Scrap Copper Prices

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Some of the most interesting facts about copper have to do with the copper content of common U.S. coins. Until 1982, pennies were 95% copper; but after that, they have been made of a zinc alloy that is coated with copper, leaving the copper penny with only 2.6% copper. Nickels are 75% copper. Dimes, quarters, and half dollars are 91.67% copper.

Copper’s History

  • The use of copper goes back at least 10,000 years, making it our oldest metal.
  • There was a recent discovery of a copper pendant in Iraq that dates back to 8700 BC.
  • Egyptians used the ankh symbol, which stands for eternal life, to signify copper in their hieroglyphs.
  • In the Egyptian Pyramid of Cheops, archaeologists found a water plumbing system that is at least 5000 years old and the copper piping in it is was still usable.
  • The Statue of Liberty contains 179,000 pounds of copper. It stands up to harsh weather and winds from the ocean and is still beautiful and intact.

Copper’s Characteristics

  • Copper’s abbreviation is CU for the Latin word “cuprum” and its atomic number is 29.
  • Its electron structure is very similar to that of gold and silver.
  • Copper is soft and malleable, meaning it can be shaped or hammered easily.
  • Copper is a reddish-orange or brown color.
  • It is long lasting and is strong enough to be formed into wires.
  • It conducts heat and electricity better than any other metal except for silver and is a part of many metal alloys.
  • It is so versatile that it has been called man’s eternal metal.
  • Sources of copper include chalcosite, chalcopyrite, cuprite, and azurite.
  • It does not react to water. In air, it makes copper oxide.
  • If it is alloyed with zinc, brass is formed.
  • If it is alloyed with tin, bronze is formed.

Coastal Metal Recycling is a family owned and operated business. We are a full service, customer friendly metal recycling center that buys scrap copper for cash.

Scrap Copper Recycling

Coastal Metal Recycling has an exclusive drive-through indoor facility where you can be quickly unloaded to protect you from Houston’s extreme weather.  We have a strong belief in customer service and provide our customers with a clean, fast and friendly environment.

Scrap Copper Buyers

We focus on preserving Houston’s environment.  Scrap Copper is a sustainable resource and can be recycled many times. We encourage copper recycling by giving you competitive pricing for your scrap copper items.

We provide industrial scrap copper pick-ups for our commercial accounts and accept public walk-ins at our facility.

Experience the difference of Coastal Metal Recycling, your customer friendly Houston scrap metal recycling center.

Give us a call today at 713-690-6777 or visit our facility in northwest Houston.

We buy Copper and all non-ferrous scrap metals

  • Scrap A/C Coils
  • Scrap Fittings
  • Scrap Alloys
  • Scrap Litho
  • Scrap Aluminum
  • Scrap Nickel
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Scrap Motors
  • Scrap Batteries
  • Scrap Plumbing Pipes
  • Scrap Brass
  • Scrap Radiators
  • Scrap Carbide
  • Scrap Compressors
  • Scrap Stainless
  • Insulated Wire
  • Valves
  • Scrap Iron/Metal
  • Wheels / Rims
We buy scrap Copper

NorthWest Houston

14002 Hempstead Road

Houston, Texas 77040

(713) 690-6777

Scrap Copper Prices

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Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Noon)

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