Copper is one of the most desired metals in the scrap metal
recycling industry, many would even say copper is the new gold. Constant
demand keeps prices favorable creating a good opportunity for legitimate
recyclers to earn a fair amount of cash when recycling scrap copper.
Unfortunately, high copper prices have also got the attention of thieves
creating a problem for many communities.
Scrap recyclable copper can be from many sources and prices
can vary based on the quality of the material and current market value.
Copper pipe, tubing and insulated copper wire some of the most popular recycled
The most common categories are #1 and #2 copper.
#1 copper is clean without any other metal
or material attached and typically has the most value to recycling companies.
#2 copper may include other materials
still attached to the copper such as solder, metal fittings, paint or anything
that could contaminate the metal.
Insulated copper wire is also another
common item that can be
categorized in various grades, contact Westpark Recycling to learn how to get
the most out of your recyclable copper.
Westpark Recycling works with local law enforcement to
prevent scrap metal theft.