Metal Buying Prices

Metal prices very unstable at the moment. Please call to confirm prices for large loads!

All Prices Subject To Change!


Buying Prices

  • The more you have, the more we pay! Call for bonuses over 200 pounds, or more!
  • All metals must meet our grading standards.
  • All prices are in cents per pound unless noted.
  • All prices below are for "clean" metal, unless listed as contaminated.  In order to be graded as "clean" all metals must be free of steel, plastics, or other contaminants. Other contaminants may be other nonferrous metals).
  • Contaminated prices may be lower than listed, depending on the amount of contaminants.
  • If you're unsure whether or not your metal is "clean," please give us a call!

* Be sure to review our information about the

Non-ferrous Scrap Metal Recycling Law! *

If the total amount of your transaction for non-ferrous metal is more than $30, we pay the first $30 in cash and issue a check for the remaining amount at the time of the transaction.

 Special rules apply for business customers - ask for more information, or check out this page for details and a form to fill out.

Be sure to bring a valid state-issued driver's license or ID card each time you bring in scrap metals. Your license must be current and valid.

We do not accept punched or damaged IDs.

If your ID is not valid, we cannot buy your metals. To check to see if your ID is valid, click here

Aluminum cans are exempt from the $30 rule. Batteries and Catalytic Converters are included in the recycling law.

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We strive for accuracy with the following prices, however, the prices posted at our recycling center are what we pay if there is any discrepancy.  Ask about bonuses over 200 pounds.

 


 

 

ALUMINUM

2/12/15 thru today

Subject to change without notice.

Prices can change quickly, call to confirm and verify!

Aluminum Cans:

1 - 49 pounds: 45 cents per pound


Over 50 pounds: 50 cents per pound


Current Price under 100 pounds

Current Price for 100-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Cast, clean
43
45
Contaminated Cast (at least 65% aluminum)
13
15
   Heavily Contaminated Cast (at least 35% aluminum)
5 or less
6 or less
Aluminum Foil no pay




Aluminum Wire:


    EC Wire (clean, bare, aluminum wire) 58
60
    ACSR (aluminum wire with steel strands)
26 28
    Poly-triplex (aluminum wire with insulation)
26 28



Extrusions:

6063 Painted 48
50
6063 Unpainted 56 58
6061 Painted 48
50
6061 Unpainted 56 58
95% aluminum, less than 5% contamination, painted or unpainted 35 37
Aluminum Shavings (Call Jim or Christy for prices)


Irrigation Pipe 50 52
(Legally we can only buy irrigation pipe from farmers and/or businesses.  Please call for more details).




TIE (Thermal Insulated Extrusion) 33 35



Sheet:

Painted 43 45
   Unpainted 43 45
Irony or Contaminated (65% aluminum or higher)
13 15
   Heavily Contaminated (35% aluminum or higher) 5 or less



Litho Aluminum
45 47



Aluminum Wheels/Rims (car, truck) No CHROME plated
60 62
Chrome Plated Aluminum Wheels/Rims 55 57
BATTERIES (lead acid)

Current Price
Vehicle (each, see notes below) $6.00

For over and undersized batteries, we pay 17 cents per pound.  Ask about bonuses over 500 pounds.

The average car or pickup battery typically weighs 35 pounds.

 


 

BRASS
Current Price under 100 pounds

Current Price for  100-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Yellow Brass $1.45 $1.48
   Contaminated Brass (80% or more brass)
85
88
Brass Shavings (Call Jim or Christy for prices)


CATALYTIC CONVERTERS

varies widely



COPPER
Current Price under 100 pounds

Current Price for  100-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Bare Copper:


    #1 Bright & Shiny wire $2.05 $2.08
    #1 Regular wire, Tubing, Solids $1.95 $1.98
    #2 Tubing & wire $1.85 $1.88
Insulated Wire:

    #1 Wire - 85% recovery $1.40 $1.43
    #1 Wire - 65% recovery (example: Romex)
$1.10 $1.13
    #2 Wire - 85% recovery
$1.35 $1.38
    #2 Wire - 70% recovery
$1.10 $1.13
    #2 Wire - 55% recovery 70
73
    #2 Wire - 45% recovery
60
63
    #2 Wire - 35% recovery (example: Power cords/Extension cords) 30
38
    #2 Wire - 25% recovery (example: Christmas Lights, phone cords)
15
17
Microwave Cable (60% recovery or higher)
85
88
Aluminum BX Wire
60
63
Steel BX Wire
10 12
DIE CAST (Pot metal)
Current Price under 100 pounds

Current Price for  100-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Die Cast 30 32
   Contaminated (including carburetors)
8
10



MOTORS

STARTERS/ALTERNATORS

Current Price under 100 pounds

Current Price for  50-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Electric Motors
9
9
Starters/Alternators
18 20
Sealed Units (Must have a hole drilled in them and be completely drained)
No Pay
No Pay
FILM

Current Price
Printer or Litho film
Call for Price
X-ray film - (price depends on year/use)
Call for Price



IRON AND STEEL


Clean Iron and Steel
NO PAY
NO CHARGE

Appliances: we do charge for some appliances. For more details, please visit our appliance page.

 

 




LEAD
Current Price Under 100 pounds

Current Price for  100-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Clean/soft 35 37
Lead w/ iron or contaminants 15 17
Lead wheel weights
15 17



PALLETS

(see the pallet page for sizes and prices)






PAPER

Current Price
Light Colored Ledger paper
1 cent
White Ledger/copier/computer paper
1 cent
Corrugated Cardboard (loose)
half a cent
Corrugated Cardboard Bales
Call for Price
Phone Books

half a cent
Newspaper
2 cents
Name brand moving boxes in good shape and flattened. Must be separated from other corrugated cardboard to receive bonus.

6 cents
Magazines and Slick Catalogs
half a cent
See our new Paper Recycling page for more details!


RADIATORS

Current Price under 100 pounds

Current Price for 100-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Clean Aluminum Copper Radiators
95 98
   Contaminated Aluminum Copper Radiators
75
78
Clean Brass/Copper Radiators
$1.45 $1.50
Contaminated Brass/Copper Radiators
85 88
Clean Aluminum Radiators
40
42
   Contaminated Aluminum Radiators
13
15



STAINLESS STEEL
Current Price under 100 pounds

Current Price for 100-200 pounds

Ask about 200#+ price

Stainless Steel

33 35
Call about over-sized pieces 3 1/2' & larger

Contaminated (80% Stainless Steel) 10 12
Contaminated (60 to 80% Stainless Steel) 5
6

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