Aluminum wire that has a steel core going through or around it is called aluminum wire with steel. Aluminum wire w/ steel is commonly used in power grids as well as airplanes. Electricians can find aluminum wire w/ steel at major construction site and home remodels and separate it from their normal aluminum wire so you don’t have your entire pricing downgraded. Use your magnet to find out if your aluminum wire has steel in or around it so that you can get an accurate pricing for aluminum wire with steel at the scrap yard.
If you are not sure what your aluminum wire is worth, use the iScrap App to find scrap metal yards near you and their current prices for aluminum wire w/ steel. Also, large loads of aluminum wire w/ steel can be scheduled for pick up easily on the app by using the container request form. Contact the scrap yards for the current Aluminum Wire w/Steel Scrap Prices depending on your amount of material. The price on aluminum wire with steel will always be cheaper then normal insulated aluminum wire because the process to take the steel out is much more complex and time consuming. See more Scrapping Videos here.