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I am very happy with Elgin Recycling and their staff and will continue to use them for years to come! Zach M. Customer Since 2007 Elk Grove Village ,IL

Copper Recycling

Copper is created in volcanic areas that have a high concentration of hot sulfuric P1011587solutions. It is estimated to have been discovered by man in 9000 BC in the Middle East. The earliest use of copper has been found to date back 10,000 years. It has been used through out history in everything from tools to currency. The Ancient Egyptians used copper for many applications, one them being the earliest know plumbing systems they constructed within their structures. Copper has been an essential material to man since pre-historic times. Today copper has many uses which include: plumbing, construction, manufacturing and electrical. Electrical wiring is the most common use of the metal which is due to its superior electrical conductive properties. Copper is 100% recyclable and it’s the third most recycled metal after Iron and Aluminum. Researchers estimate that 80% of the Copper ever mined is still in use today.

We recycle all types of Copper.

  • Copper Wire                 
  • Insulated Copper Wire
  • Communication Wire
  • Plumbing Copper
  • Roofing CopperDSC01817
  • Copper Sculptures
  • Coax Cables
  • Aluminum Copper Radiators
  • Household Items
  • Transformers
  • Electric Motors

The average home contains 400 lbs of Copper that is used for electrical wiring, pipes and appliances. The average car has 50 pounds of Copper.

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