Common Questions Tradespeople Ask About Scrap Metal

If you’re a plumber, builder or handyman, you’ve probably come across a lot of scrap metal on the job. Here are just 3 of the most common questions tradespeople have about scrap metal.

  1. Do You Deal with Commercial Scrap Metal?

The answer to this question is yes, scrap dealers work with various types of metal that has gathered on your job. Merchants can recycle a wide variety of metals and they regularly deal with plumbers, builders and handymen. You should ask the owner if it is okay to remove scrap metal and trade it for money, they may agree, or they could ask you to split the cash.

  1. What Can I Bring to the Scrap Yard?

A London scrap metal collection from Sim Vic allows you to trade both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals – it includes almost anything that is left over from a plumbing project. You can scrap items such as:

  • Cast-iron baths
  • Copper pipes and lead water tanks
  • Stainless steel sinks
  • Brass taps and shower heads
  • Various washing machines and dishwashers

You can bring an assortment of items to a scrap yard dealer and trade them for cash, but you must remember, by law, they have to transfer funds via the bank. They aren’t allowed to hand you over cash.

  1. Do I Have to Sort the Metal?

You can categorise each item or you can let the scrap yard employees sort the metal for you.

If you any further questions about scraping metal from your job, you should contact a licensed merchant and inquire within.