Mining Copper from my Basement

While I was hauling up the summer tires from the basement–one of my least favourite activities of the season–I noticed a roll of copper tucked in a back corner, a vestige of Catherine’s career as a metalsmith that likely got set there when we moved into the house in 2000 and never revisited.

Having no need for a roll of copper, and having acquainted myself with the wonders of A&S Scrap Metals over the winter, I planned an impromptu field trip with Olivia late yesterday afternoon.

The roll of copper turned out to be 30 pounds of copper, and netted us $126 (at $4.20 a pound).

It turns out that, by happenstance, I timed this deal perfectly, as the price of copper reached an all time high yesterday.

A&S is located out by the airport. It can be seem an intimidating place to visit, but the staff are super-helpful, even if you have no idea what you’re talking about.

Receipt and cash for copper from A&S Scrap Metals


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Ray on May 12, 2021 - 06:24 Permalink

And they give Air Miles too! A & S are a business that genuinely try a little harder.