Colorado scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.05
Aluminum Alloy$0.73
Copper$3.77
Brass$2.89
Lead$1.05
Nickel$8.72
Tin$11.44
Zinc$1.18
Steel Scrap$0.18
Steel Rebar$0.27

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.73
Aluminum 3003$0.73
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.73
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.52
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.98
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.64
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.85
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.62
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.71
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.58
Aluminum Radiators$0.41
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.31
Transformers$0.18
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.23
Chrome Wheels$0.69
E.C. Wire$1.13
Litho Sheets$0.73
Mixed Turnings$0.42
MLC Clips$0.72
Aluminum Old Cast$0.70
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.69
Painted Siding$0.67
UBC$0.72
Zorba 90% NF$0.69
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.53
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.26

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.96
Yellow Brass$1.85
Brass Rod$1.80
Brass Hair Wire$1.94
Brass Pipe$1.76
Brass Radiators$1.50
Brass Shells$1.66
Brass Turnings$1.70
Bronze$2.02
Bronze Turnings$1.06
Dirty Brass$0.88
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.88
Plumbers Brass$1.76
Semi-Red Brass$1.79

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.30
#1 Copper Tubing$3.08
#1 Flashing Copper$3.08
#2 Copper Tubing$2.90
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.82
#3 Copper with Tar$2.64
#3 Roofing Copper$2.73
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.55
Electric Motors – Copper$2.29
Enameled Copper$2.60
Insulated Copper Wire$2.64
Lead Coated Copper$2.23
Silver Plated Copper$2.82
Tin Coated Copper$2.46
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.46

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.50
Lead Wheel Weights$0.32
Solid Lead$0.67
Soft Lead$0.69

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.73
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.63

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$22.57$701.91
14ct Gold$35.20$1,094.97
18ct Gold$45.13$1,403.82
22ct Gold$55.12$1,714.54
24ct Gold$60.17$1,871.57

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$28.52$887.12
Platinum$21.35$664.18
Silver$0.59$18.35

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.44
304 SS Solid$0.63
304 SS Turning$0.54
309 SS$0.81
310 SS$1.24
316 SS Solid$0.81
330 SS$2.02

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.10
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.21
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

Legal Mandates Colorado

Updated January 2014

State Requirements

In order to sell scrap metal, sellers will be required to:

  •  Allow a copy of the seller’s a driver’s license or state ID card;
  • Sign a statement indicating that they are the owner of or are authorized to sell the metal;
  • Sign a statement that they have not been convicted of metal theft.

Buyer’s must:

  • Record make, model and license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep a record of sellers name, address and date of sale
  • A video or photograph of the seller and the material being sold, including a description and weight of the material. (Must be kept on file for 180 days)
  • All sales tickets must have location of sale, date and time of the sale, as well as the initials of the clerk completing the sale.
    • Must also show the weight, quantity and/or volume of the material.
    • Sales tickets must be signed by the seller.  Seller will receive a copy of the receipt and buyer will retain a copy.

         ·            Buyer must report purchased vehicle information to NMVTIS

         ·            Tag and hold policies are in effect (5 days)

NOTE:  Please be aware of your local ordinances.  Many cities and counties have additional ordinances that may not be listed here.

Keep records, certifications, registrations, etc. on site for 3 years. 

For purchases over the amount of $300, seller must be paid by check, unless the cash transaction is documented by video, which must be kept for a minimum of 180 days.

Scrap recyclers must sign up with the scrap theft alert system maintained by the institute of scrap recycling industries, incorporated, or its successor organization, to receive alerts regarding thefts of commodity metals in the purchaser’s geographic area.

·         Download daily and maintain scrap metal theft alerts for a minimum of 90 days.

·         Maintain a log that shows the manager has instructed employees on how to access and use the alerts.

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases for a minimum of two years and is subject to inspection by any law enforcement at any time.

There is a 5-day tag-and-hold policy on all materials when notified by law enforcement to do so.

Be aware there is a Commodity Metals Theft Task Force lead by the Colorado Sherriff’s Department. The task force is specifically directed to consider: Possible policies or practices to aid in tracking or apprehending stolen commodity metals prior to the point of sale in order to assist law enforcement personnel in theft prevention and recovery of stolen materials; recommendations regarding when and how a commodity metals purchaser should be required to apprise local law enforcement authorities if a purchased commodity metal is a potential match of a commodity metal reported stolen in the scrap theft alert system; and the creation and attributes of a civil penalty process for egregious and repeat violators of the record-keeping requirements of this section.

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