# Your question: How much are electric motors worth at scrap yards?

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## Does anyone buy old electric motors?

We buy electric motors, transformers, gear reducers and other electrical surplus. If you have used or unused surplus electrical equipment, call Jay Romanoff at 800-366-8778 or email jrri@romanoffindustries.com to discuss the material you have for sale.

## How much copper is in a large electric motor?

On average, fractional electric motors are 9-10 percent copper by weight. AC motors average 7-9 percent copper; DC motors have 15-18 percent copper content.

## What do scrap yards pay the most for?

An Overview of the Most Valuable Scrap Metal Items

• Copper. For many scrappers, copper is king because of the consistently high value it can generate. …
• Brass. While not considered a precious metal, brass is coveted for scrap purposes. …
• Aluminum.

## What is the price of scrap motors?

Current Copper Scrap Prices at Rockaway Recycling

Metal/Material Current Price
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside) \$3.00/lb
Copper Transformers \$0.18-\$0.32/lb
Small Electric Motors \$0.30-\$0.35/lb

## How much copper is in a HP motor?

2) Copper weight is @ 600gm per HP (+/-) 10%.

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## How much is an electric motor worth as scrap?

Most scrap yards, including Scrap Stop, offer a price for electric motors, so that you don’t have to worry about dismantling at all. This price changes based on your region and over time but the current price for electric motors is around 15 cents per pound*.

## How do you calculate the weight of copper in a motor?

The copper weight is calculated by the cross section of a cable x 9.6 and will be shown in kg / km. For example FLRY 1.50 mm² has a copper weight of 14.4 kg / km (9.6 x 1.5).

## How do I dispose of an electric motor?

The electric motor will probably have Insulated Copper Wire connected to it. You can take wire cutters and snip them to remove them from the motor. You can place the wire in your copper wire pile for scrap. Once you have the electric motor removed from your item, you can add them to your pile of electric motors.

## Can old motors be recycled?

Many people think there is nothing they can do with an old or broken appliance except throw it away. Stop! Don’t make that mistake! The electric motor inside is recyclable, and you can receive good money for it.

## How can I make the most money scrapping?

One of the easiest ways to earn money scrapping is to scrap other peoples’ stuff. By going on craigslist or the Facebook marketplace, you can find scrap metal by taking electronics, cars, and appliances off peoples’ hands. You can simply search for scrap metal or free stuff on these sites and find metal to scrap.

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