Current Scrap Metal – Recycling Prices




March 1 2015

We have provided scrap metal prices for the United States as well as other countries for scrap copper, steel, aluminum and other metals as well as news on the recycling market, LME, iron ore prices, and other related markets. Please explore the pages of this site for specific metal pricing and information.

Here are the current reference scrap metal prices in the United States.

STEEL SCRAP METAL PRICES

Prices per pound
Light Iron .04
Heavy Iron .05
Batteries .20
Batteries Steel Case .15
Lead .42
#1 Busheling $230 gt
#1 Baling $170 gt
Plate and Struct 2’x 5′ $160 gt
Heavy Melt 2’x 5′ $120 gt
Junk Cars $80 gt
Sheet Iron $70 gt

Non Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices – Copper, Aluminum, Etc.h3>
Prices are per pound
#1 Scrap Copper Bare Bright 2.38
#1 Scap Copper Wire and Tubing 2.27
#2 Copper Wire and Tubing 2.10
Copper Sheet 1.95
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 82% Recovery 1.58
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 86% Recovery 1.89
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 92% Recovery 2.01
Romex Mixed 65% Recovery 1.12
Alum Clip .53
Alum Cast .48
Alum Painted Siding .50
Alum Rads Clean .48

RECYCLING INFO AND Scrapping TIPS

Scrap metal prices vary in the United States and well as in other countries on a daily basis depending on numerous factors including economics, supply and demand, LME and COMEX.  There are non ferrous metals which include copper, aluminum, brass, bronze and then there are ferrous metals which include iron, HMS, steel.  There are also nickel alloys which include stainless steels, inconel, titanium and other exotic metals.

To ensure you get the best pricing on your scrap metals you can utilize our site as a reference.  Other recycling tips include:

* Always sort your metals – keep non ferrous metals separated from ferrous metals
* Keep your scrap metals clean and free of debris and garbage
* Strip your copper cable – use a copper stripping machine to get the best price for your copper scrap

To get the best pricing on your junk car call (866) 827-1222 – TOP DOLLAR PAID!

Steel Scrap Metal Weight per SF

Scrap Steel Plate weight per sf  |  1 lb/ft2 = 4.88 kg/m2
Nominal Size Thickness         Weight
(inches)                      (lb/ft2)

3/16                             7.65
1/4                              10.20
5/16                             12.75
3/8                              15.30
7/16                             17.85
1/2                              20.40
9/16                             22.95
5/8                              25.50
3/4                              30.60
7/8                              35.70
1                                40.80
1 1/4                            51.00
1 1/2                            61.20