copper wire scrap price
All varieties of Cu cable are referred to as copper wire. As a result, the price of copper wire recycling is determined by the type of copper scrap. It’s listed in the table below. If you want to sell your metal but aren’t sure what type of waste you have, give us a call. Request a scrap metal removal service or fill out the form below.
One of the most valuable recyclable commodities is scrap copper wire. Copper is utilized and reused in motors, computers, construction, industrial machinery, and, of course, copper wire, due to its infinite recyclable life.
It’s typical to wonder how to receive the best price for scrap copper wire if you’re in the scrap metal business.
What are the various grades of scrap copper wire? Should you buy a wire stripping equipment or just sell your junk wire as is?
Bluedog Wire Strippers has put together a guide that will answer these questions as well as explain how the price for your junk copper wire is calculated.
a little backstory Scrap copper wire sells for a high price because it can be reused and repurposed without affecting the purity of the metal. Approximately 80% of all copper used today is recycled and repurposed.
It’s a good idea to understand what differentiates scrap copper wire grades and which grade offers the best overall value.
Let’s look at the various grades of scrap copper wire and the profit potential for each. (For more information, see Table
Summary of most common types of scrap copper wire grades
- Bare Bright Copper aka Millberry
- # 1 Copper aka Candy
- # 2 Copper aka
- # 1 Insulated wire
- # 2 Insulated wire
- # 3 BX Cable
- # 4 Christmas Lights