New Jersey Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in New Jersey

Our team here have been working hard for many year to help those look for advise on buying and selling scrap metal. Over the year we have spoken to thousands of different people about various thing that they are seeking help with. A question that we do not get anywhere near enough is surrounding the laws that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in a particular area. 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. As each state in the US has vastly different laws you can not assume that two states are governed similarly. New Jersey falls on the more straightforward side of things compared to other states. We have been through the legislation to summarize what we think is important for you to know before selling scrap in New Jersey.

Now that you have the basics we can have a look at some of the best scrap yards in New Jersey. 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.

Scrap Yard Laws and Regulations

New Jersey has fairly standard 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.

Bad Scrap Yards To Avoid

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$1.32
Aluminum Alloy$1.11
Copper$4.28
Brass$3.30
Lead$1.00
Nickel$9.09
Tin$16.03
Zinc$1.41
Steel Scrap$0.20
Steel Rebar$0.30

Last Updated On 2021-09-19

Non Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$1.63
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing$1.55
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper$3.98
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing$1.54
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper$3.11
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar$6.41
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper$2.98
Scrap Aluminum Cans$2.90
Scrap Aluminum Copper Radiators$4.06
Scrap Aluminum Siding$3.78
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion$2.76
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion w/ Attachments$4.65
Scrap Aluminum Thermopane$3.45
Scrap Aluminum Copper Cutoffs$2.43
Scrap Aluminum 6061$1.43
Scrap Aluminum 6063$3.11
Scrap Aluminum New Cast$3.23
Scrap Aluminum Old Cast$2.46
Scrap Aluminum Old Sheet$1.75
Scrap Aluminum Wheels Clean$3.06
Scrap Aluminum Wheels w/ Attachments$2.86
Scrap Aluminum Turnings$3.87
Scrap Aluminum Breakage$3.19
Scrap Aluminum Shavings$3.47
Scrap Aluminum Boat$3.65
Scrap Aluminum Bumpers$2.32
Scrap Aluminum Clips$4.12
Scrap Aluminum Copper Coil$3.11
Scrap Aluminum Diesel Tank$2.32
Scrap Aluminum Engine Block$1.15
Scrap Aluminum Litho$3.63
Scrap Aluminum Radiators$2.87
Scrap Aluminum Rims$3.69
Scrap Aluminum Wire$2.87
Scrap Aluminum Transformers$3.58
Scrap Ballasts$4.76
Scrap Brass (Red)$3.56
Scrap Brass (Yellow)$2.86
Scrap Brass Rod$1.87
Scrap Brass Hair Wire$1.66
Scrap Brass Pipe$2.54
Scrap Brass Radiators$2.36
Scrap Brass Shells$2.28
Scrap Brass Turnings$3.19
Scrap Bronze$3.94
Scrap Bronze Turnings$2.02
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries$2.94
Scrap Catalytic Converters$2.43
Scrap Christmas Lights$1.14
Scrap Cast Aluminum$1.18
Scrap Carbide$3.92
Scrap CATV Wire$2.19
Scrap Circuit Breakers$2.63
Scrap Cobalt$3.96
Scrap Communications Wire$2.18
Scrap Compressors$2.85
Scrap Clean ACR$3.38
Scrap Clean Aluminum Wire$3.93
Scrap Dirty ACR$2.71
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Extrusion$2.65
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Radiators$2.77
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Turnings$3.88
Scrap Dirty Brass$1.58
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators$1.56
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper$3.64
Scrap Double Insulated Cable$3.42
Scrap EC Wire$2.12
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminum$2.43
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper$2.24
Scrap Elevator Wire$2.88
Scrap Enameled Copper$2.96
Scrap Forktruck Battery$2.46
Scrap F 75$2.48
Scrap Fire Wire$3.72
Scrap Gold$1.71
Scrap Hastelloy Solids$3.79
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings$2.80
Scrap Heliax Wire$1.21
Scrap Inconel$2.15
Scrap Inconel 792$1.67
Scrap Inconel 800$4.88
Scrap Inconel 825$4.21
Scrap Insulated Aluminum Wire$1.35
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire$1.47
Scrap Insulated Steel BX$2.75
Scrap Lead Batteries$3.76
Scrap Lead Coated Copper$2.90
Scrap Lead Shot$2.06
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights$1.12
Scrap MarM247$1.16
Scrap Monel$1.44
Scrap Nickel$1.88
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$2.86
Scrap Painted Aluminum$2.48
Scrap Plumbers Brass$1.65
Scrap Prepared Aluminum$1.97
Scrap Pewter$1.46
Scrap Platinum$4.11
Scrap Romex Wire$2.21
Scrap Sealed Units$5.14
Scrap Silver Plated Copper$2.53
Scrap Semi-Red Brass$3.91
Scrap Silver$3.01
Scrap Solid Core Heliax$3.22
Scrap Stainless Steel$3.07
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks$4.45
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks$1.57
Scrap Stainless Turnings$3.53
Scrap Starters$1.21
Scrap Steel Case Batteries$2.81
Scrap THHN Wire$2.80
Scrap Tin Coated Copper$2.00
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.74
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips$3.61
Scrap T-1,4,5,15$3.52
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)$2.58
Scrap Tungsten$3.68
Scrap Tungsten Carbide$3.99
Scrap Wiring Harness$2.45

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$20.48$637.01
14ct Gold$31.95$993.72
18ct Gold$40.96$1,274.01
22ct Gold$50.03$1,555.97
24ct Gold$54.61$1,698.49

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

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

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$47.18$1,467.54
Platinum$22.23$691.35
Silver$0.61$18.86

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

Scrap Prices for Steel

Below are today's prices for the different types regular steel.

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

Below are today's prices for stainless steel. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction.

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.50
304 SS Solid$0.72
304 SS Turning$0.62
309 SS$0.93
310 SS$1.41
316 SS Solid$0.93
330 SS$2.31

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals

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$0.24
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