Pennsylvania Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Pennsylvania

The scrap metal industry can seem a bit difficult to get into if you have no experience. We have worked with people for over a decade, helping them get the knowledge they need to get to where they need to be for their purpose. Everyone wants to know methods for sourcing material and how to get the best scrap metal prices, but few ask about the laws and regulations that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal. This is one of the most important things to understand when visiting a scrap yard, especially in the US where the laws vary drastically between states. The states that have stricter laws generally have the most problems with the purchase and sales of scrap metal.

Pennsylvania has strict laws depending on the material that you are selling. We have studied the laws that control how scrap metal is bought and sold in Pennsylvania and summarized the main things that you should know. Firstly, it is important that you are aware that the scrap yard is required to keep a record of the transaction. First you will be required to should your ID, which will be copied and kept on record. Obviously do not forget to bring it along, otherwise you will be going home with your material. Next the scrap yard will keep a video of the surveillance of the material being sold and they will also take note of the type and license plate number of your vehicle. Unique to Pennsylvania is that if you sell copper wire or cables, you must be able to prove where it came from and that you have the right to sell it.

Best Scrap Yards in Pennsylvania

Now that you have the basics down, let's have a look at some of our favorite scrap yards in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania's largest city, Philadelphia, our research found that the best scrap yards are: Nicholas Scrap metal and Orthodox Auto Company.

The cities, for which we have a list of current scrap metal prices and scrap yards, is the following:

If you need help find scrap yards in other areas of Pennsylvania contact us.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.27

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.75
Aluminum 3003$0.75
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.75
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.53
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.01
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.66
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.88
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.64
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.76
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.63
Aluminum Radiators$0.42
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.31
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.24
Chrome Wheels$0.71
E.C. Wire$1.16
Litho Sheets$0.75
Mixed Turnings $0.43
MLC Clips$0.74
Aluminum Old Cast$0.72
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.71
Painted Siding$0.69
Zorba 90% NF$0.71
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.54
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.27

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.24
Yellow Brass$2.11
Brass Rod$2.06
Brass Hair Wire$2.21
Brass Pipe$2.01
Brass Radiators$1.71
Brass Shells$1.90
Brass Turnings$1.94
Bronze Turnings$1.21
Dirty Brass$1.01
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.01
Plumbers Brass$2.01
Semi-Red Brass$2.04

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.80
#1 Copper Tubing$3.55
#1 Flashing Copper$3.55
#2 Copper Tubing$3.35
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.25
#3 Copper with Tar$3.04
#3 Roofing Copper$3.15
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.94
Electric Motors - Copper$2.64
Enameled Copper$2.99
Insulated Copper Wire$3.04
Lead Coated Copper$2.57
Silver Plated Copper$3.25
Tin Coated Copper$2.84
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.84

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.21
Lead Shot$0.47
Lead Wheel Weights$0.30
Solid Lead$0.63
Soft Lead$0.65

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.79
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.68

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$29.55$919.11
14ct Gold$46.10$1,433.77
18ct Gold$59.10$1,838.17
22ct Gold$72.18$2,245.02
24ct Gold$78.79$2,450.67

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$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.30
301 SS$0.44
304 SS Solid$0.63
304 SS Turning$0.55
309 SS$0.82
310 SS$1.25
316 SS Solid$0.82
330 SS$2.04

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$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.10
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.10
Scrap Rebar$0.21
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