What is the price of scrap copper wire?
No 1 bare brite copper wire is around $3 per pound
No 1 copper wire scrap is around $2.87 per pound
Update for June 1 2011 these are some average prices for various scrap copper wire prices
#1 Bare Bright Wire $3.55 /lb.
#2 Copper Tubing/Wire (Tin Coat) $3.05/lb.
Insulated Copper Wire $1.10/lb.
Insulated Cable $2.35/lb.
The best way to get the most from your recycling prices is to strip your scrap copper cable. Otherwise you will get paid less at the scrap yard. There are many websites that provide copper wire scrap prices as the prices do vary on a daily basis and region to region. Like the two links below.