Separate your scrap before you get to the scrap yard
Those that make a living scrapping know that getting the most out of their scrap is the only way to be successful in the scrap business. That is why it is important to come to the scrap yard with the scrap separated into ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Non-ferrous metals such as copper, aluminum, brass, bronze, etc. will reward the customer with a higher payout compared to ferrous scrap, which contains iron. Ferrous scrap will be primarily any type of steel. While separating the various types of scrap may be cumbersome, not only will it benefit the scrap customer but it will benefit the scrap yard as it will help with possible rejects from the sale to mills and other scrap resales.