Metal Buying Prices

PRICES ARE FLUCTUATING RAPIDLY.
PLEASE CALL FOR CURRENT PRICES.

All Prices Subject To Change!

Buying Prices

  • The more you have, the more we pay! Call for bonuses over 100 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.
We only give cash once a day.

Special payment 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 prison IDs, punched, expired 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.

All prices are in cents per pound unless noted.

ALUMINUM
Aluminum Cans:
Cast, clean
Contaminated Cast (at least 65% aluminum)
   Heavily Contaminated Cast (at least 35% aluminum)
Aluminum Foil
Aluminum Wire:
    EC Wire (clean, bare, aluminum wire)
    ACSR (aluminum wire with steel strands)
    Poly-triplex (aluminum wire with insulation)
Extrusions:
6063 Painted
6063 Unpainted
6061 Painted
6061 Unpainted
95% aluminum, less than 5% contamination, painted or unpainted
Aluminum Shavings (Call Jim for prices)
Irrigation Pipe
(Legally we can only buy irrigation pipe from farmers and/or businesses.  Please call for more details).
TIE (Thermal Insulated Extrusion)
Sheet:
Painted
   Unpainted
Irony or Contaminated (65% aluminum or higher)
   Heavily Contaminated (35% aluminum or higher)
Litho Aluminum
Aluminum Wheels/Rims (car, truck) No CHROME plated
Chrome Plated Aluminum Wheels/Rims
BATTERIES (lead acid)
Vehicle (each, see notes below)
For over and undersized batteries, we pay (call for current price) cents per pound.  Ask about bonuses over 500 pounds.

The average car or pickup battery typically weighs 35 pounds.

BRASS
Yellow Brass
   Contaminated Brass (80% or more brass)
Brass Shavings (Call Jim for prices)
CATALYTIC CONVERTERS
COPPER
Bare Copper:
    #1 Bright & Shiny wire
    #1 Regular wire, Tubing, Solids
    #2 Tubing & wire
Insulated Wire:
    #1 Wire – 85% recovery
    #1 Wire – 65% recovery (example: Romex)
    #2 Wire – 85% recovery
    #2 Wire – 70% recovery
    #2 Wire – 55% recovery
    #2 Wire – 45% recovery
    #2 Wire – 35% recovery (example: Power cords/Extension cords)
    #2 Wire – 25% recovery (example: Christmas Lights, phone cords)
Microwave Cable (60% recovery or higher)
Aluminum BX Wire
Steel BX Wire
DIE CAST (Pot metal)
Die Cast
   Contaminated (including carburetors)
MOTORS

STARTERS/ALTERNATORS

Electric Motors
Starters/Alternators
Sealed Units (Must have a hole drilled in them and be completely drained)
FILM
Printer or Litho film
X-ray film – (price depends on year/use)
IRON AND STEEL
Clean Iron and Steel
Appliances: we do charge for some appliances. For more details, please visit our appliance page.
LEAD
Clean/soft
Lead w/ iron or contaminants
Lead wheel weights

PALLETS

(see the pallet page for sizes and prices)

PAPER
Light Colored Ledger paper
White Ledger/copier/computer paper
Corrugated Cardboard (loose)
Corrugated Cardboard Bales
Phone Books
Newspaper
Name brand moving boxes in good shape and flattened. Must be separated from other corrugated cardboard to receive bonus.
Magazines and Slick Catalogs
See our new
Paper Recycling page
for more details!
RADIATORS
Clean Aluminum Copper Radiators
   Contaminated Aluminum Copper Radiators
Clean Brass/Copper Radiators
Contaminated Brass/Copper Radiators
Clean Aluminum Radiators
   Contaminated Aluminum Radiators
STAINLESS STEEL
Stainless Steel
Call about over-sized pieces 3 1/2′ & larger
Contaminated (80% Stainless Steel)
Contaminated (60 to 80% Stainless Steel)