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About TNT Scrap Metal

TNT purchases all scrap metals at our Brooklyn, NY facility. We buy from Individuals, Construction Sites, Business, Industry, and Government. We are a top premium metal recycling buyer in the New York area.

TNT Scrap Metal is one of the premier recycling centers in the greater Brooklyn, NY area. Servicing our area seven days a week - 24 hours a day. TNT Scrap Metal helps businesses and individuals reach their recycling goals.

We offer you cash for your scrap metals based on the daily market prices and the condition of the scrap metal. Our goal is to provide the most value for your recycled scrap metal.

We provide Recycling Containers, Dumpsters and Roll Off services to make it easy for Brooklyn area businesses and construction sites to recycle valuable scrap metals like aluminum, copper and stainless steel.

TNT In The News

Heavy Metal
By DARYL KHAN - New York Times
Published: February 20, 2009

HERE at TNT Scrap Metal, a junkyard that sits on a desolate industrial stretch along the Brooklyn-Queens border in East Williamsburg, everything has a price. Even a statue of Jesus Christ goes for about 30 cents a pound.

Sabas Blanco, who works at the junkyard weighing scrap, saved the dented statue of Jesus, which was destined to be crushed and sent to a distant land to be recycled and refitted as some new appliance or window frame. He rescued it from a pile of twisted metal and aluminum that had been hauled in months earlier to be compressed and redeemed for cash.

Now the statue, something of a good-luck charm for Mr. Blanco, hangs above the table at the junkyard’s weigh station, where men and women who live off other people’s garbage take their haul 24 hours a day. The stuff is weighed, after which the person who brought it in is given a tiny piece of paper that can be exchanged for cash.

At first glance, the junkyard looks like some sort of post-apocalyptic settlement, a thriving outpost in a wasteland.

But there is order to the chaos. Each pile of junk represents a different element, a different profit margin. Brass. Copper. Aluminum. Steel. When the deeper order becomes clear, the place suddenly looks clean, even neat.


A version of this article appeared in print on February 22, 2009, on page CY4 of the New York edition.

Scrap Metal Industry Suffering Amid Recession

Brooklyn residents who buy and sell scrap metal say, like many other industries, business has plummeted amid the economic recession. According to Tim Fulton, who owns TNT Scrap Metal in Williamsburg, a van loaded with scrap metal pieces, like refrigerators, could bring in up to $600 before the recession. Now, Fulton says, the same load would earn less than $100. Fulton, and other Brooklyn residents in the industry, say scrap metal prices have dropped almost 70 percent. Due to the global recession, the local scrap metal market is suffering.

Experts say a decrease in production and manufacturing in countries like China, which used to fuel the U.S. scrap metal market, has damaged the scrap metal industry. Some residents say they will continue to collect scraps for sale, because any cash is better than nothing. TNT now pays between three and seven cents per pound, which is about half what the company paid last summer.


How To Turn Scraps And Junk Into Cash
Monday, January 11, 2010

The line had formed early outside Cropsey Scrap Iron & Metal in Coney Island, Brooklyn - moving vans and minivans, box trucks, pickup trucks and rented U-Hauls.

They waited in a queue that stretched around the block, 33 vehicles in all. Each vehicle was packed with discarded metal items: refrigerators, stoves, radiators, barbecues, a pile of aluminum joists, a dismantled child's swing set.

Benny Mineo had never seen so many competitors in his 25 years of collecting scrap metal for a living. He waited in a rickety brown van behind a truck filled with blackened iron pipes.

"The business has been terrible," said Mineo, a Staten Islander. "There's a million people out of work and that's the bottom line," he said.

"If you put a screw on the floor, somebody's gonna pick it up."

That morning, steel fetched 7 cents a pound at Cropsey Iron and Metal. A pound of nonferrous metals - such as aluminum, zinc or copper - yielded much more, up to $2. Those prices, according to the people in line, were good, but not great.

With jobs scarce amid the Great Recession, more people seem to be scavenging metal and selling it at scrap yards to make a few extra bucks. They get the metal from their own homes and backyards, construction sites and the street.

