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What is the price per pound for scrap copper?

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The price per pound of scrap copper varies by region and type of copper being turned in for scrap. As of Oct. 21, 2015, bright copper with more than 99 percent pure copper content is worth between $2.32 and $2.35 per pound. Pure copper is $2.39 per pound.

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Regional variations of the price per pound of scrap copper is fairly consistent. Prices on the West Coast are fractionally higher than those on the East Coast. Scrap copper with a higher content of copper is consistently worth a higher price per pound across all regions. Up-to-date scrap prices can be found at websites such as ScrapRegister.com.

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