We help people find the best scrap metal prices offered by scrap yards in all 50 states. Many homes and business' have scrap metal lying about and many of them don't realise the value in the scrap metal. You can sell all types of scrap metal for top prices per pound in all states. The most popular types of scrap metal that is bought and sold in the US are scrap copper, scrap steel, scrap iron, lead, aluminum, brass and stainless steel. These types of scrap metal come in many forms, for example scrap copper may come in the form of a copper tank or it may be in the form of copper wire. Scrap brass may come in the form of fixings as well as old house ornaments etc. The prices per pound offered by scrap yards across the US are very competitive and over the years as demand for scrap metal has risen so have the prices per pound paid by scrap metal buyers.

Not all scrap yards display the prices per pound they pay for scrap metals such as scrap copper, lead, steel, iron, aluminum and brass. Below we will help you understand the value of your scrap metal and how much you will be able to sell it in the US.

Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound USA

Metal/Material Per Pound Pricing Image
Bare Bright Copper $2.60-2.65*/Pound scrap copper wire recycling scrap prices
#1 Copper $2.50-2.55*/Pound
#2 Copper $2.35-2.40*/Pound
#2 Communications Wire (cat5) $0.75-0.80*/Pound
#1 Electrical Wire $1.20-1.25*/Pound
Alloy Wheels $0.45-0.60*/Pound Scrap Alloy Wheel Price Per Pound
Aluminum Cans $0.25-0.35*/Pound Aluminum Cans Recycling Prices
Aluminum Sheets $0.22-0.40*/Pound Scrap Aluminium Sheets Prices
Scrap Lead Acid Batteries $0.10-0.16*/Pound Scrap Lead Acid Battery Prices
THHN Cable $1.60-1.75*/Pound
Electric Motors $0.16-0.18*/Pound

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If you have scrap metal that you want to sell for top prices per pound in the USA, it is a good idea to get a rough idea of how much money you should receive when selling it to scrap yards in your local area. For example, MSC are advertising their current scrap metal prices as $2.60 to $2.65 per pound for bare bright copper, they have their buying price for scrap number 1 and number 2 copper as $2.50 to $2.55 for number 1 copper and $2.35 to $2.40 for number 2. The prices they are currently advertising they pay for #2 communications wire (cat 5) is $0.75 - $0.80. The prices they currently pay for #1 electrical wire are between $1.20 and $1.25, they are also currently paying between $0.45 and $0.60 for aluminum wheels. They are at the time of writing this, paying between $0.10 and $0.16 for scrap lead acid batteries. They are paying $0.25 to $0.35 per pound for aluminum cans, many people collect aluminum cans for the sole reason of selling them when they have built up a collection of them that is worth selling. The price per pound they are currently offering for scrap aluminum sheets is $0.22 to $0.40.

Then there is Rockaway Recycling, the latest scrap metal prices they are offering for various metals is as follows. They are paying $2.70 per pound for #1 bare bright copper wire, the prices they have advertised on their website for #1 and #2 copper tubing is $2.45 and $2.25 respectively. The price they have displayed on their site for cat 5/6 insulated copper wire is $0.58 per pound. The prices they offer for THHN cable and insulated cable are $1.60 and $1.75 per pound and as for electric motors they have their current buying prices advertised as $0.16 to $0.18 per pound. The price per pound they pay for sheet aluminum is $0.40 per pound, they are currently paying $0.55 per pound for alloy wheels, $0.42 per lb for cast aluminium and $0.57 for clean aluminum wire. The prices they are currently showing for steel is $0.06 - $0.09, $0.06 for light iron and $0.09 - $0.12 per pound for cast iron. 

The prices per pound for scrap metal stated above should help you find the best prices available to you in the USA, if you simply compare the prices on our site to the prices per pound offered to you by your local scrap yard.

Scrap Metal Prices USA

Scrap Metal Prices By The Pound USA

When selling scrap metal in the United States, it is worth knowing that scrap metal is usually bought by the pound. The help our site provides will hopefully help you sell your scrap metal for great prices per pound in the USA.

