
gwiz

12Bore wrote:
So, when the copper hot water cylinder comes out of the loft next week...



It'd be rude not to.....
Justme

Take the element out or it will be down graded from copper to brazery
copper which gets a lower rate.
sod

Don't know what they are like there but ours have fluff round and a outer of steel. Best money is if you strip all this off   also older ones are much heavier copper  must strip our old one and take up
Gareth

I am now saving scrap Aluminum, Brass, Bronze and Copper; not to weigh in, but to provide me with material for when I get the propane fuelled casting smelter I am currently making up and running.

My ferrous scrap (about 15kgs per month.... I am very good at optimising my materials) I return to a local steel stockholders; a small family run business that I have an extremely good working relationship with. This scrap is added to their bin which all the procedes go towards the tea fund. Whenever I call in there to collect new material stock, a hot drink, sausage rolls, cream cakes, sometimes even fish & chips are waiting for me.  .............. but don't tell Lois  
Justme

I keep all the bits that look reusable but dont have a smelter.

Good work on keeping the waste down, most places end up scraping far far to much.

Ferous is only about £100 / tonne so your not loosing much.
12Bore

Justme wrote:
Take the element out or it will be down graded from copper to brazery
copper which gets a lower rate.

Thanks for the tip!
Slipster

Im thinking of 12bores elbow my arm Hmmm who else can we include?
12Bore

Where's Rustyboy when you need him?
Pilsbury

Slipster wrote:
Im thinking of 12bores elbow my arm Hmmm who else can we include?


Best,not mention the steel pin in my hip then.....
lizzie44

OH saves all his nails for a local srappy. They are what he pulls out of pallets. Dosent even buy us a bottle of wine but at least they are being recycled! He gets a couple of bucketfuls over a year. Love Lizzie
Pilsbury

So this a scrapped lark, is it as simple as,loading the car with the old bits of metal laying round, driving it down there and unloading? Would they take an old dishwasher and stuff like that? I know if you separate the metal its worth more and so on but I don't have enough to worry about and rather than letting someone pinch it from the garden if it is that easy I will get the £15 for myself...
lizzie44

Well ours would bite your hand off, we took our old cooker there that we would have to have paid to dispose of at the tip. I dont think you would get much for it but its better than the dump.
Pilsbury

Well I will give it a to, I have some of the kitchen equipment from work that was replaced, a big old waste disposal and a potato tumbler as well so I will take it all down and see what I get, the work stuff was just going in a skip so it is free money.
Justme

I would ebay the rumbler first.
Pilsbury

I might do but the reason I got it was it was condemned and replaced by our maintenance company, the waste disposal was removed cos the motor burned out when it got jammed and the Muppets who work there kept trying to start it.....
sod

Here they take old white ware and pay same as unstripped cars per. tonne.
12Bore

Many years ago I used to sell white goods, we would fill the Transit with scrap units, drive to the scrappy's and be weighed on the way in, weighed on the way out and paid for the difference. They always checked to make sure that we had taken the concrete blocks out of washing machines, but they never looked inside the chest freezers...which were full of concrete blocks from the washing machines...
magnet

little bits of metal

I save all kinds of metal the diference is i dont weigh it in, they dont call me Magnet for nowt!
sod

    was just thinking about that when I saw you had posted on this
Hawkeye

if you take any scrap in now you will need photo  ID either a passport or driving licence (with photo on it) and you will be paid by cheque no more cash unfortunately  
MrsWW

Hawkeye wrote:
if you take any scrap in now you will need photo  ID either a passport or driving licence (with photo on it) and you will be paid by cheque no more cash unfortunately  


To prevent criminals selling what they stole so wasn't theirs to sell in the first place.
sod

Hawkeye wrote:
if you take any scrap in now you will need photo  ID either a passport or driving licence (with photo on it) and you will be paid by cheque no more cash unfortunately  


We have had ID needed for years here and cameras in most too but still can get cash up to some amount we never do as ours goes by truck load  
Gareth

Justme wrote:

Good work on keeping the waste down, most places end up scraping far far to much.


By weight, almost 40% of my ferrous scrap is saw chippings and grinder dust. A few years ago I was lucky enough to acquire a magnetic floor sweeper on wheels. I pass this over the floor before using the brush and you would be surprised how much grinding dust and drill swarf it picks up.  
Justme

No good raiding your scrap bit then.

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