Today’s Price of Scrap Metals:

Updated: 25 Jul 2023


The global recycling and resource management industries depend heavily on metals scrap and metal scrap prices. Ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals are recycled and used as raw materials in various industries. For companies and individuals active in the recycling industry, it is essential to understand the current pricing patterns of scrap metal price in the market.

Due to the present condition of the market, these metal scrap prices remain accurate as of the current date but are always subject to change.

All metal scrap prices:

Ins. Copper Wire:

Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Insulated Copper Wire (40-50% ICW).$1.00/lb
Romex ® Wire (64-68%ICW).$1.70/lb
Open Eye Hollow Heliax (50-52%ICW).$1.35/lb
THHN Cable (74-78%ICW).$2.15/lb
Thin/Thick Cable (79-83%ICW).$2.25/lb
Insulated Cable (84-88%ICW).$2.30/lb
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside) –(88-93%ICW)$2.50/lb
Insulated Steel BX$0.35/lb
Fire Wire (58-62%ICW).$1.10/lb
Aluminum BX$1.20/lb
Car Harness Wires (48-52%ICW).$1.00/lb
Christmas Lights (10-15% ICW).$0.20/lb
Computer Wire (27-35%ICW)$0.40/lb
Cat 5/6 (40-45%ICW)$0.70/lb


Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Aluminum Siding/ Gutters$0.55/lb
Sheet Aluminum$0.47/lb
All Aluminum rims$0.55-$0.70/lb
Cast Aluminum$0.45/lb
Clean Aluminum Wire$0.60/lb
Al Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass).$0.33/lb
Al Litho Plates$0.52/lb
Al Machine Cuts$0.42-$0.60/lb
Aluminum Grills$0.45/lb
6063 Bare Aluminum$0.65/lb
AL Turnings$0.15-$0.30/lb
Aluminum Transformers$0.05/lb
Dirty Aluminum$0.04-$0.08/lb

Other Metals:

Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Car Batteries$0.13-$0.16/lb
304 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.35/lb
316 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.60/lb
Lead Wheel Weights$0.10/lb
Scrap generators$0.02-$0.15/lb
Circuit BreakersPrices Vary


Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Car Batteries$0.13-$0.16/lb
Lead Backup Batteries$0.13-$0.18/lb
Forklift Batteries$0.10/lb
Steel Case Batteries$0.10-$0.16/lb
Cell Site Lead Batteries$0.10-$0.16/lb
Absolyte batteries$0.08/lb

Catalytic Converter:

Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Large Foreign Cat$76-$455/each
XL foreign Cat$205-$304/each
Regular Domestic Cat$18-$132/each
Large GM Cat$105-$285/each
Flow Cats$14.999-$450/each
Bead Cat$18-$247/each
Small Foreign Cat$15-$217/each
Pre-Domestic Cat$18-$93/each
Foreign Pre-Cat$16-$277/each
High-Grade` Domestic Cat$40-$608/each
Small GM cat$18-$79/each
Small Bread loaf Cat$57-$304/each
Small Domestic cat$26-$170/each
Large Chrysler Cat$99-$275.999/each
Small Foil/Wire$18-$86/each
Large foil/Wire Cat$76-$341/each
HaIf CatVaries, Ask
Aftermarket Cat$10/each
Diesel cat$15-$484/each
PDF Catalytic Converter$9-$769/each
Foil/Wire Pre$6-$58/each

Steel & Iron:

Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Light Iron$150-$210/GT
Cast Iron$195-$225/GT
Brake Rotors$225/GT

Computer Scraps:

Metal/MaterialCurrent Price
Clean Green Motherboards$1.75/lb
Mid-Grade Boards$1.25/lb
Memory Chips$6.50-$9.00/lb
CPU Processor Chips$4.00-$50/lb
Whole Computer Towers w/HD$0.20/lb
Power Supplies (w/wires).$0.25/lb
Hard drives w/Board$0.55/lb
Hard Drive PC Boards$3.50/lb
Telecom Equipment$0.15-$0.35/lb
Back panels$2.00-$5.50/lb
Low-Grade Non-PC Boards$0.10/lb
Insulated Wires$0.55-$1.05/lb
Computer Wire$0.40/lb
Al Heat Sinks$0.45/lb

Rare Earth Metal Prices:

Carbide Insert & Shapes$6.75-$7.75/lb
FSX 414$8.50/lb
High Speed Steel$0.15-$0.75/lb
Hastelloy Shavings$2.85-$7.65/lb
Tin Solder$1.85-$7.00/lb
Alnico Magnets$0.75-$1.05/lb
Hastelloy Solids$2.50-$5.68/lb

Factors Affecting metal scrap prices:

These are some factors on which metal scrap prices depend:

  • Global Economic Condition:

The scrap metal price has a strong relationship with the current condition of the world economy overall. The demand for raw materials, such as metal, generally increases during times of economic growth, which raises the price of scrap metal. On the other side, demand for metal scrap prices declines during downturns in the economy, which causes reduces metal scrap prices.

  • Supply and Demand Dynamics:

Metal scrap price and the state of the world market are closely connected. When the economy is growing, there is typically a rise in demand for raw materials, mainly metal, which raises the scrap metal price.

  • Currency Exchanges Rate:

Currency exchange rates can have an impact on the scrap metal price since it is traded on international markets. Changes in exchange rates between nations can affect the price of metal imports and exports, which has an influence on metal scrap prices.