I was imitating mybigwarwagon yesterday. Feeling like crap, congestion, sty burning my swollen eyelid, and a headache, I figured I might as well haul my load of scrap to the recyclers. I didn't bother separating anything, but at the yard they used the giant magnet boom, so most of the aluminum (dirty aluminum) stayed on the trailer. So I took it back with my cans & got a better price. I was about to toss off an old kitchen faucet, but the operator yelled to take it back as it would be yellow brass. The faucet brought almost $6 by itself!
Anyways, brought home a cool $454. $342 in steel (@ $220/ton), $64 aluminum, dirty extrud. aluminum, & brass. $48 for 6 car size batteries. Still feeling rough today, but also like Willie, I had a vehicle problem to deal with. Brake growling on my way home with my 97 F250 HD. Pulled the RR wheel & found the shoes totally down to steel. Shot to town & got shoes & replaced the one side today. I'll do the other side when I feel like it.