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How To Find Copper Scrap To Make Money

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The price of copper is generally more than any other metal, which is why it is the main thing a lot of scrap collectors want to collect. The more weight they have in copper, the more money they will make. If you would like to collect a lot of copper scrap to earn some money as a side business, you will want to make sure that you are collecting as much as possible. You can do that by taking advantage of the information found here: 

Drive Around On Garbage Pickup Day

One great way to find some copper for recycling is to simply drive around on garbage day. A lot of people will set things out on the curb that will have copper inside of them. Old wiring from a house that was remodeled or window air conditioners that are no longer working will often end up out with the garbage the night or morning of pickup. If you have a truck, you can load it up with all of the scrap that you can find. Just remember, you will have to take the copper out of the air conditioner or remove the plastic casing used for the wiring before taking it all to the recycling center.

Tell Everyone On Social Media

There are some people out there who do not want to throw away any metal, especially copper, when they know that it can be recycled instead of ending up in a landfill. However, they might not have the time to deal with it. If you get on the various social media pages that you are on and you announce that you are doing scrap metal removal for free, you might find a lot of people messaging you. Start a little schedule and try to do all pickups in the best order in terms of location. For example, visit one neighborhood a day so that you are not driving excessive miles bouncing back and forth between towns. The less you have to spend on gasoline, the more of a profit you end up with in the end.

Start collecting copper scrap now. If you are only getting a little at first, you could always begin a scrap box of copper and keep it in your garage or basement. When you get a lot of it, you can then take it to the local recycling center. Call ahead of time to make sure that they accept copper.