Current Scrap Metal Prices

The listed prices are from the United States and Canada scrap yards. You can filter the prices by material category. Select year, month, and day from the dropdown menu to view the historical scrap metal price data. Click on each material to view the city-wise price for the selected scrap metal, the price details page provides the national average price and city-wise average, high and low prices as well as the historical price chart. The scrap prices are grouped by country, you can use the left scrap material category menu to view prices from the USA and Canada. The prices are updated daily.

United States

Scrap Material National Average Price Change High Price Low Price Updated
Irony Lead $0.17/LB 0.07 (70.00%) 0.17 0.17 4/05/2024
Electronic Transformers $0.05/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.05 0.05 4/05/2024
6061 Aluminum sheet $0.63/LB 0.05 (8.62%) 0.63 0.63 4/05/2024
Cu/Al Radiators $1.20/LB -0.06 (4.76%) 1.20 1.20 4/05/2024
Copper Bearings $0.09/LB -0.01 (10.00%) 0.09 0.09 4/05/2024
TV/Monitors $0.53/LB 0.12 (29.27%) 0.53 0.53 4/05/2024
Bronze $1.68/LB -0.07 (4.00%) 1.69 1.68 4/05/2024
Car batteries $0.21/LB -0.01 (4.55%) 0.21 0.21 4/05/2024
Alternator $15.00/CWT 0.00 (0.00%) 15.00 15.00 4/05/2024
Alternator $0.31/LB -0.02 (6.06%) 0.31 0.31 4/05/2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire $0.76/LB -0.08 (9.52%) 0.77 0.75 4/05/2024
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 75% Recovery $2.04/LB -0.02 (0.97%) 2.04 2.04 4/05/2024
301 Prepared Stainless Steel $0.38/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.38 0.38 4/05/2024
#1 Copper Pipe $2.82/LB 0.26 (10.16%) 2.87 2.78 4/05/2024
Contaminated Stainless Steel $0.20/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.20 0.20 4/05/2024
Aluminum Radiators $0.35/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.35 0.35 4/05/2024
Aluminum Beverage Cans $0.40/LB -0.06 (13.04%) 0.40 0.40 4/05/2024
Romex Wire $1.54/LB -0.02 (1.28%) 1.55 1.54 3/20/2024
#1 HMS Prepared $221.25/GT -15.89 (6.70%) 221.25 221.25 3/20/2024
#2 Steel $215.00/NT -15.00 (6.52%) 215.00 215.00 3/20/2024
Hard Drives $0.67/LB -0.22 (24.72%) 0.68 0.65 3/20/2024
Computer/Server (Incomplete) $0.20/LB -0.03 (13.04%) 0.20 0.20 3/20/2024
Cellular Phones $1.38/LB 0.07 (5.34%) 1.39 1.37 3/20/2024
Burnt Copper $1.11/LB -0.09 (7.50%) 1.11 1.11 3/20/2024
Bare Bright Copper $2.97/LB -0.11 (3.57%) 2.97 2.97 3/20/2024
#3 Copper $2.19/LB -0.21 (8.75%) 2.19 2.19 3/20/2024
#1 Brass $1.35/LB 0.30 (28.57%) 1.35 1.35 3/20/2024
Aluminum Cans $0.55/LB 0.14 (34.15%) 0.55 0.55 3/20/2024
Laptops $0.45/LB -0.04 (8.16%) 0.46 0.44 2/20/2024
Aluminum Mixed $0.45/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.45 0.45 2/05/2024
#1 HMS Prepared $9.50/CWT 0.00 (0.00%) 9.50 9.50 1/16/2024
#2 Steel $0.09/LB -0.01 (10.00%) 0.09 0.09 12/20/2023
Mixed paper $28.25/Ton 0.00 (0.00%) 28.25 28.25 9/05/2023
#1 HMS Prepared $0.08/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.08 0.08 1/20/2023
#2 Steel $40.00/Ton 0.00 (0.00%) 40.00 40.00 10/17/2022
#1 Copper Pipe $4.00/LB) 0.00 (0.00%) 4.00 4.00 4/20/2022

Canada

Scrap Material National Average Price Change High Price Low Price Updated
#2 Insulated Copper Wire $1.56/LB -0.18 (10.34%) 1.56 1.56 4/05/2024
Steel Car Rims $313.20/NT 14.00 (4.68%) 313.20 313.20 4/05/2024
316 Stainless Steel $1.11/LB 0.01 (0.91%) 1.11 1.11 4/05/2024
304 Stainless Steel $0.56/LB -0.04 (6.67%) 0.56 0.56 4/05/2024
Lead Batteries $0.19/LB -0.01 (5.00%) 0.19 0.19 4/05/2024
TV/Monitors $0.04/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.04 0.04 4/05/2024
Heater Cores $1.40/LB -0.07 (4.76%) 1.40 1.40 4/05/2024
Cu/Al Radiators $1.99/LB -0.09 (4.33%) 1.99 1.99 4/05/2024
Copper Transformer $1.25/LB -0.01 (0.79%) 1.25 1.25 4/05/2024
Bare Bright Copper $4.92/LB 0.16 (3.36%) 4.92 4.92 4/05/2024
6061 Aluminum Solids $0.73/LB 0.04 (5.80%) 0.73 0.73 4/05/2024
#1 Insulated Copper Wire $2.41/LB -0.34 (12.36%) 2.43 2.38 4/05/2024
#1 Copper Bare Bright $4.56/LB 0.06 (1.33%) 4.56 4.56 4/05/2024
Aluminum Solids $0.64/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.64 0.64 4/05/2024
Aluminum Radiators $0.51/LB -0.02 (3.77%) 0.51 0.51 4/05/2024
Aluminum Radiators /Fe $0.41/LB -0.06 (12.77%) 0.41 0.41 4/05/2024
Aluminum Painted Extrusion $1.09/LB 0.10 (10.10%) 1.09 1.09 4/05/2024
Aluminum Die Cast $0.39/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 0.39 0.39 4/05/2024
Aluminum Beverage Cans $1.05/LB 0.12 (12.90%) 1.05 1.05 4/05/2024
Al/Cu Radiators $1.71/LB -0.19 (10.00%) 1.71 1.71 4/05/2024
Romex Wire $1.96/LB -0.34 (14.78%) 1.96 1.96 10/05/2023
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 75% Recovery $3.10/LB 0.00 (0.00%) 3.10 3.10 9/20/2023
Car batteries $0.19/LB -0.01 (5.00%) 0.19 0.19 5/29/2023

Scrap Yards Listings

ERI
FresnoCalifornia
Materials accepted : Computer (Recycling) LAPTOP TVs / MONITORS Not Listed
PCLiquidations
JacksonvilleFlorida
Materials accepted : Cell Phones Computer (Recycling) LAPTOP Laptop Computers LCD Monitor Printers Scanners Not Listed
EMR Metal Recycling
CamdenNew Jersey
Materials accepted : Electrical Cable Ferrous Metals (Steel or Iron) Non ferrous metals Scrap Cars Not Listed
American Recycling Holdings
ModestoCalifornia
Materials accepted : Card Board ( Clean & Dry ) News Paper Other Plastic (#7) Paper (Mixed) Paper Clips Not Listed

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Scrap Metal Guide

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