Household appliances ideal for scrapping

Common Appliances to Take for Scrap

You might think scrapping requires you to scour your neighborhood and look on the side of the road for metal other people have discarded. However, many individuals can find potentially profitable scrap metal right in their homes. This scrap metal can be recycled and result in a considerable payment.

Among the most common items scrapped are home appliances. Sgt. Scrap provides expert scrap metal recycling services in New Jersey, as well as Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania, and parts of New York. Here, we have compiled a list of the best appliances to scrap for those new to scrapping. We discuss some of the most common inoperable, unwanted, or unused home appliances that can be scrapped for cash.

Dryers and Washing Machines

Start with your laundry room when looking for scrap metal. Even if your washing machine or dryer has run its course, these bulky items are full of valuable metal potentially worth a decent amount of money at the scrap yard.

Scrapping your old washing machine and dryer isn’t only beneficial for making money through scrapping. These appliances take up a lot of space in your home. If you purchased a new machine before getting rid of the old one, your laundry room may feel crowded. Avoid needing to leave an old machine in your basement or garage. Take these appliances to a recycling yard and scrap them.

Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen is another area of the home featuring several large appliances. From the refrigerator to the oven to the microwave, it’s likely difficult to recycle these items through your city’s waste management program. Beyond that, your town’s sanitation department may be prohibited from collecting these items. However, scrap metal yards like Sgt. Scrap can take these items and recycle them properly.

While bigger items tend to garner the most attention, they’re not the only metal products to consider for metal scrapping. Bring your pots, pans, metal dishes, silverware, and similar items to the scrap metal yard, as well.


When your fans no longer serve their purpose of keeping your home cool during the warmer months, it’s time to replace them. Since they’re quite bulky, you likely can’t throw them out as you would with other items. Before taking them to the junkyard, try recycling them at the scrap metal yard and make money in the process.

 Metal fans feature a lot of valuable materials for recycling. The following are some types of fans to consider bringing in for scrapping:

  • Ceiling fans
  • Standing fans
  • Desk fans
  • Box fans

For those unfamiliar with the scrapping industry, knowing which fans are worth scrapping can be difficult. A good rule of thumb is that if the fan is made primarily of metal, it will be worth something at your local scrap metal recycling facility. Fans made of a combination of materials, with at least one being metal, may also be acceptable.

Additionally, many other kinds of small, motorized appliances found around the home can be sold for scrap metal, such as space heaters, leaf blowers, computers, and hair dryers.

Plumbing Appliances

Water heaters and other appliances that use plumbing for operation are especially worthy of collecting for scrap metal purposes. These types of appliances tend to feature valuable components that are in high demand, such as copper pipes and copper wiring. When looking for appliances to scrap, be sure to safely dismantle them to thoroughly inspect their inner workings for these valuable components.

Premier Appliance Scrap Yard in New Jersey

If you have unwanted or unused appliances in your home that take up space, consider selling them for cash at Sgt. Scrap. As a premier scrap metal dealer in New Jersey, we serve clients throughout the state and other areas, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. Scrap appliances can be dropped off at our two locations, Haddon Township, NJ, or Pennsauken Township, NJ.

How much do scrap yards pay for appliances? Contact us today at Sgt. Scrap to learn more about our offerings and how you can earn money by bringing in the best appliances for scrap.

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