Trying to find metal waste pick up guy in Millbrae CA
June 19, 2014 9:45 AM   Subscribe

My friend said that there are people who would pick up metal waste for free. I have metal stuff to donate and want to call the right person for pick up. I live in Millbrae CA. Anybody know the phone number to call?
posted by akomom to Home & Garden (5 answers total)
Googling 'scrap metal pickup millbrae' seemed to find me a bunch of hits like this one. A cursory glance says that a lot of these pickup places are willing to pay you for the metal, so I'm guessing that they'll be pretty happy to not have to!
posted by destructive cactus at 9:53 AM on June 19, 2014

Anywhere in SF or the East Bay, if you put it on your curb, a scrapper will randomly drive by within about half an hour and grab it. You can reduce that time to 5 minutes if you post a craigslist free "curb alert." I suspect the same is true in Millbrae.
posted by juliapangolin at 10:23 AM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

Craigslist is the way to go here. Or just put it outside with a "free scrap" sign. It'll disappear.
posted by zug at 1:07 PM on June 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

Great, thanks for all who replied. Curb alert on Craigslist is the way to go.
posted by akomom at 2:25 PM on June 19, 2014

Scrap metal guys make the world a better place. Just ask my mom. :) She got the guy's name who regularly came by the small industrial complex, and he has carried/carted away no end of metal junk. You would be suprised what they will take.
posted by bluesky78987 at 8:36 PM on June 19, 2014

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