District of Columbia Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in District of Columbia

Washington DC is the capital of the United States of America and its only federal district. It used to be known as "District of Columbia", but is nowadays just referred to as Washington or colloquially as DC (or D.C.). It was founded as the capital in 1791.

DC is the 20th largest city in the US by population, with close to 700 thousand people living there on an area of a little over 61 square miles.

Besides mostly being known for it's governmental functions, it's also very well renowned for its architecture as well as its famous museums. A lot of the buildings in DC are very well known in the US as well as around the world. The most famous examples of course are the white house and the capitol, but there are several others that are widely renowned.

The museums in DC are also very well known and a major tourist attrication. The Smithsonian museums are usually the ones that come to mind first, but there's also the National gallery of Art and many other smaller museums. And not a museum, but certainly a place with a lot of history artifacts is the National Archives (that house the Declaration of Independence and other documents).

Economically the city is very diverse, although a large part of the economy is related to governmental service functions (around 25%). Tourism is also a big driver of the economy, which is explained by the attractions above.

All in all this means the city is doing well and construction remains steady, which in turn leads to a good scrap metal market.

There are not too many good scrap yards in D.C. directly so you may need to go Maryland or Virginia. The only one we could find in D.C. is Institute-Scrap Recycling on 1250 H Street, but we're not sure how good this place is.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.98
Steel Scrap$0.19
Steel Rebar$0.35

Last Updated On 2022-06-29

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.88
Aluminum 3003$0.88
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.88
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.63
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.19
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.78
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.04
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.76
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.07
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.92
Aluminum Radiators$0.50
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.37
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.28
Chrome Wheels$0.83
E.C. Wire$1.37
Litho Sheets$0.88
Mixed Turnings $0.51
MLC Clips$0.87
Aluminum Old Cast$0.84
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.83
Painted Siding$0.82
Zorba 90% NF$0.83
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.64
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.32

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.36
Yellow Brass$2.22
Brass Rod$2.17
Brass Hair Wire$2.33
Brass Pipe$2.12
Brass Radiators$1.80
Brass Shells$2.00
Brass Turnings$2.04
Bronze Turnings$1.27
Dirty Brass$1.06
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.06
Plumbers Brass$2.12
Semi-Red Brass$2.15

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.81
#1 Copper Tubing$3.56
#1 Flashing Copper$3.56
#2 Copper Tubing$3.36
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.25
#3 Copper with Tar$3.05
#3 Roofing Copper$3.15
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.95
Electric Motors - Copper$2.64
Enameled Copper$3.00
Insulated Copper Wire$3.05
Lead Coated Copper$2.57
Silver Plated Copper$3.25
Tin Coated Copper$2.85
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.85

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$1.10
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.94

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$24.11$750.05
14ct Gold$37.62$1,170.10
18ct Gold$48.23$1,500.15
22ct Gold$58.91$1,832.19
24ct Gold$64.30$1,999.97

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$0.11
#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$0.68
304 SS Turning$0.59
309 SS$0.89
310 SS$1.34
316 SS Solid$0.89
330 SS$2.19

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$0.07
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