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E-Waste Bill Seen Adding 42,000 US Jobs

Posted on February 12th, 2013 by admin

Federal legislation that would restrict US exports of Electronic Waste, or E-waste, to developing countries could create up to 42,000 domestic jobs if enacted, according to a new study commissioned by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling. The study, conducted by Windsor Vt.-based DSM Environmental Services Inc., found that processing electronic waste domestically instead of [...]

What a great story, and change of pace for the news!! Some thieves will take just about anything they can from you, including your bathroom plumbing believe it or not. The recent spike in copper-worth has caused a problem for scrap metal companies and for law enforcement agencies. The Clarksburg Police Department is working with [...]

Bomb Squad Recovers Grenades from Home Scrap Pile

Posted on January 12th, 2013 by admin

Darien Police reported Monday that hand grenades were discovered at an Old Kings Highway South residence over the weekend. According to police, the homeowner indicated he owned a pile of scrap metal to which friends and neighbors would occasionally contribute. Once the pile reached a certain size, the homeowner would trade the scrap in for [...]

New January Giveaway – ULTIMATE Basic Scrap Pack!!

Posted on January 11th, 2013 by admin

Well folks it’s a new year, and with a new year we have a brand new promotional giveaway going on at EACH of our scrap metal recycling yards!! With every transaction, your receipt will contain an entry form down at the bottom.  Quickly fill out the form, and turn it into the pay window and [...]

Non-Ferrous Prices JUMP!!

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by admin

Well – Happy New Year, everybody!!!  And I am very glad to make our very first Blog Post of 2013 is very good news for all!! We came in this morning and raised a whole bunch of non-ferrous prices!!  All of our Copper grades, Wire grades, 304 Stainless, Electric Motors, and the majority of our [...]

Our Latest Video – Check it out!!!

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by admin

Basic Metals is a Detroit area scrap metal recycling company which pays top dollar for all of your scrap metals! We provide the best scrap metal prices around!! Recycle your old steel, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless, alloys, wire, and so much more with Basic Metals!!

Our Latest Toy: The Basic Metals Shredder Operation

Posted on November 10th, 2012 by admin

  Here at Basic Metals, we’re all proud to reveal our very first Shredding Operation!  Located at our New Haven facility, we’re all very excited here at Basic to get this new expansion to our operation dialed in. Looks like Christmas came a little early here at Basic!!

Scrap Buyers Split on Effects of Hurricane Sandy

Posted on November 2nd, 2012 by admin

Non-ferrous scrap buyers are divider on whether or not Hurricane Sandy will produce enough scrap metal to have a meaningful impact on inbound material traffic and pricing, particularly as the market automatically moves into a seasonal slowdown. A number of buyers this week are estimating that damage caused by Hurricane Sandy would have a marked [...]

Scrap from….a Garage Sale??

Posted on October 26th, 2012 by admin

The biggest thing plaguing would-be, and newbie scrappers is…where do I find scrap??  All of the veterans have their routes, their secret glory holes, and all of their tricks and secrets – but really, they’re not talking!  One place that is a little bit out of the norm…but can be a great place to find [...]

New Flint scrap metal ordinance aims to cut down on theft

Posted on September 14th, 2012 by admin

The city of Flint is instituting a new scrap metal ordinance in an attempt to cut down on blight and the widespread theft of material from the city’s thousands of vacant and abandoned homes. The new law would require all individuals or entities that sell scrap metal to obtain a permit from the city. The [...]