M&M Recyling has been converting metal to money for our customers Since 1991 and we're still here for you. Although State and Federal reguations have changed , and due to theft have become much more rigid, we have stayed up to date with the times, and continue to be compliant when many other companies just can't keep up. Let our experience and know how help make your recycling experience a pleasant and profitable one. Reading this can help you understand how you can make the most money on Metal Recycling . #1 copper wire is the size of the lead in a #2 pencil or biger. this is each strand and the size is true four cleen and uncleen (cleen is uninsulated copper uncleen is insulated copper wire ) #1 copper tubing is nothing but cleen tubing. if the tuing has brass fiting on it leaving 6 to 8 inchs of copper with the brass this will make it a #2 tubing but hear is the thing copper pays more then brass.