Copper Prices in the UK, Today

Updated 18th May, 2022

Copper Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Dry Bright Wire (No Rope) Loose – £7,050
Bright Rope Wire (Thin gauge) – £6,610
Greasy Bright Copper Wire – £6,600
Clean New Tube – £6,980
Flat Electro – £6,980
No1 Copper Wire – £6,600
Heavy Copper 98% – £6,600
No 2 Copper Wire – £6,350
Clean Tanks – £6,200
Braziery – £5,570
Clean Pyro – £2,560
Copper Elements Loose – £1,620

*Scrap metal prices change on a daily basis. The above prices are based on estimates per ton.
To get the latest copper prices get a scrap quote or call 01843 800800.

Copper Recycling

Copper is an element and a mineral essential to our everyday lives, an important metal to industries because of its high ductility and malleability. Copper also has electrical and thermal conductivity and resistance to corrosion. Copper is element number 29 on the periodic table of elements. Copper is a non-ferrous, semi-precious, malleable metal. Copper has applications in areas such as electronics and electricity. Also used in building construction, plumbing and industry, transportation, architecture and consumer products. Copper has an infinite life since it can be recycled from one product to another without loss. Copper is recycled from all types of manufacturing products from motors to computers. Scrap copper prices depend on various factors when it comes to pricing. The grade of copper that is being recycled is a important factor, an explanation is below of scrap copper grades and types.

What are the different types of scrap copper?
  • Dry Bright Copper Wire
  • Clean Flat Copper Electro
  • Clean Copper Tube
  • New Copper Tube
  • Burnt Wire No 1
  • Greasy Bright Wire
  • Heavy Copper 98%
  • Tinned Copper 98%
  • Heavy Copper 95%
  • Burnt No 2 Wire 94%
  • Laquered Wire 94%
  • Thin Gauge Tinned Rope Wire 94%
  • Copper Tanks (Element Free) 92%
  • Braziery Copper 88%
  • Lead Washed Grey Braziery (Steel Free)
  • Copper Elements (From Tanks)
What are the different grades of copper?

Bare Bright Copper
Bare bright copper is the most valuable type of scrap copper. This unalloyed and uncoated copper is free of paint, insulation and other impurities. Not included in this classification is copper piping. Dry bright copper for scrap is no thinner than 16 gauge in thickness – which is of #1 copper quality.

#1 Copper
#1 copper is the second most valuable grade. This category is like bare bright copper but has traces of oxidation. Scrap copper in this grade include clippings, bus bars and clean copper tubing. #1 copper must be free of insulation, fittings, solder and paint.

#2 Copper
#2 copper grade is scrap copper that has a dirty appearance. The copper material content in this category should be between 94% to 96%. Copper pipe or unalloyed wire that has paint, solder, coating or tarnishes is #2 copper. If damage is not extensive, copper fittings with oxidation are generally accepted.

#1 Insulated Wire
This type of copper includes clean, unalloyed, uncoated and untinned wires. Plastic wire insulation with a gauge thickness of 16 or above is acceptable, you do not need to strip insulation.

#2 Insulated Wire
Double, plastic or heavy insulated unalloyed copper wire with a gauge thinner than 16. Extension cords, gadgets and electronics wiring are accepted for this category type. Insulated wires with nickel and tin coatings are usually classed as number 2. Wire should look like #2 copper grade with no insulation.

Copper is one of the most valuable recyclable metals

UK businesses can gain extra profit from recycling copper waste to scrap metal merchants. Scrap copper can be re-used and re-purposed without any loss to the metal’s quality. It’s estimated around 80 per cent of all copper used is re-purposed and recycled.

Copper recycling for commercial businesses in the UK

We collect, buy and recycle non-ferrous metals including copper from businesses across Kent. Does your business produce any copper waste metals? If yes, recycle your copper with us for an extra source of profit for your organisation.

