Colorado Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Colorado

Colorado, the Centennial State, is a mountain state with a population of close to 6 Million inhabitants. It has a unique history in the sense that already 13000 years ago, Native Americans were living there.

Known in the world for its beautiful nature and the "Rocky Mountains", you would almost forget it's a thriving state with a lot of other things going for it. With regards to scrap metal it's important to know that Colorado has a long mining history, which is a huge part of the economy. And manufacturing is also a big player and on the rise ever more. So there's a lot of money to be made in scrap metal.

The laws surrounding buying and selling scrap metal in Colorado are much more relaxed than other states, making it it much more convenient to make money selling scrap metal in Colorado.

Firstly, all scrap yards will keep records of all transactions for at least 2 years. When scrapping a vehicle the scrap yard is required to check it against the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. Make sure that you can proof that the cars registered owner has given you permission to scrap the car. The final law is only important for scrap yard owners. Law enforcement have the ability to hold any material for upto 5 days while they conduct an investigation.

Below is a list of cities in Colorado for which we have looked up the latest scrap metal prices and the best scrap yards.

Best Scrap Yards in Colorado

We have done research to find the best scrap yards in Colorado. Denver is the state capital and its metropolitan area is home 3 million people, over 50% of the population of the the state. With so many people there is great opportunity to find and sell scrap metal.

There are lots of great scrap yards in Denver. Three that we recommend are MSJS Appliance & Scrap Metal Recycling, A Better Recycler LLC and Denver Metal Recycling. All of these are great options and offer competitive prices. Colorado's largest city by area and second biggest by populations is Colorado Springs.

For those around the Colorado Springs area we have narrowed down the scrap yards to three that we recommend which are: Urban Recycling, Koscove Metal and Colorado Industrial Recycling.

Aurora, the third largest city in Colorado, has been thought of in the past as a suburb of Denver. However, in the past few decades the population has increased and now its population is half of that of Denver. The scrap yards that we recommend are: Junk Car Boys Aurora, JC Removal and Atlas Metal & Iron Corp.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.84
Steel Scrap$0.18
Steel Rebar$0.31

Last Updated On 2022-08-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.79
Aluminum 3003$0.79
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.79
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.56
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.07
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.70
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.93
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.68
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.86
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$1.23
Litho Sheets$0.79
Mixed Turnings $0.46
MLC Clips$0.78
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$2.11
Yellow Brass$1.99
Brass Rod$1.94
Brass Hair Wire$2.08
Brass Pipe$1.89
Brass Radiators$1.61
Brass Shells$1.79
Brass Turnings$1.83
Bronze Turnings$1.14
Dirty Brass$0.95
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.95
Plumbers Brass$1.89
Semi-Red Brass$1.92

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.35
#1 Copper Tubing$3.13
#1 Flashing Copper$3.13
#2 Copper Tubing$2.95
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.86
#3 Copper with Tar$2.68
#3 Roofing Copper$2.77
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.59
Electric Motors - Copper$2.33
Enameled Copper$2.64
Insulated Copper Wire$2.68
Lead Coated Copper$2.26
Silver Plated Copper$2.86
Tin Coated Copper$2.50
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.50

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.21
Lead Shot$0.48
Lead Wheel Weights$0.31
Solid Lead$0.64
Soft Lead$0.66

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$1.06
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.91

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$21.81$678.39
14ct Gold$34.02$1,058.25
18ct Gold$43.62$1,356.74
22ct Gold$53.28$1,657.04
24ct Gold$58.16$1,808.83

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold. Scrap gold prices (as well as scrap prices for other precious metals) are usually set in troy ounces.
One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

Above are today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.08
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$0.31
301 SS$0.46
304 SS Solid$0.65
304 SS Turning$0.56
309 SS$0.85
310 SS$1.29
316 SS Solid$0.85
330 SS$2.11

Above are today's prices for stainless steel. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction.

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$0.22
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound

ElectronicsPrice Per Pound
Scrap Back PanelsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Cellphones
Scrap Computer Wire
Scrap CPU Chips
Scrap CRT Monitors
Scrap Empty PC Servers
Scrap Graphics Cards
Scrap Hard DrivesContact local scrap yard
Scrap Hard Drive Boards
Scrap Laptops
Scrap LCD Monitors
Scrap Low Grade Boards
Scrap Mainframes
Scrap Memory
Scrap Mice
Scrap MotherboardsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Non-Green PC Boards
Scrap PC Boards
Scrap PC Tower
Scrap Power Supplies
Scrap Printers/Fax Machines
Scrap Servers
Scrap Speakers
Scrap Telecom EquipmentContact local scrap yard