Scrap metal

Are you feeling overwhelmed by cluttered spaces? Have you collected scrap metal but are unsure how to get rid of it? Are you looking for ways to earn some extra cash? Recycling your scrap is a sustainable and profitable option.

At Trading Metals, we are committed to scrap metal recycling and purchase, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Find out more about our services and keep reading for some essential tips on preparing your scrap for sale.

Understand the price of scrap metal in Adelaide

The price of scrap metal fluctuates based on several factors, such as market demand, the type of metal and the weight. Researching the current market can help you set realistic expectations. At the same time, it ensures you get a fair market price for your scrap.

We accept many different types of metals, and our website explains the buying and selling process for each. We value transparency and honesty, so you can sell your scrap with confidence.

Sort and separate your scrap metal

Sorting and separating is an essential process that can significantly impact the price you receive for your scrap metal. Not all metals are created equal, and each has its own value based on its type, grade and purity. At Trading Metals, we accept a wide range of metal types. By separating these metals into their respective categories, you can ensure that you receive the best possible price for your scrap metal.

Copper, brass, aluminium and steel are some of the most common types of scrap. Copper is highly sought after thanks to its high conductivity, while brass is an alloy of copper and zinc commonly used in plumbing fixtures and musical instruments.

Aluminium is a lightweight metal typically found in drink cans, structural materials including doors and windows, car parts, PVC coated cable, kitchen products, caravan and boat carcasses. Steel is a ferrous metal used in construction, machinery and automotive applications.

To identify the type of metal, look for markings on the surface or use a magnet to determine if it is ferrous or non-ferrous. Ferrous metals contain iron and are magnetic, while non-ferrous metals do not contain iron and are non-magnetic.

Sorting the metal by type and grade also ensures it’s free from non-metal materials, such as plastic or rubber. These non-metal materials can reduce the purity of the metal and lower its value. By removing these materials, you can increase the buying value of your scrap metal and make it more attractive to potential buyers. 

Prepare your scrap metal for sale

Once you’ve identified and separated your scrap, it’s time to prepare it for sale. If you have any questions about the preparation process, contact us today.

If you have a large amount of scrap metal, consider bundling or bagging it to make it easier to transport.

Transporting your scrap metal

Transporting your scrap metal securely is essential for your and other people’s safety. Use appropriate containers, such as sturdy boxes or bins, to avoid spills or injuries during transportation.

If you have a large amount of metal, arrange a pick-up or drop-off service with the experienced team at Trading Metals. We offer flexible options for transporting your scrap to our facility, ensuring a smooth and safe transaction. To schedule a pick-up or drop-off, get in touch with our friendly team.

Get the best deal for your scrap metal

Recycling metal is an environmentally responsible choice that can be profitable. By preparing your scrap metal for sale to Trading Metals, you can get the best deal for your materials.

Sorting and separating your scrap metal, as well as cleaning it by removing non-metal materials will also increase its value. And when transporting your scrap, pay careful attention to safety.

By following these tips, you can turn your scrap into cash while helping to reduce waste and protect the environment.
If you have any questions about our services, processes and values, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our dedicated team of professionals can assist you with your scrap metal needs.