Materials We Buy

The list displayed here provides a general description of some of the scrap metal items and alloys which we commonly purchase from our customers. If you would like more detailed descriptions, click on any of the links below. For general enquiries or further information about these or other items, please contact us directly by phone at 905-612-1288 or e-mail us at info(at)peelscrapmetalrecycling.com

Click on any of the links below for more detailed information:
Copper • Aluminum  • Brass • Insulated Wire • End-of-Life Electronics
Stainless Steel • Nickel Alloys • Nickel • Carbide • Titanium
Steel • Cast Iron • Auto Cast 
Lead • Lead Acid Batteries • Electric Motors • Transformers • Ballasts • Radiators

Insulated Wire

With the wide variety of electrical applications in today’s world, there are quite a number of different grades of insulated wire. It is the weight of the copper, or aluminum, recovered from the wire, less the cost of removing it, which will determine how the wire is valued at market price for the metal. Some common forms of insulated wire are:
Number 1 Insulated Wire
Copper wire that is at least 16 gauge with no coating on the copper wire such as laquer, shellac or tin.
Number 2 Insulated Wire
Copper wire that is less than 16 gauge or has a tinned, laquered or shellac coating.
Communications Wire
Plastic outer casing with number 2 insulated wires inside.
Bx
Aluminum outer casing with Number 1 insulated wires inside.
House Wire
Plastic outer casing with number 1 Romex insulated wires inside.
Tek Cable
Plastic outer casing over aluminum armour with cables of number 1 insulated wire inside. The insulated wire may be of various sizes.
Coreflex
Plastic outer casing over aluminum armour, inside of which, is another plastic casing with copper at the centre. The copper may be of various sizes.

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