Idaho scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.71
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.26

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.71
Aluminum 3003$0.71
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.71
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.50
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.95
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.62
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.83
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.60
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.66
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.53
Aluminum Radiators$0.40
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.30
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.66
E.C. Wire$1.09
Litho Sheets$0.71
Mixed Turnings$0.41
MLC Clips$0.70
Aluminum Old Cast$0.67
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.66
Painted Siding$0.65
Zorba 90% NF$0.66
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.51
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.26

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.90
Yellow Brass$1.79
Brass Rod$1.75
Brass Hair Wire$1.88
Brass Pipe$1.71
Brass Radiators$1.45
Brass Shells$1.61
Brass Turnings$1.65
Bronze Turnings$1.02
Dirty Brass$0.85
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.85
Plumbers Brass$1.71
Semi-Red Brass$1.73

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.20
#1 Copper Tubing$2.99
#1 Flashing Copper$2.99
#2 Copper Tubing$2.82
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.73
#3 Copper with Tar$2.56
#3 Roofing Copper$2.65
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.47
Electric Motors – Copper$2.22
Enameled Copper$2.52
Insulated Copper Wire$2.56
Lead Coated Copper$2.16
Silver Plated Copper$2.73
Tin Coated Copper$2.39
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.39

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.21
Lead Shot$0.48
Lead Wheel Weights$0.31
Solid Lead$0.65
Soft Lead$0.67

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.71
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.61

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$21.88$680.58
14ct Gold$34.13$1,061.70
18ct Gold$43.76$1,361.15
22ct Gold$53.45$1,662.44
24ct Gold$58.34$1,814.69

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$0.61
304 SS Turning$0.52
309 SS$0.79
310 SS$1.20
316 SS Solid$0.79
330 SS$1.95

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

Updated January 2014

***Effective March 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 (which includes the following statement: “I, the undersigned, affirm under penalty of law that the property that is subject to this transaction is not to the best of my knowledge stolen property.”) This statement must be signed by seller, include date and time of transaction and include a witness signature by the buyer.

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
  • ***Keep a photograph of the seller, the seller’s vehicle including visible license plate, and the material being sold.
  • 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 (up to 10 days)

NOTE:  No scrap metal business may enter into a transaction to purchase or receive metallic wire that was burned in whole or in part to remove insulation unless the seller can produce written proof to the scrap metal business that the wire was lawfully burned or lawfully recovered from a burned structure.

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

Upon request by any commissioned law enforcement officer of the state or any of its political subdivisions, every scrap metal business shall make available a full, true, and correct record from the purchase or receipt of nonferrous metal property or stainless steel involving a specific individual, vehicle, or item of nonferrous metal property or commercial metal property. This information may be transmitted within a specified time of not less than five (5) business days to the applicable law enforcement agency electronically, by facsimile transmission, or by modem or similar device, or by delivery of computer disk subject to the requirements of, and approval by, the chief of police or the county’s chief law enforcement officer.

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

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases for a minimum of three years and is subject to inspection by any law enforcement at any time. There is a 10-day tag-and-hold policy when notified by law enforcement to do so.

Links to Other Important Information for Idaho Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Tires – The state of Idaho supports and encourages the reuse and recycling of waste tires, with a focus on regulating waste tires to protect public health and safety. In particular, the state is concerned with eliminating potential fire hazards; minimizing or eliminating potential breeding grounds for disease-bearing insects (e.g., mosquitos and rodents); and eliminating potential sources of surface and ground water contamination. In 2003, Idaho passed a Waste Tire Act that strengthens the ability of the state, counties, and cities to regulate waste tire storage and disposal sites. To learn more about the provisions of Idaho’s Waste Tire Act, visit Idaho’s Waste Tire Management Web site

·         For information on air, water, and waste quality regulations for Idaho, see

·         To see Idaho Bill No. 163, Regulation for Scrap Dealers see 


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