Washington Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Washington

Knowing the laws that Govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in your region of operation is one of the most important things when getting to this industry but often on of the most overlooked. We have help many individuals and small business make the most out of scrap metal and the first thing that we always start with is understanding what is legally required of you and what information you need to be comfortable sharing. Each state is different and it is important to be aware that the laws in each state vary drastically.

We have been through the legislation for the sale of scrap metal in Washington state and summarized it so that you will know everything you need to before heading to the scrap yard. Firstly, like every other state in the US you must provide a valid drivers licence to sell scrap in Washington. This will be kept on record along with the a description of all the material and the vehicle that you arrived in. This includes the license plate. An extra step that is not very common is the need to give fingerprints. Scrap yards in Washington must take the fingerprints of anyone selling scrap metal. The final thing to keep in mind is that all payments will be made by check at least ten days after the transaction. This check is not transferable.

Now that you understand the basic laws for selling scrap metal in Washington let's take a look at some of the best scrap yards. Starting with Washington's largest city, Seattle, we have done the research and found that our favorite scrap yards are: Pacific Iron & Metal and West Seattle Recycling. Next we looked at Spokane. Our research showed the best scrap yards to be: Dickson Iron & Metal and AA Auto Salvage. If you operate in a different part of Washington state and want some help to find the best scrap yards make sure to contact us.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.11
Steel Scrap$0.20
Steel Rebar$0.30

Last Updated On 2021-09-19

Non Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$1.76
Scrap #1 Copper Tubing$1.47
Scrap #1 Flashing Copper$3.35
Scrap #2 Copper Tubing$1.26
Scrap #2/3 Mix Copper$3.98
Scrap #3 Copper with Tar$6.17
Scrap #3 Roofing Copper$2.23
Scrap Aluminum Cans$2.53
Scrap Aluminum Copper Radiators$4.08
Scrap Aluminum Siding$3.38
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion$2.78
Scrap Aluminum Extrusion w/ Attachments$4.98
Scrap Aluminum Thermopane$3.74
Scrap Aluminum Copper Cutoffs$2.56
Scrap Aluminum 6061$1.21
Scrap Aluminum 6063$3.87
Scrap Aluminum New Cast$3.47
Scrap Aluminum Old Cast$2.98
Scrap Aluminum Old Sheet$1.45
Scrap Aluminum Wheels Clean$3.33
Scrap Aluminum Wheels w/ Attachments$2.43
Scrap Aluminum Turnings$3.22
Scrap Aluminum Breakage$3.36
Scrap Aluminum Shavings$3.87
Scrap Aluminum Boat$3.58
Scrap Aluminum Bumpers$2.67
Scrap Aluminum Clips$4.58
Scrap Aluminum Copper Coil$3.43
Scrap Aluminum Diesel Tank$2.98
Scrap Aluminum Engine Block$1.46
Scrap Aluminum Litho$3.12
Scrap Aluminum Radiators$2.43
Scrap Aluminum Rims$3.06
Scrap Aluminum Wire$2.67
Scrap Aluminum Transformers$3.56
Scrap Ballasts$4.74
Scrap Brass (Red)$3.68
Scrap Brass (Yellow)$2.48
Scrap Brass Rod$1.87
Scrap Brass Hair Wire$1.56
Scrap Brass Pipe$2.47
Scrap Brass Radiators$2.87
Scrap Brass Shells$2.58
Scrap Brass Turnings$3.35
Scrap Bronze$3.73
Scrap Bronze Turnings$2.57
Scrap Car/Truck Batteries$2.64
Scrap Catalytic Converters$2.23
Scrap Christmas Lights$1.96
Scrap Cast Aluminum$1.60
Scrap Carbide$3.98
Scrap CATV Wire$2.60
Scrap Circuit Breakers$2.60
Scrap Cobalt$3.45
Scrap Communications Wire$2.12
Scrap Compressors$2.31
Scrap Clean ACR$3.34
Scrap Clean Aluminum Wire$3.53
Scrap Dirty ACR$2.75
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Extrusion$2.47
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Radiators$2.39
Scrap Dirty Aluminum Turnings$3.80
Scrap Dirty Brass$1.37
Scrap Dirty Brass Radiators$1.65
Scrap Dirty Roofing Copper$3.37
Scrap Double Insulated Cable$3.75
Scrap EC Wire$2.99
Scrap Electric Motors - Aluminum$2.31
Scrap Electric Motors - Copper$2.24
Scrap Elevator Wire$2.53
Scrap Enameled Copper$2.26
Scrap Forktruck Battery$2.84
Scrap F 75$2.68
Scrap Fire Wire$3.45
Scrap Gold$1.87
Scrap Hastelloy Solids$3.48
Scrap Hastelloy Turnings$2.74
Scrap Heliax Wire$1.09
Scrap Inconel$2.31
Scrap Inconel 792$1.16
Scrap Inconel 800$4.48
Scrap Inconel 825$4.76
Scrap Insulated Aluminum Wire$1.98
Scrap Insulated Copper Wire$1.46
Scrap Insulated Steel BX$2.45
Scrap Lead Batteries$3.21
Scrap Lead Coated Copper$2.87
Scrap Lead Shot$2.58
Scrap Lead Wheel Weights$1.77
Scrap MarM247$1.57
Scrap Monel$1.08
Scrap Nickel$1.35
Scrap Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$2.65
Scrap Painted Aluminum$2.68
Scrap Plumbers Brass$1.97
Scrap Prepared Aluminum$1.31
Scrap Pewter$1.08
Scrap Platinum$4.57
Scrap Romex Wire$2.74
Scrap Sealed Units$5.13
Scrap Silver Plated Copper$2.80
Scrap Semi-Red Brass$3.85
Scrap Silver$3.78
Scrap Solid Core Heliax$3.74
Scrap Stainless Steel$3.13
Scrap Stainless Steel Heatsinks$4.52
Scrap Stainless Steel Sinks$1.57
Scrap Stainless Turnings$3.84
Scrap Starters$1.88
Scrap Steel Case Batteries$2.66
Scrap THHN Wire$2.56
Scrap Tin Coated Copper$2.42
Scrap Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.31
Scrap Titanium 6-4 Clips$3.09
Scrap T-1,4,5,15$3.70
Scrap Tantalum (Air-Vac melt)$2.73
Scrap Tungsten$3.64
Scrap Tungsten Carbide$3.57
Scrap Wiring Harness$2.53

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$20.48$637.01
14ct Gold$31.95$993.72
18ct Gold$40.96$1,274.01
22ct Gold$50.03$1,555.97
24ct Gold$54.61$1,698.49

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

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

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

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

Scrap Prices for Steel

Below are today's prices for the different types regular steel.

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.11
#1 Busheling$0.11
#1 HMS$0.08
HMS 80/20$0.07
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.09
Structural Steel$0.08

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel

Below are today's prices for stainless steel. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction.

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.50
304 SS Solid$0.72
304 SS Turning$0.62
309 SS$0.93
310 SS$1.41
316 SS Solid$0.93
330 SS$2.31

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals

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