Scrap Copper Prices & Info

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What are the current scrap copper prices

There are tons of copper grades that you can weigh in at the scrapyard, each of which has a different cash* value.

The price of scrap copper per kilo will be higher if it’s clean and if it’s one of the better quality grades such as dry bright wire or buzz bar. 

Like most metals, copper is a commodity who’s price is determined by the supply and demand in the world metal markets.

Because of this, the price can fluctuate daily.

For accurate prices in your area, you can search our directory on a per yard basis.

If your local scrap dealer updates their prices on Scrap Local, you can find their price list in their listing page.

How To Find My Local Scrapyard's Metal Prices

The copper price table on this page are up to date, National average prices and should only be used as a guide, however, your local scrapyard that buys copper local to you may pay more or less.

We can always send your enquiry to our specialist copper recyclers to get you the best price on your behalf. 

*The Government banned cash in the scrap metal industry in 2012. Payments will be made by cheque, bank transfer or payment cards.

Grade Price Description
Dry Bright Wire

£4,900

updated 04/02/2021

From pvc wire or cables, no connections
Clean Electro Copper

£4,820

updated 04/02/2021

Transformer ends, Buzz bar from Mains Power cabinets etc.
Hard Drawn Copper Wire

£4,700

updated 04/02/2021

Overhead Power Cables
Greasy Bright Wire

£4,300

updated 04/02/2021

From underground Cables, usually Lead armoured
New Copper Tube

£4,770

updated 04/02/2021

New/Clean copper pipe, free of paint/solder/fittings.
Heavy Copper

£4,350

updated 04/02/2021

Copper piping painted no fittings/joints.
No.2 Copper

£4,180

updated 04/02/2021

CopperCopper piping with joints/ fittings from central heating systems.
Copper Tanks/ Cylinders

£4,020

updated 04/02/2021

Copper Tanks & Cylinders from central heating systems.
Braziery Copper Fittings

£3,730

updated 04/02/2021

Soldered copper joints & fittings only. NO BRASS!
Lead Dipped Braziery

£3,570

updated 04/02/2021

From underground Cables, usually Lead armoured
Electric Motors

£310

updated 04/02/2021

(Under 1 Tonne) Motors from machines & appliances
Starter Motors & Alternators

£410

updated 04/02/2021

Starter motors & Alternators from End of Life vehicles

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Where Can I Find Copper To Scrap?

There are many places copper can be found if you are on the look out for good metal grades to recycle.

Central heating systems, household appliances & electric wiring are items that contain copper. 

This is where most residential customers accumulate scrap copper from.

If you are a regular producer of copper waste, you will likely be a plumber, electrician or engineer.

Different Scrap Copper Grades & Info

Dry Bright Wire

Dry Bright Wire is one of the best grades of scrap copper to recycle for the best money.

Most reputable ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal dealers will purchase bright at great prices and you can find local scrapyards that buy bright easily at Scrap Local.

Scrap Dry Bright Wire Scraplocal.co.uk

What Is Bare Bright Copper Wire?

Bare bright copper wire—sometimes referred to as “bright & shiny” copper—is one of the best copper scrap metals to sell at a scrapyard. Lauded as the most common, yet highly valued copper metals, this is the name that defines bare, uncoated, and unalloyed wire of at least #1 quality and measuring at least 16 gauge thick.

To qualify as bare bright copper wire, it must be cleared off of any insulation or coatings, leaving only the clean wires of copper before selling it to a scrapyard. There should be no signs of heavy oxidisation or oils on the wire, which is why external marks of paint, impurities, or tarnishing will disqualify it from the classification. Copper piping is unfortunately not a part of this classification.

 

Why Is Dry Bright Copper Highly Valued?

Bare bright copper wire fetches a decent price in UK’s scrap market, averaging at between £3,400 – £4,800 per ton depending on the metal markets at the time. Today’s average UK price can be seen below. Bright copper wire holds incredible value even for scrap because of its wide appeal as a recyclable material.

The main reason for this is that untarnished copper makes is used for a variety of electronic devices and equipment used on a general basis. Copper is a good conductor for electricity, which is why a large portion of electronic devices utilise the simple little metal. Furthermore, copper products are incredibly long-lasting and durable, which is why recycling copper provides a great environmental benefit.

