Stripping Copper Wire - Is It Worth? | Greener Recycling. Calculation for 250mcm-750mcm. 250mcm-750mcm wire has 90% copper recovery, so let's use same 100 lbs. if you were to sell it the way it is in today's market you would get average 1.50 per pound so it would get you 150.00 without doing a thing to it, just bring it to a recycling yard and sell it.