West Coast United States Recycled Metal Prices

September 28, 2012


Commodity Price Per Pound < 100 lbs Price Per Pound 100-500 lbs Price Per Pound >500 lbs
Lead Wheel Weights $0.34 $0.36 $0.37
Aluminum Sheet Clean – no steel or tin $0.54 $0.57 $0.59
Aluminum Sheet Dirty – steel or tin attached $0.53 $0.56 $0.58
Aluminum Extrusion Clean – no steel $0.64 $0.68 $0.7
Aluminum Extrusion Dirty – steel attached $0.58 $0.61 $0.62
Aluminum Radiators Clean – no steel $0.46 $0.49 $0.51
Aluminum Radiators Dirty – steel attached $0.33 $0.35 $0.36
Aluminum wheel rim with no tire – Per pound price for the $0.62 $0.65 $0.68
Aluminum Cans – dry, crushed or uncrushed $0.56 $0.6 $0.62
Aluminum Breakage High – mixed aluminum with no steel $0.18 $0.2 $0.2
Aluminum Breakage Low – mixed aluminum with steel mixed in $0.1 $0.11 $0.11
Cast Aluminum Clean – no steel attached $0.47 $0.5 $0.52
Batteries – Car or truck or similar batteries $0.17 $0.18 $0.18
Lead – Solid Lead $0.46 $0.49 $0.5
Brass Clean – no steel or corrosion $1.81 $1.92 $1.96
Brass Dirty – steel or tin attached $1.21 $1.28 $1.31
Copper Bright – 1/16 inch thick or more, bright and clean $3.13 $3.2 $3.28
Copper #1 – Solid copper with no brass or corrosion $3.03 $3.1 $3.16
Copper #2 – Copper with some brass or corrosion $2.82 $2.88 $2.94
Copper Sheet Clean – no other metals $2.82 $2.88 $2.94
Copper MCM Wire – at least 80% copper by weight $2.65 $2.75 $2.81
Copper Wire #1 75% – 1/16th thick or more that is at least 75% copper by weight $2.07 $2.19 $2.24
Copper Wire #2 55% – Less than 1/16th thick that is at least 55% copper by weight $1.39 $1.47 $1.5
Copper Wire #2 45% – Less than 1/16th thick that is at least 45% copper by weight $0.83 $0.88 $0.9
Copper Wire #2 25% – Less than 1/16th thick that is at least 25% copper by weight $0.44 $0.47 $0.48
Copper Radiators Clean – no steel $1.78 $1.83 $1.89
Copper Radiators Dirty – steel attached $1.33 $1.37 $1.41
Radiators made of both copper and aluminum but no steel or tin attached $1.4 $1.44 $1.48
Radiators made of both copper and aluminum with steel or tin attached $1.29 $1.32 $1.37
Copper Content – Metal items that are mostly copper $0.08 $0.08 $0.09
Condensors from refrigeration units with mostly copper content $0.17 $0.18 $0.18
Stainless Steel Clean $0.46 $0.5 $0.53
Stainless Steel Dirty – other metal attached $0.15 $0.16 $0.17
Aluminum Borings Clean $0.4 $0.42 $0.44
Aluminum Rim with the rubber tire on it (price per tire not per pound) $0.16 $0.17 $0.18
Copper Wire Romex $1.89 $2 $2.04
Electric Motors and Starters with nothing attached $0.26 $0.26 $0.26
Steel/Iron/Tin Minimum 100lbs $0.06 $0.06 $0.06
Aluminum Wire – no inslulation $0.44 $0.47 $0.48
Christmas Lights with bulbs $0.44 $0.47 $0.48
Zinc Clean – Aluminum cast clean with no steel or tin $0.2 $0.21 $0.21
Zinc Dirty – Aluminum cast dirty with steel or tin attached $0.11 $0.12 $0.12
Appliance – Large metal applainces – Price Per Appliance $5 $5 $5
Titanium Solid Pieces – no other metal or solder $0.98 $1.05 $1.12
Titanium Turnings or Shavings $0.78 $0.84 $0.9
Range Lead – Bullets that have been fired $0.35 $0.35 $0.35
Hard Drives without boards $0.24 $0.26 $0.28
Power Supplies with wire $0.24 $0.26 $0.28
Disk Drives (DVD/CD/Floppy) $0.12 $0.13 $0.14
Motherboards – Green no metal $2.22 $2.41 $2.59
Motherboards – Red/Blue/Yellow $0.84 $0.91 $0.98
Fingerboards, RAM, Processor Chips $2.37 $2.57 $2.76
Keyboards / Mice $0.02 $0.03 $0.03
AC Adapters $0.17 $0.18 $0.2
Telephones $0.08 $0.08 $0.09
Computer Towers Complete $0.32 $0.32 $0.33
Laptop Computers Complete $0.72 $0.74 $0.76
Cell Phones – No Batteries $2.85 $3.09 $3.32
LI ION / Cell Phone Batteries $0.6 $0.65 $0.7
Computer Fans $0.08 $0.08 $0.09
Modems/Routers $0.3 $0.32 $0.35
Monitor Yolks $0.36 $0.38 $0.42
Computer Towers – Incomplete $0.12 $0.15 $0.18
Brass or Nickel Shell Casings (Used or New) $1.9 $2.23 $2.23
Brass .50 Cal or Atillery Brass $1.82 $1.9 $1.97

Scrap metal prices above are subject to change and you should contact vendor to obtain current scrap metal pricing.

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