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.
Many folks who watch the popular reality TV show “hoarders” do so with an attitude that is equal parts horrifying and gratifying. It’s horrible to think that some people can live in such deplorable conditions but it is also gratifying to say “I’m not that bad.” While it is true that your house might not be stacked to the rafters with trash preventing you from simply walking from room to room that doesn’t mean you don’t have your own budding hoarding tendencies to contend with. If you want to avoid becoming a full-fledged hoarder then you should think about why you’re holding onto your junk.
Here’s a simple rule of thumb: if you haven’t used something within six months then get rid of it. Now, obviously that doesn’t apply to all things like keepsakes, mementos, book collections or other items that are of value. But it’s a good barometer to measure against things like an old computer monitor or television, clothing you don’t wear or even something like a standup piano or pool table. If those things have been stuffed into a closet or just collecting dust then you really need to think about getting rid of them.
Then there is what is referred to as accidental hoarding. This is when you hang onto things with good intentions but in reality you never have a plan to use it. This could mean all those horrible Christmas sweaters you’ve received over the years or the stacks and stacks of magazines you had great hopes of reading someday. It’s time for a reality check: are you ever going to read those magazines or wear those sweaters? If not then toss them out.
Chronic hoarding also could mean you making excuses for your out-of-control storage habits. For instance, it’s easy to shove boxes, old furniture and other big items into a spare room rather then deal with throwing them out. That spare room becomes the dumping ground for all your unused junk. It won’t be long before that spare room looks like the entire home of a hoarder.
If you have gotten to the point where your junk is threatening to overwhelm your Colorado home then it might be time to bring in some help. A hoarder has an emotional attachment to their garbage which prevents them from throwing it out. All you might just need a big truck! If that’s the case then you need to call Junk King Colorado Springs.
Junk King Colorado Springs is part of a national franchise of professional junk haulers. Junk King follows the high standards set by its headquarters with regard to the hiring of employees and customer relationships. They are able to stay in business because of a strong work ethic and deep ties to the community. Nothing you have in your home that you want to get rid of would surprise the professional Junk King crew. They’ve seen it all and they’ve hauled it all away! Let Junk King be your partner in cleaning out your home once and for all.
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