Kansas scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.60
Steel Scrap$0.14
Steel Rebar$0.22

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.60
Aluminum 3003$0.60
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.60
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.42
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.80
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.53
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.70
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.51
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.40
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.29
Aluminum Radiators$0.34
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.25
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.19
Chrome Wheels$0.56
E.C. Wire$0.92
Litho Sheets$0.60
Mixed Turnings$0.34
MLC Clips$0.59
Aluminum Old Cast$0.57
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.56
Painted Siding$0.55
Zorba 90% NF$0.56
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.43
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.22

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.61
Yellow Brass$1.52
Brass Rod$1.48
Brass Hair Wire$1.59
Brass Pipe$1.45
Brass Radiators$1.23
Brass Shells$1.37
Brass Turnings$1.40
Bronze Turnings$0.87
Dirty Brass$0.72
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.72
Plumbers Brass$1.45
Semi-Red Brass$1.47

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$2.72
#1 Copper Tubing$2.54
#1 Flashing Copper$2.54
#2 Copper Tubing$2.39
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.32
#3 Copper with Tar$2.17
#3 Roofing Copper$2.25
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.10
Electric Motors — Copper$1.88
Enameled Copper$2.14
Insulated Copper Wire$2.17
Lead Coated Copper$1.83
Silver Plated Copper$2.32
Tin Coated Copper$2.03
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.03

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.17
Lead Shot$0.39
Lead Wheel Weights$0.25
Solid Lead$0.53
Soft Lead$0.54

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.59
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.51

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$18.77$583.68
14ct Gold$29.28$910.56
18ct Gold$37.53$1,167.40
22ct Gold$45.84$1,425.76
24ct Gold$50.04$1,556.37

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$0.24
301 SS$0.36
304 SS Solid$0.51
304 SS Turning$0.44
309 SS$0.67
310 SS$1.01
316 SS Solid$0.67
330 SS$1.65

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.07
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.08
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

Updated January 2014

***Effective 1/1/2012

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 (this only needs to be collected at the first sale, additional sales can refer to the ID on file);
  • 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; 
  • Provide a fingerprint to be kept on file

Buyer’s must:

  • Record issuing state and license plate number, color and make of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep a record of sellers name, address and date of sale
  • All sales tickets for purchases over the amount of $50 must have location of sale, date and time of the sale, as well as the name of the clerk completing the sale. (With the exception of catalytic converters, which require all following information regardless of sales price).
    • Must also show the weight, quantity and/or volume and description of the material.
    • Sales tickets must show the amount paid to the seller.
    • 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

o   Vehicle VIN #, make, model, and description must be kept on file for all scrap automobiles and/or vehicle parts.

         ·            Tag and hold policy is in effect (for a minimum of 33 days)

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

***All scrap metal dealers must register with the city or county in which they are located.

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 tag-and-hold policy for a minimum of 33 working days when notified by law enforcement to do so.

It is unlawful to purchase any metal or copper wire that has been burned, melted or smelted unless they sign a waiver saying they are the true owner of the material and is entitled to sell it.

It is unlawful to purchase any of the following materials without written proof including licensure to sell said items:  utility access covers, street light poles or fixtures, guard rails, street signs, water meter covers, traffic lights, any metal marked with the name of a government, utility, school or other entity, railroad spikes or rails, funeral markers, historical markers, beer kegs, fire hydrants, junk vehicles with missing VIN, real estate signs, bleachers or risers, or telecommunication wire.

Any purchases of catalytic converters that have been separated from a vehicle, air conditioner coils or condensers, and/or copper tubing or sheeting must be paid for with check made payable to the seller or if paid in cash the transaction must be videotaped and held in records for a period of 2 years.

It is unlawful to purchase scrap metal from a minor (under 18 years old) without a parent/guardian present, or whose parent/guardian has been convicted of a felony.

It is unlawful to purchase scrap metal from a person who has been convicted of a felony in the past 5 years.

Links to Other Important Information for Kentucky Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Scrap Tires – http://www.ecarcenter.org/ks/ks-tires.htm  

·         Environmental Safety pertaining to junkyards — http://www.sbeap.org/publications/salvagefaqmore.pdf

Regulations for scrap yards and junkyards —

·         *** http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/measures/documents/hb2312_enrolled.pdf

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