Insulated Copper Wire
Insulated copper wire is a non-ferrous metal that can be found in many common appliances, computer cords, and in construction sites.
There are many types of copper wire that can be scrapped. A few common types to look for are:
- THHN Wire
- Insulated Copper Cable
- Fire Wire
- Data Wire
- Cat 5 Wire
- Cat 6 Wire
#2 copper tubing fetches $1.85/lb and can often be found in your plumbing pipes.
Aluminum varies by quality but fetches around $0.3-0.4 per pound. Although it is not as valuable as copper metals it can be much easier to find. It can be found in
- Old aluminum chairs, beach chairs, outdoor chairs, all can be scrapped for aluminum
- TV antennas
- Pots and Pans
- Jacketing from BX Wire
- Aluminum Cans
Brass is one of the higher valued metals to scrap for over one dollar per pound. The most common source of brass is brass radiators. Scrapping your brass radiator can yield a great result with a heavy radiator.