When copper tubing and roofing copper are mixed together instead of separated, some scrap yards may call it #2/3 mix copper but be sure to ask for their #2/3 Mix Copper Scrap Prices. Although separating these will gain you more money, scrapping them together will still benefit your wallet. Plumbers and electricians as well as contractors and construction workers may find #2/3 mix copper pricing helpful when they are busy and do not have time to separate their copper. We always suggest separating your copper so you get the best price, this way you have no problems with your scrap yards when you go to sell the material and they know what you have is already clean and sorta for them.
The copper that is in these piles will usually also have a heavy portion of solder or paint on the material. This will also devalue the material and can become a big reason why the price for them mixed may have you thinking of separating next time. Most scrap yards will buy the mixes of copper that you have as long as they are clean with little dirt on them, but it can’t hurt to ask ahead of time.
If you need help finding a scrap metal yard that will give you prices for #2/3 copper, check out the iScrap App. The app can help you find a yard as well as their contact information and pricing. If you have a large load of #2/3 mix copper and need a pick up, the app can also help you schedule one with your chosen yard.
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