Connecticut scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.84
Steel Scrap$0.20
Steel Rebar$0.31

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.84
Aluminum 3003$0.84
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.84
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.60
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.13
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.74
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.99
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.72
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.97
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.83
Aluminum Radiators$0.47
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.35
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.79
E.C. Wire$1.30
Litho Sheets$0.84
Mixed Turnings$0.49
MLC Clips$0.83
Aluminum Old Cast$0.80
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.79
Painted Siding$0.78
Zorba 90% NF$0.79
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.61
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.30

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.27
Yellow Brass$2.13
Brass Rod$2.08
Brass Hair Wire$2.24
Brass Pipe$2.03
Brass Radiators$1.73
Brass Shells$1.92
Brass Turnings$1.96
Bronze Turnings$1.22
Dirty Brass$1.02
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.02
Plumbers Brass$2.03
Semi-Red Brass$2.06

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.81
#1 Copper Tubing$3.56
#1 Flashing Copper$3.56
#2 Copper Tubing$3.35
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.25
#3 Copper with Tar$3.05
#3 Roofing Copper$3.15
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.95
Electric Motors – Copper$2.64
Enameled Copper$3.00
Insulated Copper Wire$3.05
Lead Coated Copper$2.57
Silver Plated Copper$3.25
Tin Coated Copper$2.85
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.85

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.25
Lead Shot$0.57
Lead Wheel Weights$0.37
Solid Lead$0.77
Soft Lead$0.79

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.85
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.73

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$26.06$810.56
14ct Gold$40.65$1,264.47
18ct Gold$52.12$1,621.12
22ct Gold$63.66$1,979.94
24ct Gold$69.49$2,161.28

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.11
#1 Busheling$0.12
#1 HMS$0.08
HMS 80/20$0.07
Sheet Metal$0.07
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.09
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.34
301 SS$0.51
304 SS Solid$0.72
304 SS Turning$0.62
309 SS$0.94
310 SS$1.43
316 SS Solid$0.94
330 SS$2.33

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.10
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.08
Scrap Cast Iron$0.12
Scrap Dishwashers$0.08
Scrap Dryers$0.08
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.11
Scrap Rebar$0.24
Scrap Washing Machines$0.08
Scrap Water Heaters$0.08

Legal Mandates Connecticut

Updated January 2014

***Effective October 1, 2013

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 license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep a record of sellers name, address and date of sale
  • Keep a photograph or video tape showing the transaction, the material and the license plate of the seller (if scrap wire, a description of the wire and where it came from must be obtained)
  • 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 for all materials for 5 days

NOTE:  Keep records, certifications, registrations, etc. on site for 2 years. 

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 five-day-tag-and-hold policy for purchases of telecommunications wire, unless it is purchased from a registered person in the demolition business or a person who has already segregated scrap metal.

***Scrap metal processors can avoid having to obtain a solid waste permit if, by July 31, 2014 (and annually thereafter), they submit a report to DEEP identifying the amount of scrap metals generated within the state and an estimate of the amount received directly from in-state construction or demolition activities, along with other information.

Immediately notify a law enforcement authority in your area of the name and license plate number of any person offering to sell a bronze statue, plaque, historical marker, cannon, cannon ball, bell, lamp, lighting fixture, lamp post, architectural artifact or similar item.

No scrap metal business may purchase or receive beer kegs from anyone except a distributor or manufacturer of beer kegs or licensed brewery.

Some counties have made it illegal for scrap metal businesses to purchase used propane tanks from anyone other than a licensed dealer.  Please consult with your local ordinances.

Links to Other Important Information for Connectict Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Tires – Scrap tires are defined “special waste” [RCSA Section 22a-209-1] as opposed to municipal solid waste because they require special handling. Connecticut no longer permits the landfilling of scrap tires, either whole or in pieces. Most scrap tires in Connecticut are burned to create energy at the tire-to-energy facility in Sterling. Also there are volume reduction facilities that process tires. If you store more than 10 cubic yards of scrap tires (approximately 100 passenger  car tires), you are required to obtain a solid waste permit. [RCSA Section 22a-208a]

·         Batteries – Spent lead acid batteries must be recycled in Connecticut, and may not be disposed of with other solid wastes [RCSA Section 22a-241b-2(1)(H), CGS Section 22a-256g(a)].

·         A booklet of all environmental regulations associated with vehicles and scrap yard management for Connecticut can be found at

·         Complete rules and regulations for scrap yards can be viewed at


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