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Posted:
09/19/14
Peter Langer

The Big Ten Rules of Scrapping: Part 1 of 2

Are you new to scrapping and looking to get your toes wet in what we consider to be the coolest industry on planet earth as we know it? Are you a seasoned veteran who needs a brush-up on some of the rules of the scrap game?
Well, you’ve come to the right place: this article is for you.
Over the last 102 years of working in the scrap metal business, we’ve learned a thing or two and we’d like to share it with you, so without further ado, here are the BIG TEN RULES OF SCRAPPING, Part 1.

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1. ANYTHING CAN BE SCRAPPED.
If you’re throwing out old appliances or tools, stop right there. We’ll pay you for those and even pick it up from you if it’s too cumbersome to bring to the yard yourself.

2. WE REALLY MEAN ANYTHING.
Seriously, do you have an old car that’s sitting in your garage taking up space? We’ll take it.
Old Electronics or wiring? We’ll take those too.
Not sure if it’s recyclable? Call us at 410-384-4198.
The best part about it is that we’ll pay you for all of this too.

3. BUY THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE.
Any equipment you need to start scrapping like a pro can be found at your local hardware store.
We’re talking, a standard tool kit, safety goggles, steel toed boots, gloves, face mask.
Which brings us to our next rule….

4. SAFETY FIRST.
Don’t let the order of these points deceive you, Safety does always come first. Wear your safety equipment at all times, be attentive at the Scrap Yard and if you don’t think it’s safe to take apart or cut open an appliance – don’t do it, give us a call instead.

5. WEAR APPROPRIATE ATTIRE AT THE SCRAP YARD.
It is absolutely not safe to wear open-toed shoes at the scrap yard, an environment with heavy machinery and sharp-edged metals. In regards to articles of clothing, don’t wear anything you’re not comfortable tearing or getting dirty.

Stay Tuned Until Next Week for Rules 6-10!