Scrap metal thieves are becoming a lot more aggressive in their capers. This is such a problem that the Colorado Springs Police Department has established their own scrap metal theft task force who are charged with tracking down these criminals. Recently the Colorado Springs Police Department was helped by the state patrol when officers pulled over a man suspected of driving under the influence. They found all types of tools used to cut large pipes in the back of this guy’s truck. Since the man arrested couldn’t claim to be working for a company that would require those types of tools suspicions were raised. After little bit more digging the task force found that this man and his partner were linked over 50 cases of scrap metal theft that amount to over $150,000 in damages.
This recent arrest comes on the heels of another big arrest that occurred back in December when three men were charged with stealing over $1 million worth of copper since 2008. All of this points out the simple fact that scrap metal becomes a veritable target for thieves and is not something you should have lying around your home or property.
At Colorado Industrial Recycling they pay for clean copper. In other words, they know the difference between copper that is left over industrial waste and something that might have been stolen. A recycling business like that is also cooperating with the police by taking a copy of every customer’s identification and a photo of what they are selling.
If you’re thinking that you could make some money from recycling scrap metal you could be right but it might not be the kind of money that is worth the effort. First of all, you’ll need to gather up whatever scrap metal you have and load into a truck. If you don’t have a truck you can always rent one. The other alternative is to that scrap metal in the back of your family SUV and run the risk of scratching up your interior.
You then have to cart that scrap metal out to the recycling yard and go through that stringent identification process. When all that is over you’ll find that you’ll just be getting pennies on the dollar. Scrap metal recycling is a volume business. If you could fill up a dump truck full of scrap metal you be in good shape to make a couple of bucks. For most of us it’s just a matter of a few pieces of leftover aluminum siding or old car parts that are considered scrap. On the other hand those scrap metal thieves are all about stealing a dump truck full of scrap metal!
Don’t put yourself through the hassle. Hire a professional team of junk haulers like Junk King Colorado Springs to take away your scrap metal pile. These same junk haulers can remove other bulky items like worn out furniture, yard waste or anything else that is piling up in your home that you want to get rid of. The quicker you get rid of your scrap metal the better off you’ll be.