 

What Is the Price Of Scrap Bright Wire Today?

£4,900

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Dry Bright Copper To Scrap?

As stated, this particular copper wire is incredibly common in our daily lives, finding use in most everyday electronic devices as well as plumbing implements. The biggest examples from which it is used lie in the electric cables that run inside your house, as well as in electronic components such as motors and transformers.

A simple look at your daily appliances can yield you some amount of it—for as long as the components have fizzled it out. The most common reason that regular appliances can’t be farmed for this wire is that it’s usually burnt and frayed by the time it’s open, which is the main factor when selling it for scrap.

How Can I Sell Dry Bright Wire?

As stated, bare bright copper wire’s value is heavily dependent on the quality of the metal. SImple tarnishing can easily degrade its monetary value, which is why cleaning it out and assessing its condition can be the key to selling it for a good price.

Before bringing your copper wire load to a scrapyard, make sure that it fulfils these basic conditions:

Once these qualifications are assured, then you can bring these to a scrapyard near you to have its value assessed before selling.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Bright Copper Wire Near Me?

You can start by browsing the Scrap Local directory for local dry bright wire scrapyards or scrap metal collectors and you will find reputable scrapyards.

Non-ferrous scrapyards will be a likely buyer of DBW.

Bare bright copper wire is an incredibly valuable material to be sold at a scrapyard, which is why proper cleaning, preparation and segregation is necessary to be done immediately prior to delivering to a scrapyard. 

By doing the above mentioned preparations, you can assure that the best prices will be obtained from your scrap metal.

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Clean Copper Electro

Clean copper electro is a grade of scrap copper which can be recycled for a substantial amount of money.

Most reputable scrap metal dealers will purchase clean copper electro at great prices and you can find local scrapyards that buy clean copper electro easily at Scrap Local.

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What Is Clean Copper Electro?

Clean copper electro, which is otherwise known as ‘Busbar’, is a flat bar, strip or rod primarily used to conduct electricity. As its name suggests, clean copper electro is typically free of any impurities to its surface.

 

Why Is Clean Copper Electro Highly Valued?

Generally speaking, clean copper electro can be sold for a decent price per tonne.

It is usually valued between £4,500 – £5,000.

Yet it’s important to remember that there is no fixed price for clean copper electro as the monetary value of all scrap copper metals depends on the supply and demand for them.

The price of clean copper electro is also dependent on both its quantity and quality

However, if you are interested in selling clean electro copper and would like to know how much you could earn for it, then please see the current, estimated price for clean electro copper provided below.

What Is the Price Of Clean Copper Electro Today?

£4,820

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Clean Copper Electro To Scrap?

If you work in an industrial factory, then you’ll be able to find clean copper electro in transformer ends.

How Can I Sell Clean Copper Electro?

If you are interested in selling clean copper electro, then you need to search for a scrap yard or scrap metal collector who is local to you.

Ask them if they deal in clean copper electro and take your copper to the site for its price evaluation.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Clean Copper Electro Near Me?

The quickest and easiest way to find your local scrap yard is by browsing our directory.

Get a scrap metal quote with us at Scrap Local today and find reputable scrap yards and scrap metal collectors near you!

Hard Drawn Copper

Hard drawn copper is a common grade of scrap copper which can be recycled for a decent price in the UK.

Hard drawn copper can be purchased by most scrap metal dealers.

You can find local scrapyards that buy hard drawn copper with us at Scrap Local without any hassle!

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What Is Hard Drawn Copper?

Hard drawn copper is scrap copper wire that’s been drawn through a series of dies in order to reduce the size of its diameter. It is a high conductor of heat and electricity. Additionally, hard drawn copper is strong and can resist breaking under tension.

 

Why Is Hard Drawn Copper Highly Valued?

The value of any grade of scrap copper can change on a day-to-day basis as prices depend on whether it’s in high supply and demand.

However, the current value of hard drawn copper wire is estimated to be between £4,700 – £4,900 per tonne.

If you are looking to sell hard drawn copper to a local scrap metal dealer, then please see the current, estimated price we have provided below as a guide to see how much you could potentially earn.

