Copper scrap

Recycling Tips for Cashing in on Your Copper Wires’

When recycling scrap metals, some people tend to focus on bulk collections of aluminum cans or recycling large appliances and car batteries. Sure, these will all help you turn a profit at a reliable scrap metal recycling center, but they aren’t where the big bucks lie.


If making money on scrap metal is your aim, you should really look into recycling the copper wires found in old electronics you or your company no longer use.


Currently, copper wire pays out between $0.25 and $2.70 for various forms of the material. Fortunately for you, Action Metals Recyclers is the highest-paying scrap metal facility in Dallas; so you know you’ll always get top dollar.


If you have some copper wire you could profit from, here are some recycling tips to ensure you get the most out of your scrap metal transaction.

Know What’s Recyclable

Not all copper is environmentally friendly, meaning not all copper wire is recyclable. Taking the time to do your research and determining whether you have recyclable wire is essential. 


We’ll be happy to take some of the weight off your shoulders. Let’s take a look at the copper options that we accept:


  • Copper tubing
  • Bare bright copper wire
  • Chops
  • Insulated copper wire


If you have questions about the type of copper you have on your hands, do your best to sort the copper out in separate bags, bring it to Action Metals, and we’ll be able to tell you what’s recyclable and what’s not.

Strip Your Wire if Possible

Clean wire, or wire that has no insulation on it, will give you more value at a recycling center. After all, in order for us to recycle your copper, we’ll have to ensure it’s free from insulation or fittings.


If you are confident in your wire cleaning abilities, we suggest stripping your wires yourself before heading our way. There are two main ways to strip copper wires:


  1. Purchase a wire stripper and carefully strip insulation from the copper. Make sure to complete this process carefully, as wire strippers can easily nick and break off your copper pieces.
  2. Run a lit flame along the edge of the insulation for a few seconds. Then, before the insulation cools, manually peel off the insulation from the wire. This should create a clean wire that is primed for our recycling process.

Recycle With a Scrap Metal Company

You could always recycle your scrap wires in the weekly bin, but you’d only be throwing your own money away.


We suggest researching and finding a scrap metal recycling company in Dallas or your local area that can help you recycle your copper wire in return for cash.


We can use our industry-standard scales and help you sort your metals to ensure you always leave with an accurate sale from our center.

What Are the Benefits of Recycling Copper Wire?

Get the Most for Your Scrap Metal Today, With Action Metals Recyclers

If you have excess copper wire lying around your property, consider it a goldmine that you need to take advantage of. Action Metals Recyclers is your top choice for getting the maximum price for all of your scrap metals. From copper wire to appliance scraps, we accept most scrap metals you’d find on your property.


Contact us today to learn more about acceptable scrap metals and set up your first drop-off or pick-up.