New Jersey Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in New Jersey

The Garden State is a densely populated state that's known for a lot of things, but maybe mostly for bordering on the great state of New York. This may sound a bit disparaging as there are a lot of great things in the state of New Jersey.

New Jersey is a very diverse state, where people from a lot of different backgrounds live and many languages are spoken. It's also quite a wealthy state with a very diverse economy. Due to this active economy there's always a strong demand for scrap metals and you can certainly find a lot of opportunities to sell metals here.

We always stress how important it is that you understand what you need to do and the information that you will have to give and be kept.  We have been through the legislation to summarize what we think is important for you to know before selling scrap in New Jersey.

New Jersey has fairly standard scrap metal regulations, which have last been updated in 2013 (see the NJ Citation).

You as the seller are required to:

  • Identify yourself with a State or Federal driver's license or any other government-issued photo ID

The scrap yard is required to do the following:

  • Verify your identify based on a photograph-bearing ID, such as a driver's license or other ID issued by the government;
  • Make a copy of that ID and record it;
  • Maintain detailed records for 5 years for purchases over 100 lbs or $50USD (whichever is less);

So basically just bring a photo ID and you're good to go.

Best Scrap Yards in New Jersey

We have investigated the major cities in NJ to find out where the better scrap yards are. Here is a list of cities for which we have prepared a list:

For those living New Jersey's largest city, Newark, our research should the best scrap yards to be Sims Metal Management and H&C Metals Inc. We found the best scrap yards in Jersey city to be: Ray's Auto Wreckers and Sims Metal Management. Both offer amazing service and competitive prices. If you need information on other areas in New Jersey get in touch.

Unfortunately the Garden State doesn't only have great scrap yards. We've done a bit of digging around on Yelp and Google Reviews to see which scrap yards you should NOT be going to. This is where you may get terrible customer service, bad prices, cheated or something else!

  • Two Brothers Scrap Metal Inc: this scrap yard in Farmingdale has received a lot of negative Google reviews. Some visitors claim that the scale is off and that you'll get ripped off. You've been warned!
  • Curcio Scrap Metal Inc: the prices here are lower than other places and service is reported to be poor.
  • GM Scrap and Metal, LLC: this place in Paterson has poor service according to some reviews on Google. It also doesn't appear to have the greatest prices.
  • AmeriCycle in Hainesport: reportedly terrible prices and customer service..

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.43

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.84
Aluminum 3003$0.84
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.84
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.60
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.13
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.74
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.99
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.72
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.98
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.83
Aluminum Radiators$0.48
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.35
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.79
E.C. Wire$1.30
Litho Sheets$0.84
Mixed Turnings $0.49
MLC Clips$0.83
Aluminum Old Cast$0.80
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.79
Painted Siding$0.78
Zorba 90% NF$0.79
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.61
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.30

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.52
Yellow Brass$2.37
Brass Rod$2.32
Brass Hair Wire$2.49
Brass Pipe$2.26
Brass Radiators$1.92
Brass Shells$2.14
Brass Turnings$2.18
Bronze Turnings$1.36
Dirty Brass$1.13
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.13
Plumbers Brass$2.26
Semi-Red Brass$2.29

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$4.28
#1 Copper Tubing$3.99
#1 Flashing Copper$3.99
#2 Copper Tubing$3.76
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.65
#3 Copper with Tar$3.42
#3 Roofing Copper$3.53
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.31
Electric Motors - Copper$2.96
Enameled Copper$3.36
Insulated Copper Wire$3.42
Lead Coated Copper$2.88
Silver Plated Copper$3.65
Tin Coated Copper$3.19
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.19

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.23
Lead Shot$0.53
Lead Wheel Weights$0.34
Solid Lead$0.71
Soft Lead$0.73

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.89
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.76

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$33.21$1,032.99
14ct Gold$51.81$1,611.41
18ct Gold$66.42$2,065.92
22ct Gold$81.12$2,523.18
24ct Gold$88.55$2,754.32

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$0.09
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.33
301 SS$0.50
304 SS Solid$0.71
304 SS Turning$0.61
309 SS$0.93
310 SS$1.40
316 SS Solid$0.93
330 SS$2.29

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$0.10
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.08
Scrap Cast Iron$0.12
Scrap Dishwashers$0.08
Scrap Dryers$0.08
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.11
Scrap Rebar$0.23
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