Sutter Metals Recycling accepts many types of copper scrap metal. #1 Copper is any copper material that is free from any other contaminants such as brass, paint, steel, plastic, or tin. #1 Copper can be found in many plumbing fixtures, radiators and electrical parts. Contractors and plumbers will often end up with fixtures that can be upgraded to #1 Copper by cutting off any brass fittings or tin solder from the copper tubing. Be sure to also double check for rubber seals inside the copper pipe. This simple task will net more money once the #1 Copper is recycled with Sutter Metals Recycling.