Where can I find scrap electric motors to sell?

Sellable electric motors are quite common and can be found in many household items. In fact, you can find scrap electric motors in the following places:

  • Old whitegoods (such as fridges)
  • Lawnmowers
  • Car engines
  • Appliances (including washing machines and air conditioners).

What types of metal do electric motors contain?

Most electric motors contain either copper, steel or aluminium, making them quite valuable in the scrap metal industry. Non-insulated copper wire is perhaps the most profitable metal that can be found in electric motors. Stripping these wires from any surrounding structures (such as pumps or pulleys) will help to maximise the value of your copper, especially if you have a collection of scrap motors that can be sold.

Are electric motors categorised in grades?

There are a number of different grades when it comes to scrap electric motors. Sorting your motors into these categories before visiting a scrap dealer will make the process quicker and easier for both parties. The grades are as follows:

  • Contaminated: Includes motors connected to excessive foreign materials (such as wood or plastic)
  • Non-contaminated: Refers to motors that are not attached to foreign materials
  • High-grade motors: Alternator and starter motors, typically found in cars and trucks.

Where can I sell electric motors near me?

Electric motors are easy to sell with Metal Recycling Birmingham. We buy both ferrous and non-ferrous metals in all kinds of conditions, including scrap electric motors. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience in scrap metal recycling, making us the most experienced and professional choice as a scrap metal dealer. We also offer free 24-hour scrap metal collection bins for your site, which you can use to accumulate your metal over time, allowing you to negotiate higher prices for your metal overall.