Indiana Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Indiana

Rule number one before starting your scrap metal career is know the law and rule that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in your region. What laws you will need to abide by can vary greatly depending on where you are. Some states are very strict, particularly on scrap yards, while others are much more relaxed. The theft of scrap metal has affected each state by varying amounts and this can clearly be seen in there laws.

The laws in Indiana are fairly typical for both those selling and buying scrap metal. We have been through the Indiana legislature and summarized everything that you will need to know when buying and selling scrap metal. First thing to note is that you are always required to show ID. This true in all states in the US. A copy of your ID will need to be kept as well as a photo of the material and a photo of you at the time of the transaction. All this will be kept with a transaction record which will need to be kept for a minimum of at least 2 years. Finally, law enforcement have the legal power to put a tag and hold on any good within a scrap yard for at least 5 days. There are more laws surrounding the sale of scrap metal in Indiana however, they are not relevant for most transactions. If they apply to you, then the scrap yard will help you with this. It is always important to know the best scrap yards within your region.

We have done the research on some of Indiana's major cities and found, what we believe, to be their best scrap yards. Indianapolis is the state capital and largest city in Indiana. It has a great manufacturing heritage. Our recommendation for the best scrap yards are: West side Auto Salvage and Farnsworth Metal Recycling.

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