Texas Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Texas

We have been helping newcomers 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 are 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.

Best Scrap Yards in Texas

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.

Prices of Scrap Metal for big cities in Texas

Below is a list of cities for which we have gathered today's scrap metal prices as well as the best scrap yards and "cash for gold" places.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.73
Steel Scrap$0.16
Steel Rebar$0.27

Last Updated On 2022-08-19

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.69
Aluminum 3003$0.69
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.69
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.49
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.94
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.61
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.82
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.59
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.63
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.51
Aluminum Radiators$0.39
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.65
E.C. Wire$1.08
Litho Sheets$0.69
Mixed Turnings $0.40
MLC Clips$0.68
Aluminum Old Cast$0.66
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.65
Painted Siding$0.64
Zorba 90% NF$0.65
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.50
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.85
Yellow Brass$1.74
Brass Rod$1.70
Brass Hair Wire$1.82
Brass Pipe$1.66
Brass Radiators$1.41
Brass Shells$1.57
Brass Turnings$1.60
Bronze Turnings$0.99
Dirty Brass$0.83
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.83
Plumbers Brass$1.66
Semi-Red Brass$1.68

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$2.93
#1 Copper Tubing$2.74
#1 Flashing Copper$2.74
#2 Copper Tubing$2.58
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.50
#3 Copper with Tar$2.35
#3 Roofing Copper$2.43
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.27
Electric Motors - Copper$2.03
Enameled Copper$2.31
Insulated Copper Wire$2.35
Lead Coated Copper$1.98
Silver Plated Copper$2.50
Tin Coated Copper$2.19
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.19

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.18
Lead Shot$0.42
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.56
Soft Lead$0.58

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.93
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.80

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$19.08$593.35
14ct Gold$29.76$925.59
18ct Gold$38.15$1,186.66
22ct Gold$46.60$1,449.32
24ct Gold$50.87$1,582.08

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$0.09
#1 Busheling$0.09
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.05
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.07
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.27
301 SS$0.40
304 SS Solid$0.57
304 SS Turning$0.49
309 SS$0.74
310 SS$1.13
316 SS Solid$0.74
330 SS$1.84

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$0.07
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.09
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.19
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

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