Maine Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Maine

With so many people who successfully make decent money or even a living from buying and selling scrap metal there are more and more newcomers to the industry. It is an exciting prospect starting something new, however so many of them miss the most important thing. Understanding the laws and regulations that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in the region that you operate. It can be difficult for experienced scrappers when travelling between states as each state in the US has its own laws that can vary hugely just one state across. With scrap metal theft affecting each state by varying degrees, the laws are hugely in consistent.

We have been through the Maine legislation so that we could summarize everything that you need to know when selling scrap in Maine. Firstly, make sure that you bring identification. This is actually true almost everywhere in the US not just Maine. You will not be able to complete a transaction with it. A copy of your ID, the description and photograph of the material and a photograph will all be kept on record with the transaction details for at least a year. Uniquely to Maine is the payment restriction laws which are optional. Scrap yards may choose to pay by check made out to the seller. This is one way that scrap yards protect themselves to from fraud and fake ID's. To further stop the buying and producing of stolen material the police have the power to tag and hold all material for up to three days.

Now that you know the basics let's go through some of our recommendations for scrap yards in Maine. Let's start with Maine's largest city Portland, our research has found that the best scrap yards are: E Perry Iron & Metal Co and Cumberland Salvage Inc. If you operate in the Lewiston area we recommend: Grimmel Industries and Schnitzer Northeast. If you operate somewhere else in Maine contact us and will help you find the best scrap yards near you.

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$1.48
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing$1.86
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper$3.12
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing$1.98
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper$3.31
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar$6.04
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper$2.36
Scrap Aluminum Cans$2.76
Scrap Aluminum Copper Radiators$4.54
Scrap Aluminum Siding$3.52
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion$2.23
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion w/ Attachments$4.75
Scrap Aluminum Thermopane$3.89
Scrap Aluminum Copper Cutoffs$2.12
Scrap Aluminum 6061$1.32
Scrap Aluminum 6063$3.35
Scrap Aluminum New Cast$3.68
Scrap Aluminum Old Cast$2.65
Scrap Aluminum Old Sheet$1.86
Scrap Aluminum Wheels Clean$3.45
Scrap Aluminum Wheels w/ Attachments$2.22
Scrap Aluminum Turnings$3.53
Scrap Aluminum Breakage$3.84
Scrap Aluminum Shavings$3.21
Scrap Aluminum Boat$3.43
Scrap Aluminum Bumpers$2.75
Scrap Aluminum Clips$4.48
Scrap Aluminum Copper Coil$3.99
Scrap Aluminum Diesel Tank$2.02
Scrap Aluminum Engine Block$1.57
Scrap Aluminum Litho$3.87
Scrap Aluminum Radiators$2.34
Scrap Aluminum Rims$3.98
Scrap Aluminum Wire$2.02
Scrap Aluminum Transformers$3.35
Scrap Ballasts$4.84
Scrap Brass (Red)$3.56
Scrap Brass (Yellow)$2.99
Scrap Brass Rod$1.25
Scrap Brass Hair Wire$1.12
Scrap Brass Pipe$2.73
Scrap Brass Radiators$2.06
Scrap Brass Shells$2.23
Scrap Brass Turnings$3.43
Scrap Bronze$3.88
Scrap Bronze Turnings$2.22
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries$2.11
Scrap Catalytic Converters$2.36
Scrap Christmas Lights$1.87
Scrap Cast Aluminum$1.45
Scrap Carbide$3.26
Scrap CATV Wire$2.61
Scrap Circuit Breakers$2.50
Scrap Cobalt$3.12
Scrap Communications Wire$2.84
Scrap Compressors$2.56
Scrap Clean ACR$3.36
Scrap Clean Aluminum Wire$3.67
Scrap Dirty ACR$2.75
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Extrusion$2.34
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Radiators$2.62
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Turnings$3.45
Scrap Dirty Brass$1.58
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators$1.54
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper$3.55
Scrap Double Insulated Cable$3.23
Scrap EC Wire$2.84
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminum$2.98
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper$2.01
Scrap Elevator Wire$2.14
Scrap Enameled Copper$2.17
Scrap Forktruck Battery$2.84
Scrap F 75$2.48
Scrap Fire Wire$3.23
Scrap Gold$1.73
Scrap Hastelloy Solids$3.92
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings$2.56
Scrap Heliax Wire$1.36
Scrap Inconel$2.79
Scrap Inconel 792$1.31
Scrap Inconel 800$4.12
Scrap Inconel 825$4.70
Scrap Insulated Aluminum Wire$1.00
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire$1.56
Scrap Insulated Steel BX$2.34
Scrap Lead Batteries$3.63
Scrap Lead Coated Copper$2.54
Scrap Lead Shot$2.33
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights$1.18
Scrap MarM247$1.82
Scrap Monel$1.88
Scrap Nickel$1.89
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$2.54
Scrap Painted Aluminum$2.36
Scrap Plumbers Brass$1.44
Scrap Prepared Aluminum$1.11
Scrap Pewter$1.54
Scrap Platinum$4.87
Scrap Romex Wire$2.34
Scrap Sealed Units$5.41
Scrap Silver Plated Copper$2.34
Scrap Semi-Red Brass$3.45
Scrap Silver$3.66
Scrap Solid Core Heliax$3.52
Scrap Stainless Steel$3.12
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks$4.65
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks$1.36
Scrap Stainless Turnings$3.55
Scrap Starters$1.97
Scrap Steel Case Batteries$2.09
Scrap THHN Wire$2.18
Scrap Tin Coated Copper$2.32
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.37
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips$3.95
Scrap T-1,4,5,15$3.31
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)$2.43
Scrap Tungsten$3.75
Scrap Tungsten Carbide$3.87
Scrap Wiring Harness$2.39

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$3.47
Scrap #2 Prepared$1.87
Scrap #1 Unprepared$3.23
Scrap #2 Unprepared$1.90
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$1.35
Scrap Busheling$2.86
Scrap Cast Iron$2.90
Scrap Dishwashers$1.12
Scrap Dryers$3.32
Scrap Oversize Torch$2.65
Scrap Rebar$2.73
Scrap Washing Machines$3.87
Scrap Water Heaters$3.23

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