Where Can You Sell Scrap Copper?


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Scrap yards and some recycling centers pay sellers for their scrap metal; copper is among the most valuable metals they accept. It's important to sort copper by its type before selling it to maximize how much the dealer pays.

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The scrap metal industry is regulated heavily due to copper theft. Copper is valuable, and it's impossible to know where the copper came from once it's melted. As a result, scrap dealers in some areas are required to make a copy of the seller's identification card, and many are forbidden from paying in cash. Sellers may want to call potential scrap yards and ask what they need to bring to sell copper before making a trip.

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