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No.1 Heavy Scrap Copper

No.1 Heavy Scrap Copper Shall consist of clean unalloyed copper solids and must be uncoated.
May include copper clippings, punchings, bus bars, commutator segments clean copper pipe or tubing and Copper wire over 1/16" thick but free of burnt or brittle wire.
This grade is equivalent to the ISRI code CANDY


No.2 Scrap Copper

No.2 Scrap Copper Shall consist of clean unalloyed copper solids.
May include clean, oxidized or coated (plated) copper clippings, punchings, bus bars, commutator segments, clean oxidized copper pipe or tubing free of excessive solder and light gauge clean, oxidized or coated (plated) copper wire but free of fine gauge hair wire. Should be free of excessive oxidation, scale, ash or brittle burnt wire.

  • minimum copper content of 94% remelt recovery rate.
This grade is equivalent to the ISRI code CLIFF


Soldered Copper Pipe Scrap

Soldered Copper Pipe shall consist of assorted copper pipe (of any length) with soldered joints or ends, free of brass or bronze or non-copper fittings.


Beryllium Copper Scrap

Beryllium Copper shall consist of clean beryllium alloyed copper solids, may contain clippings, punchings, bar or pipe, tubing & elbows.


Light Scrap Copper

Light Scrap Copper Shall consist of miscellaneous, unalloyed copper solids.
May include sheet copper, gutters, downspouts, kettles, boilers, foil and unburned hair wire. May include any thin gauge, high surface area solid copper that has surface oxidation only.

  • minimum copper content of 88% remelt recovery rate.
This grade is equivalent to the ISRI code DREAM


Copper Turnings

Copper Turnings shall consist of unalloyed copper turnings grindings or borings, may be contaminated with cutting oils.


No.1 Bare Bright Copper Wire Scrap

No.1 Bare Bright Copper Wire shall consist of bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire, not smaller than 16 gauge
Similar to ISRI code BARLEY with the exception that no green wire is allowed.


No.1 Copper Wire Scrap

No.1 Copper Wire shall consist of clean, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire, not smaller than 16 gauge
Equivalent to ISRI code Berry


No.2 Copper Wire Scrap

No.2 Copper Wire shall consist of clean unalloyed copper wire, free of hair wire, brittle burnt wire and excessive oils

  • minimum copper content of 94% remelt recovery rate.
Equivalent to ISRI code Birch


No.1 Copper Wire Nodules

No.1 Copper Wire Nodules shall consist of No 1 bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire nodules, from a chopping or shredding operation, not smaller than 16 gauge (B&S)

  • minimum copper content of 99% remelt recovery rate.
Equivalent to ISRI code CLOVE


No.2 Copper Wire Nodules

No.2 Copper Wire Nodules shall consist of No 2 unalloyed copper wire nodules, from a chopping or shredding operation.

  • minimum copper content of 97% remelt recovery rate.
Equivalent to ISRI code COBRA


No.1 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap

No.1 Insulated Copper Wire shall consist of plastic insulated unalloyed, uncoated (plated) copper wire, with the copper wire not smaller than 16 gauge (B&S).


No.2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap

No.2 Insulated Copper Wire shall consist of assorted plastic insulated, unalloyed copper wire, free of heavy or double insulation.
Included in ISRI code DRUID


No.3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap

No.3 Insulated Copper Wire shall consist of assorted plastic insulated, unalloyed copper wire, includes heavy or double insulation, plastic insulated telephone cable.
Included in ISRI code DRUID


Copper/Aluminum BX Cable Scrap

Copper/Aluminum BX Cable shall consist of plastic insulated copper wire, armor coated with an Aluminum casing.


Copper/Steel BX Cable Scrap

Copper/Steel BX Cable shall consist of plastic insulated copper wire, armor coated with an steel casing.


Scrap Copper/Fractional Electric Motors

Copper/Fractional Electric Motors consists of electric motors & small copper coil windings from motors less than 1 horsepower in size.


Scrap Copper/Large Electric Motors

Copper/Large Electric Motors consists of electric motors & large copper coil windings from motors larger than 1 horsepower in size.


Scrap Compressor/Sealed Motors

Copper/Sealed Motors shall consist of sealed electric compressor motors derived from common Refrigerators & freezers.


Scrap Copper/Aluminum Rads

Copper/Aluminum Rads shall consist of unalloyed copper tubing surrounded by aluminum cooling fins derived from typical heat exchange radiators.
Equivalent to ISRI code TALK.


Copper Content Scrap

Copper Content shall consist of assorted materials that have a copper content of not less than 30% by weight, may include plating racks, armatures, comutators, laminated items, irony copper, electronic breakage, brittle burnt wires and copper scale.


Scrap Copper

Other Scrap Copper should include any items or materials that are not included in any other copper grade.



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