South Dakota Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in South Dakota

As all experienced scrappers will know, one of the most important things to understand when getting involved in the scrap metal industry is to understand the laws that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in your region. So many newcomers to the industry make the mistake of assuming that it is always straightforward.

However, depending on the state it can be a fairly long, complicated process. Each state in the US has unique laws and they are often very different. The buying and selling of stolen scrap metal has been issue as long as the industry has existed and is only getting worse. This is why some states have taken extra measures to try to combat this.

South Dakota has some of the most lenient laws in the whole of the US. We have been through the legislation and summarized everything essential to know before heading to the scrap yards in South Dakota. Luckily for you, it is not much.

As with everywhere in the US you must bring a valid form of ID. No scrap yard in South Dakota should buy anything from you without taking a copy of your ID no matter how small the dollar amount. This copy of your ID will be kept on record with details of the transaction for at least a year. Along with your ID they also take down info on your vehicle, the material and price. That is it really for scrap metal sales in South Dakota, as regulations are much more lenient than in most other states.

Best Scrap Yards in South Dakota

Now that we have the basic laws down, let us take a look at some of the best scrap yards in the state. Starting with South Dakota's largest city, Sioux Falls, from our research our favorite scrap yards are: ScrapMart and TJN Enterprises Inc. These two have great service and the most competitive prices. For those in the Rapid City area we recommend: B&B Auto Salvage and Ace Steel and Recycling.

If you need info about scrap yards for other parts of South Dakota make sure to contact us.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.25

Last Updated On 2024-07-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.74
Aluminum 3003$0.74
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.74
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.52
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.99
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.65
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.87
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.63
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.73
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.60
Aluminum Radiators$0.42
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.31
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.24
Chrome Wheels$0.70
E.C. Wire$1.14
Litho Sheets$0.74
Mixed Turnings $0.43
MLC Clips$0.73
Aluminum Old Cast$0.71
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.70
Painted Siding$0.68
Zorba 90% NF$0.70
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.53
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.27

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.21
Yellow Brass$2.08
Brass Rod$2.03
Brass Hair Wire$2.18
Brass Pipe$1.98
Brass Radiators$1.68
Brass Shells$1.87
Brass Turnings$1.91
Bronze Turnings$1.19
Dirty Brass$0.99
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.99
Plumbers Brass$1.98
Semi-Red Brass$2.01

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.75
#1 Copper Tubing$3.50
#1 Flashing Copper$3.50
#2 Copper Tubing$3.30
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.20
#3 Copper with Tar$3.00
#3 Roofing Copper$3.10
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.90
Electric Motors - Copper$2.60
Enameled Copper$2.95
Insulated Copper Wire$3.00
Lead Coated Copper$2.53
Silver Plated Copper$3.20
Tin Coated Copper$2.80
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.80

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.20
Lead Shot$0.47
Lead Wheel Weights$0.30
Solid Lead$0.62
Soft Lead$0.64

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.78
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.67

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$29.12$905.66
14ct Gold$45.42$1,412.79
18ct Gold$58.23$1,811.27
22ct Gold$71.12$2,212.16
24ct Gold$77.64$2,414.81

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$0.29
301 SS$0.44
304 SS Solid$0.62
304 SS Turning$0.54
309 SS$0.81
310 SS$1.23
316 SS Solid$0.81
330 SS$2.01

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$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.20
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