5 Places to Find Scrap Copper in Calgary
Copper, because of its abundant and versatile uses, is highly sought after in the scrap metal recycling industry. Scrap copper can be sold for a good price in Calgary at a scrap metal recycling facility such as Federal Metals Inc., and so it pays to know where to look for it, both inside and outside of your home.
Inside Your Own Home
The best place to look for scrap copper if you are just starting out is inside your own home, in places such as:
- Old plumbing
Old pipes and other plumbing components are often a goldmine of copper. If your pipes ever need to be replaced because they burst or are getting old, then don't just toss them, sell them! You'll often find brass attachments on your copper piping as well, which can also be sold to a metal recycler.
- Old electronics
Old electronics are another fantastic and common source of scrap copper. Laptops, cell phones, cameras, VCRs, DVD players - just about any electronic item you can think of that you might have lying around likely contains copper wires that can be pulled out, stripped, and sold. You can read here about correctly stripping copper wire.
- Old appliances
Many of your old appliances likely contain numerous copper components that can be removed and sold. Large appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers, dryers, and dishwashers contain copper coils and insulated copper wires. You can check for copper inside smaller appliances such as coffee makers, toasters, and blenders.
Outside of Your Own Home:
For those with more experience and willingness to prepare larger amounts of scrap copper for scrap metal recycling in Calgary, two additional places to find scrap copper are:
- Around your neighbourhood
Do you suspect that one of your neighbours is tackling a home renovation project because of the large bins sitting in their driveway? If so, it can be worth it to stop by and ask if they would be okay with you taking their scrap copper and other recyclable metals off their hands. It can save them some extra work and earn you some extra cash.
- At construction sites
Networking is an invaluable tool in any industry. If you want to turn metal recycling into a lucrative gig, your best bet is to introduce yourself to builders and construction foremen. Offer your services and they may allow you to help clear up their construction sites by collecting and taking away scrap metal.
Copper Recycling in Calgary
Whether you have a few copper items that you found around your own home, or copious amounts of copper that you sourced from a construction site, you can bring your haul to the Calgary metal recyclers and suppliers at Federal Metals Inc.
If you have any questions about scrap metal recycling in Calgary or selling your copper give Federal Metals Inc. a call at 403-236-0402 and one of our friendly representatives will be sure to help you out.