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Scrap Metal Question?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by crankus_maximus, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. crankus_maximus

    crankus_maximus Crankus Baitus Maximus

    I just got done tearing apart my old deck and I have about a 5 gallon bucket full of the old nails, brackets, saw blades, stripped screws, etc. Can that be turned in as scrap? If so, is it worth it just for the bucket? Where in the Columbus area can I take such a thing? Thanks!
     
  2. I don't think you will get 50cents for a bucket full.Dumpster time :)
     

  3. crankus_maximus

    crankus_maximus Crankus Baitus Maximus

    It weighs about 20-30lbs, don't know if that makes a difference or not.
     
  4. SwollenGoat

    SwollenGoat Scourge of Hoover

    Well, if it gives you any idea as for comparison. My Uncle just scrapped an entire combine which probably weighed several thousand pounds. He got around $500 at the salvage yard. So I'd say you'll burn more gas getting there and back, than that bucket is worth.

    Just my .02¢
     
  5. Never been much of a Columbus navigator so unsure which would be closest but here's a list you can call a few and see what you can find out perhaps.


    A-Z Recycling
    1465 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219
    Tel: (614) 298-8587

    Ace Iron & Metal
    2515 Groveport Rd, Columbus, OH 43207
    Tel: (614) 443-1403

    Ace Recycling Inc
    2233 Westbrooke Drive, Columbus, OH 43228
    Tel: (614) 850-0664

    Adept Properties LLC
    1313 Harmon Avenue, Columbus, OH 43223
    Tel: (614) 443-7110

    Agricycle Limited
    7461 Oakmeadows Drive, Columbus, OH 43085
    Tel: (614) 252-7148

    Buckeye Recycling Center
    3483 East Fulton Street, Columbus, OH 43227
    Tel: (614) 235-4886

    Clean-Up & Recycling Backers Inc
    111 West Dunedin Road, Columbus, OH 43214
    Tel: (614) 262-4764

    Cyclemet Inc
    2405 Harrison Road, Columbus, OH 43204
    Tel: (614) 276-0202

    Joyce Iron Metal Company
    1283 Joyce Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219
    Tel: (614) 299-4175

    Masser Metals & Recycling
    3103 Lamb Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219
    Tel: (614) 471-3195

    Norman's Auto Wrecking
    2515 Groveport Road, Columbus, OH 43207
    Tel: (614) 443-7693

    PSC
    2205 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43207
    Tel: (614) 443-0518

    Recyclights
    4220 Perimeter Drive, Columbus, OH 43228
    Tel: (614) 276-3000

    Recycling Exchange North Inc
    2830 Westerville Road, Columbus, OH 43224
    Tel: (614) 471-5956

    Royal Paper Stock CO Inc
    3980 Groves Road, Columbus, OH 43232
    Tel: (614) 861-7326

    Rumpke Waste Removal & Recycling Inc - Commerical & Industrial Service
    1191 Fields Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
    Tel: (614) 421-0032

    Schlezinger Metals
    1041 Joyce Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219
    Tel: (614) 252-1188

    Smurfit-Stone Recycling CO
    1015 Marion Road, Columbus, OH 43207
    Tel: (614) 445-8188

    Tech Renew Corporation
    1335 Holly Avenue, Columbus, OH 43212
    Tel: (614) 297-5000

    United Paper & Plastics Inc
    113 Merritt Street, Columbus, OH 43207
    Tel: (614) 444-7400

    Wood Recovery System Inc
    1981 South High Street, Columbus, OH 43207
    Tel: (614) 443-5774

    Worly Recycling Center
    697 North James Road, Columbus, OH 43219
    Tel: (614) 237-2330
     
  6. Most scrap places I have dealt with around cincinnati only give you a penny a aound on steel scrap so a bucket full probably isn't worth the gas. 86 it.
     
  7. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

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    if you have something like aluminum or copper thats different but plain iron just isnt valuable enough, unfortunately.
     
  8. bronzebackyac

    bronzebackyac Crick Smallie Fisherman

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    I have a funny story that I remembered when I saw this thread. My old boss took the better part of a month loading all the scrap metal he had laying around the factory on to a trailor,and took it to the salvage yard. On the way out of the yard, he clipped a piece of metal and it cost him more to fix the darn flat tire than he got for over a thousand pounds of scrap steel. I saw allum. 50cents a lb the other day.
     
  9. crankus_maximus

    crankus_maximus Crankus Baitus Maximus

    That's what I was looking for. Maybe I'll leave it out for the scrap collectors that hit the neighborhood the night before garbage day. Thanks guys!
     
  10. UFM82

    UFM82 The one others want to be

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    Back in '98 the trucking company my father worked for purchased an adjacent warehouse and was preparing to move their stock into it. My dad was assigned the job of clearing out the old stuff left behind in the new building. The previous tenant was a trucking broker and had lots of odds and ends in the building that he left behind. It was all to be trashed. However, when my dad went into the loading area, he found four 6,000 lb. rolls of aluminum sheet. They had been pushed off to the side of the bay and were just sitting in the corner. He knew they would be worth some money so he asked the boss what to do with them. He told my dad to just get rid of anything in the warehouse and he didn't care what he did with it. My dad loaded the 4 rolls onto a flatbed and went down to a recycler in Reading. The guy looked at the rolls and immediately told my dad to unload it as he would buy it. Gave him 50¢ a pound for the metal on the spot and asked who to make the check out to. My dad, being the honest man that he is, told him to make it out to the company he worked for. When my dad went back to the boss with the check, he told them where the money had come from. The boss said thanks, put the check in his pocket and that was it. Dad could have taken the metal down to the recycler, gotten the cash and never said anything to anybody and would have been $12,000 better off. But, honesty won out in the end. The boss NEVER offered him a dime.

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  11. crankus_maximus

    crankus_maximus Crankus Baitus Maximus

    Wow, that bossman was a real tool.
     
  12. say Crankus, scrap iron was about $ 200.00 per ton last I checked, It is relatively high because I'm told the Chinese are buying all they can get. Kind of like gasoline.
     
  13. hardwaterfan

    hardwaterfan Twinsburg, OH (NE OH, northern edge of Summit Co.)

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    wow....id be like DO YOU SEE THE NUMBERS ON THAT CHECK?????????

    as an opposite side to that story, a poor old guy i knew was working construction and run across a few measley copper pipes (some old water line) and his boss found out and docked him $10 for not turning it into the company.....what a morale booster. :rolleyes:
     
  14. BigDaddy300

    BigDaddy300 multi species angler

    I would take it in or give it to someone who will just for recycling purposes. Thats what I do with everything that is recyclable.
     
  15. I Guess It Doesnt Pay To Do The Right Thing All The Time...or Should I Say It Can Pay To Do The Right Thing...
     
  16. I have the remains of a 1947 ford frame and a second one that was butchered by the prior owner, building a new one for my car, I figure what ever I get for the scrap it will buy me some fishing stuff. My wife started saving pop cans last year and when I turned them in I got to use that money also.