Michigan Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Michigan

Michigan is a Midwestern State in the US that's known for it's great lakes. Actually the name Michigan itself comes from an indigineous word meaning "great lake". So it will not suprise you it's also known as "the Great Lake State". With around 10 million people it's the 10th most populous state in the US.

Although Detroit is the most well known city in Michigan, it's not the capital. That title goes to Lansing, even though Detroit is at least 5 times as big (not even including the metropolitan area).

You can do well in Michigan by selling scrap metal. However, Michigan does have some of the more rigorous laws in the US, to combat the buying and selling of stolen scrap metal. We have been through Michigan's laws and summarized everything that you need to know before driving to the scrap yard.

First, understand that a lot of information about you and the transaction will be kept on record. Most importantly is a copy of your driving license, so obviously do not forget to bring it. They will also keep a photo of you at the time of the transaction, your license plate number, description of your vehicle, description of the material sold and a copy of your fingerprints. Make sure that you are comfortable providing all this. Law enforcement also has the power to tag and hold any material for a week while they conduct their investigation.

Best Scrap Yards in Michigan

Now that we have been through the basics we can talk about where to sell your scrap metal. Let's start with Michigan's city Detroit. Our research found that the best scrap yards in Detroit are: McNichols Scrap Iron and Metal and Detroit Iron and Metal. Both amazing options with great customer service.

Next we looked at Grand rapids. We found that the best scrap yards in Grand Rapids are: Turner Recycling and Easy Russ Auto Parts. If you are based in a different part of Michigan we can help you find the best scrap yard near you.

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

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.13

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.67
Aluminum 3003$0.67
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.67
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.47
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.90
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.59
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.78
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.57
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.57
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.45
Aluminum Radiators$0.38
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.28
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.21
Chrome Wheels$0.63
E.C. Wire$1.03
Litho Sheets$0.67
Mixed Turnings $0.39
MLC Clips$0.66
Aluminum Old Cast$0.64
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.63
Painted Siding$0.62
Zorba 90% NF$0.63
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.48
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.24

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.00
Yellow Brass$1.88
Brass Rod$1.84
Brass Hair Wire$1.97
Brass Pipe$1.79
Brass Radiators$1.52
Brass Shells$1.69
Brass Turnings$1.73
Bronze Turnings$1.07
Dirty Brass$0.90
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.90
Plumbers Brass$1.79
Semi-Red Brass$1.82

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.39
#1 Copper Tubing$3.16
#1 Flashing Copper$3.16
#2 Copper Tubing$2.98
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.89
#3 Copper with Tar$2.71
#3 Roofing Copper$2.80
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.62
Electric Motors - Copper$2.35
Enameled Copper$2.67
Insulated Copper Wire$2.71
Lead Coated Copper$2.29
Silver Plated Copper$2.89
Tin Coated Copper$2.53
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.53

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.18
Lead Shot$0.42
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.56
Soft Lead$0.58

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.70
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.61

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$26.32$818.68
14ct Gold$41.06$1,277.10
18ct Gold$52.64$1,637.32
22ct Gold$64.29$1,999.71
24ct Gold$70.18$2,182.89

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$0.06

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.26
301 SS$0.39
304 SS Solid$0.56
304 SS Turning$0.49
309 SS$0.73
310 SS$1.11
316 SS Solid$0.73
330 SS$1.81

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$0.08
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