Copper has always been a valuable metal, and recycled copper is in high demand worldwide. As a typical homeowner, you might be interested in scrap copper recycling for environmental reasons. But you should also know that scrap copper around the home has value when collected for recycling.
At Tal Metal, scrap copper recycling is an integral part of our collection, separation, and recycling. We offer you competitive pricing for good quality scrap copper, and advice on which types of scrap are most valuable. Brass is also a part of copper scrap (made of zinc and copper) and equally valuable.
Scrap Brass Recycling and Scrap Copper Recycling
When you start to look around your home or business, you’ll notice a good deal of brass and copper that can be collected for recycling. High quality brass and copper can generate a good deal of cash.
- automobile parts
- HVAC components
- appliance fittings
- bearings and gears
- plumbing parts
- roofing material
- wiring and cables
- drainage piping
- HVAC components
- The primary benefits of scrap copper recycling
Scrap copper recycling contributes directly to environmental sustainability. In fact, copper is one of the top recyclable metals. The good news is that scrap copper is plentiful around the home and especially in business environments - everything from wiring, to plumbing, to appliance waste. When scrap copper is recycled, copper mining and refining is reduced and the harmful effects of processing are averted. As well, recycling scrap copper means significant diversion from landfill sites.
When copper is recycled, much less production energy is used compared to processing virgin copper. This represents a major energy saving, and a serious reduction of CO2 (carbon dioxide) that is released into the environment. It’s also important to realize that virgin copper is a finite metal resource, and therefore it’s imperative to recycle as much scrap copper as possible. Simply put, recycling copper is much cheaper than mining, extracting, and processing. Recycling copper makes good economic sense.
In terms of pricing, scrap copper remains in high demand. When demand exceeds supply, homeowners and businesses can realize higher prices for their scrap (both copper and brass). For those who are more serious about collecting scrap copper, the sources are abundant. Serious collectors can assemble scrap material from air conditioning units, automotive vehicles, and even building materials. The key, of course, is to have a reliable scrap yard to accept the materials and offer highly competitive prices.