June 28 2011 – the latest current scrap copper prices from the East Coast of the USA are as follows:
#1 Bare Bright Wire $3.60 /lb.
#1 Copper Tubing/Flashing $3.20/lb
#2 Copper Tubing/Wire (Tin Coat) $3.05 /lb.
#3 Roofing Copper $2.90 /lb.
Brass $1.80 /lb.
Insulated Copper Wire $1.10 /lb.
THHN Cable $1.90 /lb.
Insulated Cable $2.30 /lb.
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside) $2.80 /lb.
As you can see, in order to maximize your scrap copper prices, you need to prepare and strip all insulation off your copper. Also always separate your copper from other non ferrous and ferrous materials as well as keep all debris from the pile. Happy recycling!