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We’re starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to writing about the increase in scrap metal thefts, but this has become a true problem.  An article was recently published on NBCNews.com discussing how copper theft has become like a nationwide epidemic.  Read the article here.

The article states,

“Ten years ago, copper futures traded at 80 cents a pound on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  By 2006, they were at $4 a pound.  They are now trading at about $3 a pound, lower than seven years ago but still 375% higher than 2003.”

Although copper can be a difficult item to trace, scrap yards and the authorities are working together to try and track down these thieves. We all understand the importance of making a decent living, but we do not condone stealing!

At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal to help avoid your recyclable waste ending up in a landfill. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your car batteries, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

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