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What Household Items Should You Take To A Scrap Metal Yard? 5

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Which metals from your home should be scrapped, and which should be donated?

There are good options for recycling metal items that can’t go in your recycle bin. Donating items that are still useable is always a good bet. Taking the rest to a scrap yard helps keep these materials out of the landfill, and depending on what you bring in, could earn you a little cash as well!

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What has been your experience of taking metals to a scrap yard? Share your score in the comments below!

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  • Floyd G. 9 months ago
    The idea of keeping scrap metal out of landfills is a great suggestion. Try to recycle if possible.
  • Nicole U. 10 months ago
    94%
  • della s. 10 months ago
    Never thought about recycling old house keys. Got tons of old keys laying around that goes to various things no longer useable. Now know what to do with them. Great!!!!
  • julie b. 10 months ago
    Your dry cleaner will gladly take the metal coat hangers. I prefer other types of hangers over these anyway.
  • Rachel B. 10 months ago
    I beg to differ. My husband works for a huge apartment complex, and they take everything to the scrap yard. Keys, metal pans, cast iron pans. I think it's best to recycle them than to give them to Goodwill. What if whoever it is buys the product, then they don't want it anymore, and they toss it in the trash. That lands in the landfill. It's better to recycle it right away.
    • Heather B. 10 months ago
      Perhaps I’m missing something about your reasoning, but I’m thinking that donating useable items to Goodwill makes very good sense because people who need a pan, etc. can buy a used one at Goodwill....whether they end up recycling it or not. The alternative is them buying a brand new item and then possibly not recycling that one. The energy and resources to make a brand new item is much harder on the environment.
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