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The Magnet Test

If there is one thing any scrapper should know it’s this: The Magnet Test.
“The Magnet Test” is one of the easiest ways to figure out the value of your scrap metal. Knowing how to perform this test can lead you to making more money for your metal in no time! It can also be particularly helpful to those beginner scrappers who cannot tell the difference between metals just by looking at them. The best part is… it only requires one step! Here’s how it works:

Take any magnet and place it on your metal.
If the magnet STICKS, you have a ferrous metal.
If the magnet DOES NOT STICK, you have a non-ferrous metal.

Non-ferrous metals are worth more at the scrap yard than ferrous metals. If you have found that you have a load of scrap metal that is non-ferrous, great! This means that you will be earning more money.
If you find that you have less profitable ferrous metal, it is still important to bring it in to either one of our Baltimore locations to be recycled properly.
If you find that you still have questions about what type of metal you have or how much it may be worth, call us today and we’ll be happy to help you out! Rest assured, you have found the best scrap yard in Baltimore! Happy scrapping!

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