Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.44/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Steel National Average $162.00/ton Updated 05/12/2021
Aluminum National Average $0.47/lb Updated 05/12/2021

Current Scrap Metal Prices*

*Prices Are Only For Reference/Market Conditions Only as National Averages. Scrap Yards Are NOT Held To These Prices.

Updated 05/12/2021
Metal Average Price Date Updated
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire $3.64/lb Updated 05/12/2021
#1 Copper Tubing $3.36/lb Updated 05/12/2021
#2 Copper Tubing $3.21/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Insulated Copper Wire $1.13/lb Updated 05/12/2021
THHN Wire $2.17/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Romex® Wire $1.90/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Steel BX $0.37/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Brass $1.86/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Brass Shells $1.65/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Light Iron $145.00/ton Updated 05/12/2021
#1 Steel $208.00/ton Updated 05/12/2021
Cast Iron $215.00/ton Updated 05/12/2021
Rotors $235.00/ton Updated 05/12/2021
Complete Car $192.00/ton Updated 05/12/2021
Shreddable Steel $188.00/ton Updated 05/12/2021
Stainless Steel $0.44/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Aluminum Siding $0.52/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Clean AL/Copper Fin $1.50/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Aluminum Radiators $0.42/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Aluminum Cans $0.49/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Sheet Aluminum $0.45/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Aluminum Rims $0.59/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Electric Motors (Copper) $0.24/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Ballasts $0.10/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Lead $0.45/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Car/Truck Batteries $0.19/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Small Foreign Cat $168.00/each Updated 05/12/2021
Large Foreign Cat $344.00/each Updated 05/12/2021
Regular Domestic Cat $125.00/each Updated 05/12/2021
Large GM Cat $300.00/each Updated 05/12/2021
Small GM Cat $179.00/each Updated 05/12/2021
Compressors $0.15/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Alternators $0.27/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Carbide $5.35/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Hard Drives $0.40/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Motherboards $1.20/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Power Supplies $0.20/lb Updated 05/12/2021
Low Grade Boards $0.08/lb Updated 05/12/2021
PC Tower $0.11/lb Updated 05/12/2021

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