Call us for top scrap copper prices.
Tel: 01843 800800 / 01843 823554
Further reading about Copper:
Copper – Wikipedia / Scrap metal types
Copper Recycling
Scrap Copper Tubes
Copper Turnings
Scrap Copper Piping
Dry Bright Wire
Dry Bright Wire For Scrap
Scrap My Copper
Scrap Metal Worth Today
Copper scrap pipe

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Excellent service from start to finish. A special mention to Sacha and Gus for their professional and helpful approach.

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Fantastic business to trade with. Stuart and the team are all extremely helpful, would highly recommend

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Daniel O'Brien30-04-2021
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Booked in for my car to be collected. very efficient, well organized with no issues, money paid straight into my account the same day. The driver was very helpful and polite. Would happily use this company again.

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Very happy with the service I received. Helpful and friendly, even changed the battery for me. Would try them for parts fist before anywhere else.

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Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

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Great people to do business with.

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I needed a part for my car but didn't want to pay through the nose. i went to the shop and they found the part i needed quickly. i was very happy with my purchase.

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Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green11-10-2020
Google

Very friendly both over the phone and in person. Had all the parts I needed. Matt was extremely helpful and went out his way to find all the parts I needed.

Connor
Connor11-09-2020
Google

Bought two new tires, balanced and fittedStaff are professional and courteous.

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley11-08-2020
Google

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Lucy Bryant11-08-2020
Google

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Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly11-03-2020
Google

Great service, no problems had a new tyre fitted, and new headlight for my car. Very reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will use again.

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Google

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden11-12-2019
Google

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger11-12-2019
Google

Saying goodbye to my faithful old car was a wrench but the man at the kiosk was so kind. Excellent service, no mucking around but understanding. Good rate for scrap too. Thank you.

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Davina Holness11-12-2018
Google

Good as gold every time I visit.

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Graham Palmer01-04-2018
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Google Reviews

The Service was amazing from start to finish, the best price was given for my car, was picked up the next day and the money was in my account that day. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend

Chris Watkins
Chris Watkins08-11-2021
Google

Excellent customer service. They assisted me in finding a motor and springs for my granddaughters drivers side door mirror. Would definitely use again and would recommend to anyone else that needs help. Thank you guys!

john dinnage
john dinnage08-11-2021
Google

Excellent customer service!

Odette Askew
Odette Askew01-11-2021
Google

The Team at Reclamet are exceptional and I am so happy with their work. I had a vehicle recycled as it was involved in an accident. Still shaken- the team were care and compassionate. The collection was completely stress free and the staff looked after me all the way. Thanks to all of you ! Brilliant customer service from start to finish!

C Roch
C Roch25-10-2021
Google

Always good professional service would highly recommend 👌

Albert Snelson
Albert Snelson31-07-2021
Google

Great service from Tony in the tyre department cheers

adrian burford
adrian burford31-07-2021
Google

Very good service and cheap.

John Sani
John Sani31-07-2021
Google

Really friendly and helpful.

Keith Reading
Keith Reading30-06-2021
Google

Really helpful

eddie fisher
eddie fisher30-06-2021
Google

A good experience, we needed two part warm tyres for the wife, we turned up, the tyres fitted and we drove away 30 minutes late job done. 🙂

John Gregory
John Gregory30-06-2021
Google

Good price for scrap metal.

Excellent customer service and communication. Prompt pick up of old car and all personnel were friendly and professional.

Sarah Trigg
Sarah Trigg31-05-2021
Google

Top service

alex milham
alex milham30-04-2021
Google

Brought my car in to be scrapped and was offered a fair price, much more than i expected to get for my mini. The owner of the business - Stuart was very helpful along with the girls in the office and the weighbridge. Would happily recommend to friends and family.

Verity Smith
Verity Smith30-04-2021
Google

Was unsure where to begin with locating a certain part, was recommended to Reclamet and now wouldn't go anywhere else, easy and quick process to buy what I was looking for.

