If cleaning up your property means dealing with a lot of scrap metal, you will want to find a reliable scrap metal junkyard company to work with. Here are a few important questions to ask when choosing a company:

What Kinds of Metals Are Accepted?

It is a good idea to find out what kinds of metals are accepted by any scrap yard you talk to, otherwise, you may end up stuck with some of your scrap metal. You will then have to spend more time and effort finding a company that is willing to take said metal. Ask the company you think about working with to provide you with a list of metals that they will take, and a list of metals that they will not take so that there is no question on your part.

You can use the list to determine whether the company will take all your scrap metal, or whether you will have to look further to find a company that will. You can compare the lists that various companies give you to determine which will best meet your needs when all is said and done.

Is Transportation Available?

If you have a lot of scrap metal to clean up from your yard, it could be tough for you to transport it all yourself to the scrap metal junkyard. Therefore, it is a good idea to find out whether transportation is available and if so, what kind. Some scrap metal companies will deliver a dropbox for you to fill up and then pick the dropbox up when you are done.

Other companies will pick up only certain items, and some will come and pack all your metal up for you before taking it away. Finding out about transportation now will help you understand what to expect when it comes time to get the metal to the scrap yard.

How Much Notice is Required?

Don't expect the scrap metal yard to come to pick your metal up as soon as you call them and ask them to. Chances are, you will have to schedule a pickup or drop-off date. If you don't want the scrap metal to sit around in your yard while you wait for it to be picked up, find out how much notice is required by the company you're dealing with now. This way, if the wait is 2 weeks, then call them and request a pickup about 2 weeks before you think you will have the scrap metal ready to go.