Scrap Cable Prices & Info

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What are the current scrap cable prices

Scrap cable prices can change on a daily basis for numerous reasons. Due to this, it’s important to know how the price of your scrap cable could be determined.

First of all, different grades of scrap cable have different prices so make sure that you know what grade your cable is classed as and how you should scrap it for the best possible prices.

The amount of copper your scrap cable contains can also impact how much you could receive for it. In general, you are more likely to receive a high price for your scrap cable if it has a high amount of copper inside.

Supply and demand is another leading factor in how much you could get for your scrap cable. If your grade of cable is in high supply and demand in the scrap metal market, then its scrap price could increase to reflect this.

How To Find My Local Scrapyard's Metal Prices

We have provided up-to-date, estimated prices for you to use as a guideline for how much you could receive for each grade of scrap cable. 

However, if you would like to find more accurate scrap cable prices, we recommend that you use our online directory.

Here you can find out how much different scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in your area could pay you for your scrap cable.

Browse the listing pages of your local scrap yards to see how much money you could make from your scrap cable.

Additionally, we can get in touch with our specialist cable recyclers to help you find the best scrap cable prices.

Get a scrap cable quote with us and we’ll see what we can do for you.

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

Grade Price Per Ton Description
Clean Pyro

£1,600

updated 05/02/2021

Alarm Systems, Emergency Lighting power supply
PVC Pyro

£1,280

updated 04/02/2021

Same as pyro but insulated
Pvc Wire/ Household Cable (No plugs)

£1,445

updated 04/02/2021

Household appliances
PVC Single Cables Price on Val Earth Cables, High Voltage Cables
Lowgrade Cables

£800

updated 04/02/2021

Lowgrade armoured cable, 3 phase cable
#1 Armoured Cable

£900

updated 05/02/2021

Underground / overhead cables 3-4 core from 20mm each core
Lead Armoured Cables

£400

updated 05/02/2021

High Voltage Cables (priced on valuation)

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Where Can I Find Cable To Scrap?

It’s safe to say that there’s no shortage of cables to scrap in the UK.

Whether you’re an electrician who works with high voltage, underground cables on a day-to-day basis or are a new customer looking to recycle old cables and wires from your home, you can sell your scrap cables at a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer near you.

If you would like to find out where you can find a particular grade of cable to scrap, please read our list all about these different grades below.

Different Scrap Cable Grades & Info

Clean Pyro

Clean pyro is a grade of scrap cable which can fetch for a decent price at your local scrap yard.

At Scrap Local, we’ll give you the rundown on what clean pyro is, why it is highly valued by scrap metal dealers, and how you can sell it for scrap.

If you have clean pyro to scrap and need to find a local scrap yard, please browse our scrap yard directory.

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What is Clean Pyro?

Clean pyro is one of the most common grades of scrap cable you will come across as it is used in nearly all electrical, emergency systems set up in UK businesses. To put it simply, wherever an emergency alarm system is installed, you will find clean pyro cable!

 

Why is Clean Pyro highly valued?

In general, the reason why scrap cables are highly valued is due to the amount of metal they contain. Clean pyro is no exception to this with its high copper content being the main reason for why it is so valuable as scrap. 

It’s also important to remember that the value of any grade of scrap cable is dependent on whether it’s in high supply and demand in the scrap metal market. Fortunately, there is no shortage of clean pyro cable and this, alongside its high copper content, is what makes it highly valued.

If you would like to see how much you could potentially earn for your scrap clean pyro, then read our current, estimated price below.

What is the Price of Clean Pyro Today?

£1,600

updated 05/02/2021

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 Pyro to Scrap?

One of the reasons why clean pyro is highly valued for scrap is because of its extensive use in electrical, emergency systems throughout the UK.

For instance, the most common place you will find clean pyro is in alarm systems and emergency lighting power supplies installed in business and/or industrial sites.

How Can I Sell Clean Pyro?

You can sell clean pyro at a reputable scrap yard who specialises in this grade of scrap cable. 

With us at Scrap Local, you can browse our online directory and search for scrap metal yards who purchase clean pyro cable and are local to you!

Since the value of clean pyro is largely due to its copper content, some believe that stripping the cable to get the copper inside will increase its value. However, this is far from the case. 

We at Scrap Local advise that you don’t strip the cable as this process is time consuming, messy and could even damage and decrease the value of the copper inside. The best thing you can do is leave your clean pyro cable intact and scrap it as a grade of cable in order to preserve the good condition of the copper inside.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Clean Pyro Near Me?

