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What is the current price for scrap copper?


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June 18, 2011 12:37PM

As of October 28, 2008 - The price of scrap copper varies with the type of copper (wire, cable, buss bar, etc.) and how it is prepared. Bare brite stripped cable will get around $1.50 per pound whereas other grades will get you less value.

As of early June 2011

East coast USA

#1 Bare Bright Wire $3.60 /lb.

#1 Copper Tubing/Flashing $3.30/lb.


Scrap Bare Bright Copper $3.80 lb

Scrap #1 Copper $3.70 lb

Price for scrap copper do fluctuate on a daily basis so check spot prices, comex and websites that offer scrap metal prices.

Scrap copper prices vary according to the grade of scrap copper (bare brite, #1, #2, etc.) as well as per supply and demand and the comex and spot market prices. Depending on quantity of material and your location in the world you can expect to get anywhere between 3 - $3.75 per pound of scrap copper. stripper clean scrap copper will get you the highest recycling prices.