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Types of Copper we buy and sell

Here are some photos of the types of copper we buy and sell Dry Bright Wire This type of copper be found inside insulated cable, It is ...

Saturday 27 July 2019

Common Forms of Scrap Lead We Buy and Sell

Here are the 2 most common forms of Scrap Lead that we buy and sell, Lead is a very easy metal to Identify, Although when Lead has just been melted it is a silvery colour it will soon turn back to a grey colour, contact with the atmosphere makes the surface gradually oxidize.

Another great way to identify lead is trying to bend it, Lead is a very soft metal and can be moved and bent into a different shape without much effort.

Lead is a very dense and heavy metal and is often used as ballast to weigh things down, Lead is a nonferrous metal and has no magnetic pull this is also another good way to Identify Lead.

Scrap Lead Sheeting

Used lead for roofing is a common form that is recycled, paint will make no difference to the price however if there is asphalte and mortar attached then this will bring the price down.

scrap lead

Scrap Lead Pipes

Lead pipes are also a very common form which is regularly recycled, most properties owners that have their plumbing redone will have changed over to plastic or copper pipes, lead pipes now days are considered obsolete.  

Although Lead is a very heavy material it is a very quick and easy material to handle, weighing and buying lead usually takes us around 5 -10 minutes so you will be back on your way with a lightning fast payment before you know it.  

scrap lead

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Tuesday 16 July 2019

Common Types of Scrap Cable / Electrical We Buy and Sell

Scrap Household Cable / Electrical Wire

This is pretty much any double layered cable which has a copper content between 40% - 50%
Most data cable can also be mixed in with household cable,  
All plugs, sockets etc must be removed before selling as this will bring down the final value of the your cable. 

Please note: we cannot buy any data cable that has BT markings as BT cable is now considered illegal.

scrap cable

Low Grade / Armoured Cable / SWA

Low Grade cable is triple layered copper cable with an extra layer of steel as there are so many layers this cable is usually bought at a lower price to household cable, however the price will get higher if the Armoured cables you are selling has a bigger circumference as this usually means there is a better copper content.

Please note: Lead Armoured Cables and Armoured Aluminium Cables are considered very low grade and would be bought at a lesser rate than standard armoured cables, we recommend stripping the cables if possible. 

scrap armoured cable

Single Core Cable

Singles have a much higher copper content usually between 60% - 70% for this reason we can pay you a much better rate for your cable, the final price would be considerably less if it has plugs attached as we would have to spend time removing the plugs and other attachments it also brings down the overall weight of the cable, The reason why these cables are called singles is due to the fact the they only have one single layer of pvc sleeve and one single copper core, this makes single core cable very easy to identify.

scrap single core cable

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If you need a scrap cable collection it is recommended that you try to let it build up a bit before calling us, as cable does not have much weight, a single bag of scrap pvc wire may only weigh around 10kg, so if possible give us a call when you have around 10 bags of cable this will make it more worthwhile and help cover our outgoings, If have just 1 bag of cable and other metals like lead and cable for example then that will be ok for a collection.