We are here to help you earn extra money by recycling scraped metal. To be on top of your “scrap game” we have come up with a few hacks to help you make easy cash fast!


Key Test: Stainless Steel Vs Aluminum

To figure out if you collected steel or aluminum, use a file or a key to scratch the surface of the material. If the scrap metal scratches easily, it is aluminum while steel will take more effort to scratch. This method might not work all the time with aluminum however the stainless steel will be easy to tell.

Magnetic Broom

Scrap metals outside a lot? Invest in a tool that can sweep the ground and pull out the small metal pieces or screws. This will help you not lose any time or money and this tool will prevent you from popping a tire and recycle more scrap metals.

Warm Wire

The best scrap hack this spring is to strip wires in the sun. This is because the heat from the sun will help make it easier for you to strip the wires more quickly than if it was cool. But be aware that the longer you leave the wires in the sun, the plastic could melt to the wire.

Stainless Steel Sinks

To get a clean price on stainless steel sinks make sure all the rubber and other parts besides the steel is off of the sink. Use a chisel and a hammer to get the steel ring off if your sink has a rubberized bottom to at least get some cash from it. Stainless Steel is one of the hardest items to scrap and get a clean price for so make sure your sinks clean of anything else but the steel material!


With these simple hacks, you can recycle scrap metal quicker! Sell your scrap metal parts to professional and reliable scrapyards like Anestis Metal and get the best price! Call us at 978-681-6000 or use our contact form for any scrap metal inquiries.