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Old 01-02-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a link for scrap copper pricing by the pound? I've been saving up for a couple of years now and have a big pile to strip out. Just curious what stripped bright is worth. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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#1 copper is $2.50 a pound.. got a postcard in the mail today
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Is that price nation wide or does it vary state to state?
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www.metalprices.com

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Anyone know what recyclers are paying on the west coast?

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Is that price nation wide or does it vary state to state?

I would think Nationwide.. on the website CU was $2.69 pound
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I would think Nationwide.. on the website CU was $2.69 pound
Which site? http://www.earthworksrecycling.com/prices/index.html This one has it at half that price. I like your price better.
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Prices vary from junk yard to junk yard to some degree.
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Prices vary from junk yard to junk yard to some degree.
Junk yard to junk yard, truck to truck and day to day
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2.95 for shiny 3 weeks ago at recycling specialists in san jose. Its the only place I go, so I don't the prices elsewhere
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Which site? http://www.earthworksrecycling.com/prices/index.html This one has it at half that price. I like your price better.
See post #4.. but that is from September
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You need to call your local re cycler. Prices should be close to the national price, but a small company will offer less. Also, the quanity that you bring on has a bearing on the price. The more you have, the more they will offer. You also want to sort your copper. Bright and shiny gets the best price, tinned copper is lower, copper that has had the insulation burned off is lower, and copper with insulation is lowest. If your copper is not sorted they will give you an average price, with the advantage going to the dealer.
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Anyone here besides me NOT recycle copper? I don't think it's worth the time.
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Burn 200lb # 1 copper on a night like tonight,douse it with water.Clean copper @$ 2.75 lb.

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i dont. BUT if i was invited to back up the truck to a pile of copper, and somebody loaded it and it was $3/lb....... well ,i might.
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Anyone here besides me NOT recycle copper? I don't think it's worth the time.
It's not worth your time to take a load in and get $1000.00?
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I don't think it's worth the time.
It doesn't take much time to save it. You don't need to strip it but you won't get top dollar. I have room in my warehouse for about 6 trash cans. We toss romex in three of them, bare in one, thhn in one and big wire in another. When they start to overflow we run them down to the scrap yard (about 6 miles) and bring home about 600-800 bones.
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It's not worth your time to take a load in and get $1000.00?

How much value do you apply to your time?
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