The best way to find scrap yards and scrap metal dealers who buy clean pyro is via our online directory.

At Scrap Local we work with reputable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers throughout the UK to find you the best possible prices for your scrap cables. If you would like to see how much you could get for your clean pyro, then get a quote with us at Scrap Local today!

PVC Pyro

PVC pyro can be sold to and bought by scrap metal dealers and scrap yards throughout the UK for a fair price.

It’s a good idea to sell this grade of scrap cable and here at Scrap Local we’re going to show you why.

Read on to find out more about PVC pyro and feel free to search our directory for local scrap yards who buy this grade of scrap cable for the best prices.

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What is PVC Pyro?

PVC, which stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, is a synthetic plastic polymer which is mass produced worldwide year after year so that it can be used in a range of appliances and products. 

PVC pyro is a grade of scrap cable where the metal, electric wire inside is insulated by a softer and more flexible form of PVC.

 

Why is PVC Pyro highly valued?

The monetary value of each grade of scrap cable depends on whether they are in high supply and demand. This is definitely the case with PVC pyro! 

You will find no shortage of PVC with the British Plastic Federation stating that an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of plastics raw materials are produced annually in the UK. The BPF goes on to state that the UK remains one of the top five processors of plastic in the EU on their official website.

It’s clear that plastic polymers such as PVC are in high demand and because of this PVC pyro continues to be highly valued by scrap metal dealers and scrap yards throughout the UK.

Finally, it’s important to remember that the amount of copper which can be found in PVC pyro cables also increases their scrap value.

If you would like to know how much you could earn for your PVC pyro, then feel free to look at our estimated, current value for this type of scrap cable below. However, this price should only be used as a guideline since the value of any grade of scrap cable can fluctuate due to changes in supply and demand.

What is the Price of PVC Pyro Today?

£1,280

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 PVC Pyro to Scrap?

Like clean pyro, most PVC pyro cables can be found in emergency systems such as alarm systems and emergency lighting power supplies installed in business and industrial sites. 

The only difference between clean pyro and PVC pyro is that the latter of the two is insulated.

How Can I Sell PVC Pyro?

PVC pyro can be sold to a scrap metal dealer or scrap yard who is local to you.

At Scrap Local, we can help you find authorised scrap yards and scrap metal dealers near you who will buy your scrap PVC pyro for the best prices

Please don’t strip your PVC pyro cables in order to extract the copper inside them as this is a difficult process which could reduce the value of your PVC pyro by dirtying or scratching its copper content.

In short, keep your PVC pyro scrap cables intact for when you take them down to the scrapyard to sell!

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy PVC Pyro Near Me?

With our directory at Scrap Local you can find scrap yards in your area who buy PVC pyro for the best prices.

If you would like to sell your PVC pyro cables for scrap, then get a scrap metal quote with us and we’ll see how we can help you!

PVC Wire/Household Cable

PVC wire, which is also known as household cable, can be bought by reputable scrap yards and scrap metal dealers across the country. 

This grade of scrap cable is highly valued and here at Scrap Local we’re going to tell you why.

If you have PVC wire/household cable that you’d like to scrap for a good price, then read our page to find out how you can do just that!

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What is PVC Wire/Household Cable?

PVC wire/household cable is one of, if not the, most common grade of scrap cable available in the UK. Found in numerous household appliances, PVC wire/household cables are bought by a growing number of scrap metal dealers and scrap yards listed on our directory at Scrap Local!

 

Why is PVC Wire/Household Cable highly valued?

As previously mentioned, there is high supply and demand for PVC wire/household cables. Since the price of any and all scrap cable grades is largely dependent on their supply and demand, it’s safe to say that this is the leading reason as to why PVC wire/household cable is highly valued.

PVC wire/household cable can also contain metals such as copper which further increase its value!

Below we have provided an estimated, up-to-date price for scrap PVC wire/household cable for you to use as a guide on how much you could earn for this particular grade of cable. 

Additionally, if you would like a price for your scrap PVC wire/household cable, get a scrap cable quote with us at Scrap Local and we’ll help you find the highest possible price for your scrap cable!

What is the Price of PVC Wire/Household Cable Today?

£1,445

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 PVC Wire/Household Cable to Scrap?

As its name implies, PVC wire/household cables can be found in any electronic, household appliances.

The most common places to find PVC wire/household cables in your home are washing machines, toasters and fridges.

