Florida scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.70
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.26

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.69
Aluminum 3003$0.69
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.69
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.49
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.93
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.61
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.81
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.59
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.63
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.51
Aluminum Radiators$0.39
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.65
E.C. Wire$1.07
Litho Sheets$0.69
Mixed Turnings$0.40
MLC Clips$0.68
Aluminum Old Cast$0.66
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.65
Painted Siding$0.64
Zorba 90% NF$0.65
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.50
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.87
Yellow Brass$1.76
Brass Rod$1.72
Brass Hair Wire$1.84
Brass Pipe$1.68
Brass Radiators$1.43
Brass Shells$1.58
Brass Turnings$1.62
Bronze Turnings$1.01
Dirty Brass$0.84
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.84
Plumbers Brass$1.68
Semi-Red Brass$1.70

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.14
#1 Copper Tubing$2.93
#1 Flashing Copper$2.93
#2 Copper Tubing$2.77
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.68
#3 Copper with Tar$2.51
#3 Roofing Copper$2.60
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.43
Electric Motors – Copper$2.18
Enameled Copper$2.47
Insulated Copper Wire$2.51
Lead Coated Copper$2.12
Silver Plated Copper$2.68
Tin Coated Copper$2.35
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.35

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.21
Lead Shot$0.47
Lead Wheel Weights$0.30
Solid Lead$0.63
Soft Lead$0.65

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.70
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.60

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$21.50$668.58
14ct Gold$33.53$1,042.98
18ct Gold$42.99$1,337.16
22ct Gold$52.51$1,633.13
24ct Gold$57.32$1,782.70

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.09
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.07
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.28
301 SS$0.42
304 SS Solid$0.60
304 SS Turning$0.51
309 SS$0.78
310 SS$1.18
316 SS Solid$0.78
330 SS$1.92

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.08
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$0.20
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

Legal Mandates Florida

Updated January 2014

State Requirements

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

  • Provide and allow copy of driver’s license or state ID
  • Provide sellers name, address, home and work phone numbers, identifying marks and race. 
  • Provide right thumb print (or other thumb or fingerprint if right thumb is not available)
  • Allow a video or photograph clearly showing the face of the seller as well as the materials being sold.
  • A signed statement from the person delivering the regulated metals property stating that she or he is the rightful owner of, or is entitled to sell, the regulated metals property being sold.

Buyer’s must:

  • Make, model and license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • All sales tickets must have date and time and place of the sale, as well as the initials of the clerk completing the sale.
    • Must also show the weight, type, color, quantity and/or volume of the material.
    • If the item has a serial number, the number must be kept on file along with a description of the item.
    • Sales tickets must be signed by the seller.  Seller will receive a copy of the receipt and buyer will retain a copy.
  • Report purchased vehicle information to NMVTIS.

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases for a minimum of 3 years and is subject to inspection by any law enforcement at any time.

All purchases must be paid by check made payable to the seller and mailed to their home address within three days (cannot be a PO box or motel room).  Checks can be issued immediately to organizations or companies.

A record of daily transactions must be provided to the *Business Watch International R.A.P.I.D. system by 10:00 a.m. the day after the transactions which includes all information recorded on sales tickets.  The price paid for the materials should not be included in this record.

Any item that has a serial number must be entered into the Department of Law Enforcement’s stolen article database to determine if it is stolen 48 hours before they can be destroyed for resold.

If the purchase involves a beer keg, the seller must provide written documentation from the manufacturer that the seller is the owner of the keg or an employee or agent of the manufacturer.

No business transactions may take place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

It is unlawful to purchase any materials from persons younger than 18 years of age, or persons visibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

It is unlawful to purchase any of the following materials unless the seller can produce written documentation that they are the owner or are legally authorized to sell the materials:  manhole covers, utility lights or fixtures, guard rails, street signs, telecommunication wire, funeral markers or vases, historical markers, railroad ties or rails, or any material marked with government or utility marks or names, air conditioner coils or parts, propane tanks, beer kegs, catalytic converters (unless part of a vehicle), metallic wire that has been burned or has had the protective covering removed, water meter covers, shopping cart, storm grate, and/or brass water sprinkler/fixture.

NOTE:  Be aware of ordinances in your city or county which may differ from state laws.

Links to Other Important Information for Florida Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling



 Florida secondary metals form: http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/8958f721-28a8-4f7a-bbbf-b39dbc44f84b/floridaSecRecycPurchaseTransFillForm.aspxhtml 

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