West Virginia Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in West Virginia

We have a huge amount of experience in the scrap metal industry and we have been helping people get involved and make money in this industry. Some of these formed their own business to source scrap metal, while others just wanted to make some extra money. One thing that we see from those new to the industry, is a lack of understanding of the laws that surround the buying and selling of scrap metal. Having been in the industry for many years, we have seen how the laws have become more and more strict and better enforced. All in an attempt to make the trade of stolen scrap metal harder.

Each state in the US has its own laws, varying massively. West Virginia has some of the more lenient laws in the US not requiring too much from the seller. We have been through the laws in West Virginia and made a short list of everything that we think you need to know before heading out to start selling scrap metal. Obviously you need to take your ID. Always take your ID with you when selling scrap metal in West Virginia. No scrap yard will buy anything off you without it. They will also take a copy of your ID and keep it in a transaction record for at least three years along with you vehicle description and license plate and a description of the material. This transaction record will also be reported to the authorities within three days of the transaction.

Now that you have an Idea of the process for selling scrap metal in West Virginia let's take a look at some of the best scrap yards that the state has to offer. Starting in the West Virginia's largest and capital city, Charleston, our research found that the scrap yards that customers had the best experience with are: Capitol Recycling and CRHC Metal. Both offer great service and prices.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.19
Aluminum Alloy$1.09
Copper$4.37
Brass$3.40
Lead$1.04
Nickel$9.18
Tin$18.25
Zinc$1.51

Last Updated On 2021-11-28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.82
Aluminum 3003$0.82
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.82
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.58
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.10
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.72
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.96
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.70
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.92
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.78
Aluminum Radiators$0.46
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.34
Transformers$0.20
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.26
Chrome Wheels$0.77
E.C. Wire$1.27
Litho Sheets$0.82
Mixed Turnings $0.47
MLC Clips$0.81
Aluminum Old Cast$0.78
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.77
Painted Siding$0.76
UBC$0.81
Zorba 90% NF$0.77
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.59
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.30

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.17
Yellow Brass$1.97
Brass Rod$2.12
Brass Hair Wire$2.28
Brass Pipe$2.07
Brass Radiators$1.76
Brass Shells$1.96
Brass Turnings$2.00
Bronze$2.38
Bronze Turnings$1.24
Dirty Brass$1.04
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.04
Plumbers Brass$2.07
Semi-Red Brass$2.10

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.83
#1 Copper Tubing$3.57
#1 Flashing Copper$3.57
#2 Copper Tubing$3.37
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.27
#3 Copper with Tar$3.06
#3 Roofing Copper$3.16
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.96
Electric Motors - Copper$2.65
Enameled Copper$3.01
Insulated Copper Wire$3.06
Lead Coated Copper$2.58
Silver Plated Copper$3.27
Tin Coated Copper$2.86
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.86

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.49
Lead Wheel Weights$0.31
Solid Lead$0.66
Soft Lead$0.68

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.94
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.81

Scrap Gold Prices in West Virginia

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$21.08$655.57
14ct Gold$32.88$1,022.72
18ct Gold$42.16$1,311.19
22ct Gold$51.49$1,601.40
24ct Gold$56.20$1,748.06

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals in West Virginia

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$42.17$1,311.73
Platinum$22.94$713.51
Silver$0.63$19.48

Precious metal prices are usually set in troy ounces. One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.12
#1 Busheling$0.13
#1 HMS$0.09
HMS 80/20$0.08
Sheet Metal$0.07
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.10
Structural Steel$0.09

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.33
301 SS$0.56
304 SS Solid$0.80
304 SS Turning$0.69
309 SS$1.04
310 SS$1.57
316 SS Solid$1.04
330 SS$2.57

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 in West Virginia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.10
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.11
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.08
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.08
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.09
Scrap Cast Iron$0.13
Scrap Dishwashers$0.09
Scrap Dryers$0.09
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.12
Scrap Rebar$0.26
Scrap Washing Machines$0.09
Scrap Water Heaters$0.09

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in West Virginia

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

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