Pennsylvania PA scrap metal prices

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.71
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.26

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.70
Aluminum 3003$0.70
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.70
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.50
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.94
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.62
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.82
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.60
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.64
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.52
Aluminum Radiators$0.39
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.66
E.C. Wire$1.08
Litho Sheets$0.70
Mixed Turnings$0.40
MLC Clips$0.69
Aluminum Old Cast$0.67
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.66
Painted Siding$0.65
Zorba 90% NF$0.66
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.51
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.91
Yellow Brass$1.80
Brass Rod$1.75
Brass Hair Wire$1.88
Brass Pipe$1.71
Brass Radiators$1.45
Brass Shells$1.62
Brass Turnings$1.65
Bronze Turnings$1.03
Dirty Brass$0.85
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.85
Plumbers Brass$1.71
Semi-Red Brass$1.74

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.21
#1 Copper Tubing$3.00
#1 Flashing Copper$3.00
#2 Copper Tubing$2.83
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.74
#3 Copper with Tar$2.57
#3 Roofing Copper$2.66
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.49
Electric Motors – Copper$2.23
Enameled Copper$2.53
Insulated Copper Wire$2.57
Lead Coated Copper$2.17
Silver Plated Copper$2.74
Tin Coated Copper$2.40
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.40

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.20
Lead Shot$0.45
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$0.70
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.60

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$22.81$709.58
14ct Gold$35.59$1,106.93
18ct Gold$45.63$1,419.13
22ct Gold$55.73$1,733.26
24ct Gold$60.83$1,892.01

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

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$1.19
316 SS Solid$0.78
330 SS$1.94

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

Pennsylvania Scrap Metal Laws

Updated January 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 vehicle description and license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap by photo or video tape
  • Keep a photograph or video tape showing the material, any ID numbers and the face of the seller (to be kept on file for a minimum of 90 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 and if the material is insulated.
    • 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 (10 days for any material with an identification number, including vehicles).

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

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

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases for a minimum of two years 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.

There is a 5-day tag-and-hold on all data or electrical wire and/or cable.  All data or electrical wire and/or cable purchases must have signed notice of where the wire or cable came from, and a copy of the seller’s vehicle registration.

A scrap metal dealer shall immediately notify local law enforcement of the name and motor vehicle license plate number of any person offering to sell a bronze statue, plaque, historical marker, cannon, cannon ball, bell, lamp, lighting fixture, lamp post, architectural artifact or similar item.

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

Links to Other Important Information for Pennsylvania Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Tires –

·         State EPA on scrap –

·         State laws on scrap yards –

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