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Created On: 27 September 2012 09:10 AM
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 27 September 2012 09:10 AM
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505diff

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About a year ago i started collecting all old scrap cable as it the time prices were sky high (and still are if you want to by the stuff). I based weather this was worth while on the time it takes to collect,store and get to a scrap yard plus fuel, after all there is not much point spending the best part of a day over a year collecting, storing etc to then get £100 for it. I also it not think it's worth stripping small stuff unless you like working for £5 an hour. This morning I've made a few calls and can't get much better than £3.40 kg for clean copper and £0.90 for unstripped t+e, which to me is slightly on the low side, I'm sure other places by give a better price however it's a bit like driving 20 miles out your way to save 2p at the pumps, one thing out ways an other, Just wondering what prices you guys have been getting lately?
 27 September 2012 04:04 PM
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alanblaby

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www. letsrecycle. com has the current prices for all materials. Unstripped cable is £1.50/kg at the moment, but remember, this is the wholesale price, so as a consumer/small seller, you are only likely to get 66% of that price.

I got £1.45kg in March. As with most things, you need to shop around for the best price.
 27 September 2012 04:58 PM
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Cremeegg

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Working away at present and called in a scrappys in Wandsworth central London this morning - they were offering £1.40/kg for T&E
 27 September 2012 05:41 PM
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mikejumper

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Originally posted by: 505diff
.. after all there is not much point spending the best part of a day over a year collecting, storing etc to then get £100 for it.

Think of it as a bit of beer money and your contribution to saving the planet.
 27 September 2012 07:46 PM
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stateit

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Phone around.

The local independent near to me gives a lot more than the acknowledged local big boy who gets the council contracts and the such.

As one of big-boy's drivers said to me - How do you think he got the fleet of vehicles?

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 27 September 2012 11:31 PM
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Dave69

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i weighed some scrap in yesterday and got £4.80 KG for dry bright copper
 01 October 2012 08:58 AM
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anastasis

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I rang three scrappies last week in the London area - they quoted £3.80, £4.50, and £4.64 per kilo for dry bright copper. First two were small outfits, last was big. Went for the middle one as it was most convenient.

Dave69, where on earth did you get £4.80 from?

Here's a Manchester place that gives prices online - Greengate Metals
 01 October 2012 10:42 AM
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BigRed

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Try EMR, they are pretty keen with prices
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