Copper To Scrap?

Scrap Local is proud to work with reputable metal dealers who buy copper waste for the best scrap copper prices!

Copper GradePrice Per Ton £Date UpdatedDescription
Dry Bright Wire579514/11/2023Stripped from pvc wire or cables, (no connections)
Clean Copper Electro566214/11/2023Transformer ends, Buzz bar from Mains Power cabinets etc.
Hard Drawn Copper557714/11/2023Overhead Power Cables
Greasy Bright Wire547214/11/2023From underground Cables, usually Lead armoured
New Copper Tube
562414/11/2023New/Clean copper pipe, free of paint, solder & fittings. (no brass)
Heavy Copper
Copper piping painted no fittings/joints. (98% Cu)
No.2 Copper508305/07/2023
CopperCopper piping with some joints/ fittings from central heating systems. (94% Copper no brass, plastic or steel)
Copper Tanks/ Cylinders
Copper Tanks & Cylinders from central heating systems.
Braziery Copper Fittings
Soldered copper joints & fittings only. NO BRASS!
Lead Washed Braziery
From Combi-boilers.
Electric Motors
(Under 1 Tonne) Motors from machines & appliances
Starter Motors & Alternators
Starter motors & Alternators from End of Life vehicles
copper granules
Copper Granules

Granulated copper is refined copper, usually wire, which has been shredded into tiny pieces. This usually presents a higher grade of copper without any impurities or waste. 

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copper no2 wire
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, tarnished with coatings

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copper new tube
New Copper Tube

Copper tubes can be found in central heating systems. For scrap copper tube to be “new” it needs to be clean and not contaminated.

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copper heavy 98
Heavy Copper

Heavy copper is a grade of scrap copper which is typically copper piping which has no fittings and no metallics attached to it.

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copper greasy bright wire
Greasy Bright Wire

Greasy bright wire can be found in lead armoured, underground cables.It is an effective conductor of electricity and ideal for this type of cable.

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copper dry bright wire
Dry Bright Wire

As dry bright copper is commonly used in electric cables, electricians and construction site workers are more likely to encounter dry bright wire for scrap.

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How To Recycle Scrap Copper With Scrap Local

Recycling scrap copper is easy and cost-effective with Scrap Local!

We work with reputable scrap yards throughout the UK who buy copper wire, pipes and waste for some of the highest scrap copper prices.

Submit an online enquiry to our form to see just how much you could make from recycling your scrap copper!

What Are The Current Scrap Copper Prices?

It’s difficult to determine the current value of scrap copper as metal prices fluctuate on a regular basis.

Aspects such as the weight of your scrap copper, the particular grade of copper you have, and its supply and demand will impact the price you’re quoted to recycle it.

In addition to this, the condition of your copper may also determine its scrap price. Typically speaking, higher scrap copper prices are rewarded to cleaner and better quality grades like dry bright wire.

Luckily, Scrap Local works with reliable metal recyclers who offer the most current scrap copper prices in the UK. Submit an online enquiry to see how much your scrap copper is worth!

Where To Find Scrap Copper

There’s a range of places where you can find copper to scrap!

Listed as the 25th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, copper is a soft but tough metal which can be easily mixed with other metals to form alloys.

It is very common and can be found in most residential homes and businesses without any hassle.

Most household appliances and central heating systems contain copper wires, pipes and tanks which can be sold to a local recyclers for great scrap copper prices.

If you have copper to scrap, then please submit an online enquiry to us! We’ll help you recycle your scrap copper for the best possible price.

Questions On Scrap Copper
  • What price is scrap copper today?

    Scrap copper prices regularly change so it’s difficult to determine its current value.

    Nevertheless, scrap copper is very valuable and can be sold to a number of local scrap yards in the UK for the best prices!

    How much your scrap copper is worth will depend upon the following factors:

    1. The total weight of your copper – most scrap yards value metal on a price per tonne basis.
    2. Different grades – some grades of scrap copper are more valuable than others.
    3. Supply and demand – if a grade of scrap copper is in high supply and demand, then it’s likely that it will be bought for a higher scrap copper price than other grades of scrap copper.

    If you’re looking to make the most from your scrap copper, then make an enquiry with our team! We’ll connect you directly to a reputable agent in your area who quotes current scrap copper prices for metal waste.

  • Where can I sell scrap copper near me?

    Scrap Local is the best place to sell your scrap copper to.

    As the UK’s largest, award-winning network of independent scrap yards, our specialist team makes recycling easy by connecting customers directly to time-served metal dealers who specialise in scrapping a wide range of copper grades.

    Submit an enquiry to Scrap Local and we’ll remove your copper waste for a great scrap copper price and without any fuss.

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