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MARKW
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I've started to build up quite a substantial pile of scrap lead that I've found, just wondered what everyone did with theirs? Can it be weighed and cashed in?
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Always check it through first as some good finds have been found in the lead bin.

Weigh it in. If it’s your first scrap then you’ll need ID with your address and your bank account details.
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I have at least 50-60kg of lead to be scrapped. The local scrap merchant will happily take it I’m told. You get £1-1.10 a kilo so it soon adds up :thumbsup:
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All scrap has a value, I've got 3 tubs that I separate the scrap brought home, it soon mounts up over time, the heavy iron such as plough shares or big iron gets slung in the hedge as not worth the hassle, it isn't worth much, but the odd bolt or nut and odd bits get put in my scrap bag while detecting.

Here is the value back in March 2022

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Regarding lead if anybody detects on beaches and retrieves good condition fishing weights then either speak to any anglers you see fishing or use the local FB pages to sell them - you will get a fair bit more that way than as scrap and save the anglers a bit as well.

Breakway leads like the attached are at least £1.50 each and even the smaller plain leads at least 50p new.

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Saffron wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 10:41 pm Regarding lead if anybody detects on beaches and retrieves good condition fishing weights then either speak to any anglers you see fishing or use the local FB pages to sell them - you will get a fair bit more that way than as scrap and save the anglers a bit as well.

Breakway leads like the attached are at least £1.50 each and even the smaller plain leads at least 50p new.

Evan

I always give the usable weights to any fishermen that are about just so I don't have to lug them around. The useable ones that I do take home (I generally detect around the low tide when many fishermen here don't fish) are put onto facebook marketplace at £15 for fifty (with a few extras thrown in). This is about three times what I'd get from the scrappy and save me giving the car or myself a hernia. :D
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I just separate the lead from 'bronze' and it is amazing how much more shekels you get for bronzy stuff. Gun cartridges, .303 cartridges, cooking pot legs, bits of bells or bowls, hinges, buckles all well worth saving to help cover the cost of fuel. :thumbsup:
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Charles Abbeyville wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 12:24 pm I just separate the lead from 'bronze' and it is amazing how much more shekels you get for bronzy stuff. Gun cartridges, .303 cartridges, cooking pot legs, bits of bells or bowls, hinges, buckles all well worth saving to help cover the cost of fuel. :thumbsup:
I sort scrap out into copper, brass and lead. Here's some that I prepared earlier. :D

There is well over 10Kg each of brass and copper and about 30kg or so of scrap lead so I am anticipating a decent payout. I have to do this about twice a year as my local beaches are fishing beaches so the lead builds up at a phenomenal rate. The other non ferrous takes a bit longer unless I find something large. :thumbsup:
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This time I have separated the copper from the brass, though less than 2kg of copper to 15kg of brass. Much of the copper is not so obvious really unless you scrape through the crust to see the underlying metal colour. There is also 19kg of lead. :D
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Or alternatively you can put it to good use like I do and make new things with it! Easy to melt if you know how to sand cast. You need a good mask though. Here is a reproduction ampulla I made, amongst other shiny objects all cast from my detecting scrap.
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