Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is scrap metal?

Scrap metal is recyclable materials left over from consumption and manufacturing. This includes old machine parts, cars, and old appliances. Unlike waste, scrap metal has monetary value.

To be more descriptive, scrap metal contains non-ferrous metals and ferrous metals.

 

  • How do you sort metal for scrap?

Scrap metal can be very valuable. When it comes to scrap metal recycling, it can be hard to figure out the trash from the treasure.

The first step to finding scrap is sorting through your own things. If you have a junk drawer or an old disused washer unit; then you have scrap metal. If you have a refrigerator that you’re tossing away; then you have scrap metal.

You’d be surprised what products contain scrap metal.

Your community can be a gold mine. One of the most popular scrap metal items is copper. This can be found in a number of items, including cookware.

If you notice someone in your neighborhood is tossing out an old appliance, this probably contains scrap and in most cases, you can feel free to grab it. If you are unsure as to whether it’s trash, ask the owner.

Once you have the product, you can give us a call and we will take care of the rest.

Call us at 855-Scrap-88

 

  • How does metal recycling work?

Metal recycling can be done and it can be done easily. There are a number of ways in which metal recycling works.

The process begins with you — if you have a piece of scrap metal, such as from appliances, dryers, etc. you would contact a firm like GLE Scrap Metal Recycling, who would collect the piece of scrap.

Alternatively, you can go to a drop off location such as our Orlando location. We would assess the piece and calculate the cost of it.

The process then is on us to figure out the best solution for scraping metal. Here at GLE Scrap Metal Recycling, we are committed to the recycling in a safe and environmentally friendly way.

 

  • What kind of scrap metal is worth money?

All types of scrap metal are worth money. However, non-ferrous metals usually are worth the most.

Those include:

  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Stainless Steel

You can find scrap among many of the products you own. Go through and see if any of your items contain metal. Even items that no longer work and contain metal can be broken down into scrap metal parts.

  • Where to find scrap metal for free?

  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators (with top freezers)
  • Ovens and ranges
  • Full-size gas grills
  • Cast iron bathtubs

Keep in mind when you’re refurbishing your home or updating it that instead of throwing away old faucets, pipes, and drains you can sell those unwanted items for scrap.

Car parts that are no longer useable contain lots of metal, sometimes multiple metal types.

Learn more here –> Where to find Scrap Metal for Money

 

  • What do you do with scrap metal?

After being recycled, scrap metal can be reused many times over.

Much of the scrap metal that’s being reused can be found in the manufacturing industry.

Reused and recycled aluminum steel are reused commonly in new food packages. However, reused scrap can also be found in art, especially in modern art pieces.

 

  • What is the best thing to scrap for money?

When it comes to scrap metal, the best things to scrap for money are automobiles, washers and dryers, structural steel, etc.

We can break down the process depending on the metals: ferrous metal and nonferrous metals.

Ferrous Metal

  • Steel
  • Iron

Nonferrous Metal

  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Tin

There are so many different things that you can scrap for money; its value simply depends on the type of metal it is.

 

  • What can be done with scrap metal?

Scrap metal can be recycled and used in the manufacturing of new products. In fact, there are a number of great reasons as to why scrap metal should be recycled. These reasons include an environmental impact, as well as an economic one; both are positive reasons as to why recycling scrap should be done.

Another great reason to recycle scrap metal is that it can create jobs and promote economic development across the country and beyond.

 

  • What is the price of scrap metal?

The price for scrap metal varies; it fluctuates constantly, which is one reason why we do not put prices on our website.

With such rapid change, we want to make sure that the consumer, who is disposing of their scrap metal, gets the best they can for their scrap metal.

For pricing, contact us today at 855-Scrap-88.

 

  • Can you recycle metal?

The simple answer to this is yes.

Yes, you can recycle metal it just depends on the type of metal.

 

  • What time are you open and where are you located?

Here at GLE Scrap Metal, we have a number of locations that you can visit and drop off your scrap metal.

Here are our locations and hours for our scrap metal recycling facilities:

Daytona Beach

407 Flomich St, Daytona Beach, FL 32117

(386) 673-1281

At our Daytona Metal Recycling facility, we are keeping Daytona beautiful by being environmentally friendly.

We are open Monday-Friday:

  • Sunday –  Closed
  • Monday – 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday  – 8am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Thursday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Friday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Saturday –  Closed

Miami

2382 NW 147th St, Opa-locka, FL 33054

(305) 685-1928

At our Miami metal recycling center, we maintain the highest quality standards in customer service and offer our customers the best prices for scrap.

We are open Monday-Friday:

  • Sunday –  Closed
  • Monday – 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday  – 8am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Thursday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Friday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Saturday –  Closed

Orlando

295 Lyman Rd, Casselberry, FL 32707

(407) 834-5928

At our Orlando metal recycling facility, we have an experienced team that can help you with your recycling needs.

We are open Monday-Saturday:

  • Sunday –  Closed
  • Monday – 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday  – 8am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Thursday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Friday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Saturday –  8am-12pm

Warren

22200 Sherwood Ave, Warren, MI 48091.

Phone: (586) 754-7300

At our Warren metal recycling center, we purchase materials for top dollar.

We are open Monday-Saturday:

  • Sunday –  Closed
  • Monday – 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday  – 8am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Thursday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Friday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Saturday –  8am-1pm

Melvindale

25435 W Outer Dr, Melvindale, MI 48122

313) 528-4956

Our environmentally-friendly Melvindale scrap yard has dedicated professionals ready to answer your questions today.

We are open Monday-Saturday:

  • Sunday –  Closed
  • Monday – 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday  – 8am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Thursday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Friday –  8am-4:30pm
  • Saturday –  8am-12pm

Ocoee

922 N. Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee, FL, 34761

(855) 727-2788

At our Ocoee metal recycling center, we have a high-volume wire chopping line. This line is housed indoors.

The GLE wire chopping facility is a closed processing facility.

 

  • How can I contact you?

You can contact us using our contact form found here –> Contact Us Form.

You can also give us a call at 855-Scrap-88.

Or you can stop one of our convenient locations in Florida or Michigan.

 

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You can also give us a call at 855-Scrap-88. We’d be happy to hear from you.