I was at a scrap yard and I was very impressed.
First, they did not try to cheat me. I weighed some things prior to going there and their weights were about same. Second, they had a very menacing crushing excavator like monster made by Terex, that worked like mad. Third, they were actually quite nice and gentle with me, worked hard not to break my truck and trailer.
I scrapped 2.5 tons of steel and some misc stuff. Say, one machine that I bought for $50 and could not sell on ebay for 299 (an antique1928 paper cutter), fetched $300 in cash. Now I understand a little better how those guys bid on machines at auctions and scrap them. It is a very nice business with the rght capability. It would be a lot easier to just drive that machine to a scrap yard.
I will be their regular client. The place is called Cozzi O Brien Recycling.i