Answers to Your Scrap Metal FAQs

Answers to Your Scrap Metal FAQs

Want to scrap metal recycle but don’t know where to start?

At Roane Metals, we understand success with scrap metal recycling can seem overwhelming if you’ve never recycled scrap metal before. That’s why we want to make it simple for you to turn your unwanted scrap metal into cash.

So, if you’re ready to learn more about how scrap recycling can be an easy way to make extra money, here are some of our most commonly asked questions about scrap metal recycling.

What metals do you accept?

We buy a wide range of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. These include:

  • Insulated copper
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Steel
  • Lead/Zinc
  • Stainless Steel
  • Other metals like carbide, magnesium, Inconel, nickel, and titanium

Are there different prices for different metals?

Yes. Every kind of metal has its own corresponding price. A pound of yellow brass, for instance, does not have the same cost as a pound of light copper.

How are scrap metal prices determined?

We believe in providing the best value for our customers, which is why we always offer top dollar when we buy scrap metal. We set our prices by the current market value of various ferrous and nonferrous materials, such as steel and iron. These prices vary depending on several factors, so be sure to check the current value when you decide to bring in your scrap metals to be recycled.

What services are offered for customers with a large amount of metal to sell?

Are you staring at a pile of scrap metal at your construction site or manufacturing facility and don’t know what to do with it? If you have a large amount of metal and you don’t want to see it end up in a landfill, we’ve got you covered. We provide a commercial roll-off service that offers customers drop-off and pick-up services from a dependable and experienced transportation team. Our transportation services include access to a wide range of roll-off containers and small dump hoppers so we can create a customized recycling plan that meets your specific commercial needs. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, our experienced and knowledgeable team can also perform onsite material evaluations.

What are the most common sources of scrap metals?

There are sources for scrap metals in a wide range of everyday places. Home renovations are great places to find scrap metals, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Old electronics can also be sold for scrap, as well as aluminum from soda cans and old gutters. These are some easy examples, but there are countless other sources to find scrap metal for recycling.

How does selling scrap metal help the environment?

Expanding landfills are a problem all over the world, and keeping your scrap metal from adding to them can be a huge help in combating their environmental impact. Recycling scrap metal can also impact the amount of minerals mined from the Earth, reducing the negative effects this process has on the environment.

How will recycled scrap metal be used?

Recycled metal is used in a wide range of ways. Scrap iron and aluminum metals are being used extensively in the construction industry in projects such as roads and bridges, and recycled steel metal scraps can be made into higher quality tools. Scrap metal is also used to make metal furniture, and many artists use it to make sculptures.

Can I scrap recycle a car?

If you’ve got an old car sitting in your driveway or on your property and it’s no longer worth selling as a car, you can bring it to us to sell as scrap metal. Recycling old cars is one of the most common types of metal recycling at Roane Metals. All you have to do is bring your vehicle to our scrap yard or call for car removal, and we’ll take care of the rest. Even if you don’t have the title, we’ll use the vehicle VIN to do a $5 title search.

How do I get started?

Scrap metal recycling can be a rewarding way to make some extra cash and help the environment. If you’re ready to give your scrap metal new life and keep it out of a landfill, the best first step is to sort your metals as best you can. This will make a big difference in making sure you get the highest rate for your more valuable metals.

Then give us a call or come on to the scrap yard. Our on-site process is simple, fast, and will get you back on your way in no time.

Scrap Metal Recycling in East Tennessee

Scrap metal recycling can be profitable without becoming an overwhelming chore on your to-do list. The answers to these frequently asked questions will hopefully address your questions or concerns, but please feel free to reach out if we did not answer your questions here. Our goal is to make this a smooth and easy process to get you cash for your scrap metal and on with your day quickly.

Here at Roane Metals Group, we buy a wide range of metals, and our experienced and highly trained staff wants to give you the best bang for your scrapping buck with our honest scales to maximize your payout. If you have scrap metal and you’re ready to cash in, come by one of our two conveniently located East Tennessee scrap yards in Rockwood and Crossville. To find out more about recycling your scrap, give us a call at 865-354-4282 today.