Louisiana Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Louisiana

Louisiana is a southern state of the US, known mostly as the Bayou State even though its official nickname is the Pelican State. Whenever people think about the Bayou and that infamous kitchen, they think of Louisiana.

This state has a very rich multi-cultural heritage and a very diverse economy. It has the largest bulk cargo port in the country and this makes trade an important part of the economy. Metal trade is certainly a part of that and therefore there's a lot of money in scrap metal here.

Before you start to sell scrap metal here however, do not make the same mistake as so many of the beginners we speak to and try to trade scrap metal right away. You need to first take the time to learn the scrap metal laws in the region. Those that have been in the industry for several years will know about the changes 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 in 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.

If you're scrapping a car or a bike, note that all vehicles will need to reported to the office of motor vehicles. The scrap yard will take care of this for you. To give law enforcement a helping hand in stopping the selling of stolen scrap metal, Louisiana has a ten day tag and hold system in place.

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

Best Scrap Yards in Louisiana

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. Those are our favorite two scrap yards in the city.

If you rather go to a chain then Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling has several branches across the state. The one with the best reviews is on Westport Drive in Port Allen.

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$1.15

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.68
Aluminum 3003$0.68
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.68
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.48
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.92
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.60
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.80
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.58
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.60
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.48
Aluminum Radiators$0.38
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.64
E.C. Wire$1.05
Litho Sheets$0.68
Mixed Turnings $0.39
MLC Clips$0.67
Aluminum Old Cast$0.65
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.64
Painted Siding$0.63
Zorba 90% NF$0.64
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.49
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.04
Yellow Brass$1.92
Brass Rod$1.87
Brass Hair Wire$2.01
Brass Pipe$1.82
Brass Radiators$1.55
Brass Shells$1.72
Brass Turnings$1.76
Bronze Turnings$1.09
Dirty Brass$0.91
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.91
Plumbers Brass$1.82
Semi-Red Brass$1.85

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.45
#1 Copper Tubing$3.22
#1 Flashing Copper$3.22
#2 Copper Tubing$3.04
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.95
#3 Copper with Tar$2.76
#3 Roofing Copper$2.85
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.67
Electric Motors - Copper$2.39
Enameled Copper$2.72
Insulated Copper Wire$2.76
Lead Coated Copper$2.33
Silver Plated Copper$2.95
Tin Coated Copper$2.58
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.58

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.19
Lead Shot$0.43
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.57
Soft Lead$0.59

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.72
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.62

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$26.81$833.92
14ct Gold$41.82$1,300.88
18ct Gold$53.62$1,667.80
22ct Gold$65.49$2,036.94
24ct Gold$71.49$2,223.54

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$0.09
#1 Busheling$0.09
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.05
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.07
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.27
301 SS$0.40
304 SS Solid$0.57
304 SS Turning$0.50
309 SS$0.75
310 SS$1.13
316 SS Solid$0.75
330 SS$1.85

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$0.07
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.09
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.19
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

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