can i get cash for bed frames at a scrap metal yard?

i have access to over 100 twin and queen size bed frames that, if i don’t take them, will be thrown away. what is the best way to make money from these?

will a scrap metal yard take metal bed frames? if so, how much will they pay for them?


  1. Roy Macca
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    If its metal,they will take it.No fabrics though.

  2. mikede1025
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Like Roy says.l If it’s metal they’ll take it. How much? You tell us after you sell it. Prices fluctuate daily based on markets. It depends on exactly what kind of metal it is and if it’s considered “clean” or not. NOT clean would mean that it has things in it that are different than the majority of the metal you are selling. For instance, if that frame has aluminum rivets and the bed is steel then it is NOT clean metal and you price will be lower. If you had pure copper but in the copper were various threaded inserts designed to receive a screw then that copper is considered NOT clean. Got it? Same will be true if there is rubber attached. Remove rubber or plastic feet. Drill out the rivets to be sure. Remove all screws. Just take them the pure metal of whatever the frame is made of. Anything different and your price is down.

  3. dragon
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    realistically ring a scrap yard first and find out, or cut them up so you can make up bundles of
    angel iron this way thy can be sold as fence post.

  4. Jackrabbit Slim
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    if you leave the plastic wheels and rubber end covers on them, you will get less money for them. if you only turn in steel, you will get a little more for them. lets guess that those frames average 30 lbs. 3000 lbs of steel. around here, thats about 300 bucks. all scrap yards are different, they can offer you whatever they want to. its a business. competition usually keeps prices honest, but certain companies have different processing methods, which can alter their cost of processing certain types of metals.

  5. D.J. Candela
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    i don’t know what are the conditions of the bed frames if they are like new. contact bed and matres store and try to sell it to them hopely you get more money instead of the scrap metal yard,

  6. BMC507
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Around Philadelphia the average is about 10 cents a pound for steel.

  7. nosdda
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Call the scrapyard to ask them about the bed frames. I would think that you may have to cut them up before they are accepted.

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