Scrap Material Prices in United States Recycling Centers

The prices listed below are national averages paid by scrap yards in the U.S.A.
"Average Price" indicates the average price paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed. "High Price" indicates the average for the highest prices paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed. "Low Price" indicates the average for the lowest prices paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed.
Aluminum ScrapAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
2024 Aluminum Scrap0.370.370.37USD/LB
3003 Aluminum Scrap0.540.540.54USD/LB
5052 Aluminum Scrap0.370.370.37USD/LB
6061 Aluminum Scrap0.370.370.37USD/LB
6061 Aluminum Scrap w/Fe0.420.420.42USD/LB
6061 Extrusions Scrap0.440.440.44USD/LB
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Copper ScrapAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.572.572.56USD/LB
#1 Copper Scrap2.352.372.34USD/LB
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.312.322.30USD/LB
#1 Copper Wire Double Insulated0.750.750.75USD/LB
#1 Copper Wire Scrap1.941.971.90USD/LB
#1 Double Insulated Copper Scrap1.531.531.53USD/LB
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Electronics ScrapAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
AC Adapter Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB
Cell Phones w/o Battery2.332.332.33USD/LB
Cellular Phones Scrap1.481.481.48USD/LB
Ceramic Processors Scrap6.486.486.48USD/LB
Colored Mother Board1.151.151.15USD/LB
Computer/Server (Complete) Scrap0.270.270.27USD/LB
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Glass CulletAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
CRV Glass0.520.520.52USD/LB
Glass Bottles0.100.100.10USD/LB
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Lead ScrapAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
Auto Batteries Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB
Hard Lead Scrap0.210.210.21USD/LB
Industrial Batteries Scrap0.130.130.13USD/LB
Lead Batteries Scrap0.300.300.29USD/LB
Lead Scrap0.360.360.36USD/LB
Lead Wheel Weights Scrap0.110.110.11USD/LB
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Paper StockAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
Cardboard75.0075.0075.00USD/Ton
Old Newspaper82.5082.5082.50USD/Ton
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Plastic ScrapAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
Bi-Metal CRV Cans0.360.360.36USD/LB
CRV Other Plastic0.310.310.31USD/LB
CRV Plastic #11.261.261.26USD/LB
CRV Plastic #20.590.590.59USD/LB
HDPE CRV Plastic0.570.570.57USD/LB
LDPE CRV Plastic2.042.042.04USD/LB
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Stainless Steel ScrapAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
18-8 Prepared Scrap0.450.450.45USD/LB
18-8 Unprepared Scrap0.370.370.37USD/LB
201 Stainless Steel Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB
301 Prepared Stainless Steel ​Scrap0.470.470.47USD/LB
301 Stainless Steel Scrap0.220.220.22USD/LB
304 Prepared Stainless Steel Scrap0.360.360.36USD/LB
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Steel ScrapAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice Unit
#1 Busheling Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB
#1 Prepared Iron10.5010.5010.50USD/CWT
#1 Prepared Steel Scrap0.070.070.07USD/LB
#1 Unprepared Iron9.009.009.00USD/CWT
#1 Unprepared Steel Scrap0.030.030.03USD/LB
Block Tin3.333.333.33USD/LB
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