With technology on the rise, you can even find PVC wire/household cables as part of plug-in chargers and USB cables for IT devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones!

How Can I Sell PVC Wire/Household Cable?

If you are looking to sell PVC wire/household cable with a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer near you, then you must remove the plug or device attached to the cable before you do so.

If you don’t remove the plug from a PVC wire/household cable, it could be categorised as irony alloy, reject cable, or pluggy cable and reduce in monetary value as a result of this.

To ensure that your PVC wire/household cable is classed and valued as this grade of scrap cable, cut it from the plug and electronic device it’s attached to before visiting the scrap yard to make a sale!

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy PVC Wire/Household Cable Near Me?

One of the quickest and simplest ways to find a scrap yard who will buy PVC wire/household cable near you is with us at Scrap Local.

We have the largest UK directory for scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in the UK and we are determined to find our customers the top prices for their scrap cables.

Browse our directory and get a scrap metal quote with us to see how much you could earn for your PVC wire/household cable!

PVC Single Cables

PVC single cables are a type of scrap cable which can be bought by authorised scrap metal dealers and scrap yards in the UK.

If you would like to scrap PVC single cables for a decent price but don’t know where to start, then read on to find out more!

Here, we will go through everything you need to know about scrapping PVC single cables.

Additionally, you can use our online directory to search for scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in your area!

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What are PVC Single Cables?

PVC single cables are a grade of scrap cable which can be sold and bought by scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in the UK.

Electricians will encounter this grade of cable the most as they are often used to carry high voltages of electricity.

 

Why are PVC Single Cables highly valued?

Unlike other scrap cable grades, the value of PVC single cables is solely based on the amount of copper they contain.

Due to this, we cannot provide an estimated price for PVC single cables as their value can vary substantially due to differences in copper content.

Where Can I Find PVC Single Cables to Scrap?

If you’re an electrician, you will likely come across PVC single cables on an everyday basis. You might recognise PVC single cables as either earth or high voltage cables where you work.

How Can I Sell PVC Single Cables?

You can sell PVC single cables at a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who purchases this particular grade of scrap cable in your area.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy PVC Single Cables Near Me?

Do you want to sell your PVC single cables but don’t know where to do so? Why not use our directory to find a scrap yard near you

Here at Scrap Local we have the UK’s largest directory for scrap metal dealers and scrap yards in the UK. If you’re looking for a scrap yard to sell your PVC single cables to, then search our directory and get a quote with us today!

Lowgrade Cables

Lowgrade cables can usually be sold for scrap at a decent price! Depending on their supply and demand, many scrap yards and scrap metal dealers are more than happy to purchase lowgrade cables.

Here at Scrap Local we want to help you find out how and where you can scrap lowgrade cables for the best prices possible in the UK!

Browse our directory to find a scrap yard near you and read on to find out more!

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What are Lowgrade Cables?

Otherwise known as three phase cable or armoured cable, lowgrade cables are made up of two conjoined strands of copper which have been covered by ferrous metal armour. Lowgrade cables are bulkier than other grades of scrap cable due to the amount of material used to protect their copper content.

 

Why are Lowgrade Cables highly valued?

The value of lowgrade cables is largely determined by the amount of copper they contain. 

Unfortunately, the ferrous armour used for these cables can lessen this grade of cable’s value. In order to get the best price for your scrap lowgrade cable, you may need to strip away the ferrous armour with a cable stripper to retrieve the copper content inside. 

However, it’s important to note that if a lowgrade cable’s armour is made out of valuable metal like lead, then its value could increase.

It’s clear that a lot of factors can impact the value of lowgrade cables and that there is no set price for this grade of scrap cable because of this. However, we have provided an estimated, up-to-date price for lowgrade cables below for you to use as a guideline.

What is the Price of Lowgrade Cables Today?

£800

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 Lowgrade Cables to Scrap?

The majority of lowgrade cables can be found underground due to their density.

If you work in an industry which installs underground cables such as traffic management, then you are more likely to find lowgrade cables to scrap.

How Can I Sell Lowgrade Cables?

You can sell lowgrade cables for scrap at a local scrap yard or scrap metal dealer.

If you would like to get the best possible price for your scrap lowgrade cables, then strip the cable of its outer armour in order to reach the copper inside. This process can be messy and time consuming and it must be carried out with a cable stripper for the best results.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Lowgrade Cables Near Me?

You can find scrap yards that buy lowgrade cables with us at Scrap Local!

