Oregon OR scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.09
Aluminum Alloy$0.77
Copper$3.94
Brass$3.01
Lead$1.03
Nickel$9.14
Tin$12.46
Zinc$1.21
Steel Scrap$0.18
Steel Rebar$0.28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.75
Aluminum 3003$0.75
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.75
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.53
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.01
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.66
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.88
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.64
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.76
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.63
Aluminum Radiators$0.42
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.31
Transformers$0.18
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.24
Chrome Wheels$0.71
E.C. Wire$1.16
Litho Sheets$0.75
Mixed Turnings$0.43
MLC Clips$0.74
Aluminum Old Cast$0.72
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.71
Painted Siding$0.69
UBC$0.74
Zorba 90% NF$0.71
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.54
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.27

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.05
Yellow Brass$1.93
Brass Rod$1.88
Brass Hair Wire$2.02
Brass Pipe$1.84
Brass Radiators$1.56
Brass Shells$1.73
Brass Turnings$1.77
Bronze$2.11
Bronze Turnings$1.10
Dirty Brass$0.92
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.92
Plumbers Brass$1.84
Semi-Red Brass$1.86

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.45
#1 Copper Tubing$3.22
#1 Flashing Copper$3.22
#2 Copper Tubing$3.04
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.94
#3 Copper with Tar$2.76
#3 Roofing Copper$2.85
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.67
Electric Motors – Copper$2.39
Enameled Copper$2.71
Insulated Copper Wire$2.76
Lead Coated Copper$2.33
Silver Plated Copper$2.94
Tin Coated Copper$2.58
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.58

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.21
Lead Shot$0.49
Lead Wheel Weights$0.31
Solid Lead$0.65
Soft Lead$0.67

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.75
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.65

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$24.48$761.51
14ct Gold$38.19$1,187.93
18ct Gold$48.96$1,522.97
22ct Gold$59.80$1,860.08
24ct Gold$65.28$2,030.45

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$29.27$910.55
Platinum$22.60$703.06
Silver$0.64$19.93

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$0.30
301 SS$0.45
304 SS Solid$0.65
304 SS Turning$0.56
309 SS$0.84
310 SS$1.28
316 SS Solid$0.84
330 SS$2.08

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$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.11
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.10
Scrap Rebar$0.21
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

Oregon Scrap Metal Laws

Updated January 2014

***Effective May 16, 2013

State Requirements

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

         ·            Present 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.  The form must include the statement “I, the undersigned, affirm under penalty of law that the property that is subject to this transaction is not to the best of my knowledge stolen property.”) This statement must be signed by seller, include date and time of transaction and include a witness signature by the buyer.

         ·            Although not required, retaining the seller’s thumbprint at the point of sale is encouraged by the State of Oregon.

Buyer’s must:

  • Record make, model and license plate number (with issuing state) of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep a photograph or video tape showing the transaction and the face of the seller (to be kept on file for a minimum of 30 days)
  • 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, 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 10 days.

NOTE:  Any purchases must be paid for with a non-transferrable check which will be mailed to the seller’s home after a holding period of 3 days.  (P.O. Boxes can only be used if it is listed on the seller’s driver’s license.)

***All payments must be made by check payable to the seller and mailed to their home or PO box address within 10 days.  If check is returned as undeliverable, or it is past 10 days, the seller can pick the check up. 

It is unlawful to purchase or receive metal property from a person under the age of 16 years.

It is unlawful to knowingly purchase metal property from a person who has been convicted of any crimes relating to drugs, theft, robbery, burglary and/or possession of stolen property in the past 5 years.

Businesses are required to report to law enforcement any sprinkler heads and/or copper pipes that are brought in within 24 hours; unless the seller is a commercial account that deals in these items.

No scrap metal business may enter into a transaction to purchase or receive metallic wire that was burned in whole or in part to remove insulation unless the seller can produce written proof to the scrap metal business that the wire was lawfully burned or lawfully recovered from a burned structure.

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

Keep records, certifications, registrations, etc. on site for 1 year.  Video tapes need to be kept for a minimum of 30 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 10-day tag-and-hold policy when notified by law enforcement to do so.

Links to Other Important Information for Oregon Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Tires – Oregon’s waste tire program is designed to prevent problematic storage and disposal of tires by regulating how used tires are collected and stored. The program is also designed to encourage alternatives to disposal. Oregon law establishes a permitting system for waste tire carriers/transporters and storage sites, and also imposes a landfill ban on the disposal of whole tires. To learn more about waste tires in Oregon, visit Oregon’s Waste Tire Management Web site

·         Information on obtaining a Metal transportation certificate can be found at http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/metal_trans_certificate.shtml

·         Regulatory laws can be viewed at http://www.leg.state.or.us/10ssorlaws/0056.htm

o    http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/165.107

o    ***https://olis.leg.state.or.us/LIZ/2013R1/Measures/Text/HB2403/Enrolled 

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