Rhode Island RI scrap metal prices

Best scrap yards in Rhode Island, and we can strongly recommend J & S Scrap Metal & Recycling, located on 36 Starr St, Johnston, RI 02919, United States. Here you will get good prices for scrap metal, various categories of scrap – household, industrial, construction. The other yard is Aluminum & Copper Recycling, scrap yard located, 68 Salem St, Providence, RI 02907, 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$1.16
Aluminum Alloy$0.82
Copper$4.19
Brass$3.21
Lead$1.10
Nickel$9.74
Tin$13.28
Zinc$1.29
Steel Scrap$0.19
Steel Rebar$0.30

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.80
Aluminum 3003$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.57
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.08
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.71
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.94
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.68
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.87
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.73
Aluminum Radiators$0.45
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.34
Transformers$0.20
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.25
Chrome Wheels$0.75
E.C. Wire$1.24
Litho Sheets$0.80
Mixed Turnings$0.46
MLC Clips$0.79
Aluminum Old Cast$0.76
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.75
Painted Siding$0.74
UBC$0.79
Zorba 90% NF$0.75
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.58
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.29

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.18
Yellow Brass$2.05
Brass Rod$2.00
Brass Hair Wire$2.15
Brass Pipe$1.96
Brass Radiators$1.66
Brass Shells$1.85
Brass Turnings$1.89
Bronze$2.25
Bronze Turnings$1.17
Dirty Brass$0.98
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.98
Plumbers Brass$1.96
Semi-Red Brass$1.98

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.68
#1 Copper Tubing$3.43
#1 Flashing Copper$3.43
#2 Copper Tubing$3.23
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.14
#3 Copper with Tar$2.94
#3 Roofing Copper$3.04
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.84
Electric Motors — Copper$2.55
Enameled Copper$2.89
Insulated Copper Wire$2.94
Lead Coated Copper$2.48
Silver Plated Copper$3.14
Tin Coated Copper$2.74
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.74

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.23
Lead Shot$0.52
Lead Wheel Weights$0.33
Solid Lead$0.69
Soft Lead$0.71

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.80
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.69

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$26.09$811.35
14ct Gold$40.69$1,265.68
18ct Gold$52.17$1,622.66
22ct Gold$63.72$1,981.84
24ct Gold$69.55$2,163.35

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$31.19$970.15
Platinum$24.08$749.08
Silver$0.68$21.23

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.11
#1 Busheling$0.11
#1 HMS$0.08
HMS 80/20$0.07
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.48
304 SS Solid$0.69
304 SS Turning$0.59
309 SS$0.90
310 SS$1.36
316 SS Solid$0.90
330 SS$2.22

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.08
Scrap Cast Iron$0.11
Scrap Dishwashers$0.08
Scrap Dryers$0.08
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.10
Scrap Rebar$0.23
Scrap Washing Machines$0.08
Scrap Water Heaters$0.08

Rhode Island 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 license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • 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 precious metals and catalytic converters for up to 14 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 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 14-day tag-and-hold policy when notified by law enforcement to do so.

Links to Other Important Information for Rhode Island Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Tires – http://www.dem.ri.gov/pubs/regs/regs/waste/swrg97_5.pdf

·         State EPA on scrap — http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/states/ri.html

·         State laws on scrap yards — http://www.dbr.ri.gov/documents/divisions/commlicensing/autowrecking/Commercial_Licensing_Regulation_6.pdf

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