How to Recycle Aluminum Gutters
Aluminum gutters provide you with a durable and cost effective way of redirecting rain water from your home. Over time, environmental exposure leads to rust, bends and eventually renders your gutters unusable. Throwing your gutters away creates an unnecessary environmental burden. Eliminate this problem by recycling your aluminum gutters. Doing so not only aids the environment, but also puts some cash back in your pocket if you sell them for scrap metal. This helps your recoup some of your initial cost of purchase.
Local Recycle Center
Locate the closest recycling facility to your home or business.
Break down and secure your aluminum gutters according to the recycling company's instructions. You may need someone to help you.
Arrange for a pick-up if available. If no pick-up services exist in your area, you will have to take the gutters to the recycling center.
Load your gutters onto a pick-up truck with the aid of your assistant. Drop your gutters off at the recycling facility in the area designated for aluminum during normal business hours.
Sell Your Gutters For Cash
Locate the scrap metal yards in your local area and request a quote. Select the scrap yard that offers you the best price and most convenience.
Break down and secure your aluminum gutters according to the scrap yard's instructions. You may need someone to help you.
Arrange for a pick-up if available. If no pick-up services exist in your area, you will need to transport the gutters.
Load your gutters onto your pick-up truck with the aid of your assistant. Drop your gutters off at the scrap yard in the area designated during normal business hours and secure payment.
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