Virginia VA scrap metal prices

Best scrap yards in Virginia, and we can strongly recommend Smith Iron & Metal Co Inc, located on 3000 Bells Rd, Richmond, VA 23234, United States. Here you will get good prices for scrap metal, various categories of scrap – household, industrial, construction. The other yard is Virginia Scrap Corporation, scrap yard located, 2405 James Madison Hwy, Haymarket, VA 20169, 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$0.81
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$1.07
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.70
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$0.33
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
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$1.95
Brass Radiators$1.66
Brass Shells$1.84
Brass Turnings$1.88
Bronze Turnings$1.17
Dirty Brass$0.98
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.98
Plumbers Brass$1.95
Semi-Red Brass$1.98

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.67
#1 Copper Tubing$3.42
#1 Flashing Copper$3.42
#2 Copper Tubing$3.23
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.13
#3 Copper with Tar$2.94
#3 Roofing Copper$3.03
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.84
Electric Motors – Copper$2.54
Enameled Copper$2.89
Insulated Copper Wire$2.94
Lead Coated Copper$2.48
Silver Plated Copper$3.13
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$26.04$809.97
14ct Gold$40.62$1,263.52
18ct Gold$52.08$1,619.89
22ct Gold$63.61$1,978.45
24ct Gold$69.43$2,159.66

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

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

Virginia Scrap Metal Laws

Updated January 2014

***Changes effective July 1, 2013

State Requirements

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

         ·            Agree to allow photocopy of driver’s license or state ID card;

         ·            Sign a statement indicating that they are the owner of or are authorized to sell the metal and/or provide a bill of sale or receipt for the item;

         ·            Sign a statement that they have not been convicted of metal theft 

Buyer’s must:

  • Record description, state and license plate number of sellers vehicle used to transport scrap
  • Keep a record of sellers name, business name (if applicable), address, telephone number and date of sale
  • ***Keep a fingerprint on file.
  • ***Present a license to sell scrap metal
  • 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 also show the dollar amount paid for the material.
    • Sales tickets must be signed by the seller.  Seller will receive a copy of the receipt and buyer will retain a copy.
  • ***Photo of all proprietary materials to be held for 30 days (manhole covers, bleacher seats, cemetery markers, high gauge wire, etc).

         ·            Buyer must report purchased vehicle information to NMVTIS.

         ·            Tag and hold policies are in effect (up to 15 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 5 years.  There is a 15-day tag-and-hold policy when notified by law enforcement to do so.

 ***An electronic reporting system must be implemented and daily reports of all transactions must be made to law enforcement the next business day.

Scrap recyclers must maintain a record of all purchases for a minimum of five years and is subject to inspection by any law enforcement at any time.

It is illegal to purchase any materials from persons under the age of 18 years.

If vehicles have had the VIN tampered with or removed, contact local law enforcement immediately.  Do not dismantle until cleared by law enforcement to do so.

It is illegal to purchase the following materials unless the seller is professionally licensed to do so or the seller has a permit from law enforcement to do so: HVAC supplies, building supplies, appliances, bathtubs, gutters or downspouts. Purchase of these supplies must be reported to law enforcement by noon the following day.

It is illegal to purchase the following materials unless the seller is professionally licensed to do so: railroad, coal mining, industrial, manufacturing and public utility companies, any secondhand steel, copper, copper wire, aluminum, aluminum wire, brass, brass bearings or fittings, electric light or gas fixtures, locks or other builders hardware, plumbing fixtures, bell or bell fixtures, lead or brass water pipes or any part of such fixtures or pipes, or any wire, cable, lead, solder, copper, iron or brass used by or belonging to a railroad, telephone, telegraph, coal mining, industrial, manufacturing or public utility company, secondhand grooved or figure-eight copper trolley wire, bare or insulated heavy stranded copper or aluminum feeder wire, high voltage copper or aluminum transmission wire, or bare or insulated mining machine copper cables.

All purchases over the amount of $1000 must be made by check.

Links to Other Important Information for Virginia Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

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·         Junk Vehicles:

·         State EPA Regulations –

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