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Collecting copper wire for scrap money has proven to be quite a popular and profitable hobby. Definitely profitable, if you tend to collect enough of it- and collect it safely and legally!

How do you go about stripping your wires to collect the copper portion?  Do you choose a sharp knife? Have you developed your own wire stripping machine or did you go out and purchase one? We were curious so we ventured on to YouTube to see the many different ways scrappers collect their copper.

Here are just a few videos we found on YouTube of different ways to strip wires.

Also, 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 takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your 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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At Upstate Metal Recycling, we not only encourage you to scrap your metal, steel, copper, aluminum, etc but we also encourage you to adopt your own recycling program.  Recycling scrap for extra cash may be beneficial to your pocketbook, but what about the rest of your recyclables? These may not very profitable to you, but don’t forget how helpful they are to our environment.

The Green Register (thegreenregister.com) recently posted an article on the steps to take to create a recycling program at your workplace.  Think about all the takeout containers, aluminum foil and other plastics that are used on a daily basis during the lunch hour …or what about the office E*Waste? Help encourage your office to start a recycling program now.

 Check out this article to help get your office recycling program started! How to Create A Workplace Recycling Program.

Also, 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 takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your 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.

We’ve had a crazy couple months at Upstate!  But don’t get us wrong, crazy isn’t always a bad thing!  Business has been booming with the prices of copper and aluminum on the rise, but we’ve also taken on a fairly huge project. When we say fairly huge, we mean almost giant.

Case and point:

Over the past few weeks we have been busy cutting down the water tower on the corner of Carroll and Lima Roads.  This water tower could hold up to 400,000 gallons of water at a time, but unfortunately its water holding days are over.  With no use for the tower, it was time to demolish. At first, Upstate’s owner, Marty Henry was apprehensive about involving the press because of liability issues.  But to all of our surprise, the press made their appearance without any help from the business. WANE TV even caught the tower tumbling on video! Thankfully, the water tower came down without any issues and work started immediately.

Check out the video footage! Water Tower Tumble

It’s nice to know that the Fort Wayne/Huntertown areas are trying their best to keep the business local. Thanks, Fort Wayne!

It’s safe to say that the month of August was good to us!  Upstate Metal Recycling had a record breaking month in the scrap industry. On top of the successful scraptastic month, copper and aluminum prices are on the rise. This not only is this encouraging to business, but it also gives those customer’s a bigger incentive to keep scrapping.

 

If you have copper to scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ us on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

Upstate Metal Recycling is happy to report that copper prices are on the rise for the fifth week in a row!

Check out this recent article on the Metal Miner website!

US Copper Producer Prices Rise on Weekly Copper Price Index

If you have copper to scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling takes great pride in giving you a great deal on all your 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.