New Mexico NM scrap metal prices

Best scrap yards in New Mexico, and we can strongly recommend Capital Scrap Metals Inc, located on 1162 Cooks Ln, Santa Fe, NM 87507, United States. Here you will get good prices for scrap metal, various categories of scrap – household, industrial, construction. The other yard is Acme Iron And Metal, scrap yard located, 1220 Bosque Farms Blvd, Bosque Farms, NM 87068, United States.

You can hand over scrap metal of any type and volume: alloys, non-ferrous and ferrous metals, cars, batteries, cables, etc.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.63
Steel Scrap$0.15
Steel Rebar$0.23

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.62
Aluminum 3003$0.62
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.62
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.44
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.84
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.55
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.73
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.53
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.45
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.35
Aluminum Radiators$0.35
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.26
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.20
Chrome Wheels$0.58
E.C. Wire$0.96
Litho Sheets$0.62
Mixed Turnings$0.36
MLC Clips$0.61
Aluminum Old Cast$0.59
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.58
Painted Siding$0.57
Zorba 90% NF$0.58
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.45
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.22

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.69
Yellow Brass$1.59
Brass Rod$1.56
Brass Hair Wire$1.67
Brass Pipe$1.52
Brass Radiators$1.29
Brass Shells$1.43
Brass Turnings$1.46
Bronze Turnings$0.91
Dirty Brass$0.76
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.76
Plumbers Brass$1.52
Semi-Red Brass$1.54

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$2.85
#1 Copper Tubing$2.66
#1 Flashing Copper$2.66
#2 Copper Tubing$2.51
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.44
#3 Copper with Tar$2.28
#3 Roofing Copper$2.36
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.21
Electric Motors — Copper$1.98
Enameled Copper$2.24
Insulated Copper Wire$2.28
Lead Coated Copper$1.93
Silver Plated Copper$2.44
Tin Coated Copper$2.13
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.13

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.18
Lead Shot$0.40
Lead Wheel Weights$0.26
Solid Lead$0.54
Soft Lead$0.56

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$20.25$629.97
14ct Gold$31.60$982.74
18ct Gold$40.51$1,259.91
22ct Gold$49.47$1,538.80
24ct Gold$54.00$1,679.73

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$0.09
#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$0.54
304 SS Turning$0.46
309 SS$0.70
310 SS$1.06
316 SS Solid$0.70
330 SS$1.72

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$0.18
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

New Mexico Scrap Metal Laws

Legal Mandates

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 year, make, model and license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep a record of sellers name, address and date of sale
  • A date and time stamped photo or video of the seller and of the materials 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.
    • Must show amount paid for materials.
    • 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 on all materials for 5 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 1 year for all purchases

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases for a minimum of one year and is subject to inspection by any law enforcement at any time. There is a 5-day tag-and-hold policy when notified by law enforcement to do so.

It is unlawful for any scrap metal dealer to purchase the following materials without written permission to sell such items: metal wire that has been burned, a vehicle or material that has had the identification (VIN) number removed or made unreadable, any material marked as belonging to any governmental agency, public agency, railroad or private company.

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

It is unlawful to purchase a catalytic converter that is not part of an entire automobile.

All recyclers must electronically upload a copy of their daily purchases to the NM electronic database within 48 hours.  (Section 57-30-5 NMSA 1978)

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