What Is the Price Of Hard Drawn Wire Today?

£4,700

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Hard Drawn Wire To Scrap?

Due to both its strong resistance to tension and high conductivity of heat and electricity, hard drawn copper is mainly used in overhead power cables.

How Can I Sell Hard Drawn Copper?

You can sell hard drawn copper at a reputable scrap yard local to you. It’s a good idea to check whether your hard drawn copper is in good condition before you take it down to the scrap yard to sell as the quality of any scrap copper metal can determine whether its monetary value increases or decreases.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Hard Drawn Copper Near Me?

If you are looking to sell hard drawn copper, then browse our directory to find reputable scrap yards and scrap metal collectors near you.

Get a scrap metal quote for your hard drawn copper with us at Scrap Local today!

Greasy Bright Wire

Greasy bright wire is another grade of scrap copper which you can sell for a decent price with most scrap metal dealers in the UK. 

If you have greasy bright wire which you would like to sell but don’t know where to go to do so, then search on our directory for scrapyards and scrap metal dealers local to you.

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Image courtesy of Crow Metals Recycling

What Is Greasy Bright Wire?

Greasy bright wire is often used in lead armoured, underground cables and, as its name suggests, is coated with a layer of grease.

 

Why Is Greasy Bright Wire Highly Valued?

Greasy bright wire is frequently valued at a reasonably high price, however it’s important to keep in mind that the daily price of any scrap copper mainly depends on supply and demand. Other factors such as the quantity and quality of greasy bright wire could also impact its price.

The current, estimated price for greasy bright wire is between £4,300 – £4,520 per tonne or £4.30 – £4.52 per kilo.

However, this estimate should only be used as a guideline due to how often the value of greasy bright wire changes.

What Is the Price Of Greasy Bright Wire Today?

£4,300

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Greasy Bright Wire To Scrap?

As stated before, greasy bright wire can mainly be found in underground cables and are often lead armoured.

How Can I Sell Greasy Bright Wire?

When you are looking to sell greasy bright wire it’s important to make sure that it does not contain other types of metal as this could decrease its scrap copper value.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Greasy Bright Wire Near Me?

You can find scrap yards and scrap metal collectors easily via our directory.

Here at Scrap Local you can find reputable, local scrap yards and scrap metal collectors to sell your scrap metal for the best price.

New Copper Tube

New copper tube is a grade of scrap copper which you can sell for a decent price.

Most reputable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers will purchase new copper tube from customers who make a scrap metal enquiry.

Visit our directory to find local scrap yards who deal in new copper tube today!

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What Is New Copper Tube?

Copper tubes are easy to come by as they can be found in central heating systems, but for a scrap copper tube to be classified as “new” it needs to be clean and not be contaminated by any paint, solder or fittings. New copper tubes are also different from copper pipes as they have a small outside diameter and are ideal for systems which need smaller diameters.

 

Why Is New Copper Tube Highly Valued?

The reason why new copper tubes are valued more than regular copper tubes is due to melting temperatures.

The melting point of copper is approximately 1084°c and this could be negatively impacted by copper that has been contaminated by substances with filler metals such as solder or metal fittings with a higher melting point.

Due to this, it’s important to make sure that your “new” copper tubes are free of any impurities before going on to sell them.

To better understand how much you could potential receive for new copper tubes, please see the current, estimated price below.

What Is the Price Of New Copper Tube Today?

£4,770

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find New Copper Tube To Scrap?

As mentioned above, most new copper tubes are easy to come by and can be found in heating systems.

How Can I Sell New Copper Tube?

To get the best value for your new copper tube you must ensure that it can be classified as “new” by your scrap dealer.

Clean your scrap copper tubes of all traces of paint or solder and remove any fittings which could impact its melting point.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy New Copper Tube Near Me?

With us at Scrap Local you can browse our directory for reputable scrap yards and scrap metal collectors who are local to you and deal in new copper tubes.

Search our directory today and get a scrap metal quote!

Heavy Copper

Another grade of scrap copper which can fetch for a decent price with scrap metal dealers and scrap yards is heavy copper.

If you would like to find a local scrap yard or dealer who buys heavy copper, then browse our directory at Scrap Local.

