Get the Most from Your Copper Scrap
Posted: December 16, 2013
copper is worth it when you see the amount of money you can make from it. There
are a few things that you can do to make the most out of your scrap
experiences. Scrap copper material can be found in appliances, piping, wiring
and other miscellaneous items. Follow these 5 S’s to scrapping and you’ll be
able to get the most money from your scrap copper metal.
Safety first: Be sure to wear gloves, eye protection, and steel toe boots when
you are working with scrap metals. Other things you may want to consider especially dealing with large items would be a helmet, vest and dust mask. Also make sure that you secure your load
before transporting it to the scrap yard. You can use ratchet straps to hold
down large items.
Find out what you can get for the amount and type of materials you have. You
can easily find our pricing on our website along with other
information like directions to our location and information about different
types of materials. You can also give us a call for updated information.
The first thing you want to do when you have gathered your scrap materials is
to separate it all. Keep different materials in different piles so that when
you bring it to the scrap yard you can get accurate pricing. Mixed materials
will result in a lower price. If you need to, don’t hesitate to ask your scrap
yard how they want it separated.
Strip it: Figure out whether your wires are worth stripping. Materials like 500 and 750 MCM are worth stripping because of the large amount of copper inside.
Small, thin wires are not really worth stripping unless you have a lot of them. We recommend stripping pieces that are larger than the size of a pen.
Scrap it: Your final step is to bring your copper and other scrap metals to the
scrap yard. Know the scrapping process before you go to speed up the process.
To see how we operate our facility, see our YouTube video: A visit to the
scrap yard. Weigh your separated materials and collect your payment for
your scrap metal.
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