Nevada NV scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.74
Steel Scrap$0.18
Steel Rebar$0.27

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.72
Aluminum 3003$0.72
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.72
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.51
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.98
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.64
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.85
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.62
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.70
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.57
Aluminum Radiators$0.41
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.30
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.23
Chrome Wheels$0.68
E.C. Wire$1.12
Litho Sheets$0.72
Mixed Turnings$0.42
MLC Clips$0.71
Aluminum Old Cast$0.69
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.68
Painted Siding$0.67
Zorba 90% NF$0.68
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.52
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.26

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.98
Yellow Brass$1.86
Brass Rod$1.82
Brass Hair Wire$1.95
Brass Pipe$1.77
Brass Radiators$1.51
Brass Shells$1.68
Brass Turnings$1.71
Bronze Turnings$1.06
Dirty Brass$0.89
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.89
Plumbers Brass$1.77
Semi-Red Brass$1.80

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.33
#1 Copper Tubing$3.11
#1 Flashing Copper$3.11
#2 Copper Tubing$2.93
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.84
#3 Copper with Tar$2.67
#3 Roofing Copper$2.76
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.58
Electric Motors — Copper$2.31
Enameled Copper$2.62
Insulated Copper Wire$2.67
Lead Coated Copper$2.25
Silver Plated Copper$2.84
Tin Coated Copper$2.49
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.49

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$0.73
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.62

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$23.66$735.89
14ct Gold$36.91$1,147.97
18ct Gold$47.32$1,471.74
22ct Gold$57.79$1,797.52
24ct Gold$63.08$1,962.15

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

Above are today’s scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.44
304 SS Solid$0.63
304 SS Turning$0.54
309 SS$0.81
310 SS$1.23
316 SS Solid$0.81
330 SS$2.01

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.09
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$0.21
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

Nevada Scrap Metal Laws

Updated January 2014

***Effective Oct. 1, 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;
  •  A right index finger print is to be obtained and kept on file.

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
  • A photograph or video of the materials being purchased (must include time and date stamp) which must be kept for a minimum of 60 days.
  • All sales tickets must have location of sale, date and time of the sale, the price paid for materials, 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 7 days)

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

***If local law enforcement has an available electronic reporting system, dealers are required to use it.

Keep records, certifications, registrations, etc. on site for 1 year. 

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases for one year and is subject to inspection by any law enforcement at any time. There is a tag-and-hold policy for a minimum of 7 days when requested by law enforcement.

All transactions over the amount of $150 must be paid by check made payable to the seller or electronic transfer. 

It is unlawful to engage in more than one cash transaction (less than $150) per person per day.

It is unlawful to purchase materials from persons under the age of 18 years.

It is unlawful to receive property from a person knowing or believed to be a common drunkard, habitual user of controlled substances, habitual criminal, habitual felon, habitually fraudulent felon, person in an intoxicated condition, known thief or receiver of stolen property, or known associate of a thief or receiver of stolen property, whether the person is acting in his or her own behalf or as the agent of another.

It is unlawful to buy or receive any junk or scrap metal which should reasonably be known to belong to a cable, broadband, telecommunications, telephone, telegraph, gas, water, electric or transportation company any State or governmental agency or utility service.

It is unlawful to purchase or otherwise receive metallic wire that has been burned in whole or in part to remove insulation unless, at the time that the metallic wire is purchased or otherwise received, the junk dealer obtains:

     (a) Written evidence identifying the person who delivered the metallic wire; and

     (b) A statement signed by the person who delivered the metallic wire in which the person attests that the metallic wire was lawfully acquired and burned.  The dealer MUST retain the written evidence and the statement for not less than 3 years.

Links to Other Important Information for Nevada Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Scrap Tires –

·         Environmental Safety pertaining to junkyards —

·         Regulations for scrap yards and junkyards – ***

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