Illinois Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Illinois

With more and more people looking to the salvaging of scrap metal to earn some extra cash it is more important than ever to now the laws and rules surrounding the sale of scrap metal. Since every state has its own laws the US can be a difficult place to sell scrap metal as each state has different laws which can be vastly different from state to state. Illinois is fairly typical for the US.

We have studied the legislature so you don't need to. We have summarized all the things that you need to remember before buying or selling scrap metal. First thing to know is that you will be required to show ID, which will be copied, and have your photo taken. Both to be kept on record. As well as you, the scrap metal that you are selling will also need to be photographed and kept on record with the transaction details and your photograph and ID. These transaction records will need to be kept on record for at least a year for all transactions over $100. The final law that you really need to be aware of when selling scrap in Illinois refers to payment. All transactions of air conditioning units that are over a hundred dollars must be paid by check.

Now that you have a good idea of the laws, you must learn the best scrap yards. We have researched the best scrap yards in some of Illinois' biggest cities. Illinois' largest city, Chicago, has the third highest population of all the cities in US. It holds a rich history in manufacturing and has fantastic opportunites to make a decent living from selling scrap metal. From our research we found that the best scrap yards in Chicago, Illinois are: South Chicago Iron & Metal and Windy City metal Recycling & Resources.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.32
Aluminum Alloy$1.11
Copper$4.28
Brass$3.30
Lead$1.00
Nickel$9.09
Tin$16.03
Zinc$1.41
Steel Scrap$0.20
Steel Rebar$0.30

Last Updated On 2021-09-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.91
Aluminum 3003$0.91
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.91
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.65
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.23
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.81
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.07
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.78
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.14
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.98
Aluminum Radiators$0.52
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.38
Transformers$0.22
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.29
Chrome Wheels$0.86
E.C. Wire$1.41
Litho Sheets$0.91
Mixed Turnings $0.53
MLC Clips$0.90
Aluminum Old Cast$0.87
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.86
Painted Siding$0.85
UBC$0.90
Zorba 90% NF$0.86
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.66
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.33

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.12
Yellow Brass$1.91
Brass Rod$2.07
Brass Hair Wire$2.22
Brass Pipe$2.01
Brass Radiators$1.71
Brass Shells$1.90
Brass Turnings$1.94
Bronze$2.32
Bronze Turnings$1.21
Dirty Brass$1.01
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.01
Plumbers Brass$2.01
Semi-Red Brass$2.04

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.75
#1 Copper Tubing$3.50
#1 Flashing Copper$3.50
#2 Copper Tubing$3.30
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.20
#3 Copper with Tar$3.00
#3 Roofing Copper$3.10
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.90
Electric Motors - Copper$2.60
Enameled Copper$2.95
Insulated Copper Wire$3.00
Lead Coated Copper$2.53
Silver Plated Copper$3.20
Tin Coated Copper$2.80
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.80

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.21
Lead Shot$0.47
Lead Wheel Weights$0.30
Solid Lead$0.63
Soft Lead$0.65

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.88
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.75

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$20.48$637.01
14ct Gold$31.95$993.72
18ct Gold$40.96$1,274.01
22ct Gold$50.03$1,555.97
24ct Gold$54.61$1,698.49

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$47.18$1,467.54
Platinum$22.23$691.35
Silver$0.61$18.86

Precious metal prices are usually set in troy ounces. One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

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$0.09
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.50
304 SS Solid$0.72
304 SS Turning$0.62
309 SS$0.93
310 SS$1.41
316 SS Solid$0.93
330 SS$2.31

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$0.09
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.10
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.08
Scrap Cast Iron$0.12
Scrap Dishwashers$0.08
Scrap Dryers$0.08
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.11
Scrap Rebar$0.24
Scrap Washing Machines$0.08
Scrap Water Heaters$0.08

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