As I have mentioned previously, there is a very large number of different types of scrap metal that can be recycled and taken to scrap yards in various cities in New Zealand. The most popular types of scrap metal are the following: copper, lead, aluminium and steel. While these are the most commonly sold forms, they are by no means the most valuable. In actual fact these prices change on a daily basis, which is a surprise to some people, they completely depend on current supplies. Similarly, industry does dictate these prices too, when there is a high demand the prices can double overnight. Copper is found throughout all types of electronic equipment, it is also found in kitchen appliances and various types of equipment in most homes. This is due to wiring being made up of copper, it is a fantastic conductor of electricity so if you want to find some yourself, find some old equipment that you are no longer in need of and take it to bits. Strip all of the wire and get yourself a wire stripper to take the copper out of it. Once you have done this it is then ready to be taken to a scrap yard for recycling. Aluminium is also pretty easy to get your hands on, it is found in many structures and while this material is much more available to builders, you can also find it in your house too. It is also regularly found in electronic equipment, but typically in much smaller quantities than copper. Lead is a dangerous compound in large amounts, you can find it in old pencils but obviously this will not yield much return and most people are seeking bulk amounts of this and this is something that is hard to come by.