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What is copper going for $/lb these days?
01-13-2006, 06:44 PM
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Whats the market value been lately? I have a whole bunch of scrap I want to get rid of. I heard it was high.. like 1.30 /lb.


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01-13-2006, 06:49 PM
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Call the scrap yard lol
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01-13-2006, 07:42 PM
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i was offered a buck a pound and he was picking it up. not sure what they're paying if you bring it in.




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01-14-2006, 08:00 AM
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I don't know about price per pound but, copper tubing at my familys hardware store just keeps going up. It has probably doubled in the past few months.




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01-14-2006, 12:12 PM
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Copper is in high demand because it is used in construction both here and throughout the world, plus in everyday appliances, cars, wiring, computers, motherboard thingys....just about everythying.

It and Aluminum go for pretty good prices. At the salvage/metal recyclers, its $1.30 per/lb near me for clean copper. I forget what it is for dirty. Aluminum is $.38 per pound clean or $.22 per pound dirty (paint, steel bolts, plastic on it).

I have been needing some extra cash, so I helped a guy clear some property he has that people have been using as an illegal dumpsite. I used a utility trailer and collected quite a few thousand pounds of bau-met (scrap steel). I have made $222.97 in the past couple weeks........thats at $3.25 per 100 pounds...so like over 6,000 lbs. It ain't worth a lot for the steel....but it was mostly easy work since it was all together and I didn't have to travel out of my way to pick it up.

Then yesterday, I took a about 40lbs of insulated wire (bad jumper cables, wires from houshold appliances and a/c units and washer/dryers) at $.22 and made $8 and then sould 300 pounds of dirty aluminum for like $66. So thats $296.97 I have made in the past couple of weeks working for a few days only a couple hours at a time. It helped me buy some books I have been wanting to read and also some new shoes, etc. Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!

I have noticed some other illegal dumpsites with just tons and tons of scrap metal and I figured it would be worth it to contact the owners just to see if they would let me clean up their property for "free" if I keep the scrap. Plus, its like a mile from the recyclers, so super easy on the gas and time. Naughty Naughty Naughty Naughty Naughty




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01-14-2006, 01:56 PM
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At the moment I have about 110 lbs of pure clean copper in my basement I'm getting more slowly. These should be good. Help pay for my future locker.

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01-14-2006, 07:31 PM
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i dropped off 365 lbs the other week and got 531 for it




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01-14-2006, 08:28 PM
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i got a $1.10 a pound for some about two months ago.




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01-15-2006, 04:37 PM
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I got a 1.59 for burnt copper. I had 396 pounds of it. I think the clean copper was going for 1.72 or so here in indiana. That was the last week of december.




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01-16-2006, 02:34 PM
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Last summer we got $1.50/lb for clean copper. I know that isn't that recent, but it should still be close to that I'd imagine.




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