Texas Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Texas

We have been helping newcomer to the scrap metal business get started for years and have learned a lot about mistakes that are commonly made. By far the biggest is focusing to much on sourcing scrap metal and find the best price before learning the laws and regulations in their region or state. In the US each state has its own unique laws, which are incredibly diverse. Some states have very relaxed laws while others are incredibly strict. Not surprising as the buying and selling of stolen scrap metal has affected each state to varying degrees.

The laws for buying and selling scrap metal in Texas fairly strict, requiring a lot of info on the seller. We have studied the scrap laws in Texas and Summarized everything you should know before going to the scrap yard. First, do not be that person who turns up to the scrap yard without ID. This will not work anywhere in the US, particularly in Texas. The scrap yard is required to keep a copy of your ID, the license plate number of your car, a description of your car, your photograph and a copy of your fingerprints on record for at least three years. All transactions must be reported within two days and there must be adequate video surveillance. This may seem like a lot of information however each step makes scrap metal theft harder to get away with.

Now that you know the basic laws for selling scrap metal in Texas let's take a look at some of the best scrap yards in the state. Starting in the state capital Austin, our research showed the best scrap yards to be Austin Metal & Iron Co LP and Junk Car Buyers of Austin. Next we took a look at Houston, our researched showed that among the many great scrap yards the best are: Gulf Coast Scrap Metal and Astro City Scrap Metal. Finally, we looked at Dallas and found that the best scrap yards are: Okon Metal Inc and Green Earth Metal Recycling LLC. If you are looking for advise on a good scrap yard in another part of Texas please feel free to get in touch.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.05
Aluminum Alloy$0.86
Copper$4.26
Brass$3.24
Lead$0.92
Nickel$7.30
Tin$12.83
Zinc$1.27
Steel Scrap$0.19
Steel Rebar$0.29

Last Updated On 2021-04-22

Non Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$1.74
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing$1.56
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper$3.21
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing$1.41
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper$3.08
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar$6.58
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper$2.65
Scrap Aluminum Cans$2.37
Scrap Aluminum Copper Radiators$4.65
Scrap Aluminum Siding$3.31
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion$2.79
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion w/ Attachments$4.08
Scrap Aluminum Thermopane$3.56
Scrap Aluminum Copper Cutoffs$2.29
Scrap Aluminum 6061$1.63
Scrap Aluminum 6063$3.74
Scrap Aluminum New Cast$3.21
Scrap Aluminum Old Cast$2.73
Scrap Aluminum Old Sheet$1.79
Scrap Aluminum Wheels Clean$3.07
Scrap Aluminum Wheels w/ Attachments$2.37
Scrap Aluminum Turnings$3.24
Scrap Aluminum Breakage$3.31
Scrap Aluminum Shavings$3.37
Scrap Aluminum Boat$3.65
Scrap Aluminum Bumpers$2.66
Scrap Aluminum Clips$4.37
Scrap Aluminum Copper Coil$3.08
Scrap Aluminum Diesel Tank$2.46
Scrap Aluminum Engine Block$1.34
Scrap Aluminum Litho$3.25
Scrap Aluminum Radiators$2.21
Scrap Aluminum Rims$3.51
Scrap Aluminum Wire$2.97
Scrap Aluminum Transformers$3.79
Scrap Ballasts$4.65
Scrap Brass (Red)$3.36
Scrap Brass (Yellow)$2.36
Scrap Brass Rod$1.54
Scrap Brass Hair Wire$1.13
Scrap Brass Pipe$2.31
Scrap Brass Radiators$2.50
Scrap Brass Shells$2.75
Scrap Brass Turnings$3.66
Scrap Bronze$3.36
Scrap Bronze Turnings$2.43
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries$2.77
Scrap Catalytic Converters$2.33
Scrap Christmas Lights$1.08
Scrap Cast Aluminum$1.13
Scrap Carbide$3.21
Scrap CATV Wire$2.37
Scrap Circuit Breakers$2.86
Scrap Cobalt$3.78
Scrap Communications Wire$2.67
Scrap Compressors$2.47
Scrap Clean ACR$3.56
Scrap Clean Aluminum Wire$3.64
Scrap Dirty ACR$2.11
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Extrusion$2.23
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Radiators$2.74
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Turnings$3.11
Scrap Dirty Brass$1.32
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators$1.14
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper$3.97
Scrap Double Insulated Cable$3.47
Scrap EC Wire$2.55
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminum$2.08
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper$2.35
Scrap Elevator Wire$2.52
Scrap Enameled Copper$2.74
Scrap Forktruck Battery$2.41
Scrap F 75$2.36
Scrap Fire Wire$3.80
Scrap Gold$1.73
Scrap Hastelloy Solids$3.55
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings$2.54
Scrap Heliax Wire$1.54
Scrap Inconel$2.14
Scrap Inconel 792$1.43
Scrap Inconel 800$4.96
Scrap Inconel 825$4.56
Scrap Insulated Aluminum Wire$1.35
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire$1.07
Scrap Insulated Steel BX$2.14
Scrap Lead Batteries$3.95
Scrap Lead Coated Copper$2.26
Scrap Lead Shot$2.76
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights$1.31
Scrap MarM247$1.14
Scrap Monel$1.37
Scrap Nickel$1.06
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$2.66
Scrap Painted Aluminum$2.56
Scrap Plumbers Brass$1.31
Scrap Prepared Aluminum$1.12
Scrap Pewter$1.37
Scrap Platinum$4.56
Scrap Romex Wire$2.87
Scrap Sealed Units$5.09
Scrap Silver Plated Copper$2.44
Scrap Semi-Red Brass$3.36
Scrap Silver$3.31
Scrap Solid Core Heliax$3.58
Scrap Stainless Steel$3.96
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks$4.56
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks$1.62
Scrap Stainless Turnings$3.25
Scrap Starters$1.13
Scrap Steel Case Batteries$2.06
Scrap THHN Wire$2.56
Scrap Tin Coated Copper$2.74
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.44
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips$3.05
Scrap T-1,4,5,15$3.45
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)$2.36
Scrap Tungsten$3.13
Scrap Tungsten Carbide$3.36
Scrap Wiring Harness$2.88

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$21.08$655.63
14ct Gold$32.88$1,022.81
18ct Gold$42.16$1,311.30
22ct Gold$51.49$1,601.52
24ct Gold$56.21$1,748.21

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

Below are today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$65.60$2,040.29
Platinum$28.00$870.96
Silver$0.69$21.34

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

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$3.47
Scrap #2 Prepared$1.87
Scrap #1 Unprepared$3.08
Scrap #2 Unprepared$1.32
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$1.54
Scrap Busheling$2.48
Scrap Cast Iron$2.88
Scrap Dishwashers$1.93
Scrap Dryers$3.31
Scrap Oversize Torch$2.08
Scrap Rebar$2.11
Scrap Washing Machines$3.67
Scrap Water Heaters$3.96

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