Insulated Copper Wire (45-50% ICW)

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30 DAY AVG. PRICE $1.09/lb


Used to run internet, phone, data, and computer lines.

Historical Prices for Insulated Copper Wire (45-50% ICW)

Rockaway Recycling has been serving New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania since 1977 with their scrap metal services. We will be able to help you get the current price for scrap Insulated Copper Wire and other materials we accept at our facility located in Rockaway, NJ. If you are not sure what kind of metal you have be sure to see our price list on our website complete with material descriptions and pictures. Insulated Copper Wire is one of the most common wires you will come across when collecting your scrap metals.

**Please Note: Household wire from electronics, is NOT Insulated Wire. Those will be graded as Computer Wire.**

Buying Scrap Insulated Copper Wire in New Jersey

Insulated Copper Wire is used in electrical systems. It will usually be a simple wire with copper inside. Insulated Copper Wire isn’t always worth stripping for the bare bright copper inside, just because there usually isn’t as much as you may think. If you have a large quantity of Insulated Copper Wire or other scrap metals, you can contact Rockaway Recycling to help you scrap it. We will be able to provide you with equipment and containers to ensure that you get rid of the metals the right way.

Scrap Metal Pickups

Some different places and types of insulated copper wire:

  • Cat 5 and Cat 6 Cable
  • Old Telephone Cords
  • Romex Wire, THHN, and Insulated Cable is also considered insulated wire, but they have their own categories for us to buy them from you.

If you have a weird type of copper wire that you don’t know what it is, just ask one of our team members and we will be able to get you the correct answer. Wire has different recovery rates for copper inside, so if you have a question about what to expect, please ask us. We have been buying all types of copper wire since 1977 and have been able to pick material up from job sites as well as having you drop it off at your convenience. Please let us know what you have and we will be able to help get you the price of your insulated copper, as well as tell you how to sort and separate it.

Historical Prices For Scrap Copper Insulated Wire

With our new price features on each of our metals pages, finding out what the price of Cat 5 and other copper wire is has never been easier. The page that you are on now has the average price of copper wire over the last month, as well as the price that it was each of those 30 days. If you have question about what the prices are we are hoping to make it a little easier to find them now. Rockaway Recycling has prided itself on sharing our daily updated scrap prices on our website and we continue to provide our customers with the latest information for historical copper wire prices for scrap. You can see the last 30 days of prices above and also the average price over those 30 days so you have a better idea of where the metal market has been.

See Current Scrap Copper Prices In New Jersey

(Last Modified: May 24th, 2024, 9:26 am)
Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Insulated Cable $2.80/lb
Copper Transformers $0.13-$0.38/lb
Small Electric Motors $0.20-$0.30/lb
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