Montana scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$0.99
Aluminum Alloy$0.70
Copper$3.63
Brass$2.77
Lead$0.97
Nickel$8.34
Tin$11.24
Zinc$1.11
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$1.61
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.49
Aluminum Radiators$0.39
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Transformers$0.17
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.65
E.C. Wire$1.06
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
UBC$0.68
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$1.89
Yellow Brass$1.78
Brass Rod$1.73
Brass Hair Wire$1.86
Brass Pipe$1.69
Brass Radiators$1.44
Brass Shells$1.60
Brass Turnings$1.63
Bronze$1.94
Bronze Turnings$1.01
Dirty Brass$0.85
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.85
Plumbers Brass$1.69
Semi-Red Brass$1.72

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.18
#1 Copper Tubing$2.97
#1 Flashing Copper$2.97
#2 Copper Tubing$2.80
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.71
#3 Copper with Tar$2.54
#3 Roofing Copper$2.63
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.46
Electric Motors — Copper$2.20
Enameled Copper$2.50
Insulated Copper Wire$2.54
Lead Coated Copper$2.14
Silver Plated Copper$2.71
Tin Coated Copper$2.37
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.37

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.20
Lead Shot$0.46
Lead Wheel Weights$0.29
Solid Lead$0.61
Soft Lead$0.63

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.69
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.60

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$21.98$683.75
14ct Gold$34.29$1,066.67
18ct Gold$43.97$1,367.53
22ct Gold$53.70$1,670.21
24ct Gold$58.62$1,823.20

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$27.38$851.76
Platinum$20.74$645.05
Silver$0.59$18.30

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$0.52
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

Montana Scrap Metal Laws


Updated January 2014

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 and description of vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep an electronic 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 of the material.
    • Must include a general description of the material and if the material is insulated.
    • 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 policy is in effect (for a minimum of 10 days)

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

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

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases over $50 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 10 days when requested by law enforcement.

Links to Other Important Information for Montana Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

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

·         Junk Vehicle — http://deq.mt.gov/JunkVehicles/jvquestions.mcpx

·         Environmental Safety pertaining to junkyards — http://www.epa.gov/region8/recycling/scraptires.html

Regulations for scrap yards and junkyards — http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/30/22/30-22-102.htm

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