Rhode Island Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Rhode Island

One of the biggest mistakes that so many newcomers to selling scrap metal make, is not familiarizing themselves with the laws in the region that they will operate in. Selling scrap metal can seem like the simplest thing in the world, but there are strict laws surrounding the trade of scrap metal. Every single state in the US has its own unique laws for sale of scrap metal. Some can be very restrictive while other are surprisingly relaxed.

Rhode Island is on the relaxed side of the spectrum. We have been through the laws and summarized everything that we think is a must-know. Anything else, any good scrap yard will be able to help you with at the time of the transaction.

One thing that every single state in the US has in common, is that you must have ID for any transaction. This will always be copied and kept on record for a certain amount of time. In Rhode island it is 1 year. Along with this, all scrap yards in Rhode Island are required to keep a record of all material for each transaction this includes a photo and description of each item. This is really everything you need to know before starting out. Scrap yards will always help you with the rest. As long as you have ID and do not mind you records being kept you're going to be good to go.

Best Scrap Yards in Rhode Island

Next step is to find some decent scrap yards. We have done our research in Rhode island and found the best scrap yards in the state. First let's start with the state capital and its largest city, Providence. There are many great options in Providence, the two we recommend most are: Sims Metal Management and Aluminum & Copper Recycling. Both offer great prices and customer service. For those in Warwick we highly recommend: J & D Auto Salvage and Sales and DK's Towing, Auto Recycling & Cash For Cars.

Since Rhode Island is a very small state, it is likely that you are close to the state border. Selling scrap accross the border can not only be closer by for you, but sometimes the prices are higher as well in surrounding states. Therefore it can pay to check out the prices of scrap metal in Massachusetts and Connecticut.


Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.45

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.86
Aluminum 3003$0.86
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.86
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.61
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.15
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.76
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.01
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.73
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.01
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.86
Aluminum Radiators$0.48
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.36
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.27
Chrome Wheels$0.81
E.C. Wire$1.33
Litho Sheets$0.86
Mixed Turnings $0.50
MLC Clips$0.84
Aluminum Old Cast$0.82
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.81
Painted Siding$0.79
Zorba 90% NF$0.81
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.62
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.31

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.57
Yellow Brass$2.41
Brass Rod$2.36
Brass Hair Wire$2.53
Brass Pipe$2.30
Brass Radiators$1.95
Brass Shells$2.17
Brass Turnings$2.22
Bronze Turnings$1.38
Dirty Brass$1.15
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.15
Plumbers Brass$2.30
Semi-Red Brass$2.33

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$4.35
#1 Copper Tubing$4.06
#1 Flashing Copper$4.06
#2 Copper Tubing$3.83
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.71
#3 Copper with Tar$3.48
#3 Roofing Copper$3.60
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.36
Electric Motors - Copper$3.02
Enameled Copper$3.42
Insulated Copper Wire$3.48
Lead Coated Copper$2.94
Silver Plated Copper$3.71
Tin Coated Copper$3.25
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.25

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.24
Lead Shot$0.54
Lead Wheel Weights$0.35
Solid Lead$0.72
Soft Lead$0.74

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.90
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.78

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$33.79$1,050.92
14ct Gold$52.71$1,639.39
18ct Gold$67.57$2,101.79
22ct Gold$82.53$2,566.98
24ct Gold$90.09$2,802.14

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$0.12
#1 HMS$0.08
HMS 80/20$0.07
Sheet Metal$0.07
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.09
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.34
301 SS$0.51
304 SS Solid$0.72
304 SS Turning$0.62
309 SS$0.94
310 SS$1.43
316 SS Solid$0.94
330 SS$2.33

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$0.09
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