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How to maximize scrap copper sales
In order to sell something well, you must first be the master of it. Scrap yards in Singapore generally take in all kinds of scrap copper, but they pay different price for different copper grades. They usually have their own prices based on their own grades of copper . We hope that you will learn how to master the difference between copper grades in general through this article by sorting out your copper before heading down to scrap yards to maximize your best scrap value.
Grade 1 / No.1 Copper / M1 Copper
The most valuable and highest paying grade of copper.
- Stripped from any form of insulation
- The thickness of each strand of copper should be more than 2.5mm in general ( As a guide, the pencil lead that we use in school)
- Clear from any form of contaminants which includes signs of oxidation and very negligible amount of patina.
This type of copper is usually retrieved from copper cables and wires after going through a reycling process. Its clean and uncoated surface make it easy to reuse or recycle, and demand a high market price compared to other base metals. As such, it is usually the first thing that scrap collectors look for.
Grade 2/ No. 2 Copper/ M2
Many different kinds of copper fall into this grade. They are generally found in household electrical appliances, plumbing system and electrical wiring system.
- Copper pipe – free of any fittings and excessive paint works
- Copper tape
- Bright Copper less than 2.5mm
- Tin-coated copper
Grade 3 Copper/ Motor Copper
Commercial metal recycling service in Singapore
Approach us today to recycle your copper metal with us. Our annually calibrated 5 tonne weighing scale allows us to weigh recyclable scrap and determine each grade of metal to determine your pay-out. Apart from the type of scrap metal, we also base our prices on the current market value. In a few seconds, we can give you a quote for your pay-out.
Apart from scrap copper, we also collect aluminium, mixed brass, lead, batteries and zinc among many others. We accept any quantity of metal for recycling. You can deliver it to our site or you can ask us to pick it up at your location. Just talk to one of our assistants and we will discuss your needs.
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