North Carolina Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in North Carolina

North Carolina is a Southeastern state that has the 9th largest population of all states in the country. Raleigh is the state capital and the state is also known as the Old North State. Since the 1970s North Carolina has seen a continuous growth and this means construction is going on all the time. This drives the need for metals as well and selling scrap metal here will get you some good money.

Whether you are new to the scrap industry or a seasoned scrapper, the first thing that you need to make sure of, is that you are familiar with the laws that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in the area that you operate in.

Each state in the US can have completely different laws ranging from extremely relaxed to incredibly strict. North Carolina is no different. Before we give you advice on the best scrap yards in the state you should be familiar with the laws in North Carolina. We have been through all the legislation and summarized everything that you need to know.

Something that really sets North Carolina apart, is that it is illegal for any scrap yard to purchase the catalytic converter when separated from the vehicle that it comes from. As with all states in the US you are required to bring ID to sell scrap in North Carolina. That seems obvious, but so many people forget it on their first visit or two.

Furthermore the scrap yard will keep a copy of your driving license on record along with details on the transaction, a description of your car and license plate number. Finally, understand that you will not be getting cash for your scrap. All payments in North Carolina are made via checks paid to seller and sent to the home address on the driving license. This is everything that you really need to be aware of - the scrap yard will help with the rest.

Best Scrap Yards in North Carolina

We have taken the time to research some of the scrap yards in North Carolina. Let's start with the largest city in the state, Charlotte. From our research we found that the best scrap yards are: DMC Scrap Metal Recycling and Southern Resources. For those in the Raleigh area the best scrap yards are: Jackson Auto Salvage and Raleigh Metal Recycling.

Here's a list of cities for which we list today's scrap metal prices and the best scrap yards to visit:

For those operating in different parts of North Carolina, get in touch for help find the best scrap yards around. And don't forget to have a look at prices in South Carolina if you live close to the South Carolina border.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.19

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.70
Aluminum 3003$0.70
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.70
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.50
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.94
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.62
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.82
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.60
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.64
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.52
Aluminum Radiators$0.40
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.66
E.C. Wire$1.08
Litho Sheets$0.70
Mixed Turnings $0.41
MLC Clips$0.69
Aluminum Old Cast$0.67
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.66
Painted Siding$0.65
Zorba 90% NF$0.66
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.51
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.09
Yellow Brass$1.97
Brass Rod$1.92
Brass Hair Wire$2.07
Brass Pipe$1.88
Brass Radiators$1.60
Brass Shells$1.77
Brass Turnings$1.81
Bronze Turnings$1.13
Dirty Brass$0.94
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.94
Plumbers Brass$1.88
Semi-Red Brass$1.91

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.55
#1 Copper Tubing$3.32
#1 Flashing Copper$3.32
#2 Copper Tubing$3.13
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.03
#3 Copper with Tar$2.84
#3 Roofing Copper$2.94
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.75
Electric Motors - Copper$2.46
Enameled Copper$2.79
Insulated Copper Wire$2.84
Lead Coated Copper$2.40
Silver Plated Copper$3.03
Tin Coated Copper$2.65
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.65

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.19
Lead Shot$0.44
Lead Wheel Weights$0.28
Solid Lead$0.59
Soft Lead$0.61

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.74
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.63

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$27.59$858.13
14ct Gold$43.04$1,338.65
18ct Gold$55.18$1,716.22
22ct Gold$67.39$2,096.08
24ct Gold$73.56$2,288.09

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$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.07
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.28
301 SS$0.41
304 SS Solid$0.59
304 SS Turning$0.51
309 SS$0.77
310 SS$1.17
316 SS Solid$0.77
330 SS$1.90

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$0.06
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.10
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
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