How to Dispose of an Old Metal Shed

Perhaps it was the early onset of the harsh winter climate, or simply old age, that pushed your outdoor metal storage shed to its limit. Fortunately, the new year is upon us, which means you are ready to start making some upgrades to your property, starting with your outdoor storage shed. However, when it does come time to replace your shed with a new one, be sure to dispose of your old materials responsibly.

Continue reading to learn how to throw away an old metal outdoor storage shed safely and conveniently, and how you might earn some money doing it.

Metal Recycling Center 317-244-0700
Metal Recycling Center 317-244-0700

Your Options for Metal Shed Disposal

In some cases, disposing of something quite large, like a metal shed, can be costly and inconvenient to a homeowner. Fortunately, metal sheds are an easier commodity to get rid of since metal is 100% recyclable. Many metal recycling companies and scrap metal buyers will take an old metal shed off your hands for free. Some buyers or centers will even pay you for the metal value of the shed! So, the options are easy to choose from, but the hard choice is deciding how you are going to get your shed to a buyer.

Most often, metal recycling and scrap metal companies will pick up and haul away your metal at no extra charge. However, not all companies have the resources to provide this service, so you must be careful who you choose to do business with if you want the best amenities. Companies that do not offer free pickup and haul-away services might offer them for a small fee. But companies that do not offer such services at all place the burden of transportation on the client. In this case, you would have to take apart your shed and transport it yourself to a buyer, or you could keep in intact and transport it that way.

Taking Apart an Old Shed

You can choose to dismantle your shed before getting rid of it, but this will take some extra time and resources. You will need a specific set of tools that are congruent with the build of the shed. For instance, you won’t need a hammer if your shed is screwed together; instead, you will need a screw driver. Furthermore, it will take some experience to know how to take apart a shed efficiently and chronologically. You wouldn’t want to start with the siding and finish with the roof; would you? On top of all the manual labor and time it will take to complete a shed dismantle project, you will also have to personally haul each piece to your trailer or truck, which means more labor and more time.

It is important to be aware of the potential for injury if you choose to dismantle your metal shed on your own or with friends. Not only are there several potential dangers, such as orthopedic injuries, falling from great heights, and muscle contusions, there is also a certain degree of legal liability if someone else is injured while helping you out. As you can see, there are several factors to consider before choosing to take it apart yourself. On the other hand, there are several obvious advantages too, such as cherry-picking materials you want to keep for other projects, the ease of transportation, and more.

We Will Pick Up Your Shed and Pay You Cash!

The easiest way to get rid of an old outdoor metal storage shed is to sell it to Zore’s Inc. in Indianapolis! Our Indianapolis scrap metal buyers pay cash on the spot for all metal items and commodities, including sheds, barns, construction equipment, cars, and more! Simply give us a call at 317-244-0700, accept our offer, and let us know when we can come take it away! We have the latest advancements in technology, as well as, a highly trained and dedicated staff, which allows us to take old, broken, or leftover metal commodities off your hands, effortlessly. Start by calling our office at 317-244-0700 and requesting a free over-the-phone quote, today!

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