Maryland Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Maryland

Maryland is Mid-Atlantic state that also goes by the name "Old Line State". It's not a big state in size nor population, and most of its population resides in Baltimore. It has a very diverse economy, in which the Port of Baltimore plays a major role. Trading is big and trading metal (or scrap metal) is a good opportunity in this state.

When looking back at all the people we have helped in their journey to make money (or a career) from scrap metal it is interesting that almost all of them overlook one of the most important aspects, which is the laws that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in you region. Everyone asks about sourcing material and getting the best prices, but we hardly get asked about the laws.

Maryland has fairly typical laws for the US. We have read the legislature so that we can summarize everything important you need to be aware of before heading to the scrap yard.

Firstly, be aware that the scrap yards are required to keep records of every transaction. These records must be reported to law enforcement within 24 hours of the transaction. What will these records contain? Most importantly: a copy of your driving license. Do not turn up to the scrap yard without a driving License or other form of ID. No scrap yard in Maryland will buy anything from you without it.

The scrap yard will also include details of the transaction including a description of the material, a description of your car and your license plate. Law enforcement also have the power to tag and hold any material for two weeks while they conduct their investigation.

Below are the prices for scrap metal in Maryland, we also have a page with scrap metal prices and scrap yards in Baltimore if you're looking for that.

Best Scrap Yards in Maryland

Now that you have a good idea of what you need to know before visiting a scrap yard in Maryland let's take a look at some scrap yards.

Starting with the largest city in the state, Baltimore, our research has shown that the best scrap yards in Baltimore are: United Iron and Metal East and Mid-Atlantic Metal Inc.

For those in a different part of the Maryland get in touch to get advise of the best scrap yards near you.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.36
Aluminum Alloy$0.98
Copper$4.51
Brass$3.66
Lead$1.20
Nickel$12.28
Tin$13.79
Zinc$2.01
Steel Scrap$0.22
Steel Rebar$0.36

Last Updated On 2022-08-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.94
Aluminum 3003$0.94
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.94
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.66
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.26
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.83
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.10
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.80
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.20
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$2.03
Aluminum Radiators$0.53
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.39
Transformers$0.23
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.30
Chrome Wheels$0.88
E.C. Wire$1.45
Litho Sheets$0.94
Mixed Turnings $0.54
MLC Clips$0.92
Aluminum Old Cast$0.89
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.88
Painted Siding$0.87
UBC$0.92
Zorba 90% NF$0.88
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.68
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.34

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.49
Yellow Brass$2.34
Brass Rod$2.29
Brass Hair Wire$2.45
Brass Pipe$2.23
Brass Radiators$1.90
Brass Shells$2.11
Brass Turnings$2.15
Bronze$2.57
Bronze Turnings$1.34
Dirty Brass$1.12
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.12
Plumbers Brass$2.23
Semi-Red Brass$2.26

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.95
#1 Copper Tubing$3.69
#1 Flashing Copper$3.69
#2 Copper Tubing$3.48
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.37
#3 Copper with Tar$3.16
#3 Roofing Copper$3.27
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.05
Electric Motors - Copper$2.74
Enameled Copper$3.11
Insulated Copper Wire$3.16
Lead Coated Copper$2.66
Silver Plated Copper$3.37
Tin Coated Copper$2.95
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.95

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.25
Lead Shot$0.56
Lead Wheel Weights$0.36
Solid Lead$0.76
Soft Lead$0.78

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$1.25
Old Zinc Die Cast$1.07

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$25.68$798.86
14ct Gold$40.07$1,246.19
18ct Gold$51.37$1,597.68
22ct Gold$62.74$1,951.31
24ct Gold$68.48$2,130.06

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
Palladium$63.07$1,961.72
Platinum$26.91$837.14
Silver$0.65$20.22

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

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.12
#1 Busheling$0.12
#1 HMS$0.09
HMS 80/20$0.07
Sheet Metal$0.07
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.09
Structural Steel$0.09

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.36
301 SS$0.54
304 SS Solid$0.77
304 SS Turning$0.66
309 SS$1.00
310 SS$1.52
316 SS Solid$1.00
330 SS$2.48

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$0.11
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.08
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.08
Scrap Cast Iron$0.13
Scrap Dishwashers$0.08
Scrap Dryers$0.08
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.12
Scrap Rebar$0.25
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