Find a reputable scrap yard or scrap metal dealer with us today!

heavy,copper,pipes,for,scrap,from,Crow,Metals,Recycling,on,Scrap,Local

Image courtesy of Crow Metals Recycling

What Is Heavy Copper?

Heavy copper is typically copper piping which has been painted and has no fittings or no metallics attached to it. As its name suggests, heavy copper is much heavier than other types of scrap copper and it can mainly be found in circuit boards.

 

Why Is Heavy Copper Highly Valued?

Since the price for scrap copper is measured per kilogram, heavy copper is usually valued at a high price due to its weight.

To better understand the value of heavy copper today see the estimated value listed below.

What Is the Price Of Heavy Copper Today?

£4,350

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Heavy Copper To Scrap?

You will mainly find heavy copper in circuit boards.

Depending on the amount of copper needed to bury the circuitry, you can find anything from 2 to 50 layers of heavy copper in printed circuit boards.

How Can I Sell Heavy Copper?

Before heading to the scrap yard to sell your heavy scrap copper make sure that you remove any joints or fittings from it as these could be made from a different type of metal and reduce the value of your copper.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Heavy Copper Near Me?

With us at Scrap Local you can browse our directory and find local, reputable scrap yards and scrap metal collectors who deal in heavy copper.

No. 2 Copper

No. 2 Copper is one of the most common grades of scrap copper you will come across in the UK.

Due to its popularity, it’s safe to say that most scrap metal dealers will buy no. 2 copper for a decent scrap copper price.

You can find reputable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers with us at Scrap Local today!

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What Is No. 2 Copper?

Often recognised for its dirty appearance, no. 2 copper is made up of a mixture of unalloyed wire, pipe or solid metal that has been tarnished with coatings such as paint or solder.

No. 2 copper can also be identified by its minimum copper content of around 94%-96%

If you have no. 2 burnt copper, then it can also be categorised as no. 2 copper. This kind of no. 2 Copper is a cable that’s been burned in order to remove the plastic covering the bare copper underneath. It’s important to note that, no. 2 burnt copper will have a darker colour than regular no. 2 copper due to this process.

 

Why Is No. 2 Copper Highly Valued?

Despite its dirty appearance, no. 2 copper is arguably the third most valuable grade of scrap copper due to how easy it is to find in household central heating systems.

Keep in mind that no. 2 copper fittings that are damaged due to oxidation might not be accepted by a scrap metal dealer as this diminishes the copper’s value. However, no. 2 copper fittings with oxidation can be accepted for sale if the damage is small.

The current, estimated scrap copper value for no. 2 copper is between £4,180 – £4,380 per tonne or £4.18 – 4.38 per kilo.

This price range should only be used as a guideline as the monetary value of any metal frequently changes due to supply and demand.

What Is the Price Of No. 2 Copper Today?

£4,180

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find No. 2 Copper To Scrap?

As previously mentioned, no. 2 copper is typically piping with joints or fittings found in central heating systems.

How Can I Sell No. 2 Copper?

It’s a good idea to check whether your scrap copper can be categorised as no. 2 copper before visiting your local scrap yard.

Keep in mind that no. 2 copper must have no insulation for it to be categorised as such.

Once you’re certain you have no. 2 copper to sell, find and get in touch with your local scrap yard or scrap metal yard.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy No. 2 Copper Near Me?

If you want to find a reputable scrap yard near you, then visit our directory.

Here at Scrap Local we work with reputable scary yards and scrap metal collectors who can help you find the best price for your recyclable metal.

Copper Tanks/Cylinders

Copper tanks/cylinders can be recycled and sold for a decent scrap copper price with reputable scrap metal dealers throughout the UK.

If you would like to find a local scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who buys scrap copper tanks/cylinders at the best prices near you, then browse our directory at Scrap Local!

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What are Copper Tanks/Cylinders?

Copper tanks/cylinders are used in central heating systems.

Designed to conduct heat quickly, they are ideal for keeping UK households warm.

 

Why Are Copper Tanks/Cylinders Highly Valued?

It’s worth your time to consider selling your old copper tank/cylinder for scrap.

The weight of copper tanks/cylinders alone will likely lead to a high price as the price of scrap copper is measured per kilo.

