Getting into scrapping metal for cash? These tips can help you make the most out of your earnings. Organize Your Metal One of the best things you can do is separate your metal and keep it organized. By keeping the metal in the appropriate categories, you'll be able to easily collect the metal and sell it to a scrap yard when you have a lot of it. The more of a single type of metal that you sell at one time will result in a higher value from a scrapyard.