Scrap Copper at Wallace Reader & Son.

scrap copper

Our yard has been dealing with scrap Copper for over 75 years, with the purpose built Machinery on site to cope with all sizes of scrap Copper.

Our brand new 2013 Terex FUCHS MHL340 is one of the worlds leading scrap Copper handlers purchased in March 2013 to help us handle your scrap Copper in bulk.

With our machinery on site, We can ensure our Burnley scrapyard can handle all quantities of Copper for recycling and have the room to cope.

“Big enough to cope…

…Small enough to care!”

What is scrap Copper?

You may be wondering what scrap Copper is and what we take… Well, basically ANY Copper that need recycling because it’s no longer fit for reuse… With recycling ALL KINDS of metal it doesn’t matter what grade or material you have.

Scrap Copper is most commonly found in house central heating systems. Plumbers usually have a large scrap copper recycling  rate, due to central heating systems being replaced or repaired. Copper has the highest value of the most common household metals.

Central heating piping and cylinders are the most popular copper products however some ornaments, are copper.

Electricians also deal with copper on a daily basis and copper wire and cables are often stripped for the bright wire inside. This is  grade of copper has one of the highest scrap values.

Scrap Copper Prices:

Prices of scrap Copper can fluctuate on a daily basis. (See below for a GUIDE ONLY. Accurate prices can be obtained by Emailing us at or by calling our scrapyard in Burnley on (01282)421146

Metal GroupMetal GradePrice Per TonDate Price UpdatedExamples
COPPERNo.2 Copper£2,80011th November 2016Copper piping with joints/fittings from central heating systems.
COPPERCopper Tanks/Cylinders£2,75011th November 2016Copper Tanks & Cylinders from central heating systems.
COPPERHeavy Copper£3,00011th November 2016copper piping painted no fittings/joints
COPPERNew Copper Tube£3,20011th November 2016New/Clean copper pipe, paint/solder/fitting/joint free!
COPPERDry Bright Wire £3,50011th November 2016From pvc wire or cables. no connections
COPPERGreasy Bright Wire£3,25011th November 2016From underground Cables, usually Lead armoured
COPPERLead Dipped Braziery (free of steel)£2,30011th November 2016From Combi boilers


Copper Collection:

Wallace Reader & Son Ltd can arrange collection for your Copper TODAY!

We can collect your Copper for recycling at any time of the day between 8:30am and 5pm.

We can either drop off a skip for a skip collection OR arrange one of our scrap collectors to collect it for you.

Whichever you decide to choose, We can accommodate and make recycling your scrap metal as easy as possible for you.