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Common Areas in Your Home Where Scrap Metal Can Be Found


Scrap metal can be found in many places in your home. Even everyday items such as electrical wires, pipes, batteries, old appliances, and light fixtures can contain scrap materials, and they are often overlooked.

Refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers often contain scrap metal, such as steel and copper. The metal can be found in the internal components of these appliances, as well as in the exterior casing. In addition to larger appliances, you may also find metal pots, pans, and utensils in the kitchen. These items may be made of aluminum, stainless steel, or other types of metal.


Your bathrooms contain various metal fixtures, such as faucets, shower heads, and towel racks. Faucets, in particular, often contain metal components, such as brass valve bodies and chrome-plated finishes. Towel racks and other bathroom accessories, such as soap dispensers and toothbrush holders, may also be made of metal such as brass or chrome and can be recycled once they are no longer needed or have reached the end of their useful lives.

Garage or Shed

The garage or shed is a common place to find old metal tools, such as hammers, wrenches, and screwdrivers, as well as metal shelving or storage cabinets. These items may be made of steel or other types of metal, and you can sell them for quick cash if you need to replace them.

Living Room

In the living room, other than metal furniture items such as coffee tables and end tables, you may also find metal sheathing materials and surprising sources of scrap metal, even down to the ventilation grates.

Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor spaces, such as decks and patios, are a great place to find potential scrap metal items. Metal lawn furniture is often made with low-cost steel, while roofing materials and piping can also be found in these areas.

Your outdoor areas may also contain metal sheds, fences, gates, and other structures that contain scrap metal. Sheds, in particular, are a major source of scrap metal, as they are often made of steel or aluminum and may have metal roofing, doors, and other components. Fences and gates may also be made of metal and contain steel or aluminum posts, rails, and pickets.

Other outdoor structures, such as gazebos, pergolas, and arbors, may also contain scrap metal. These items may have metal roofing, support beams, and decorative elements that can be sold as scrap.

Turn Your Scrap Metal Into Cash

Once you have collected all the scrap metal you want to sell, give us a call at 800-248-5007, and we will take care of the rest. Ekco Metals is a leading scrap processing company in Los Angeles and San Diego. We will come to your doorstep to pick up your scrap and take it off your hands at the best possible price.

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