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Looking for a convenient copper scrap yard? Sgt. Scrap is based in New Jersey and serves Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York in addition to our home state. Copper is an essential component of countless products, including electronics, wires, and plumbing materials. But because copper is being used faster than it can be mined, scrap copper is in high demand.


When scrapping copper and other metals, we always recommend grouping scrap metal by grade. Keeping like with like can help maximize your profit. Sgt. Scrap also accepts some copper alloys, like brass and bronze.


The price of precious metals has been steadily rising over the past few decades. As the price of copper rises, scrap copper becomes more valuable. This had led many individuals to collect and sell scrap copper. If you wish to make a profit through copper recycling, there are a few basic rules and steps to follow.


The first step is to find out where you can recycle copper in a way that is fast, so as to have it remain profitable. One of the fastest ways to acquire copper scrap is to remove it from wiring. While copper wiring provides many different grades of copper scrap, most scrap yards will only divide it into high or low quality. High quality copper scrap will come from wiring that is used in machines and low quality scrap copper will be located in wires such as those used for Christmas lights.


The main trick, once you have acquired your recycle copper, is to sale it directly to the scrap yard of your choice and avoid any middle-men. This will gain you the best price for your copper scrap. Many scrap yards specialize in copper recycling and will have methods that they want you to follow. For instance, some yards will want you to strip copper scrap from wires, while others will engage in copper recycling with wires that are not stripped. Learn the rules of your local yard and you will earn far more money for your scrap copper. You will also want to find the yard that is closest to your home and be certain to compare the prices that the different yards offer for scrap copper.


There are many other items from which you can recycle copper. Copper recycling can be found in nearly every appliance in the home. At the very least, recycle copper can be found in the power cords that are connected to these items. Coffee machines are particularly easy to come by, and they contain copper scrap in both the machine and the wiring. You can also recycle copper from small engines such as those found in lawnmowers and weed whackers.


Of course, as copper recycling becomes more popular, items that contain scrap copper are becoming more difficult to find. A great place to hunt for items from which you can recycle copper is Craigslist. Many people will offer broken machines and items that do not work in the free section. This section of the popular online site can be a treasure chest to the copper recycling enthusiast. Recycle centers that offer re-use rooms are also a great place to find scrap copper. Many people leave items in these rooms without knowing the full value of the copper scrap that is inside. Check with the people who run the room before you begin cutting cords and rendering items useless. Copper recycling is a great way to earn some extra income. Many people have begun to recycle copper as a second source of income.


Scrap copper #1 tubing is the highest grade of scrap copper tubing sold to scrap metal recycling yards. Copper #1 tubing has a shiny look to it much like a new penny. Copper #1 will not have any green tinge to it, nor will it have dirt, grease or grim on it.Typical usage; Plumbing piping & water line pipesScrap Copper Tubing #2 Scrap copper #2 tubing is different than copper number one tubing in a many ways. The most noticeable difference between the two classifications of scrap copper is that copper #2 tubing does not have a shiny look to it. Scrap copper #2 tubing will also be old looking in appearance, and will usually have solder joints on it, and typically will be dirty.


Typical usage; Plumbing, water lines, AC Lines.Scrap Copper SheetScrap copper sheet is a thin gauge of copper and typically comes in a sheet form. Hence the name copper sheet. It will either be shiny in appearance, dull or sometimes it will even be green from oxidation. The green oxidation tells you that the grade of copper is a much lesser grade than found in copper #1 tubing and thus commands a lower price at scrap metal recycling yards.


Typical usage; Commercial underground wiring, electrical panels.Copper Insulated Wire 80%80% Insulated scrap copper wire (INS 80%) is the second highest grade of copper wire. It is classified as 80% because there is an 80% copper content versus only 20 % insulation or jacket around the copper wires. Insulated copper wire 80% will have individual strands of wire where the copper strand is larger than a pencil lead.


Typical usage; Commercial wiring in buildings, commercial equipment wiring, electrical panelsCopper Insulated Wire 75%75% Insulated scrap copper wire (INS 75%) is the third highest grade of copper wire. It is classified as 75% because there is 75% copper content versus only 25 % insulation or jacket around the copper wires. Insulated copped wire 75% will have solid individual strands of copper wire.


Typical usage; Commercial wiring in buildings, commercial equipment wiring, electrical panelsCopper Insulated Wire 70%70% Insulated scrap copper wire (INS 70%) is the fourth highest grade of copper wire. It is classified as 70% because there is 70% copper content versus only 30 % insulation or insulated jacket around the copper wires. Insulated copped wire 70% will hold a shape when bend you bend it.


Typical usage; household wiringScrap Copper Insulated Wire Number 2Copper Insulated Wire 55%Scrap copper insulated wire 55% is a lower grade of insulated wire. It has 55 percent copper content versus 45 percent plastic coating. When you bend this wire it will not hold its shape like insulated number one copper wire does


Typical usage; household wiringCopper Insulated Wire 50%Scrap copper insulated wire 50% is a lower grade of insulated wire. It has equal amounts of copper and plastic insulation. The reason it is called 50% is that the recovery of copper is only 50% of the entire weight of the product.


Typical usage; Communication wireCopper Insulated Wire 45%Scrap copper insulated wire 45% is a lower grade of insulated wire. It has less copper content then the amount of plastic insulation used.


Typical usage; household wiringCopper Insulated Wire 40%Scrap copper insulated wire 40% is a lower grade of insulated wire. It has less copper content then the amount of plastic insulation used. It will typically have several strands of insulated copper wires inside another insulated jacket.


Typical usage; Extension chords without the endsCopper Insulated Wire 35%Scrap copper insulated wire 35% is a lower grade of insulated wire. It has less copper content then the amount of plastic insulation used in the product. It will typically have several strands of insulated copper wires inside another insulated jacket. The main difference between insulated 35% and insulated 40% is one will have the plug ends attached to it and the other will have the plug ends removed.


Typical usage; Extension chords with the ends attachedCopper Insulated Wire 30%Scrap copper insulated wire 30% is a very low grade of copper insulated wire. It will have multiple insulated wires inside a larger insulated case. You will notice that there is a lot more insulation present than there is copper wire. The lower grades of insulated copper wire are noticeably different than the higher grades because the copper wires are very thin.


Typical usage; Under ground communication wire for large telecommunication companiesCopper Insulated Jelly WireScrap copper insulated jelly wire is another very low grade of copper insulated wire. It will have multiple insulated wires inside a larger insulated case and it is defined by the jelly like nature of the smaller wires. Jelly wires will have a jelly like substance coating the smaller wires that make it less valuable.


Typical usage; Under ground communication wire for large telecommunication companiesCopper Insulated Harness WireScrap harness wire is yet another low grade copper insulated wire. Harness wire can be found in many automobiles, trucks and large pieces of heavy commercial equipment. It is used to connect electrical components to the computer systems in many types of vehicles.


Typical usage; Connectors for automobiles, heavy equipment, boats, planes etc.Copper Insulated Wire Christmas LightsScrap Christmas lights are the lowest grade of copper insulated wires. They can be brought into scrap yards with the lights attached and still have the same designation.


You need to sell your copper scrap at a scrap yard that values you and your service. We are sure that we appreciate your service and we prove every time you come to sell your scrap. The Greater Houston area is where we are located, meaning that we are not far from you. So, bring your scrap metal to Astro City Scrap Metal Today!


Copper is a popular metal and is used all over. Many companies rely on copper to create, complete projects, and just make a living. Copper is one of those metals that the human species discovered very early. Since we have discovered it, we have been utilizing it to its fullest potential. 041b061a72


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