People often call us at Canada Iron asking for tips on ways to grow their scrap metal business. Scrap metal is no different than most businesses. If you want to grow, you need to develop good relationships with people in the industry, you need to put money into advertising and promoting your business and you need to service your customers fairly and efficiently.
These standards apply to every business. If you are just getting into the business however there are a few tips and tricks that can get you going for little to no money at all and set you off on the right track.
First things first, you need a way to haul the scrap. If you have a car and thats what you plan to use, be aware you will most likely ruin it. This is an expense you dont want to incur.
First Tip: Don't use a family car. You need a pick-up or at the very least a cargo van.
Assuming you have the van or tow, THE EASIEST WAY TO FIND FREE SCRAP METAL is by going on the free section on Craigslist and finding local people who are posting "curb alert" and putting out old appliances, electronics, miscallaneous scrap metal at the curb of their homes for anyone to come and take away.
Second Tip: Go on the Craigslist Free Section
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