How to Recycle a Wrought Iron Pool Fence


Whether your wrought iron fence has fallen into disrepair and become an eyesore or you want to trade it in for something a bit more practical, it can still be worth something to you. You can make enough money from your old fence to help pay for a new one. Putting the fence out on the curb on garbage day would prevent you from earning the money. Wrought iron is a ferrous metal that can be recycled for cash.

Things You'll Need

  • Magnet
  • Truck
  • Check the fence to be sure it is wrought iron, and not a look-alike. Place a magnet on a piece of the fence. If the magnet sticks, it is ferrous metal and can be recycled.

  • Call your local waste management department and find out where the nearest scrap metal recyclers are located. If you have a choice of recyclers, call ahead for pricing details so you can find the most lucrative deal.

  • Load your fence into a truck to take it a recycling center. If you have other ferrous metals around the house, bring them along! With ferrous metals, there's no need to sort scrap.

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