Scrap metal prices can fluctuate due to various market factors such as supply and demand, the cost of production, and international trade policies. The type and quality of the metal determines prices. Common metals like copper, aluminum, and steel often fetch different prices based on their purity and condition. For instance, #1 Bare Bright Wire, a type of copper, can be valued higher than other forms due to its high purity.

Those in the recycling and scrap metal industry must stay updated on these prices, as they can significantly impact revenue from selling scrap metal. With the growing focus on recycling and sustainability, the scrap metal market plays a crucial role in resource management and environmental conservation.

We collect Scrap Metal Prices across Scrap Yards in the country and we shall be updating them daily below. Below are the scrap metal prices across the country as of today.

Fire Wire$1.05/lb
Dirty ACR$1.41/lb
Car/Truck Batteries$0.15/lb
Car w/Tires$90.16/ton
Aluminum Wire w/Steel$0.15/lb
Aluminum Thermo-Pane/Break$0.36/lb
#3 Copper with Tar$1.90/lb
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.49/lb
#2 Prepared$207.00/ton
#2 HMS$210.00/ton
#2 Heavy Melting Steel$176.93/ton
Yellow Brass$2.14/lb
Wiring Harness$1.09/lb
Wire Scrap$0.94/lb
Wet Automobile$168.00/ton
Water Heaters$3.45/each
Washing Machines$3.45/each
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Unprepared HMS$178.08/ton
Unprepared Cast Iron$165.00/ton
Uncleaned Auto Cast$224.00/ton
Unclean Brass Radiators$1.00/lb
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$1.45/lb
Tin Coated Copper$3.33/lb
Tin Babbit$2.50/lb
THHN Wire$2.45/lb
Telecom Equipment$1.01/lb
Steel Shavings$44.80/ton
Steel Case Batteries$0.12/lb
Stainless Turnings$0.10/lb
Stainless Steel Sinks$0.09/lb
Stainless Steel Kegs$0.22/lb
Stainless Steel Heatsinks$0.33/lb
Stainless Steel Breakage$0.25/lb
Stainless Steel$0.31/lb
Solid Core Heliax$0.20/lb
Small GM Cat$85.00/each
Silver Plated Copper$3.13/lb
Small Foreign Cat$105.00/each
Shreddable Steel$154.06/ton
Sheet Aluminum$0.50/lb
Semi-Red Brass$2.30/lb
Sealed Units$0.22/lb
Scrap Iron$169.62/ton
Romex® Wire$1.90/lb
Rod Brass Turnings$1.40/lb
Rod Brass$2.00/lb
Regular Domestic Cat$50.00/each
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Red Brass$2.66/lb
Printers/Fax Machines$22.40/ton
Prepared Aluminum$0.45/lb
Power Supplies$0.15/lb
Plumbers Brass$2.42/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$297.28/ton
PC Tower$0.19/lb
PC Boards$1.60/lb
PC Board with Steel$0.25/lb
Painted Aluminum$0.59/lb
Old Sheet Aluminum$0.47/lb
O2 Sensors$0.56/lb
Non-Green PC Board$1.08/lb
Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$0.27/lb
Ni-Cad Batteries$0.00/lb
Meatballs (Electric Motors)$0.32/lb
Machine Shop Turning/Iron Borings$804.16/ton
Low Grade Boards$0.10/lb
Light Iron$140.80/ton
Light Copper$2.98/lb
Lead Wheel Weights$0.11/lb
Lead Shot$0.15/lb
Lead Coated Copper$2.80/lb
Lead Batteries$0.15/lb
LCD Monitors (working)$0.00/lb
LCD Monitors (not working)$0.00/lb
Large GM Cat$165.00/each
Large Foreign Cat$200.00/each
Junkshop Extrusion$0.22/lb
Insulated Steel BX$0.45/lb
Insulated Copper Wire$1.00/lb
Insulated Copper Cable$2.90/lb
Insulated Aluminum Wire$0.20/lb
Ink Cartridges$0.00/lb
Inconel 825$0.69/lb
Inconel 800$1.30/lb
Inconel 792$2.76/lb
Incomplete Car$132.00/ton
High Speed Steel$0.15/lb
Heliax Wire$1.60/lb
Hastelloy Turnings$2.00/lb
Hastelloy Solids$2.50/lb
Hard Drives without Boards$0.20/lb
Hard Drives$0.50/lb
Hard Drive Boards$3.70/lb
FSX 414$4.48/lb
Forktruck Battery$0.10/lb
F 75$2.00/lb
Enameled Copper$3.05/lb
Empty PC Servers$0.20/lb
Elevator Wire$0.35/lb
Electric Motors (Copper)$0.21/lb
Electric Motors (Aluminum)$0.10/lb
EC Wire$0.73/lb
Dry Automobile$175.00/ton
Double Insulated Cable$1.66/lb
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.09/lb
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.81/lb
Dirty Brass$0.81/lb
Dirty Aluminum Turnings$0.08/lb
Dirty AL/Copper Fin$0.95/lb
Dirty AL Radiators$0.15/lb
Dirty AL Extrusion$0.35/lb
Dirty ACR (Aluminum Copper Radiators)$1.08/lb
Die Cast$0.23/lb
Crushed Cars$130.00/ton
CPU Chips$3.06/lb
Copper Yokes$0.45/lb
Copper Turnings$2.35/lb
Copper Transformers$0.35/lb
Copper Scrap$3.33/lb
Computer Wire$0.59/lb
Composition Scrap$2.00/lb
Complete Car$174.50/ton
Communications Wire$1.42/lb
Clean Roofing Copper$2.74/lb
Clean Brass Turnings$1.50/lb
Clean Brass Radiators$2.06/lb
Clean AL/Copper Fin$1.58/lb
Clean AL Wire$1.30/lb
Clean ACR$1.75/lb
Circuit Breakers$0.01/lb
Christmas Lights$0.31/lb
CATV Wire$0.00/lb
Catalytic Converters$75.93/each
Cast Iron$176.75/ton
Cast Aluminum$0.42/lb
Car with Tires$132.66/ton
Car and Truck Batteries$0.15/lb
Burnt Copper$3.58/lb
Bronze Turnings$1.43/lb
Brass Turnings$2.00/lb
Brass Shells$2.14/lb
Brass Scrap$1.86/lb
Brass Radiators$2.05/lb
Brass Pipe$2.45/lb
Brass Heater Cores$1.90/lb
Brass Hair Wire$2.18/lb
Bare Bright Copper$3.82/lb
Backup Batteries$0.03/lb
Aluminum Wire with Steel$0.10/lb
Aluminum Turnings$0.15/lb
Aluminum Transformers$0.06/lb
Aluminum Thermo-Pane$0.32/lb
Aluminum Siding$0.52/lb
Aluminum Scrap$0.43/lb
Aluminum Rims$0.66/lb
Aluminum Radiators$0.38/lb
Aluminum Litho$0.67/lb
Aluminum Engine Block$0.14/lb
Aluminum Diesel Tank$0.40/lb
Aluminum Copper Radiators$1.48/lb
Aluminum Copper Coil$1.67/lb
Aluminum Clips$0.47/lb
Aluminum Cans$0.47/lb
Aluminum Bumpers$0.32/lb
Aluminum Breakage$0.16/lb
Aluminum Boat$0.26/lb
Aluminum 6063$0.75/lb
Aluminum 6061$0.49/lb
Aluminum #3$0.20/lb
AL/Copper Cutoffs$0.54/lb
AL/ Copper Rads w/Iron$1.24/lb
AL Thermopane$0.37/lb
AL Extrusion$0.58/lb
ACR Ends$0.60/lb
500/750 Insulated Cable$2.94/lb
400 Series Stainless Steel$0.10/lb
321 Stainless Steel$0.50/lb
316 Stainless Steel$0.65/lb
310 Stainless Steel$0.58/lb
304 Stainless Steel$0.33/lb
300 Series Stainless Steel$0.35/lb
17-4 Stainless Steel$0.15/lb
#3 Roofing Copper$3.09/lb
Copper with Tar$1.97/lb
2/3 Mix Copper$2.85/lb
#2 Prepared Steel$224.80/ton
HMS 2$231.82/ton
Heavy Melting Steel$216.43/ton
#2 Copper Tubing$3.36/lb
#1 Steel$200.22/ton
#1 Prepared$220.68/ton
#1 HMS$213.99/ton
#1 Heavy Melting Steel$211.59/ton
#1 Flashing Copper$3.14/lb
#1 Copper Tubing$3.49/lb
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.58/lb

