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How to Scrap a Stereo

2021-02-23T03:01:05-06:00Categories: How To|Tags: , , |

When a car or home stereo goes bad, rather than throw it out, it's worth the effort to take it apart at least a little bit and get at some of the potentially valuable scrap metal inside. In this post, we'll give you some tips and tricks to make the process of dismantling a stereo easier. Metals such as copper and even gold (in small amounts) are often available inside stereos, and even the wiring and motherboards can have significant value.

Top 5 Places to Find Copper for Recycling

2021-02-23T03:26:56-06:00Categories: Scrap Metals|Tags: , , , |

There’s a reason copper is one of the most frequently recycled metals at scrap facilities like Encore Recyclers. It’s pretty much the most valuable per-pound metal that you can frequently find in large quantities. However, it’s a lot easier to find if you know where to look—so here are the top five places to find scrap copper.

Should You Burn Your Copper Wire to Earn More Money For Scrap?

2021-02-23T04:22:00-06:00Categories: Safety, Scrap Metals|Tags: , , , , |

Spoiler alert: NO! We saw a disturbing video of a man advocating the burning of insulated copper wire, purportedly to qualify the wire as Copper #2, which brings a higher sale value when sold as scrap than insulated wire. Please don't do this.

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