Copper Recycling in Round Rock

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Gardner Metal Recycling has been serving Round Rock, Texas for over 50 years. We offer contractors and individuals the most competitive pricing on their scrap copper in the state.

As Round Rock expands, there is a growing need for businesses to recycle their scrap metal. Not only is it great for the environment, but it is also great for a company’s bottom line as well.

We at Gardner Metal Recycling offer construction companies, electronics manufacturers and machine shops the opportunity to increase their profit margins by selling their valuable copper scrap. Why leave money sitting on the table?

What Types of Scrap Copper Are There?

Scrap copper comes in many shapes, sizes and grades. Knowing a little about copper can make you more money when taking your copper to the scrap yard.

Scrap copper is typically found in the form of insulated wire or pipe. It can be found in walls to transport water or in HVAC and refrigeration units.

#1 Copper

This is the top grade of copper. #1 copper is free of paint and other coatings. It is as clean as can be and fetches the highest price.

#2 Copper

#2 copper is going to be a bit dirtier. It might have solder, paint and other debris. It will need to have some work done to it before it can be recycled.

Where to Find Copper Scrap


Round Rock, Texas is home to Dell computers—one of the largest electronics manufacturers in the world. Copper is used in many electronic components because it is a great conductor of electricity. Computers, cell phones and tablets all use copper in order to function efficiently. Copper scrap—as well as other metals—that come from electronics, are known as e-waste. Ewaste can fetch a pretty penny at a scrap yard. It might be worth holding on to your outdated devices before upgrading to the next big thing.


Copper pipes are some of the most valuable scrap metal around. They can be found in the walls of your home or in office buildings. Copper has a natural resistance to corrosion, so it is often used in the transportation of water.

During a home renovation or building demolition it is possible for a lot of copper scrap to be exposed. Selling the copper you find can help fund the project.

Scrap metal can add up quickly on a job site. Gardner Metal Recycling offers contractors scrap metal recycling dumpsters with pickup and drop-offs at your job site. We will work around your schedule for all pickups and drop-offs.

Machine Shops

Machine shops that mill or turn copper end up with a lot of scraps. Machine shops fabricate and make custom items for countless industries.

If you own a machine shop, you would be doing yourself a favor by recycling your scrap copper.

Copper Scrap Prices

Copper, like any commodity, fluctuates in price. It is affected by both global and local market conditions. If the housing market plummets and new home construction slows, the price of copper will drop.

The best way to find the most current pricing for copper and other scrap metals is to contact your local scrap yard. They will be able to give you the most up-to-date pricing as well as give you the rundown on what metals they accept.

How Scrap Copper Is Recycled and Repurposed

Scrap copper can be used over and over again without it degrading in quality. That is why copper scrap is so valuable.

Copper scrap is recycled for use in motors, electronics, HVAC and refrigeration. There are countless uses for copper and recycling helps to keep the price down by not having to mine for virgin ore.

Gardner Metal Recycling Buys Copper Scrap from Round Rock

We have been helping contractors in the Round Rock community for many years. We offer dumpster rental, demolition and clearing services as well as many others.

Selling us your copper scrap can have a very positive impact on your overall profits. To take the next step toward improving your company’s bottom line, contact us for your free consultation.

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