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USA Location:

18072 Gothard Street

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

ISRI Member for Over 20 Years

About Copper Recovery

Copper Recovery stands as a premier manufacturer specializing in wire and cable recycling equipment, extending our reach globally with comprehensive sales and service offerings. Additionally, we serve as esteemed representatives for select European manufacturers renowned for their excellence in recycling machinery.


Drawing upon two decades of expertise in cable recycling, we've recently unveiled our latest innovation, the Phoenix series. This modernized line of wire chopping equipment integrates our extensive knowledge, proven methodologies, and substantial re-engineering efforts, resulting in four modular configurations tailored to diverse processing capacities and budgets.


Our partnerships with leading brands such as Wagner Shredder and Urban Mining Systems (UMS) ensure a comprehensive array of solutions.


Operating in this dual capacity empowers us to deliver a holistic suite of recycling equipment and solutions to our clientele. With our "one call does it all" ethos, we guarantee prompt service across all aspects of recycling equipment procurement and maintenance.


Benefiting from our in-house cable processing capabilities, clients can experience live demonstrations, trials, and sample testing. Our facility is equipped for R&D endeavors, fostering exploration into new applications or alternative approaches. Leveraging our unparalleled understanding and expertise, we stand ready to fully support our clients and exceed their service expectations.


At Copper Recovery, reliability is not just a goal; it's our foundation. Count on us to understand your company's unique requirements and provide the most cost-effective, efficient, and durable equipment solutions on the market. And with our legendary service guarantee, you can trust that we'll be there every step of the way to ensure your success.


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.


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Parts & Equipment warehouses in California and Europe allow us to efficiently serve you worldwide.


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, in fact we stake our reputation on it! 



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 cable recycling 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 repeatable and efficient process for your company.

  • Service and support is lifetime. Call, email, video conference (Zoom / Skype / FaceTime) or visit anytime for guidance, assistance or free training for your entire team.

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

  • We value your experience and respect your requests.