Classified as clean, unpainted copper with a minimum diameter of 1/16th of an inch. In order to qualify as #1 Copper, the material must be free of all contaminants such as solder and paint.
Bare Bright Copper
Having the highest scrap copper price of all the grades, Bare Bright can be described as brand new wire stripped of it’s outer-casing. It must be new, clean and write with absolutely no contamination allowed for the highest scrap price.
Classified as a very similar grade of copper as #1, however it can contain a certain degree of paint and/or solder.
Non-flat aluminum pieces used in structural applications. Typically “C” and “L” shapes. Clean state of aluminum extrusions is achieved by containing no traces of steel screws, nuts, bolts, etc. or any other non-conforming attachments. In addition, there may not be excessive lives of paint or caulk in order to qualify as clean.
Radiators (Copper & Brass)
Radiators removed from an older model automobile, containing copper & brass inside it. Accepted in either dirty or clean states, a clean radiator is one which has had the plastic ends on both sides of the radiator removed. A higher scrap value is given to those radiators which are clean.
Materials we accept:
#1 and #2 copper
Care bright copper
Yellow brass (Honey)
Brums and rotors
Hot water heaters
Metal lawn furniture
Materials NOT accepted:
Liquids or fluids of any kind
Hazardous waste or chemicals
Flammable materials (no ammunition or explosives)
Closed containers (such as fuel/gas tanks, enclosed drums or tanks with no 2x2 hole