Copper Recycling- Why is it So Valuable?

Recycled copper wire

You can call it “poor man’s gold”, copper is one of the most lucrative metals you can recycle. Being one of the oldest continually used metals in the world, copper is found as an alloy in other metals, as well. Copper recycling helps preserve the value of this prestigious metal.

The average American home’s inner working depend on copper and all the properties it brings. Being an excellent conductor of electricity and heat, copper wire makes up much of a typical home’s wiring. The alloys that make up a lot of the plumbing pipes in a typical home contain copper, as well. The only metal that conducts electricity and heat better than copper is silver.

Copper recycling is essential because it requires much less energy to recycle it than to make it brand new. This provides savings in more than just time and money.

At Scrap Mart, we buy all kinds of copper. Pipes, wires, electric motors, and roofing materials, we will buy it all from you. Scrap Mart offers top dollar payouts for copper and all other scrap metals you have to sell. And with our Drive Thru Non-Ferrous, you can drop off all of your metal recyclables with no trouble at all. We are currently St. Louis’ only drive-thru recycling center.

In addition to copper, we recycle old computers, old batteries, steel, brass, and aluminum. Have an old car you can’t get rid of? If you can get it to us, we will be very happy to take it from you.

Contact us today to find out more about the recycling services available at Scrap Mart!

Make Quick Money by Recycling Copper Wire

Recycling Copper Wire

You can make real money by recycling copper wire you have on hand. Recycling this valuable commodity means instant payment by the pound when you bring copper wire or other copper scraps into Scrap Mart from anywhere in the greater St. Louis region. That copper wire can be renewed and recycled, again and again.

Copper has enduring value because it is in demand for construction uses. It swiftly transfers electric current from the power grid to most any light switch, hidden in the walls around us. Scrap copper is readily melted down and formed into plumbing pipes and other products for home and industry. This creates a constant demand for this practical material, leading to consistent payouts when you bring copper in for recycling.

Why should you personally recycle copper wire?

  • The most popular reason we hear about is to benefit from our quick, generous payouts. But if that’s not enough to motivate you, we have a few other compelling factors to consider.
  • Recycling copper wire also keeps our environment a healthy place. Working copper mines still exist, but the sheer effort of ore extraction and the toxic damage to local environments proves costly — far more costly than copper recycling both in terms of current health effects and unknown future impacts.
  • Recycled copper keeps material costs affordable, too. Your quick trip down to our metal recycling station helps decrease the cost of copper for all new industrial and residential applications, including street lighting, keeping our communities livable and safe.
  • Because copper is so popular to use, during any building demolition you are highly likely to come across copper wire, plumbing or any other items.

Come on down!

Do some good while you do well for yourself. You and the broader community both benefit when you bring that old wire in and sell it to us here at Scrap Mart Metals!

We offer you top dollar for recycling copper wire in our modern, efficient drive-thru and drop-off non-ferrous metal recycling center. Get in touch to find out more. We have been making it a no-brainer to bring in multiple kinds of scrap metal recyclables from homes, businesses, and organizations since 2011.

Convenient Copper Recycling in St. Louis

Your Copper Recycling Experts

It is common knowledge that recycling is good for the environment, but at Scrap Mart Metals recycling can also be good for you, and convenient too! Located in the St. Louis area, Scrap Mart Metals is seeking to recycle your copper for you. We will purchase your recyclable copper, and in exchange you get to leave with extra money and a cleaner environment. The following are items that you can bring in for copper recycling at Scrap Mart Metals:

  • Copper pipes
  • Copper wire
  • Copper electric motors
  • Copper roofing

Many of these items are commonly used in both residential and commercial applications, and a simple check of your property may result in you finding copper that we want to recycle for you. Copper piping, for instance, is commonly used in plumbing. If you have recently renovated or had recent plumping repairs completed, you may have discarded copper piping to recycle.

The same could be said for copper wiring. Commonly used by electricians for residential and commercial electrical wiring, you may have discarded copper wiring from an electrical project which may need to be recycled.

Copper electric motors can be found in many electrical devices and appliances. For instance, a motor found in air conditioning unit likely contains copper, as would motors found in appliances such as a washing machine and dryer.

Recently installed a new roof? We will purchase your discarded copper roofing from you.

Scrap Mart Metals makes it convenient for you to recycle your discarded copper materials. Our facility features drive thru recycling, making it fast and easy for you to recycle your items and collect your cash. In addition to the convenience we offer, Scrap Mart Metals also pays top dollar for your copper. Don’t let your discarded copper materials go to waste; contact us today. Come visit Scrap Mart Metals to recycle your waste and leave with extra money!