Louisiana Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Louisiana

Do not make the same mistake as so many of the beginners we speak to who try to start selling scrap metal with taking the time to learn the laws in the region. Particularly those in the US since every state has its own laws and they can be so incredibly different. For those that have been in the industry for some years will have seen the change in laws to try to combat scrap metal theft. Louisiana has really reasonable laws for anyone selling scrap legally. The scrap yard will always be able to help with the rules and regulations when selling scrap metal but there are some thing that you really should know before you go.

We have been through the Louisiana legislature and made a short summary of everything you need to be aware of before you leave the house. Most importantly is ID. Do not try to go to a scrap yard without ID, you will be turned away instantly. This is not only true in Louisiana but the whole of the US. The scrap yard will keep a copy of your ID on record along with a photo of the material and yourself at the time of the transaction. All this must be kept on record for a minimum of two years. All vehicles will need to reported the the office of motor vehicles, but the scrap yard will take care of this. To give law enforcement a helping hand in stopping the selling of scrap metal Louisiana has a ten day tag and hold system in place.

Now that you have the basics down let's talk about the best scrap yards in Louisiana. For those around New Orleans check out Uptown Recycling and WB Scrap Metal. Our favorite two scrap yards in the city. If you live in the state capital, Baton Rouge, our picks for the best scrap yards are: Louisiana Scrap Recycling and Pull-A-Part.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.97
Steel Scrap$0.23
Steel Rebar$0.32

Last Updated On 2021-06-11

Non Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$1.74
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing$1.56
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper$3.12
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing$1.08
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper$3.03
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar$6.73
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper$2.45
Scrap Aluminum Cans$2.77
Scrap Aluminum Copper Radiators$4.84
Scrap Aluminum Siding$3.26
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion$2.98
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion w/ Attachments$4.64
Scrap Aluminum Thermopane$3.46
Scrap Aluminum Copper Cutoffs$2.37
Scrap Aluminum 6061$1.39
Scrap Aluminum 6063$3.30
Scrap Aluminum New Cast$3.31
Scrap Aluminum Old Cast$2.34
Scrap Aluminum Old Sheet$1.76
Scrap Aluminum Wheels Clean$3.38
Scrap Aluminum Wheels w/ Attachments$2.54
Scrap Aluminum Turnings$3.51
Scrap Aluminum Breakage$3.13
Scrap Aluminum Shavings$3.23
Scrap Aluminum Boat$3.73
Scrap Aluminum Bumpers$2.85
Scrap Aluminum Clips$4.76
Scrap Aluminum Copper Coil$3.47
Scrap Aluminum Diesel Tank$2.65
Scrap Aluminum Engine Block$1.56
Scrap Aluminum Litho$3.44
Scrap Aluminum Radiators$2.98
Scrap Aluminum Rims$3.40
Scrap Aluminum Wire$2.37
Scrap Aluminum Transformers$3.25
Scrap Ballasts$4.34
Scrap Brass (Red)$3.64
Scrap Brass (Yellow)$2.86
Scrap Brass Rod$1.88
Scrap Brass Hair Wire$1.56
Scrap Brass Pipe$2.23
Scrap Brass Radiators$2.53
Scrap Brass Shells$2.74
Scrap Brass Turnings$3.56
Scrap Bronze$3.86
Scrap Bronze Turnings$2.87
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries$2.32
Scrap Catalytic Converters$2.19
Scrap Christmas Lights$1.02
Scrap Cast Aluminum$1.00
Scrap Carbide$3.03
Scrap CATV Wire$2.34
Scrap Circuit Breakers$2.11
Scrap Cobalt$3.63
Scrap Communications Wire$2.45
Scrap Compressors$2.84
Scrap Clean ACR$3.56
Scrap Clean Aluminum Wire$3.62
Scrap Dirty ACR$2.45
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Extrusion$2.77
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Radiators$2.99
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Turnings$3.13
Scrap Dirty Brass$1.19
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators$1.84
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper$3.45
Scrap Double Insulated Cable$3.37
Scrap EC Wire$2.55
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminum$2.42
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper$2.65
Scrap Elevator Wire$2.36
Scrap Enameled Copper$2.23
Scrap Forktruck Battery$2.18
Scrap F 75$2.87
Scrap Fire Wire$3.98
Scrap Gold$1.80
Scrap Hastelloy Solids$3.12
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings$2.15
Scrap Heliax Wire$1.74
Scrap Inconel$2.97
Scrap Inconel 792$1.34
Scrap Inconel 800$4.33
Scrap Inconel 825$4.91
Scrap Insulated Aluminum Wire$1.23
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire$1.42
Scrap Insulated Steel BX$2.41
Scrap Lead Batteries$3.46
Scrap Lead Coated Copper$2.58
Scrap Lead Shot$2.76
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights$1.73
Scrap MarM247$1.38
Scrap Monel$1.31
Scrap Nickel$1.18
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$2.98
Scrap Painted Aluminum$2.63
Scrap Plumbers Brass$1.34
Scrap Prepared Aluminum$1.55
Scrap Pewter$1.25
Scrap Platinum$4.43
Scrap Romex Wire$2.61
Scrap Sealed Units$5.81
Scrap Silver Plated Copper$2.65
Scrap Semi-Red Brass$3.59
Scrap Silver$3.45
Scrap Solid Core Heliax$3.84
Scrap Stainless Steel$3.12
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks$4.42
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks$1.97
Scrap Stainless Turnings$3.00
Scrap Starters$1.03
Scrap Steel Case Batteries$2.05
Scrap THHN Wire$2.20
Scrap Tin Coated Copper$2.38
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.55
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips$3.44
Scrap T-1,4,5,15$3.95
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)$2.34
Scrap Tungsten$3.21
Scrap Tungsten Carbide$3.52
Scrap Wiring Harness$2.73

Scrap Gold Prices

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

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$22.03$685.20
14ct Gold$34.37$1,068.95
18ct Gold$44.06$1,370.44
22ct Gold$53.81$1,673.78
24ct Gold$58.74$1,827.05

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

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

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

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

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$3.45
Scrap #2 Prepared$1.86
Scrap #1 Unprepared$3.32
Scrap #2 Unprepared$1.63
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$1.98
Scrap Busheling$2.12
Scrap Cast Iron$2.00
Scrap Dishwashers$1.42
Scrap Dryers$3.74
Scrap Oversize Torch$2.79
Scrap Rebar$2.68
Scrap Washing Machines$3.34
Scrap Water Heaters$3.55

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