New Mexico Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in New Mexico

New Mexico is a Southwestern state with the capital being Santa Fe, which is strangely enough not the biggest city, but a rather small town. This state is very large in terms of area, but at the same time has only few inhabitants, which makes it one of the most sparsely populated states in the USA.

We are sure that you are excited to start making money buying and selling scrap metal in New Mexico. Before you learn where to get good quality scrap or how to get the best prices, it is hugely important to know the laws that govern this region. Like many states in the US New Mexico is a great place to be selling scrap, but it has its own unique laws that you need to know before heading out to the scrap yard for the first time.

We have studied the scrap metal laws in New Mexico and summarized the most important things that you need to be aware of before you leave the house. Most importantly, bring ID! It sounds obvious but we hear every week from a handful of people who got turned away because they didn't have ID.

Every state in the US requires ID and New Mexico is no different. The scrap yard will keep a transaction record for at least 3 years. They will need to keep a copy of your ID, a description of your car, the license plate number and photograph of the material. So make sure you are comfortable with all this being taken. These laws have played a huge role in fighting the theft of scrap metal.

Best Scrap Yards in New Mexico

Now that you know the basics let's take a look at the best scrap yards that New Mexico has to offer. Starting with New Mexico's largest city, Albuquerque, our research has found that customers had the best experience at Albuquerque Metal Recycling and Pueblo Metals Recycling. Both offer great service and prices.

Next, let's look at Las Cruces, our research found the best scrap yard to be Action Auto Parts. If you are based in a different part of New Mexico, such as Rio Rancho, get in touch for help finding the best scrap yard near you.

If you live close to the state border in New Mexico, then often you can get better prices for scrap metal in the next state over. Therefore it makes sense to check out the scrap metal prices in Oklahoma, Colorado or Texas if you're living close to those states.


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$0.66
Aluminum 3003$0.66
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.66
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$1.56
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$0.66
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$1.99
Yellow Brass$1.87
Brass Rod$1.83
Brass Hair Wire$1.96
Brass Pipe$1.79
Brass Radiators$1.52
Brass Shells$1.69
Brass Turnings$1.72
Bronze Turnings$1.07
Dirty Brass$0.89
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.89
Plumbers Brass$1.79
Semi-Red Brass$1.81

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.38
#1 Copper Tubing$3.15
#1 Flashing Copper$3.15
#2 Copper Tubing$2.97
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.88
#3 Copper with Tar$2.70
#3 Roofing Copper$2.79
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.61
Electric Motors - Copper$2.34
Enameled Copper$2.66
Insulated Copper Wire$2.70
Lead Coated Copper$2.28
Silver Plated Copper$2.88
Tin Coated Copper$2.52
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.52

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$0.60

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$26.23$815.99
14ct Gold$40.92$1,272.91
18ct Gold$52.47$1,631.94
22ct Gold$64.08$1,993.14
24ct Gold$69.95$2,175.72

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$0.06
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$0.48
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$0.18
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