Pennsylvania Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Pennsylvania

The scrap metal industry can seem like a 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 has 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 thing 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 buying and selling of scrap metal.

Pennsylvania has some 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 record of the transaction. Firstly you will be required to should you 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. Along with this is the scrap yard will keep a video of the surveillance of the material being sold, they will also take note of the type and license plate number of your vehicle. Something unique to Pennsylvania is that if you sell copper wire or cables you must be able to prove where it is from and that you have the right to sell it

Now that you have the basics 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. If you need help find scrap yards in other areas of Pennsylvania contact us.

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$1.84
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing$1.56
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper$3.21
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing$1.85
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper$3.78
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar$6.85
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper$2.76
Scrap Aluminum Cans$2.79
Scrap Aluminum Copper Radiators$4.00
Scrap Aluminum Siding$3.89
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion$2.07
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion w/ Attachments$4.32
Scrap Aluminum Thermopane$3.21
Scrap Aluminum Copper Cutoffs$2.14
Scrap Aluminum 6061$1.52
Scrap Aluminum 6063$3.68
Scrap Aluminum New Cast$3.58
Scrap Aluminum Old Cast$2.78
Scrap Aluminum Old Sheet$1.68
Scrap Aluminum Wheels Clean$3.48
Scrap Aluminum Wheels w/ Attachments$2.35
Scrap Aluminum Turnings$3.02
Scrap Aluminum Breakage$3.34
Scrap Aluminum Shavings$3.21
Scrap Aluminum Boat$3.09
Scrap Aluminum Bumpers$2.80
Scrap Aluminum Clips$4.77
Scrap Aluminum Copper Coil$3.59
Scrap Aluminum Diesel Tank$2.06
Scrap Aluminum Engine Block$1.28
Scrap Aluminum Litho$3.53
Scrap Aluminum Radiators$2.45
Scrap Aluminum Rims$3.65
Scrap Aluminum Wire$2.35
Scrap Aluminum Transformers$3.32
Scrap Ballasts$4.12
Scrap Brass (Red)$3.31
Scrap Brass (Yellow)$2.55
Scrap Brass Rod$1.49
Scrap Brass Hair Wire$1.64
Scrap Brass Pipe$2.76
Scrap Brass Radiators$2.48
Scrap Brass Shells$2.32
Scrap Brass Turnings$3.36
Scrap Bronze$3.08
Scrap Bronze Turnings$2.37
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries$2.45
Scrap Catalytic Converters$2.11
Scrap Christmas Lights$1.32
Scrap Cast Aluminum$1.42
Scrap Carbide$3.13
Scrap CATV Wire$2.32
Scrap Circuit Breakers$2.58
Scrap Cobalt$3.07
Scrap Communications Wire$2.78
Scrap Compressors$2.90
Scrap Clean ACR$3.79
Scrap Clean Aluminum Wire$3.76
Scrap Dirty ACR$2.37
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Extrusion$2.28
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Radiators$2.65
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Turnings$3.32
Scrap Dirty Brass$1.25
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators$1.54
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper$3.53
Scrap Double Insulated Cable$3.73
Scrap EC Wire$2.55
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminum$2.09
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper$2.12
Scrap Elevator Wire$2.41
Scrap Enameled Copper$2.82
Scrap Forktruck Battery$2.47
Scrap F 75$2.66
Scrap Fire Wire$3.37
Scrap Gold$1.36
Scrap Hastelloy Solids$3.62
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings$2.63
Scrap Heliax Wire$1.06
Scrap Inconel$2.34
Scrap Inconel 792$1.31
Scrap Inconel 800$4.43
Scrap Inconel 825$4.56
Scrap Insulated Aluminum Wire$1.79
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire$1.99
Scrap Insulated Steel BX$2.32
Scrap Lead Batteries$3.24
Scrap Lead Coated Copper$2.97
Scrap Lead Shot$2.00
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights$1.16
Scrap MarM247$1.14
Scrap Monel$1.43
Scrap Nickel$1.48
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$2.67
Scrap Painted Aluminum$2.09
Scrap Plumbers Brass$1.70
Scrap Prepared Aluminum$1.55
Scrap Pewter$1.06
Scrap Platinum$4.34
Scrap Romex Wire$2.23
Scrap Sealed Units$5.21
Scrap Silver Plated Copper$2.89
Scrap Semi-Red Brass$3.74
Scrap Silver$3.87
Scrap Solid Core Heliax$3.00
Scrap Stainless Steel$3.12
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks$4.12
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks$1.31
Scrap Stainless Turnings$3.36
Scrap Starters$1.76
Scrap Steel Case Batteries$2.59
Scrap THHN Wire$2.69
Scrap Tin Coated Copper$2.98
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.06
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips$3.80
Scrap T-1,4,5,15$3.91
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)$2.12
Scrap Tungsten$3.77
Scrap Tungsten Carbide$3.43
Scrap Wiring Harness$2.65

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