Additionally, if you clean your copper tank/cylinder of any excess material such as insulating foam, water, or its heating element then its price may increase on account of good quality. 

It is important to remember that prices for all types of scrap metal can change due to supply and demand.

If you would like a guideline for how much you could earn for scrap copper tanks/cylinders, then see the current, estimated price listed below.

What Is the Price Of Copper Tanks/Cylinders Today?

£4,020

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Copper Tanks/Cylinders To Scrap?

You will most likely find copper tanks/cylinders to scrap in central heating systems stored in places such as airing cupboards.

How Can I Sell Copper Tanks/Cylinders?

It’s important that you make sure that any water in the copper tank/cylinder is drained before you take it to your local scrap yard or scrap metal collector.

Additionally, you should remove the foam used to insulate your copper tank/cylinder and its heating element before bringing it down to sell at the scrap yard.

Finally, take the time to clean your copper tank/cylinder of any paint as this could potentially increase its price.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Copper Tanks/Cylinders Near Me?

Here at Scrap Local you can find reputable scrap yards and scrap metal collectors by browsing our directory.

Get a quote today to find the best prices for your scrap metal!

Braziery Copper

Scrap braziery copper joints and fittings can be recycled and sold for a substantial price in the UK.

If you would like to find a local scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who buys braziery scrap copper for the best prices near you, then browse our directory at Scrap Local!

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Image courtesy of Crow Metals Recycling.

What is Braziery Copper?

Braziery copper usually refers to soldered copper joints or small brass fittings (nuts) found in most plumbing systems.

For any copper joints or fittings to be categorised as braziery scrap copper, they need to contain no brass or other contaminating metals.

 

Why is Braziery Copper Highly Valued?

Braziery copper joints and fittings are easy to come by and can be valued highly on quantity.

However, it’s important to remember that there isn’t a set value for braziery copper and that the value of all scrap metals can fluctuate due to the changes in supply and demand.

If you are interested in selling braziery copper, then feel free to take a look at our estimated, current price for this type of scrap copper below.

What Is the Price Of Braziery Copper Today?

£3,730

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Braziery Copper To Scrap?

You can find braziery copper in soldered copper joints or fittings used in most plumbing systems to connect different pipes.

How Can I Sell Braziery Copper?

Joints or fittings that contain brass are not categorised as braziery copper so make sure you are aware of this before visiting your local scrap yard to sell them.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Braziery Copper Near Me?

The best and simplest way to find a reputable scrap yard or scrap metal collector near you is via our directory.

Here at Scrap Local we help you find the best prices for your scrap metal. If you are looking to scrap braziery copper then please get in touch with us!

Lead Dipped/Washed Braziery

Lead dipped/washed braziery is a grade of scrap copper which can be sold and bought for a decent price.

Most reputable scrap metal dealers buy lead dipped/washed braziery and you can find dealers who are local to you on our directory at Scrap Local!

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What is Lead Dipped/Washed Braziery?

To put it simply, lead dipped/washed braziery is lead that has been dipped or washed in braziery.

Lead dipped/washed braziery can also be known as lead wash rads/radiators.

 

Why is Lead Dipped/Washed Braziery Highly Valued?

As it can mainly be found in boiler systems, lead dipped/washed braziery are in good supply to sell at the scrap yard.

Unfortunately, there is no set monetary value for lead dipped/washed braziery as the price for all types of scrap copper depends on supply and demand.

Despite this, we have provided the current, estimated value of lead dipped/washed braziery below for you to use as a guideline for how much you could receive.

What Is the Price Of Lead Dipped/Washed Braziery Today?

£3,570

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Lead Dipped/Washed Braziery To Scrap?

You can usually find lead dipped/washed braziery in boiler systems.

How Can I Sell Lead Dipped/Washed Braziery?

You can sell lead dipped/washed braziery at a scrap yard or scrap metal collector who deal in this type of scrap copper near you.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Lead Dipped/Washed Braziery Near Me?

If you’re looking to sell lead dipped/washed braziery at a scrap yard near you, then visit our directory.

Here at Scrap Local we work with reputable scrap yards and scrap metal collectors throughout the UK.

