Copper recycling is receiving ever more attention nowadays. How do you usually get scrap copper? Allance has collected some sources of scrap copper. Are you familiar with them?
Scrap copper plumbing Daily life sources
Copper is a very popular used material in our daily life. So it’s not hard for you to find them.
Household fittings, this includes pipes and plumbings. They may be found from a family that plans to make new replacement for their households.
Old appliances, such as washing machines, microwaves and dryers, old beverage dispensers, refrigerators and air conditioners, as well as and decorative pieces or sculptures that contain electrical wiring and coils that can be salvaged for recycling. While please be careful, though these appliances contain copper, they also contain dangerous chemical gasses. So it’s better to recycle them with special tools and machines.
Old automobiles and electronics. You can find a lot of copper in many engine parts of automobiles. Besides, scrapped computers, radios are also sources of copper.
Industrial scrap copper sources
Many industrial work will need large amount of metals, also there will be many scraps. So if you contact relevant person in charge, you may have unexpected results.
Local plumbers, electricians and air conditioning and heating contractors have scrap copper piping and old copper fixtures. Air conditioner compressors and humidifiers contain copper wire, copper tubing and copper/aluminum condensers. Electricians sometimes have copper wire. Some may offer to haul off scrap metal from job sites.
Demolition/remodeling Sites. Large amounts of electrical wire, copper pipes and plumbings can be found in such places. You can contact the remodeling companies and ask to take them off if they have no plan to deal with them themselves.
Besides, many industrial factories can also have copper scraps during their production work. You can go to them and negotiate with them for free or by offering a reasonable amount.