Are plumbers allowed to keep old copper/brass fittings to sell for scrap metal? If so how much can you make?

Obviously you would if you owned your own plumbing business. Im talking more about plumbers who are starting out and get hired by companies. Just curious as plumbing is one of many jobs/careers I'm researching. I think it would be cool to have a job that pays more than $15 an hour where you could trade in scrap and make more money on the side. I used to collect scrap a few years back and thought brass was way underrated as scrap metal because its way heavier than copper and was the second most valuable metal behind it and people would just toss out faucets and only save copper pipes and wires. submitted by /u/fastercheif [link] [comments]

Obviously you would if you owned your own plumbing business. Im talking more about plumbers who are starting out and get hired by companies. Just curious as plumbing is one of many jobs/careers I'm researching. I think it would be cool to have a job that pays more than $15 an hour where you could trade in scrap and make more money on the side. I used to collect scrap a few years back and thought brass was way underrated as scrap metal because its way heavier than copper and was the second most valuable metal behind it and people would just toss out faucets and only save copper pipes and wires.

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