SCRAP METAL REMOVAL SCRAP METAL PICK UP SCRAP METAL HAULING ALBUQUERQUE
ABQ Household Services – Scrap Metal Removal
We can also provide you with scrap metal removal and pick up of you live in the Albuquerque area. However Because of the low rate of return at the scrap yard, we have to charge a minimum fee of 19 dollars to haul away your scrap metal. Get scrap metal removal now in Albuquerque just by filling out the form below. Please allow up to 30 minutes to hear from an associate in your area who is ready to come to your home or place of business to remove all of you old and unwanted appliances.
Fill out the form below to get scrap metal pick up if you live in or near Albuquerque.
RECYCLE SCRAP METAL
ABQ Household Services offers very convenient services for scrap metal recycling. Customers are welcome to drop material off at our location and we also provide professional pick up service.
Some examples of material we take are as follows:
Basically, if it is made of metal, we can take it!
Our mission, with the service is to keep these resources our of the landfill. Any questions you might have, just contact us and we will rapidly respond.
SCRAP METAL PICK UP IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
ABQ Household Services is committed to building a partnership with both our customers and vendors.
We believe that a professional, ethical organization grows long term relationships and fosters good business for all. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible service and return on their metals with our domestic and international vendor relationships and our dedicated staff. We look forward to creating an efficient system for optimizing your metal recycling and beginning our business partnership.
COST OF SCRAP METAL REMOVAL
Lots of people think that just because scrap metal has some monetary value, and people just “give it away” that you're obligated to provide scrap metal removal services for free.
This is only true if you don't care about whether or not you're actually losing money... Which is VERY easy to do.
We created a worksheet for SMF members to will help you evaluate how much a scrap metal removal job is REALLY worth to you, by systematically calculating your costs vs your earnings according to some simple variables.
But first let's look at how to use it and how it can help you.
In my opinion, no scrap metal removal job is too small, you just need to charge a fee to make it worth it.
The trick is getting the fee 'just right' so you always earn AT LEAST what you're worth, without accidentally over-charging the customer and losing the job.
You're never losing out by offering a fee for your service to a customer who doesn't have enough scrap metal for a free removal, but you will ALWAYS lose out when you flat-out turn a customer down.
First let's look at the costs we need to factor into our assessment.
All of those things cost money, and they can eat away at the profits from your scrap pretty quick if you're not careful.
So let's create an example situation to create a practice scrap metal removal cost assessment.
Our fictional example job:
Ok, so we have a general understanding of the job, let's start factoring costs...
Total cost of fuel is $9
Next you need to figure out how much our man hours are worth, for both you AND your partner/helper.
The first step to this is determining WHAT YOU'RE WORTH, per hour.
If you haven't done so already, place an hourly wage on yourself and your helper, separately, right now.
Let's assume that your hourly wage is $20, and your helper's hourly wage is $15. It's important to put a value on yourself.
Next, you need to estimate how many man hours it will take to complete the job.
If you ARE going to include drive time in your man hours, calculate your total hours by adding together the following estimated values:
Total hours to job x2 (don't forget the drive back)
Total hours on job
Total hours spent breaking down (if any)
If you are NOT including drive time in your man hours, calculate your hours using the following estimated values:
Total hours on job
Total hours spent breaking down (if any)
Total them all up. We will charge for drive time in this example.
For our example job, we have a total of 2 man hours (2 total hours per person. 1 total hour worth of driving, 1 hour on the job).
We won't be breaking anything down and we don't need any materials like blades to get the job done so we can skip that.
Next we need to calculate the total cost per hour, which is the sum of your hourly wage AND your helper's hourly wage.
In our case our total cost per hour is $35 per hour ($20 for you + $15 for your helper = $35)
So you have 2 man hours to account for at $35, so for our example job, including drive time, the cost of man hours comes to $70 (2 hours x $35/hour).
Now we need to add our cost of FUEL to our cost of MAN HOURS and we have the 'true' cost for this scrap metal removal job.
Cost of fuel = $9
Cost of man hours = $70
Total cost for removal job = $79
Ok, great, you know how much you have to make AT A BARE MINIMUM from the scrap in order for it to qualify as a “free removal”.
So the next step is to estimate how much the scrap is actually worth.
To do this, assuming it's all light iron (regular steel) you just need to know the steel price per ton and make a good guess at how much the scrap weighs.
Let's assume that scrap steel is going for .06/lb, which is about $130/ton.
We'll also assume that all 4 of the appliances each weigh about 100lbs, totaling 400lbs, and exercise equipment is 300lbs. This gives us a grand total of 700lbs.
At .06 cents per pound, the value of our scrap is only about $42!
With a total cost of $79 to even DO this job, and only $42 in scrap value means you're actually losing almost $40 if you remove this scrap for free! ($42 for scrap - $79 for hours/fuel = $37 loss)
You have to charge a fee of AT LEAST $37 to earn what you deserve.
Does all of that make sense?
Our example job looked like it would make a few bucks, but that wasn't the case.
Don't always assume that just because it's “free”, that it's worth it.
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