West Virginia WV scrap metal prices

Best scrap yards in West Virginia, and we can strongly recommend Barker’s Junk Co Inc, located on 2290 Robert C Byrd Dr, Mabscott, WV 25871, United States. Here you will get good prices for scrap metal, various categories of scrap – household, industrial, construction. The other yard is Midway Scrap & Recycling Inc, scrap yard located, 1054 Midway Rd, Midway, WV 25878, 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$0.89
Aluminum Alloy$0.63
Copper$3.24
Brass$2.48
Lead$0.85
Nickel$7.52
Tin$10.25
Zinc$0.99
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$0.83
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.54
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.72
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.53
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.45
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.34
Aluminum Radiators$0.35
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.26
Transformers$0.15
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.20
Chrome Wheels$0.58
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$0.58
Painted Siding$0.57
UBC$0.61
Zorba 90% NF$0.58
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.45
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.22

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.68
Yellow Brass$1.59
Brass Rod$1.55
Brass Hair Wire$1.66
Brass Pipe$1.51
Brass Radiators$1.28
Brass Shells$1.43
Brass Turnings$1.46
Bronze$1.74
Bronze Turnings$0.91
Dirty Brass$0.75
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.75
Plumbers Brass$1.51
Semi-Red Brass$1.53

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$2.84
#1 Copper Tubing$2.65
#1 Flashing Copper$2.65
#2 Copper Tubing$2.50
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.42
#3 Copper with Tar$2.27
#3 Roofing Copper$2.35
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.19
Electric Motors — Copper$1.97
Enameled Copper$2.23
Insulated Copper Wire$2.27
Lead Coated Copper$1.91
Silver Plated Copper$2.42
Tin Coated Copper$2.12
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.12

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$0.55

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.62
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.53

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$20.14$626.51
14ct Gold$31.42$977.34
18ct Gold$40.28$1,252.99
22ct Gold$49.20$1,530.34
24ct Gold$53.71$1,670.50

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$24.09$749.13
Platinum$18.60$578.43
Silver$0.53$16.39

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$0.37
304 SS Solid$0.53
304 SS Turning$0.46
309 SS$0.69
310 SS$1.05
316 SS Solid$0.69
330 SS$1.71

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$0.05
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

West Virginia Scrap Metal Laws

Updated January 2014

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 (can be reused for future transactions);

         ·            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;

         ·           Provide a thumbprint (required for sale of catalytic converters separated from a vehicle).

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
  • 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 type of material, weight, quantity and/or volume of the material.
    • Sales tickets must also show the dollar amount paid for the material.
    • A statement of whether the scrap metal was purchased, taken as collateral for a loan, or taken on consignment.
    • 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

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 3 years. 

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

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

Any person delivering five or more automobile catalytic converters to a scrap metal dealer shall sign a document stating he or she is the lawful owner of the catalytic converters, or authorized by the lawful owner to sell the catalytic converters. Next to his or her signature he or she shall place a clear impression of his or her index finger or thumb that is in ink and free of smearing.

It is unlawful to purchase the following materials without written documentation or licensure that the seller is authorized to sell the materials:  Utility access covers; Street light poles or fixtures; Road or bridge guard rails; Water meter covers; Highway or street signs; Traffic directional or traffic control signs; Traffic light signals; Any metal marked with any form of the name or initials of a governmental entity; Property marked as or readily identifiable as owned by a telephone, cable, electric, water or other utility provider; Property owned and marked by a railroad; Cemetery markers or vases; Historical markers; Utility manhole covers and storm water grates; and Fire hydrant or fire hydrant caps; or Twisted pair copper telecommunications wiring of twenty- five pair or greater in nineteen, twenty-two, twenty-four or twenty-six gauge.

Links to Other Important Information for West Virginia Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

·         Tires — http://www.state.wv.us/swmb/Admn/TIREFINA.pdf

·         State EPA Regulations — http://www.nasda.org/nasda/nasda/foundation/state/WestVirginia.pdf

·         State regulations —  http://www.legis.state.wv.us/wvcode/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=61&art=3§ion=49

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