These prices are reflective of the specific date and may vary over time. It’s always a good idea to check the latest prices if you’re considering selling scrap metal.

Each category has its unique characteristics and applications, influencing its value in the recycling market.

  1. Copper & Brass:
    • Includes high-value metals like bare bright wire and various types of brass.
    • Common sources: plumbing, electrical wires.
    • Known for excellent conductivity and resistance to corrosion.
  2. Copper Tubing & Cable:
    • Encompasses copper in forms like tubing and insulated wire.
    • Valuable due to high copper content.
    • Used in electrical and plumbing applications.
  3. Aluminum & Steel:
    • Lightweight, corrosion-resistant (aluminum) and strong, versatile (steel).
    • Found in construction materials, cans, automobiles.
    • Aluminum is highly recyclable and retains its properties.
  4. Computer Scrap:
    • Involves parts like motherboards, CPUs, and memory chips.
    • High value due to precious metals like gold, silver, and palladium.
    • Special handling required due to potential hazards.
  5. Other Metals:
    • Includes diverse metals like lead and stainless steel.
    • Used in various applications, from plumbing to medical equipment.
    • Prices vary based on purity and market demand.
  6. Steel & Iron:
    • Common in construction, automotive industries.
    • Ferrous metals, generally lower in value but widely recycled.
    • Includes light iron from appliances and heavier steel scrap.