Probably you have an old car that no longer runs lying in the middle of your yard, occupying valuable space. Or you have plenty of offcuts stacked in the corner of your garage or garden, leftover from your recent home renovation. In either case, you can earn a nice amount from the scrap metal in your possession. However, the scrap metal business isn't as easy as you might think. You can easily get ripped off, especially if you are inexperienced in the recycling industry.