Oregon Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Oregon

The one thing that all decent scrappers will agree on, is how important it is to understand the laws and rules that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in your region of operation. Newcomers to the industry often end up having payment issues or being surprised when asked for ID. Each state in the US has different laws for the trade of scrap metal and it can be difficult to figure out which laws apply to which state.

Oregon, the Beaver State, has it's own set of laws and you should know about them before you start to sell scrap metal. We have been through the legislation for scrap metal sales in Oregon. We have summarized everything that we think you really should know before you head off to the scrap yard.

First thing to remember when selling scrap anywhere in the US, not just Oregon, is ID. This is the bare minimum for scrap metal sales in the US. In Oregon the scrap yard is required to keep a record of your ID, along with photos of both the material and the seller at the time of the transaction. This will all be held in a transaction record for at least one year.

Oregon scrap yards are also required to videotape all purchases made with the scale reading in full view of the camera. These must be kept for a month. The final important thing is payment. This is something that surprises a lot of people. All payments must be made via check. The check will be sent out to address on your ID and will be sent out at least 3 days after the transaction.

Best Scrap Yards in Oregon

Now that we know the laws let's go over the best scrap yards. We have done the research to find the best scrap yards in the state of Oregon. Let's start with the state capital, Salem.

The scrap yards that we recommend in Salem are: Cherry City Metals and Junk Car Boys Salem. Both have great customer service. The state's largest city, Portland has some really amazing options too. Our recommendations are: Rivergate Scrap Metal and Kosta's Scrap Metal.

Here is a list of cities for which we have a list of scrap metal prices and scrap yards:

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.36

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.80
Aluminum 3003$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.80
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.57
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.08
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.71
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.94
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.69
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.89
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.75
Aluminum Radiators$0.45
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.34
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.26
Chrome Wheels$0.76
E.C. Wire$1.25
Litho Sheets$0.80
Mixed Turnings $0.47
MLC Clips$0.79
Aluminum Old Cast$0.77
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.76
Painted Siding$0.75
Zorba 90% NF$0.76
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.58
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.29

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.41
Yellow Brass$2.27
Brass Rod$2.21
Brass Hair Wire$2.37
Brass Pipe$2.16
Brass Radiators$1.83
Brass Shells$2.04
Brass Turnings$2.08
Bronze Turnings$1.29
Dirty Brass$1.08
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.08
Plumbers Brass$2.16
Semi-Red Brass$2.19

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$4.08
#1 Copper Tubing$3.81
#1 Flashing Copper$3.81
#2 Copper Tubing$3.59
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.48
#3 Copper with Tar$3.27
#3 Roofing Copper$3.38
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.16
Electric Motors - Copper$2.83
Enameled Copper$3.21
Insulated Copper Wire$3.27
Lead Coated Copper$2.75
Silver Plated Copper$3.48
Tin Coated Copper$3.05
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.05

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.51
Lead Wheel Weights$0.32
Solid Lead$0.68
Soft Lead$0.70

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.85
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.73

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$31.71$986.36
14ct Gold$49.47$1,538.68
18ct Gold$63.42$1,972.67
22ct Gold$77.46$2,409.29
24ct Gold$84.56$2,629.99

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$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.32
301 SS$0.47
304 SS Solid$0.68
304 SS Turning$0.59
309 SS$0.88
310 SS$1.34
316 SS Solid$0.88
330 SS$2.19

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$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.11
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.10
Scrap Rebar$0.22
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

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