Current Scrap Metal – Recycling Prices

August 2 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.  Go here for prices in Canada


Light Iron price per lb .04
Heavy Iron price per lb .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 Scrap, Aluminum, Etc.

Prices are per pound

Copper Scrap Prices
#1 Scrap Copper Bare Bright price 2.38
#1 Scap Copper Wire and Tubing price 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

Aluminum Scrap Metal Prices
Alum Clip .53
Alum Cast .48
Alum Painted Siding .50
Alum Rads Clean .48


Scrap metal prices vary in the United States, Canada, India, China as 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