To keep our homes and communities safe, wires have insulation around them to avoid circuit malfunctioning and other hazards. For old wires you no longer need, you may find valuable copper or aluminum underneath the layer of insulation. With a little work and some simple tools, you can strip the wires of their protective coating and expose the copper and/or aluminum inside. You may find it beneficial and worth your time to do this and then to bring your bare stripped wire to Harry's Metals for a higher compensation.
Scrapping bare wires can be a very profitable income source, but you need to make some considerations. There are wires that will be more profitable than others, and there are wires that have a higher yield when stripped vs covered. Stripping thick wires and cables brings you the highest yield with the least amount of weight being lost by removing insulation. Typically wires that are thicker than your pinky finger are the most profitable, being 12 gauge copper wires or 250 to 750 mcm cables. For thinner, more common wires found in extension cords, circuitry, and telephone cables, it’ll only be worth your time and energy if you have a large quantity of them, at least 75 lbs or more. For those who don’t have the time, tools, or other resources to do so, you can bring your wires to Harry's Metals. We can take care of the stripping. We will pay you a fair price for your scrap. Remember, stripped wires will yield higher compensation, you just have to determine what is worth your time and effort for the smaller wires.
If you have bare stripped wires from electrical construction work or old appliances, you can bring them to Harry's Metals for fair compensation. We are constantly keeping up with market and industry prices on materials, so we can provide you with the best, most fair compensation. Many of our customers are returning customers who have found our business not only easy to use, but honest and ethical. What better way to make some extra cash? Contact us today to learn about our latest prices for different types of metal wires!