Due to the nature of their business, electricians and electrical contractors produce a large volume of scrap insulated copper wire from both their residential and commercial job sites.
I Buy Scrap Metal Recycling purchases all types of insulated copper and aluminum wire from both large scale electrical contractors.
We purchase all sizes of MCM wire from 10 all the way up to 2000 MCM. Common Usages; Electric Power Stations. Scrap MCM Copper wire can usually be found running underground or into large breaker panels. MCM is widely used in commercial applications.
6 Gauge Insulated Copper Wire
Common usages; Large household appliances, Central AC, Electric Furnace 6 gauge insulated scrap copper wire usually is heavily insulated with a thicker plastic jacket surrounding it and has a lower recovery of scrap copper, thus a lessor price is paid for this scrap copper wire.
8 Gauge Insulated Copper Wire
Common usages; Large household appliances, Electric ranges, Central AC. Similar in recovery to the 6 gauge wire, 8 gauge insulated scrap copper wire is also heavily insulated with a thick plastic jacket surrounding it and has a lower recovery of scrap copper, thus a lessor price is paid for this scrap copper wire as well.
10 Gauge Insulated Copper Wire
Common usages; Large household appliances, Window AC, Clothes dryer. 10 gauge scrap copper wire begins to recover at a higher rate than that of 6 & 8 gauge copper wire. 10 gauge copper is rapidly seen in scrap yards, as it has a high usage in the electrical trade.
12 Gauge Insulated Copper Wire
Common usages; Common residential wiring, household lighting, receptacles and small appliances. Similar to 10 gauge copper wire, 12 gauge is also widely used in the electrical trade an thus widely sold to scrap yards.
14 Gauge Insulated Copper Wire
Common usages; Common residential wiring, household lighting, receptacles and
Cat 5, Cat 6
Common usages; Common residential wiring, internet, security systems. Cat 5 and Cat 6 wiring has a low recovery rate of copper and is considered in the scarp metal industry as Insulated #2 copper wire.
Insulated Aluminum Wire
I Buy Scrap Recycling Purchases all types of Insulated Aluminum Wire or EC wire. We do not purchase large gauge Insulated Aluminum wire from anyone other than electrical contractors or licensed contractors
We do not accept stripped copper wire from anyone other than licensed contractors with a valid contractors license.
Scrap Copper Prices
The scrap metal markets are in a constant state of fluctuation just like other highly traded commodities they change daily. For up to the date scrap copper prices please consult our pricing pages for the most accurate scrap copper prices.