Georgia scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.62
Steel Scrap$0.15
Steel Rebar$0.23

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.61
Aluminum 3003$0.61
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.61
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.44
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.83
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.54
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.72
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.52
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.44
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.33
Aluminum Radiators$0.35
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.26
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.20
Chrome Wheels$0.58
E.C. Wire$0.95
Litho Sheets$0.61
Mixed Turnings$0.36
MLC Clips$0.60
Aluminum Old Cast$0.59
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.58
Painted Siding$0.57
Zorba 90% NF$0.58
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.44
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.22

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.66
Yellow Brass$1.56
Brass Rod$1.52
Brass Hair Wire$1.63
Brass Pipe$1.48
Brass Radiators$1.26
Brass Shells$1.40
Brass Turnings$1.43
Bronze Turnings$0.89
Dirty Brass$0.74
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.74
Plumbers Brass$1.48
Semi-Red Brass$1.51

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$2.78
#1 Copper Tubing$2.60
#1 Flashing Copper$2.60
#2 Copper Tubing$2.45
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.37
#3 Copper with Tar$2.23
#3 Roofing Copper$2.30
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.15
Electric Motors — Copper$1.93
Enameled Copper$2.19
Insulated Copper Wire$2.23
Lead Coated Copper$1.88
Silver Plated Copper$2.37
Tin Coated Copper$2.08
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.08

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.18
Lead Shot$0.42
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.56
Soft Lead$0.58

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.62
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.53

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$19.03$591.92
14ct Gold$29.69$923.40
18ct Gold$38.06$1,183.84
22ct Gold$46.49$1,445.88
24ct Gold$50.74$1,578.30

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.08
#1 Busheling$0.08
#1 HMS$0.06
HMS 80/20$0.05
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.06
Structural Steel$0.06

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.25
301 SS$0.37
304 SS Solid$0.53
304 SS Turning$0.46
309 SS$0.69
310 SS$1.04
316 SS Solid$0.69
330 SS$1.70

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.07
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.09
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.08
Scrap Rebar$0.17
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

Legal Mandates Georgia

Updated: January 2014

State Requirements

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

  •  Allow a copy of the driver’s license or state ID card belonging to the person delivering the goods; ***
  • 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 (which includes the following statement: «I am the rightful owner of the material described above, or am entitled by the rightful owner to sell the material described above.») This statement must be signed by seller, include date and time of transaction and include a witness signature by the buyer.
  • Sign an affidavit stating: “He or she understands that: A secondary metals recycler is any person who is engaged, from a fixed location or otherwise, in the business in this state of paying compensation for regulated metal property that has served its original economic purpose, whether or not engaged in the business of performing the manufacturing process by which regulated metal property is converted into raw material products consisting of prepared grades and having an existing or potential economic value. No ferrous metals, nonferrous metals, aluminum property, copper property, or catalytic converters (batteries, aluminum beverage containers, used beverage containers, or similar beverage containers are exempt) may be purchased by a secondary metals recycler unless such secondary metals recycler is a holder of a valid permit issued pursuant to Article 14 of Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the Official Code of  Georgia Annotated” ***

Buyer’s must:

  • Record make, model, state of issue and license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap (it is permissible to purchase scrap from a person not in a vehicle)
    • Include type of vehicle: such as car, truck, van, etc.
  • Digital photo or video of the materials being sold.***
  • Keep a record of sellers name, address and date of sale
  • 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, and description of the material.
    • Amount paid for 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 maintain a copy of the check paid to the seller.

         ·            Buyer must report purchased vehicle information to NMVTIS

         ·            All vehicle sales must include obtaining the vehicle title.

         ·            Tag and hold policies are in effect (up to 15 days)

NOTE:  Know your local ordinances.  Cities and counties can have different ordinances than the state.

All purchases must be paid by check or voucher made payable to seller.  Purchaser is not allowed to cash checks written to seller.

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 15-day tag-and-hold policy when notified by law enforcement to do so.

No copper coil can be purchased unless it is from a licensed contractor or a person with verifiable documentation that the coil came from a licensed contractor.  A copy of the contractor’s license must be kept on file.

No copper wire that appears to have been burned or charred in an attempt to remove the surrounding insulation can be purchased from anyone except a licensed contractor (license must be kept on file), a person with a police report showing that the wire came from a fire at that persons property, or a secondary dealer with written proof from police or a licensed contractor that the material now belongs to them.

No burial objects can be purchased unless it is from a licensed funeral director a cemetery owner, a manufacturer or distributor of burial objects (must copy license for file), a person with verifiable documentation that they are doing business on the behalf of the above mentioned licensed individuals. Documentation must be kept on file.

When purchasing a motor vehicle as scrap, a recycler must obtain from the seller at the time of the purchase either of the following: (A) Vehicle title or (B) Executed MV-1SP (a cancellation of certificate of title for scrap vehicle form). TIME: Recyclers are required to submit the title or MV-1SP form within 72 hours of receipt to the Motor Vehicle Division of the Department of Revenue. The form lists current directions and the address to mail the form. Falsification of the MV-1SP form is a felony.

***A list of scrap vehicle parts must be made available to the department 48 hours after the close of business day the items were purchased.

It is unlawful for metal recyclers to purchase or sell regulated metal between the hours of 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. 

All secondary metal recyclers must be registered with the Sheriff of each county that they do business with.  They must also be registered with the Secretary of State every 12 months.

Links to Other Important Information for Georgia Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Georgia Secondary Metals Compliance Guide.

Georgia Legislation:


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