Ohio OH scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.64
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$1.46
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.35
Aluminum Radiators$0.35
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.26
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.20
Chrome Wheels$0.59
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$0.59
Painted Siding$0.58
Zorba 90% NF$0.59
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.45
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.23

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.70
Yellow Brass$1.60
Brass Rod$1.56
Brass Hair Wire$1.68
Brass Pipe$1.52
Brass Radiators$1.29
Brass Shells$1.44
Brass Turnings$1.47
Bronze Turnings$0.91
Dirty Brass$0.76
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.76
Plumbers Brass$1.52
Semi-Red Brass$1.55

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$2.86
#1 Copper Tubing$2.67
#1 Flashing Copper$2.67
#2 Copper Tubing$2.52
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.44
#3 Copper with Tar$2.29
#3 Roofing Copper$2.37
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.21
Electric Motors – Copper$1.99
Enameled Copper$2.25
Insulated Copper Wire$2.29
Lead Coated Copper$1.93
Silver Plated Copper$2.44
Tin Coated Copper$2.14
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.14

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$0.54

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$20.32$632.05
14ct Gold$31.70$985.98
18ct Gold$40.64$1,264.06
22ct Gold$49.64$1,543.87
24ct Gold$54.18$1,685.27

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$0.38
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$1.73

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$0.06
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

Ohio Scrap Metal Laws

Legal Mandates

Updated January 2014

***Effective 1/1/2014

State Requirements

In order to sell scrap metal, sellers will be required to:

         ·            Present and allow a photocopy of 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 including state of issuance of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep a photograph or video tape showing the material and the face of the seller
  • Keep a record of sellers name, address, phone number and date of sale
  • All sales tickets must have date and time of the sale, as well as the name of the clerk completing the sale.
    • Must also show the weight, type, quantity and/or volume of the material.
    • Sales tickets must show dollar amount paid to 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

         ·            Tag and hold policies are in effect for a minimum of 30 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.  Video tapes need to be kept for a minimum of 60 days. 

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 30-day tag-and-hold policy when notified by law enforcement to do so.

All purchases must be made by check made payable to the seller that must be held for a period of no less than 2 days and can be mailed or picked up in person after that time.

A daily electronic report of all purchases must be submitted to local law enforcement by the following day at noon.

It is unlawful for scrap metal dealers to purchase any materials from persons known to have been convicted of scrap metal theft.  The local law enforcement shall provide a list of such convicted persons.

It is unlawful to purchase or receive metal property from a person under the age of 18 years.

No scrap metal dealer shall purchase more than one catalytic converter per day from any person with the exception of motor vehicle dealers.

Every scrap metal dealer shall post a notice in a conspicuous place on the dealer’s premises notifying persons who may wish to transact business with the dealer of the penalties applicable to any person who does any of the following: (1) Provides a false personal identification card to the dealer; (2) With purpose to defraud, provides any other false information to the dealer in connection with the dealer’s duty to maintain the records required under division (B) of this section; (3) Violates section 2913.02 of the Revised Code.

It is unlawful to purchase bulk merchandise containers (including plastic containers) that are marked with a company’s logo without written proof that the seller is entitled to see the container.  Records of all sales of bulk containers must be kept on file.

It is unlawful to purchase the following materials without proof that the seller is licensed to sell the materials on behalf of the distributor/company:

Beer kegs, utility cable or wire, grave markers or cemetery vases, guard rails, street signs, street light poles and fixtures, water meter covers, utility access covers, traffic lights or signs, or any material believed to be owned by a government entity or public utility, historical markers, grocery carts, railroad materials (spikes, rails, etc.), or wire that has been burned or smelted.

***Scrap metal/bulk merchandise container dealers are required to report transactions through an electronic transaction reporting system maintained by the Ohio Dept. of Public Safety, O.R.C. 4737.045(E).

• The Ohio Dept. of Public Safety will maintain a “Do Not Buy From” list for use by law enforcement and scrap metal/bulk merchandise container dealers. The list will be accessible to law enforcement agencies through CIMS. Agencies will be required to provide information for inclusion into the list.

Links to Other Important Information for Ohio Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Tires – http://epa.ohio.gov/dsiwm/pages/tirepro.aspx

·         State EPA on scrap – http://www.epa.ohio.gov/portals/41/sb/publications/salvageguide.pdf

·         State laws on scrap yards – http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=127_SB_171

o    http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_SB_193

Effective: 1/1/2014:  http://homelandsecurity.ohio.gov/doc/sb_193_flyer.pdf 

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