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Created On: 21 April 2013 01:26 PM
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 21 April 2013 01:26 PM
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whjohnson

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Anyone know what the latest price scrap copper is fetching?

Not sure if all metals prices have fallen since the big gold sell-off last week.

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 21 April 2013 02:14 PM
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Bright copper wire (stripped cable) around £3.70 - £4.00 per kg.

PVC coated copper wire (unstripped cable) around £1.40 - £1.90 per kg.

Shop around as it is competitive, the more you weigh in the greater the kg price is, copper prices are slowly coming down since the opening of a couple of large mines in South America.

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 21 April 2013 06:40 PM
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£4.20 for bright this week.

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 21 April 2013 06:44 PM
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What's a old battery off a van worth and old burglar alarm batteries?

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 21 April 2013 08:17 PM
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Most yards don't take battery's now as they are classed as hazardous, so your supplier is the best place to get rid of non van batteries
 21 April 2013 08:42 PM
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Originally posted by: 505diff

Most yards don't take battery's now as they are classed as hazardous, so your supplier is the best place to get rid of non van batteries


What's the difference with van batteries?

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 21 April 2013 11:41 PM
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Last time I went, (around the end of January) I got £4-odd for copper pipe and around £5 /kilo for grade a bright copper wire, so it looks like prices have softened slightly.

Oh, and I got £3 for an tiny old 6V lead acid motorcycle battery.

I now have my old lead acid van battery and around 10-15KG of bright copper wire to weigh in tomorrow so I'll report back on what I get.

I keep looking at that 7 metre offcut of 16mm 3 core SWA sitting in the corner of my w/shop and keep asking myself
'It's a usable length - will it come in for a future job? Or shall I just strip and get rid?'

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 22 April 2013 11:19 AM
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insulated copper at EMR 1.63/kilo, batteries( although they will not be listed on the receipt as such 40p/kilo aluminium, 55p/kilo
 23 April 2013 01:49 PM
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Yesterday.

Bright copper wire £4.00/kilo.
Insulated housewiring/flex £1.40/kilo.
Brass (old consumer unit terminals/screws etc) £2.60/kilo.
General steel scrap £0.48 for 3 kilos.
lead acid battery (15 kilos) £7.80.

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