Buying Scrap Aluminum Transformers
Posted: May 10, 2016
When you are on job sites you will often be changing out all types of electrical equipment from transformers to old banged up conduit. Like we say down at Rockaway Recycling…if it’s metal, we will buy and scrap it!
Where To Scrap Aluminum Transformers
Aluminum transformers are becoming more and more common in the workplace because the aluminum is much cheaper then copper, and because of that many companies turned to the aluminum transformers due to the cheaper prices.
What To Do With Them
We do not advise that you take the aluminum transformers apart…there is so much work involved for a very small return. The aluminum transformer winding is a very tough item to disassemble and by doing so you won’t make much extra money when you go to scrap it.
One thing that you need to do with the aluminum transformers is always to take the copper/aluminum cabling that was running to it off of it so you can make a few extra dollars when you sell it. These pieces will weight anywhere from 3-20 pounds, and that is valuable wire to sell before you sell the whole transformer.
We normally tell people not to take the coils off of the aluminum transformers and just to leave them on the core. It takes so much work to pull them off that it never makes much sense to do that much extra work. It could take you at least 2-3 hours to take the coils off sometimes and you may only make $5-20 extra but that will be a lot of work to do.
How Can Rockaway Recycling Help
Aluminum transformers come in so many different sizes and we will buy any size that you have. Some of those transformers that you can get are really big and we will always help you unload them with the forklifts or whatever other tool that you need us to use to help get them off of the trucks.
If you have a larger load of material that may require a scrap metal pickup, we can offer our services in the Tri-State area (NJ/NY/PA). Contact us about your pick up services needed and we will be happy to help.
We always tells customers that the easiest thing to do to figure out the difference between aluminum and copper transformers is to scratch the coil part with a file. It white…aluminum, and if red….copper.
Have Questions About Aluminum Transformers? Contact Us!
Read Recent Articles:
COVID-19 Procedures at Rockaway Recycling
April 10th, 2020
COVID-19 Operating Hours All Rockaway Recycling customers MUST wear a mask while at Rockaway Recycling and maintain social distancing while here. We reserve the right to refuse any customers if…
COVID-19: Rockaway Recycling CLOSED
March 22nd, 2020
Rockaway Recycling is CLOSED to the public. We are OPEN for phone calls & emails. We will be CLOSED on Saturdays. We are anticipating reopening on Monday, April 13th. We…
COVID-19 & Our Response
March 16th, 2020
Here at Rockaway Recycling our Team's safety and the safety of our customers is our #1 Priority and Concern. With the recent news of COVID-19 and the precautions that the…
Customer BBQ Donates $1,000 to St. Judes
September 16th, 2019
GREAT SUCCESS! September 2019 - The Rockaway Recycling Team was thrilled to host another Customer Appreciation BBQ benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Grilling up hamburgers, hotdogs, along with some…
MATERIAL UPDATE: Brass Faucets
September 4th, 2019
Brass Faucets vs. Dirty Brass Faucets Traditionally, Rockaway Recycling has bought brass faucets as "brass" that can be mixed with other various brass items. However... Moving forward, we will be paying…