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Scrap Metal Pickup in Canberra?

By MrMagoo - 22 January 2013 41

Just wondering does anyone know of scrap metal dealers who still come and collect items for free? 

Seems according to some of the merchants I’ve spoken to, there is no money in picking up scrap metal and they are happy to take your unwanted metal, so long as you either deliver it to them or pay for the privelage of having it picked up. 

I thought steel was in short supply?

What’s Your opinion?


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Scrap Metal Pickup in Canberra?
Leo61 3:29 pm 22 Jan 13

I tried the same thing last week. No one will collect my old stove for free. Looks like a trip to Sims metals.

Piratepete 3:23 pm 22 Jan 13

I also recently went through this. Ezy scrap are $55 to collect, Scrap metal.com.au don’t collect and CWS collect for $15.

Samarkos at the Mugga tip (up the hill) accept it for free but you have to take it there obviously. That is what we did as we have a trailer.

Previously we had Ezy scrap come get some stuff for free. All the companies advised the price of steel has gone down so not worth driving around collecting it.

Basilbrush 3:20 pm 22 Jan 13

Ezy Scrap charge $22 for one item; $33 for a few; $55 for a trailer load and $88 for a small truck. No freebies anymore people.

Canberra Rubbish Removal charge $55 for up to 6 items (so similar to a trailer load).

AAMC 2:41 pm 22 Jan 13

460cixy said :

Yeah they used to take everything

I just take the odd car here and there a bloke I work with has a property near braidwood with about 1200 cars on it. Just waiting for the price To go through the roof again

Any Valiants?

460cixy 1:14 pm 22 Jan 13

Yeah they used to take everything I just take the odd car here and there a bloke I work with has a property near braidwood with about 1200 cars on it. Just waiting for the price To go through the roof again

Mike Bessenger 12:55 pm 22 Jan 13

Lots of ezy scrap stories getting around.
I was talking to a guy just before Christmas that was charged $60 for a car body to be removed.
About a week later I called ezy scrap as I had a pile of scrap metal to be collected and they came with no charge.
I asked the driver what the changes where and he said that they got rid of all but one truck (the tilt tray) and had really downsized, but as far as he knew they were still doing free collections and paying $50 for complete cars.

Holden Caulfield 12:24 pm 22 Jan 13

Ahh, sorry for the dud info then. Last time I used Ezy Scrap would have been around May–June last year and I lodged everything via their website. I disposed of an old oven and heater, plus some unwanted building waste, they collected for free and without hassle.

460cixy 12:19 pm 22 Jan 13

If it was cars or parts I could of helped you out but not interested in white goods sorry

Rollersk8r 11:12 am 22 Jan 13

Innovation said :

Last time I spoke to Ezy Scrap two or three months ago they charged $55 for a pickup because of the drop in metal prices. I heard the other day that prices are going back up so perhaps things have changed.

Interesting. I’ve used Ezy Scrap many times without charge. And was wondering why the neighbour’s had a huge pile of fencing and other scrap metal out on the kerb for months!

MrMagoo 11:10 am 22 Jan 13

Yes Ezyscrap have proven until this morning hard to corner. They no longer pick up for free, charing $22. Or you can take it too them. SIMS Metal advised the same basically saying there’s no value in free pick ups to them. 460 its an old dishwasher, no longer working

p1 10:59 am 22 Jan 13

Couple of years ago Ezy scrap paid me $100 and came picked up a smallish car for me. Couple of weeks ago a work colleague couldn’t find someone who would pick up a couple of cars for free. I assume it is a simple function of scrap value * AUD value.

460cixy 10:53 am 22 Jan 13

What exactly do you want picked up?

Innovation 10:35 am 22 Jan 13

Last time I spoke to Ezy Scrap two or three months ago they charged $55 for a pickup because of the drop in metal prices. I heard the other day that prices are going back up so perhaps things have changed.

460cixy 10:30 am 22 Jan 13

Ezy crap are bust I heard they have not picked up the scrap from work in months. The arse has well and truly fell out of scrap metal

Holden Caulfield 10:25 am 22 Jan 13

Ezy Scrap.

They used to have a website, too, where you could lodge a collection request. But can’t seem to find it, best to call using the numbers on the above link.

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