We are the UK’s largest directory for scrap yards and scrap metal dealers, and our reliable customer service team is always on-hand to help you find the best possible prices for your scrap cable. 

Search our directory for scrap yards near you today! 

If you would like to scrap lowgrade cables with us and our agents, then fill out your details and get a scrap metal quote on our website.

#1 Armoured Cable

Overall, #1 armoured cable is bought by a large amount of scrap metal dealers and scrap yards in the UK.

On our online directory, you can find scrap yards and scrap metal dealers in your local area who will buy this grade of scrap cable at a decent price!

Use our directory today and read on to find out more about #1 armoured cable and its scrap value!

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What is #1 Armoured Cable?

#1 armoured cables are typically underground or overhead cables with 3 – 4 cores.

These 3 – 4 cores usually contain copper, ferrous armouring, plastic, and earth. In some circumstances, scrap cables which are thought to be lowgrade cables are in fact #1 armoured cable.

 

Why is #1 Armoured Cable highly valued?

Like lowgrade cables, the monetary value of #1 armoured cable is based on its copper content.

Unless the armour surrounding the copper inside the cable is made out of a valuable metal like lead, we recommend that you use a cable stripper to reach the copper kept in #1 armoured cables in order to receive the best possible price for them.

Whilst there is no set value for #1 armoured cable, we at Scrap Local have provided a recent, estimated price for this grade of scrap cable below for you to use as a guideline.

What is the Price of #1 Armoured Cable Today?

£900

updated 05/02/2021

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 #1 Armoured Cable to Scrap?

As stated above, #1 armoured cables are either underground or overhead cables.

If you work in an industry which frequently deals with the installation, maintenance and removal of underground or overhead cables, then you are likely to come across #1 armoured cable to scrap.

How Can I Sell #1 Armoured Cable?

Scrap yards or scrap metal dealers who purchase this particular grade of scrap cable are the best places to sell your #1 armoured cable.

If you would like to receive the best possible amount for your #1 armoured cable, then use a cable stripper to remove the cable’s armour and recover the copper content before taking it down to your local scrap yard or scrap metal dealer for a price evaluation.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy #1 Armoured Cable Near Me?

You can browse our directory to find a scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who buys #1 armoured cable near you. Our reliable scrap agents work hard to give you a good deal for your scrap cables.

If you have #1 armoured cables that you’d like to scrap for the best prices, get a scrap cable quote with us at Scrap Local today!

Lead Armoured Cables

Do you want to sell lead armoured cables for scrap for a good price but don’t know where to go or how to do so?

Not to worry!

Here at Scrap Local we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about scrapping lead armoured cables in the UK.

On our growing, online directory you can also find scrap yards and scrap metal dealers near you.

Browse our scrap directory today!

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What are Lead Armoured Cables?

Lead armoured cables are very similar to both lowgrade cables and #1 armoured cables.

They are made up of copper which is armoured by plastic and lead. Usually, lead armoured cables for scrap can be recognised by a large coating of earth on their armour.

 

Why are Lead Armoured Cables highly valued?

The copper content inside lead armoured cables makes them highly valuable to scrap.

In addition to their copper content, the lead content found in this cable’s armour also makes them valuable.

The best way to recover any copper or lead content from a lead armoured cable is to put it through a cable stripper. You are more likely to receive more for this grade of scrap cable if you do this!

As of yet, there is no set value for this grade of scrap cable. Additionally, some scrap yards and scrap metal dealers will give a price for your lead armoured cables upon being evaluated at their site.

However, if you would like a guideline for how much you could potentially receive for this grade of scrap cable, please see the estimated value we have provided below. 

What is the Price of Lead Armoured Cables Today?

£400

updated 05/02/2021

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 Armoured Cables to Scrap?

Lead armoured cables are typically high voltage cables which run underground industrial or business sites.

How Can I Sell Lead Armoured Cables?

Any scrap yard or scrap metal dealer who deals with this grade of scrap cable will purchase lead armoured cables from you.

You can scrap lead armoured cable as a whole or you can use a cable stripper to retrieve both the lead and copper content for a better price.

How Can I Find Scrapyards that Buy Lead Armoured Cables Near Me?

The easiest and fastest way to find a scrap yard who buys lead armoured cables near you is via our online directory.

With us at Scrap Local you can find approved scrap yards and scrap metal dealers across the UK who will help you find the best deals for your scrap cables.

Browse our directory today and if you are looking to sell your lead armoured cables get a scrap metal quote with us!

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