Leon W
Leon W30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic service. Recommended.

skweeble
skweeble30-04-2021
Google

Fabulous service and very straight forward. I found Stuart to be immensely helpful and knowledgeable.

Andy Morrison
Andy Morrison30-04-2021
Google

Excellent service from start to finish. A special mention to Sacha and Gus for their professional and helpful approach.

luke stevens
luke stevens30-04-2021
Google

Excellent service they had exactly what I needed.

Gary Gould
Gary Gould30-04-2021
Google

Fantastic business to trade with. Stuart and the team are all extremely helpful, would highly recommend

Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien30-04-2021
Google

Booked in for my car to be collected. very efficient, well organized with no issues, money paid straight into my account the same day. The driver was very helpful and polite. Would happily use this company again.

Margate Missy
Margate Missy30-04-2021
Google

Great place found the staff very helpful and pleasant would definitely recommend them

chris obrien
chris obrien30-04-2021
Google

Found the experience very easy and all staff i dealt with were very helpfull

Jerry Borrie
Jerry Borrie30-04-2021
Google

Needed a few parts for my van a week ago kieran was very helpful and knowledgeable part fits and works thanks for the help highly recommended extremely professional and outstanding customer service

Adam Burkett
Adam Burkett18-03-2021
Google

Honest, great communication, great prices. Friendly. I had a damaged catalytic converter from an attempted theft and Reclamet was the only company that had adequate communication and was not dodgy as most of the other scrap metal dealers seemed. So it was well-worth my drive from central London to Kent to get the £784 they paid me for the catalytic converter. Impressive :-)

Peter Johnson
Peter Johnson27-11-2020
Google

Very happy with the service I received. Helpful and friendly, even changed the battery for me. Would try them for parts fist before anywhere else.

Craig Alexander
Craig Alexander27-11-2020
Google

Friendly staff helpful and have most things in stock

Sam Small
Sam Small20-11-2020
Google

Great people to do business with.

Steve Ranger
Steve Ranger20-11-2020
Google

Needed my car scrapped and used Scrap My Car, great service and fast turn around and got a good price too.

Ian Fraser
Ian Fraser15-11-2020
Google

Absolutely brilliant, needed some steel re-bar for a project, super friendly staff, let me pick out what I needed. Excellent, highly recommended. Will come back!

Bambi Sham
Bambi Sham11-11-2020
Google

Always go for puncture repairs, £10. Also do new and part worn tyres

Mark Wilcox
Mark Wilcox11-11-2020
Google

I needed a part for my car but didn't want to pay through the nose. i went to the shop and they found the part i needed quickly. i was very happy with my purchase.

Justin Evans
Justin Evans11-11-2020
Google

Brilliant service

Terri Green
Terri Green11-10-2020
Google

Very friendly both over the phone and in person. Had all the parts I needed. Matt was extremely helpful and went out his way to find all the parts I needed.

Connor
Connor11-09-2020
Google

Bought two new tires, balanced and fittedStaff are professional and courteous.

Alex Broadley
Alex Broadley11-08-2020
Google

Got new wheel for my fiat 500 less than third of price as another dealer, highly recommend

Lucy Bryant
Lucy Bryant11-08-2020
Google

Bought a car from them no problems at all highly recommend to all.

Nigel Nelly
Nigel Nelly11-03-2020
Google

Great service, no problems had a new tyre fitted, and new headlight for my car. Very reasonable prices. Staff polite and helpful. Will use again.

Vicky xxx
Vicky xxx11-02-2020
Google

Great price, quick job, excellent all round.

Chris Hazelden
Chris Hazelden11-12-2019
Google

Brilliant service as always,Good price and fitting.

Adam Messenger
Adam Messenger11-12-2019
Google

Saying goodbye to my faithful old car was a wrench but the man at the kiosk was so kind. Excellent service, no mucking around but understanding. Good rate for scrap too. Thank you.

Davina Holness
Davina Holness11-12-2018
Google

Good as gold every time I visit.

Graham Palmer
Graham Palmer01-04-2018
Google

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