Current Metal Prices

Metals and Prices

Aluminum ~
  • Extrusion - .30/lb
  • Siding/Gutters - .25/lb
  • Clip - .20 lb
  • Old Sheet - .15/lb
  • Cast - .20/lb
  • Turnings - .50/lb
Copper ~
  • #1 - 1.55/lb
  • #2 - 1.35/lb
  • #3Gutters - .75/lb
  • Turnings - .85/lb
  • #1 Wire - .45-.65/lb
  • #2 Wire - .25-.35/lb
Brass ~
  • Yellow -.60/lb
  • Faucet - .60/lb
  • 360 Turnings - .85/lb
Stainless ~
  • 316 Solids - .40/lb
  • 316 Turnings - .30/lb
Steel ~
  • Sheet Iron - $100/ton
  • Cast - $115/ton
  • Plate & Structural: -Prepared - $190/ton -Unprepared - $160/ton
  • #2 / Heavy Melt - -Prepared - $175/ton -Unprepared - $150/ton
Misc ~
  • AL/CU Radiators - .60/lb
  • Lead - .15/lb
Definitions & Specifications
Aluminum ~
  • Extrusion -The act or process of shaping by forcing through a die (ex. clean window frame, pipe, channel)
  • Siding/Gutters - Thin sheet aluminum (ex. house siding, gutters, downspouts)
  • Clip - Flat plates of aluminum not less than 1/8 inch thick (ex. plate, flat stock)
  • Old Sheet - Thin sheet aluminum with minimal contamination (ex. plastic, steel, rubber, awning, window frame unclean, screen door unclean, AC condensers)
  • Cast - Refers to shape cast items made by pouring aluminum into shape casts (ex. automotive engine parts, auto wheels, grill covers)
  • Turnings - made by turning stock in lathes (ex. chips and curls from turning)
Copper ~
  • #1 - Clean uncoated, unpainted, bare orange copper (ex. stripped not burnt wire, pipe without solder, electrical connections)
  • #2 - Has a small amount of solder, paint, or other contaminants, less then 4% by volume (ex. pipe with solder or paint, burnt wire )
  • #3 - Also known as sheet copper, thin sheet often formed into usable shapes (ex. gutters, flashing, roofing)
  • Turnings - made by turning stock in lathes (ex. chips and curls from turning)
  • #1 Wire - Clean untinned, uncoated wire not less than 10gauge
  • #2 Wire - Clean untinned, uncoated wire smaller than 10gauge
Brass ~
  • Yellow - Golden in color (ex. some valves, decorative items)
  • Faucet - almost always chrome or nickel plated (ex. water faucets & handles)
  • Turnings -made by turning stock in lathes (ex. chips and curls from turning)
Stainless Steel ~
  • Solids - An alloy of steel that does not rust and is usually non-magnetic (ex. sinks, pipe, cooking ware)
  • Turnings -made by turning stock in lathes (ex. chips and curls from turning)
Steel ~
  • Sheet Iron - Steel formed into thin and flat pieces usually less than 6 MM in thickness ( ex. household appliances, car body panels, hot water tanks)
  • Cast Iron - Refers to shape cast items made by pouring molten iron into shape casts (ex. cookware, pipe, engine blocks, brake rotors)
  • Plate & Structural - Structural shapes & plate steel not less than 1/4 in thick. (ex. I-Beam, channel, angles, flat plate)
  • #2 / Heavy Melt - Wrought Iron or steel scrap at least 1/8 inch thick. (ex. pipe, car frames, axles, auto rims)

* for steel to be considered prepared it must be less than 2' x 5' in size. Anything over is considered unprepared.

Miscellaneous ~
  • AL/CU Radiators - CU tube with aluminum cooling fins (with no steel brackets)
  • Lead - Shall consist of soft clean scrap lead (ex. fishing sinkers, lead plate, pipe)
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