Current Scrap Metal Prices

Updated 11/16/12 scrap metal prices. Prices payed by scrap yards may vary by area and quantity brought in. Please call your local scrap yard for estimate on your scrap.

Current, local scrap metal prices for popular metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, tin, steel, lead, cast iron and more. These prices are from scrap metal yards, not some wholesale ticker based on a foreign metals market.  Use these prices to give you an idea of what your current stockpile of scrap metal is worth before you take them to the junkyard.

#1 Bare Bright Wire $3.00 /lb.
#1 Copper Tubing/Flashing $2.75 /lb.
#2 Copper Tubing/ Bus Bar $2.55 /lb.
#3 Roofing Copper $2.35 /lb.
Brass (Plumbing, Pipe) $1.65 /lb.
Insulated Copper Wire (Cat 5/6) $0.97 /lb.
THHN Cable $1.65 /lb.
Insulated Cable $2.07 /lb.
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside) $2.27 /lb.
Insulated Steel BX $0.25 /lb.
Aluminum/Copper Fin (Clean) $1.25 /lb.
Aluminum Siding $0.53 /lb
Aluminum Copper Fin (Dirty) $1.05 /lb.
Aluminum Windows (broken) $0.50 /lb.
Sheet Aluminum (Windows/Pans) $0.47 /lb.
Cast Aluminum $0.51 /lb.
Non-Magnetic Stainless Steel $0.45 /lb.
Lead $0.45 /lb.
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass) $0.40 /lb.
Lead Wheel Weights $0.20 /lb.
Electric Motors $0.23 /lb.
Copper Transformers $0.16-.30 /lb.
Aluminum Transformers $0.13-.19 /lb.
Aluminum Rims $0.61 /lb.
Clean Brass Radiators $1.50 /lb.
Sealed Units/Compressors $0.15 /lb.
Romex Wire $1.35 /lb.
AL Litho Plates $0.57 /lb.
AL Machine Cuts $0.52 /lb.
Copper Yokes $0.35 /lb.
Christmas Lights $0.20 /lb.
Steel-Cast Iron-#1 Steel $0.07-$0.10 /lb.
Aluminum Grills $0.51 /lb.
Aluminum Ladders $0.51 /lb.
Brass Water Meter $1.25 /lb.
Forklift Batteries $0.15 /lb.
Car Batteries $0.25 /lb.
Alternators/Starters (Separated) $0.28 /lb.