Some of them break the law, either by stealing private property or the city's property, according to Department of Sanitation officials.

Recyclable material placed on residential or commercial curbsides belongs to the city.

The Sanitation Department can impose a $2,000 fine and impound the vehicle of anyone caught taking metal off the streets. An exception: a scrapper who gets permission from the owner or a building superintendent to take an item off the street.

The city's collection of recycled material is down 12% from last year, said Kathy Dawkins, a Sanitation Department spokeswoman. "People are putting out less items on the street and conserving more," she said.

In 2008, the department picked up about 6,160 tons of recycled materials each day, roughly the weight of the metal in 39 Statues of Liberty.

The economic downturn has slowed construction projects, making less scrap metal available to collectors combing the streets.

More people and less metal means competition is fierce and sometimes desperate. Some collectors acknowledged breaking the law to generate cash.

"I can't find nothing better," said Pedro Reyes, 31, of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, who started collecting scrap metal in the fall.

After nine years, Reyes lost his job at a restaurant last summer. While he searched for work, he heard from a friend that he could make money collecting metal left outside people's homes on recycling days and selling it, even though it's a crime.

Six or seven nights a week, Reyes said he scours the curbs of residential streets. On a good run, his efforts might lead to a $70 payday at a scrap yard.

Many scrap metal collectors outside of Cropsey Iron and Metal said they'd been fined and had their vehicles impounded in the last year.

Reyes insisted he had no choice.

"I've got three kids and I've had to support them," he said.

The absence of an expected general, larger share issue was pushing up the shares, Leloux said.



Tim Fulton, Owner

TNT’s new SENNEBOGEN 830 M machine has a
52-foot-plus working radius that helps
the company move more material faster.

BROOKLYN, NY – When Tim Fulton founded TNT Scrap Metal about three years ago, he had no experience in the industry. His background included work in a family construction business and a couple years of college.

But he knew he could run a business, so he founded TNT Scrap in Brooklyn and has grown it into a 78,000-square-foot yard that’s handling thousands of tons of scrap metal each week. Fulton and his staff of about 15 do it by working 24 hours a day, year round. Fulton also relies heavily on a staff that brought the experience he didn’t have to the business.

“They’re a big part of this business’ success because I rely heavily on their expertise,” said Fulton. “I’m more of a customer-relationship guy. I work directly with the people who bring us the scrap and the customers on the other side of the business who buy it from TNT.”

In addition to relying heavily on his staff, Fulton trusts his equipment distributors to find the right machinery to fit his needs. He worked with Binder Machinery Account Manager Jim Gill to add a SENNEBOGEN 830 M rubber-tire material handler with a grapple for moving piles of material efficiently.

“I needed something that would allow me to load material out more quickly,” explained Fulton. “The name of the scrap game is volume, with mass amounts coming in and going out on a consistent basis. Because of the volume we’re doing now, there’s only so much space to put the material in, so I also wanted a machine that would let us pile material higher than what we were previously using. The old machine only went 15 to 20 feet high, but with the SENNEBOGEN, I’m easily able to go double that and more.”

Better reach means less movement

The SENNEBOGEN 830 M features an elevating cab that allows the operator a clear view of the 52-foot, six-inch working radius. With a 166-horsepower engine, it has a lifting capacity near 30,000 pounds. TNT currently uses only a grapple, but Fulton has tried a magnet and will likely add one soon.

“The SENNEBOGEN gives us better reach, so it’s more efficient than the machine it replaced,” said Fulton. “We can sit in one spot longer, so there’s less movement. That equals more volume in less time.”

With the business constantly growing, that’s something Fulton appreciates. “I’ve seen a significant improvement in efficiency with the SENNEBOGEN. As I grow and the need for more equipment comes, SENNEBOGEN will definitely be at the top of the list.”

SENNEBOGEN has been a leading name in the global material handling industry for more than 50 years. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SENNEBOGEN America offers a complete range of purpose-built machines to suit virtually any heavy lift or "pick & carry" application. A growing network of distributors supports SENNEBOGEN sales and service across the Americas, ensuring the highest standard of professional machine support and parts availability.


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