Virginia Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Virginia

Between us the team here have over 50 years experience of working in the scrap metal industry and working with people who need to learn about it as part of a business or are looking to get into selling scrap metal to make some extra cash. From the hundreds of people who we have helped only a tiny percentage have been interested in what we consider one of the most important questions when starting to sell scrap metal, which is what laws govern the buying and selling scrap metal. Especially important in the US as each state has its own individual laws. Depending on how much of a problem the buying and selling of stolen metal has caused within the state the laws can vary massively.

Virginia's law are pretty lenient for the most part compared to other states in the US. We have been through the laws of Virginia to summarize everything that we think you need to know about buying and selling scrap metal within the Virginia. Firstly, be aware that many details about the transaction will be recorded. In particular a copy of your driving license so do not turn up to the scrap yard without it. The scrap yard will also take note of your vehicle and its license plate number. Certain materials can only be purchased from authorized retailers, this is something that the scrap yards will be able to help you with.

Now that you know the basics, we can give you a few of our favorite scrap yards in Virginia. In Virginia's largest city, Virginia Beach, our research found the best scrap yards to be Surplus Recycling and Gutterman Iron & Metal Corporation. Both of these have great customer service and competitive prices. For those operating in a different part of Virginia, contact us for help find good scrap yards by you.

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$1.37
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing$1.65
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper$3.17
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing$1.37
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper$3.31
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar$6.25
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper$2.95
Scrap Aluminum Cans$2.78
Scrap Aluminum Copper Radiators$4.84
Scrap Aluminum Siding$3.78
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion$2.58
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion w/ Attachments$4.76
Scrap Aluminum Thermopane$3.56
Scrap Aluminum Copper Cutoffs$2.47
Scrap Aluminum 6061$1.76
Scrap Aluminum 6063$3.08
Scrap Aluminum New Cast$3.33
Scrap Aluminum Old Cast$2.57
Scrap Aluminum Old Sheet$1.36
Scrap Aluminum Wheels Clean$3.74
Scrap Aluminum Wheels w/ Attachments$2.65
Scrap Aluminum Turnings$3.37
Scrap Aluminum Breakage$3.95
Scrap Aluminum Shavings$3.68
Scrap Aluminum Boat$3.48
Scrap Aluminum Bumpers$2.37
Scrap Aluminum Clips$4.37
Scrap Aluminum Copper Coil$3.43
Scrap Aluminum Diesel Tank$2.25
Scrap Aluminum Engine Block$1.28
Scrap Aluminum Litho$3.36
Scrap Aluminum Radiators$2.44
Scrap Aluminum Rims$3.75
Scrap Aluminum Wire$2.98
Scrap Aluminum Transformers$3.66
Scrap Ballasts$4.56
Scrap Brass (Red)$3.60
Scrap Brass (Yellow)$2.07
Scrap Brass Rod$1.46
Scrap Brass Hair Wire$1.55
Scrap Brass Pipe$2.61
Scrap Brass Radiators$2.07
Scrap Brass Shells$2.47
Scrap Brass Turnings$3.32
Scrap Bronze$3.63
Scrap Bronze Turnings$2.45
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries$2.64
Scrap Catalytic Converters$2.08
Scrap Christmas Lights$1.77
Scrap Cast Aluminum$1.67
Scrap Carbide$3.47
Scrap CATV Wire$2.65
Scrap Circuit Breakers$2.47
Scrap Cobalt$3.65
Scrap Communications Wire$2.36
Scrap Compressors$2.44
Scrap Clean ACR$3.44
Scrap Clean Aluminum Wire$3.43
Scrap Dirty ACR$2.14
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Extrusion$2.54
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Radiators$2.36
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Turnings$3.75
Scrap Dirty Brass$1.05
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators$1.67
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper$3.44
Scrap Double Insulated Cable$3.65
Scrap EC Wire$2.47
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminum$2.36
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper$2.54
Scrap Elevator Wire$2.31
Scrap Enameled Copper$2.64
Scrap Forktruck Battery$2.56
Scrap F 75$2.67
Scrap Fire Wire$3.47
Scrap Gold$1.31
Scrap Hastelloy Solids$3.23
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings$2.54
Scrap Heliax Wire$1.67
Scrap Inconel$2.58
Scrap Inconel 792$1.48
Scrap Inconel 800$4.08
Scrap Inconel 825$4.67
Scrap Insulated Aluminum Wire$1.47
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire$1.65
Scrap Insulated Steel BX$2.37
Scrap Lead Batteries$3.65
Scrap Lead Coated Copper$2.45
Scrap Lead Shot$2.63
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights$1.54
Scrap MarM247$1.27
Scrap Monel$1.40
Scrap Nickel$1.05
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$2.78
Scrap Painted Aluminum$2.48
Scrap Plumbers Brass$1.65
Scrap Prepared Aluminum$1.37
Scrap Pewter$1.67
Scrap Platinum$4.31
Scrap Romex Wire$2.36
Scrap Sealed Units$5.54
Scrap Silver Plated Copper$2.37
Scrap Semi-Red Brass$3.62
Scrap Silver$3.54
Scrap Solid Core Heliax$3.76
Scrap Stainless Steel$3.58
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks$4.08
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks$1.58
Scrap Stainless Turnings$3.67
Scrap Starters$1.47
Scrap Steel Case Batteries$2.76
Scrap THHN Wire$2.36
Scrap Tin Coated Copper$2.14
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.32
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips$3.87
Scrap T-1,4,5,15$3.50
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)$2.49
Scrap Tungsten$3.54
Scrap Tungsten Carbide$3.37
Scrap Wiring Harness$2.38

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$1.55
Scrap #1 Unprepared$3.12
Scrap #2 Unprepared$1.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$1.89
Scrap Busheling$2.54
Scrap Cast Iron$2.25
Scrap Dishwashers$1.21
Scrap Dryers$3.14
Scrap Oversize Torch$2.70
Scrap Rebar$2.89
Scrap Washing Machines$3.00
Scrap Water Heaters$3.11

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