Copper is a valuable scrap metal and will go for a relatively high price. Even so, it is not wise to settle for the first price you are given. If you hunt for prices, you will find that Gulf Coast Scrap Metal has the best prices in Houston for scrap copper. Where are the best places to find scrap copper and what will help you save money in the process? Gulf Coast can help! Give us a call at 713-868-4111 for any advice.
Finding Scrap Copper for Recycling
The most common source of scrap copper is insulated wire. You can find this stuff everywhere! Its even easier if you have a friend who is an electrician. Just make sure to cut into the wire a bit to verify that it is copper, which is a burnt orange, metallic color.
Other main sources of copper are old pipes and plumbing materials, home decor, and old electronics. Many household appliances have copper coils that can also be sold for recycling. Many washers, dryers, refrigerators, and air conditioners can be taken apart for copper scrap.
The price of scrap copper depends on the market value of the copper along with whatever additional charge the buyer or recycler adds onto it. Moreover, if you have insulated wire, you will need to strip it before it can be weighed to sell. If you have a wire stripper, you can easily do it yourself, but, if you are like most people, you do not have the machinery nor the time to invest in stripping yards and yards of wire.
Your best option are scrap copper recycling centers that will strip the wire for you. Some places will charge you a fee for this service, but quality facilities, like Gulf Coast Scrap Metal, will strip your wire free of charge. Finding a facility that pays you a fair price for your scrap and does not charge you for wire stripping and labor can be somewhat difficult, but it is definitely worth the hunt!
When it comes to scrap copper recycling, Houston goes to Gulf Coast Scrap Metal for the best prices and service. Call 713-868-4111 to hear our current pricing.