Almost anything that requires electricity and has moving parts will have an electric motor inside. Electric motors are popular for scrap metal recycling because of their weight and because they usually contain copper wire.
Common household places to find electric motors are in items like vacuums, computers, ceiling fans, air conditioners, washing machines, blowers, and electronics.
Industrial items that contain electric motors include transformers, pumps, machinery, and manufacturing equipment.
Electric motors are common in automobiles, found in starters, alternators, and generators.
How To Scrap Your Old Electric Motors
To get a better price, disassemble the electric motor to separate the wire from the other metal. The wire is usually copper, but it may also be aluminum. Recycling is the best way to get rid of old electric motors. You can bring it to us for proper disposal and get paid for the material.
We offer scrap metal container services to store large quantities of old electric motors and allow for easier transport back to our scrapping facilities. You can call us at 585-762-9080 for rates on scrap metal recycling.