Massachusetts Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is state in New England with the most people. It has a lot of history and is well known for key historic events as well as for several large academic institutions (Harvard, MIT etc).

This state has a very rich economy and the average income here is very high, because this is the 3rd most wealthy state in the country. Nonetheless there will always be people looking to make extra money from selling scrap metal and since trade here is big (due to the Port and ever continuing construction) - there's money to be made from trading scrap metal.

We have been in the scrap metal industry for more than 20 years and past our knowledge on to hundreds of people. The first thing everyone wants to start with is to find the best scrap metal prices and learn where to source copper and other materials. Before any on this, the most important piece of information is to understand the scrap metal laws in your region.

Every state in the US has different regulations. Some of them are very strict. Massachusetts has many laws in place to combat the buying and selling of illegal scrap metal, however they are not too restrictive. We have been through the legislation and found all the laws you should know before you head out to your first scrap yard and summarized them for you.

First you need to understand that all scrap yards in Massachusetts are required to keep records for at least 2 years. These will include some private information. You will need to show a valid ID, which will be copied and kept on record. Plus photographs and video or you and the material during the transaction will be taken. The car or vehicle that you arrive in will also be recorded and stored.

Once the transaction is complete the scrap yard must report the transaction to the criminal system which will automatically check if it corresponds with any stolen material. The police can also place a tag and hold on any material for 20 days while they conduct their investigation.

Now that you have an idea of the basic laws that you must follow when selling scrap in Massachusetts let's take a look at scrap yards. Starting with Massachusetts' largest city and state capital, Boston. Our research has found the best scrap yards to be: A street Scrap Metals Corp and Second Street Iron & Metal Co.

For those around Worcester, Massachusetts the best scrap yards are: Starr Scrap Metal Inc and Schnitzer Northeast.

Below we have collected the latest scrap metal prices and the best scrap yards for all major cities in Massachusetts.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.37

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.80
Aluminum 3003$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.57
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.08
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.71
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.94
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.69
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.89
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.75
Aluminum Radiators$0.45
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.34
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.26
Chrome Wheels$0.76
E.C. Wire$1.25
Litho Sheets$0.80
Mixed Turnings $0.47
MLC Clips$0.79
Aluminum Old Cast$0.77
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.76
Painted Siding$0.75
Zorba 90% NF$0.76
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.58
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.29

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.41
Yellow Brass$2.27
Brass Rod$2.21
Brass Hair Wire$2.38
Brass Pipe$2.16
Brass Radiators$1.84
Brass Shells$2.04
Brass Turnings$2.08
Bronze Turnings$1.30
Dirty Brass$1.08
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.08
Plumbers Brass$2.16
Semi-Red Brass$2.19

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$4.09
#1 Copper Tubing$3.81
#1 Flashing Copper$3.81
#2 Copper Tubing$3.60
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.49
#3 Copper with Tar$3.27
#3 Roofing Copper$3.38
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.16
Electric Motors - Copper$2.83
Enameled Copper$3.21
Insulated Copper Wire$3.27
Lead Coated Copper$2.76
Silver Plated Copper$3.49
Tin Coated Copper$3.05
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.05

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.51
Lead Wheel Weights$0.32
Solid Lead$0.68
Soft Lead$0.70

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.85
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.73

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$31.74$987.25
14ct Gold$49.51$1,540.08
18ct Gold$63.48$1,974.46
22ct Gold$77.53$2,411.48
24ct Gold$84.63$2,632.38

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$0.11
#1 Busheling$0.11
#1 HMS$0.08
HMS 80/20$0.07
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.47
304 SS Solid$0.68
304 SS Turning$0.59
309 SS$0.88
310 SS$1.34
316 SS Solid$0.88
330 SS$2.19

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$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.11
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.10
Scrap Rebar$0.22
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

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