Also be sure to bring full identification with you when you visit a scrap yard to sell your scrap metal. All scrap yards are required to see full identification of each and every customer they purchase all types of scrap metal from.

Here is a list of cities that we can help you sell your scrap metal for top prices per pound in. Select your city or state for full details on where to sell your scrap metal for top prices per pound near to where you live. Scrap Metal prices New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Columbus, Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Charlotte, Seattle, Denver, El Paso, Washington, Boston, Detroit, Nashville, Memphis, Portland, Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, Louisville, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Albuquerque, Tuscon, Fresno, Sacramento, Mesa, Kansas City, Atlanta, Long Beach, Colorado Springs, Raleigh, Miami, Virginia Beach, Omaha, Oakland, Minneapolis, Tulsa, Arlington, New Orleans, Wichita, Cleveland, Tampa, Bakersfield, Aurora, Honolulu, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Corpus Christi, Riverside, Lexington, St Louis, Stockton, Pittsburgh, Saint Paul, Cincinnati, Anchorage, Henderson, Greensboro, Plano, Newark, Lincoln, Toledo, Orlando, Chula Vista, Irvine, Fort Wayne, Jersey City, Durham, St Petersburg, Laredo, Buffalo, Madison, Lubbock,  Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Reno, Norfolk, Winston-Salem, North Las Vegas, Irving, Chesapeake, Gilbert, Hialeah, Garland, Fremont, Baton Rouge, Richmond, Boise, San Bernardino, Spokane, Des Moines, Modesto, Birmingham, Tacoma, Fontana, Rochester, Oxnard, Moreno Valley, Fayetteville, Aurora, Glendale, Yonkers, Huntington Beach, Montgomery, Amarillo, Little Rock, Akron, Columbus, Augusta, Grand Rapids, Shreveport, Salt Lake City, Huntsville, Mobile, Tallahassee, Grand Prairie, Overland Park, Knoxville, Port St. Lucie, Worcester, Brownsville, Tempe, Santa Clarita, Newport News, Cape Coral, Providence, Fort Lauderdale, Chattanooga, Rancho Cucamongo, Oceanside, Santa Rosa, Garden Grove, Vancouver, Sioux Falls, Ontario, Mckinney, Elk Grove, Jackson, Pembroke Pines, Salem, Springfield, Corona, Eugene, Fort Collins, Peoria, Frisco, Cary, Lancaster, Hayward, Palmdale, Salinas, Alexandria, Lakewood, Springfield Massachusetts, Pasadena, Sunnyvale, Macon, Pomona, Hollywood Florida, Kansas City, Escondido, Clarksville, Joilet, Rockford, Torrance, Naperville, Paterson, Savannah, Bridgeport, Mesquite, Killeen, Syracuse, McAllen, Pasadena California, Bellevue, Fullerton, Orange, Dayton, Miramar, Thornton, West Valley City, Olathe, Hampton, Warren, Midland, Waco, Charleston, Columbia, Denton or you can search for scrap metal prices per pound by state, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington, Arizona, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, Maryland, Wisconsin, Colorado, Minnesota, South Carolina, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oregon, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Puerto Rico, Iowa, Utah, Mississippi, Arkansas, Nevada, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia, Idaho, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, District of Columbia, Vermont and Wyoming.
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Here are a few more tips that should help you sell your scrap metal for the best current prices per pound in your area.

If you have various types of scrap metal it is always beneficial to separate into metal types. Many scrap yards will offer their rock bottom prices for mixed lots of scrap metal that is brought in to them. They do this because it is extremely time consuming for them to separate your various types of scrap metals and in a business where time is money, they do not like wasting time.

As mentioned above, make sure you bring valid full identification with you to a scrap yard when attempting to sell scrap metal to them. If a scrap yard isn't asking for ID, i would be wary as a scrap yard buying metal that could be potentially stolen is just as, or at least nearly as bad as the metal thieves themselves.
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