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USA Location:

18072 Gothard Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

ISRI Partner

About Copper Recovery

Copper Recovery is a manufacturer of wire and cable recycling equipment, offering sales and service worldwide.  We also act as agent or representative for some of the finest European manufacturers of recycling machinery.  

Most recently, we infused our knowledge and know-how gained over the last 18 years of ICW processing, combined it with a proven platform, added in a hefty amount of re-engineering along with a top to bottom refresh. The result? A modern and updated series of wire chopping lines, Phoenix.  We offer Phoenix in four configurations to suit most processing capacity requirements and budgets.

If you need more capacity or have a different processing applications such as Plastic Recycling, WEEE Recycling, E-Waste Recycling, Rigid Aluminum Recycling, PCB and PM recovery, Ferrous Shearing - Baling and ELV Logging, we offer equipment from well-known brands including Hamos Recycling and Separation Technologies, Wagner Shredder, RETO Recycling Technology, Urban Mining Systems (UMS), and GPS Processing Solutions for Ferrous shear baler loggers.

This dual role allows Copper Recovery to provide our customers with a comprehensive offering of recycling equipment, and solutions.  The "one call does it all" philosophy ensures that all our customers receive our Legendary Service for all their recycling equipment.

Since Copper Recovery is also a scrap wire processor, we can offer our customers live demonstrations, trials, and the equipment at our facility is available for R&D and sample testing. Trust Copper Recovery to identify and provide your company with the most economical, efficient, and durable equipment.


Copper Recovery announces the Phoenix Cable Recycling Mini-Plant

Copper Recovery is excited by the news. “With over a decade of running a wire chopper, as well as selling and servicing them, we are uniquely positioned to make the best-in-class product for our customers,” says CEO Christopher Carlson. “We will continue to support our customers’ investment into the future with parts and equipment, but will now also produce what we believe to be a higher quality, updated, and more powerful model.”

Copper Recovery’s new manufacturing partner holds multiple quality certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 14000, and a very long list of welding certifications. They are also certified by multiple third party companies that validate the safety, reliability, and quality of products. These include, TUV, GLC, IQNet, and UNIcert. Quality, reliability, and consistency are now hallmarks of the new Phoenix.

Copper Recovery is also excited to announce its new relationship with Reto Recyclingtechnik GmbH - Recycling Dortmund Maschinenbau, as well as, being the exclusive North American representative for Wagner Machinenbau GmbH (producers of Wagner Shredder).

Phoenix will debut in booth 2537 at the ISRI 2016 Convention & Exposition at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas on April 4-6, 2016. Equipment production is ongoing and Phoenix plants are currently available for quotation and shipping worldwide. Final specs will be announced at the time of the show.

“I have spent my entire career in the scrap industry working with cable recycling plants, and we’ve channeled that knowledge into the Phoenix. We could not be more excited, as this is an accomplishment we can be proud of,” says Beau Janzen, Project Manager of Phoenix. “We’ve installed a lot of machines over the years and have a very tight network of customers. We knew exactly where to focus on reliability and durability. We’ve also been able to implement significant improvements. We also offer Phoenix XD, the expanded version with greater capacity, featuring a Wagner single shaft shredder.”

“We pride ourselves that our wear parts and spare parts inventory has always been complete, with same day shipping available. We will continue to provide parts for existing users into the future. We’ve also setup in-house financing as an option for equipment purchases, so customers have more payment options and can take advantage of the low rates available,” states Chris Carlson.

Contact ISRI at for convention information.

Core Offerings


Learn about our Phoenix cable granulator machine, purpose built production equipment for scrap yards that's made to last. We will revolutionize the way your business handles ICW. 


Wagner Shredder manufactures single shaft shredders in multiple sizes to meet any budget and performance requirement.  Heavy duty dual shaft shredders for small throughputs also available.


A true goldmine of knowledge.  Hamos is the absolute authority on electrostatic separation.  Do not be fooled by cheap immitations.  Send us your sample and guarantee your solution.

Parts & Equipment warehouses in California and Europe allow us to efficiently serve you anywhere in the world.


Chris Carlson

Founder & President

Bob Bingham

Angel Investor

Beau Janzen


Chris Zemany


Core values



Doing the right thing matters. We don't take our commitments lightly. You can rely on us. We are comitted to your success. Success without integrity is failure.



We offer an unprecedented level of customer service typically associated with luxry goods or 5 star resorts. Uptime is of upmost importance and failure is not an option. Even "above and beyond" does not adequately describe how far we go for our customers.



Collaboration, mutal respect, positive attitude, and open communication pave the way to prosperity.

Together Everyone Achieves More  



Through testing at our on-site facility and strong supplier relationships; you can expect continual innovation, evolution and improvements that will make a differnece to your bottom line. 

Your advantage - Our knowledge

Know-how.  Our practical knowledge about processing, running a wire chopping operation, equipment, service, and support are your advantage.  We will teach your team not only how to operate the equipment, but how to run a successful processing operation and identify upgrade opportunities, when it's worth sorting, and when it's not.

  • Procedures and methods cannot be taught by "salespeople" or traditional manufacturers.

  • We adapt our process to your reality, creating a sustainable process for your company.

  • Service and support is lifetime.  Call, email, visit anytime for guidance or assistance.

  • Global presence allows us to service our customers no matter where they operate.

  • We value your experience and respect your requests.