Electric Motor Recycling 101
Although you may not have a Tesla in your driveway, your house is probably full of electric motors. They power your dishwasher, blender, washer and dryer, and so much more around the house. If you’ve ever had an appliance go out on you, then you should know about electric motor recycling.
Did you know that you could get paid to recycle many of your dead appliances? Here’s how you can do that and more with electric motor recycling.
Recyclable Parts of an Electric Motor
Before diving head first into electric motor recycling, it’s a good idea to learn a little more about what it inside an electric motor.
Most electric motors are composed of magnets, wires, and different types of metal that can all be recycled. The part of the motor that moves, called the rotor, is often a steel shaft that has metal plates that are wrapped in wire attached around it. These wires carry electrical current and so are usually made from copper. Copper is a very valuable part of electric motor recycling because of its various applications in all kinds of machinery.
The part of the motor that is stationary is called the stator and has a lot going on that is important to electric motor recycling. The housing of the motor is typically steel while inside is either magnets or lots of windings. These windings are thin pieces of metal or soft iron magnets that are heavily wrapped in wires. The wire in a stator is also often copper and is one of your more valuable metals.very valuable to electric motor recycling processes.
In short, almost every component of an electric motor is worth recycling.
How Much is my Electric Motor Worth?
The amount of money you can get for recycling an electric motor varies based on factors such as the weight of the electric motor, the specific materials that are inside, and the market rates for the day. The best way to get an accurate number is to swing by Community Recycling in Plano, TX or give us a call at (972) 423-3824. That way, we’ll be able to ask the right questions so you can get the most out of your electric motor recycling.