Scrapping Basics: The more you know the better you scrap!

Posted: February 7, 2014

After a crazy win, the Seahawks claim the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII with a score of 43-8, most of New Jersey and other parts of the Tri-State area got an extended weekend with over 6 inches of snow in many areas, and more to come.

Starting here I knew scrap about scrap. With all of the information on our website, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Twitter pages I learned a lot in the past year and you can too. Here are some important questions I had that helped me get started to learning the many things I know today:

What is the Magnet Test?

To figure out whether a scrap metal is worth money or not is a fairly simple test:
  • Take a magnet (could be one right off of your fridge… although we have stronger ones at Rockaway Recycling for when you stop by)
  • Stick the magnet to the scrap metal that you have
  • If the magnet sticks, then the material is steel and is worth very little but Rockaway Recycling will throw it into a steel dumpster to make sure that it is recycled the right way
  • If the magnet DOES NOT stick, then you are in luck because the scrap metal is going to be worth more money

What is the difference between #1, #2, and #3 copper? (clickable)
#1 copper wire is bare bright wire (the cleanest and worth the most), #1 copper tubing, #2 copper tubing/wire (has soldered ends, paint or Paint, Solder, Small Brass joints, stuff inside) and #3 roofing copper.

How can I make more money from scrapping?
That’s easy! Check out our YouTube page and also check updated prices on our website daily. When prices are up and your scrap is prepared correctly you will make the most out of your scrap metal.

If you have any other questions, check out our FAQ’s page or give us a call. We are here to help you!

Rockaway Recycling 
Call us: 973-625-9560 
For the Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson, Sussex, Passaic, Somerset, and other New Jersey Counties visit us here: 
Rockaway Recycling 
311 W. Main St. 
Rockaway, NJ 07866