Scrap metal prices have risen in recent years owing to a number of reasons, including a shortage of raw materials such as steel and aluminum here and abroad. In fact, much of our recycled metal is exported to countries like China and India. The strong scrap market is also part of the current rise in the recycling industry and “Go Green” initiatives.
Snow will soon cover our woodlands, and along with them, our old dumps and metal graveyards. But with the arrival of spring I expect to see a few more scrap seekers.