7 Dec 2020

Common household items you can sell for scrap metal

We’ve all been there before. Maybe you’re moving house or renovating, or your family is growing and your shed is slowly filling with unused, broken and discarded household items you just don’t know what to do with. Before you schedule your hard rubbish or pay to drop your junk at the tip, take a look at the list below to see what you can recycle. You might just be able to sell some of your unwanted household items for scrap metal, or get it recycled and avoid adding to landfill.

  1. Pots and pans

That’s right, all those dodgy and scratched pots and pans can be recycled as scrap metal. Many pots are made from ferrous metals meaning they contain iron and can easily be recycled as scrap metal. If you have any old cast iron cookware these are especially suited to recycling thanks to their high iron content.

  1. Bed frames and railings

Whether you’re upsizing, downsizing or getting rid of a squeaky bed you can get a good night’s sleep knowing your metal bed frames can be recycled. Many metal bed frames and railings are made from iron and are very easy to recycle and earn some extra cash. Iron frames are often easily overlooked because they’ve been painted, so make sure you check your painted metal frames before throwing them out for hard rubbish.

  1. Stoves & ovens

If you’re renovating your kitchen or simply upgrading your stove or oven you can recycle your old items and get money for scrap metal. The heat resistant properties of iron often mean it is used with a layer of enamel in ovens and stoves, making old kitchen hardware perfect for recycling. Plus it’s not just the shell that’s recyclable – elements, racks, piping and wiring can also be recycled.

  1. Sinks and faucets

The old saying of ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ does not apply to metal recycling because kitchen sinks – and any metal sink for that matter – are great for metal recycling! Before you throw out your old metal kitchen and laundry sinks, or any taps, faucets or showerheads, see if you can recycle them first.

  1. Copper pipe or tubing

If you’re renovating an old house or building and stumble across copper pipes or tubing – you’re in luck! Copper is a valuable metal and can easily be sold to scrap metal traders for good money. If you have a lot of it floating around after construction you’ll even be able to get metal recyclers like Afresh metals to pick up your scrap metal for free PLUS pay you for the trade.

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