Get a quote with us today and we’ll help you to find the best scrap copper prices for your lead dipper/washed braziery!

Electric Motors

Did you know that you can sell scrap copper electric motors with a local scrap yard or scrap metal dealer?

Electric motors which contain copper can fetch for a decent price in the UK!

If you would like to find a local and reputable scrap yard or scrap metal dealer near you, then browse our directory.

We work hard to find you the best prices for your scrap copper electric motors!

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What are Electric Motors?

An electric motor for scrap must weigh under 1 tonne.

Electric motors are used to convert electricity into energy and they can be found in any machine or appliance that is powered by electricity.

 

Why are Electric Motors highly valued?

There is no shortage of electric motors and they can be sold for their scrap copper for a decent price.

Unfortunately, there is no set monetary value for scrap copper electric motors as prices fluctuate due to supply and demand.

However, if you would like a guideline on how much an electric motor can be, then see the estimated, current value below.

What Is the Price Of Electric Motors Today?

£310

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Electric Motors To Scrap?

Electric motors can be found in any household appliance that is powered by electricity such as microwave ovens, washing machines, and fans. 

Keep in mind that the value for the scrap copper found in electric motors can vary if there are traces of ferrous metals as well.

For example, an electric motor in a fan will be valued less than an electric motor found in a washing machine as these typically contain ferrous metals as well as copper.

How Can I Sell Electric Motors?

You can sell your electric motor for scrap at your local scrap yard or scrap metal collector.

Most electric motors are made of copper as they need to convert energy into electricity quickly, however some electric motors can contain aluminium. Due to this, you should check to see what metal your electric motor is made out of before heading down to the scrap yard to strike a deal!

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Electric Motors Near Me?

Here at Scrap Local our directory lists the most reputable scrap yards and scrap metal collectors which are local to you. If you are looking to scrap your metal, then get in touch!

Starter Motors & Alternators

Does your old set of wheels need a new motor? Why not sell your old motor for scrap?

Starter motors & alternators can be sold at scrap yards for a decent price in the UK. 

If you are looking to sell your scrap copper starter motor and/or alternator at a scarp yard near you, then browse our directory.

Here at Scrap Local we work with reputable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers to help you find the best scrap copper prices for you!

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What are Starter Motors & Alternators?

Like electric motors, starter motors and alternators are machines which convert electricity into energy.

Old starter motors and alternators for scrap are mainly found in vehicles which have reached the end of their life.

 

Why are Starter Motors & Alternators highly valued?

Like electric motors, it’s easy to find starter motors and alternators to sell as scrap copper.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a set monetary value for starter motors and alternators as the scrap copper prices for all of these grades can change due to supply and demand.

However, if you are interested in scrapping your starter motor and/or alternator and would like to know what scrap copper price it might be, then please see the current estimate listed below.

What Is the Price Of Starter Motors & Alternators Today?

£410

updated 04/02/2021

Please Note: This price should be used as a guide only!

 

The price is based on the metal grade being recycled in it’s best form & is an “AVERAGE” reported price from scrapyards throughout the UK.

Scrapyards in your area may pay higher or lower than this depending on quality, quantity and depot.

Where Can I Find Starter Motors & Alternators To Scrap?

You can find starter motors and alternators in any motor vehicle.

If you feel that your vehicle has reached the end of the road, then remove its starter motor and/or alternator to sell as scrap! 

How Can I Sell Starter Motors & Alternators?

You can sell starter motors and alternators as scrap copper at your local scrap yard or scrap metal collector.

How Can I Find Scrapyards That Buy Starter Motors & Alternators Near Me?

The best and simplest way to find a reputable scrap yard or scrap metal collector near you is via our directory.

Here at Scrap Local we help you find the best prices for your scrap metal. If you are looking to scrap your starter motor or alternator then please get in touch!

 

Can I Scrap My Car?

You can buy a new starter motor for your vehicle OR you can scrap your old set of wheels with us!

At Scrap Local we work with reputable scrap yards and pride ourselves on making the process of scrapping your car hassle free.

If you want to find the best price for your scrap car then get a quote from us! Additionally, if you want to find out more about how to scrap your car then visit our in-depth guide on just that!

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