There are several scrap yards in the region where I live, but I was not sure which one was offering the best prices for different types of scrap metal. I decided to just do a search for local scrap metal prices to see if I was able to come up with anything that way, and I actually did. I was able to find a website that actually has a lot of information about the scrap dealers in my area, and I was impressed with the information that I was able to get from it.
I had no idea that there were as many as was listed on this site, but that is because they have more than what is just in my immediate area. They have information on over 7,000 scrap dealers around the world, which means that I am able to get information on ones that are in neighboring regions and even in different states since I am within 20 miles of two other states. I have a lot of scrap metal in a few sheds on my property, so it was nice being able to find out just how much I would be able to get for different types of metals.
By looking at this site, I was also able to determine which company would pay me the most money for the different types. It might not seem like a big difference when it is only a matter of a few pennies or a nickel per pound, but it does add up when you have as much scrap metal as I do. I was able to haul all of it to one of the scrap yards that is in another state and ended up making more than I would have if I had stayed local. It definitely pays to check out prices!