The best copper scrap dealer in Blackrod can help turn your discarded trash into cash. Wigan Metal Recycling has been in business since 1904 – that is an amazing 116 years! Over the century and more that we’ve conducted operations, we’ve built a solid reputation. Currently, the family owned enterprise is owned and managed by the third generation. Today, it has come a very long way from the days when Elias Calderbank discovered his interest and passion for dealing in scrap metal. He and his wife hired out pony and carts to the local “rag-n-bones” men who cruised the streets accepting unwanted stuff in exchange for cash. The business grew steadily over the years and now it involves state of the art equipment. We are now based on an award-winning site in Bradley Hall, Standish.
For clients in Blackrod, copper scrap dealer services play a crucial role in recycling this valuable resource. Recycling copper is nothing new, because it has been practiced for thousands of years. Copper and copper alloys are very expensive. Legend has it that the famous Colossus of Rhodes (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) was made of copper. The statue is long gone, but historians speculate that the copper must have been smelted and recycled to make more useful artefacts and utensils. War cannons and church bells are other sources of valuable copper metals. Commercial supply of copper is used to make fine wires for the electrical industry. This copper has to be very pure to ensure proper conductivity. Power cables also require pure copper.
No matter how big or small the amount of copper you have to sell, our copper scrap dealer in Blackrod is glad to pay the current rates for it. For more details on how we can assist, contact Wigan Metal Recycling. Copper for recycling is available in building construction sites in the form of building wire, plumbing and electrical wiring, fittings, valves, tubes, built-in appliances, and brass goods. It is also available in discarded household appliances such as air-conditioners, heat pumps, boilers, dishwashers, refrigerators, dryers and cook-tops. Once these products are degraded, due to wear and tear, aging and damage, the copper in them can be recycled successfully.