Pricing

These are indications only and are subject to change at any time due to market volatility.

Copper

Price/lb.
 Bare Bright Wire (stripped/shiny)  $2.80
 #1 Tubing (clean tube/ clean fine wire)  $2.70
 #2 Tubing (paint/solder/burnt wire)  $2.60
 Tin Plated (wire/bus)  $2.60
 Enamel Coated (wire/bus)  $2.60
 Light Copper (used roofing/pots)  $2.00
 Clean Aluminum/Copper AC Coils (free of steel)  $1.10
 Irony Aluminum /Copper AC Coils (just steel edges)  $0.95

Insulated Copper

Price/lb.
 Heavy Ins. (350-500 mcm THHN 85%+)  $2.05
 #1 Insulated (10-12 THHN 80%+)  $1.80
 Romex 65% (underground $.20 less)  $1.45
 Communication 50% (no aluminum/no tin plate)  $1.10
 Clean Extension Cord 40% (no plugs/no tin/no SO)  $0.60
 Low Yield 40% (tin plate/aluminum shield)  $0.55
 Low yield less than 40% (Christmas lights/ribbon wire)  $0.05
 Insulated Heliax (all copper/hollow center)  $0.95
 Aluminum MC (containing copper wire)  $1.00
 Steel BX (with copper/ no lead shield)  $0.30

Brass

Price/lb.
 Yellow Brass (clean)  $1.45
 Irony Brass (contamination, handles, graded upon inspect.)  varies
 Red Brass (determined upon inspection)  $1.55
 Clean Auto Radiators (copper and brass combined)  $1.45
 Dirty Truck Radiators (copper and brass combined)  $0.65
 Radiator Cores (mostly brass and solder)  $0.65

Stainless Steel (non magnetic)

Price/lb.
 304 Prepared (4 ft. or smaller and clean)  $0.35
 304 Unprepared (larger than 4 ft./3% contamination)  $0.20
 316 stainless (4 ft. or smaller and clean)  $0.40

Aluminum

Price/lb.
 Alloy Wheels (tire completely removed/no chrome or plastic)  $0.45
 Extruded Aluminum (free of plastic/other metals)  $0.55
 E.C. Wire (free of insulation and steel)  $0.55
 Litho Plate (clean)  $0.50
 MLC/New Clips (no paint or other contamination)  $0.50
 Aluminum Siding (no backing/steel nails/plastic film)  $0.50
 Contractor Siding (Clean)  $0.55
 Mixed Aluminum/Old Sheet (1% contamination)  $0.40
 Clean Aluminum Radiators (No tanks)  $0.40
 Dirty Aluminum Radiators (With tanks)  $0.20
 Cast Aluminum (1% contamination)  $0.40
 Aluminum Cans (under 100 lbs.)  $0.40
 Aluminum Cans (over 100 lbs.)  $0.45
 Insulated E.C. (can vary based on contamination)  $0.20
 Irony Aluminum  varies
 Foil (no food scraps)  $0.15

Lead/Batteries

Price/lb.
 Soft Lead (clean and maleable)  $0.40
 Wheel Weights (unsorted)  $0.10
 Wheel Weights (sorted)  $0.15
 Auto/Industrial Lead Acid Batteries  $0.23
 Battery Backup Lead Acid Batteries/Steel Cased Forklift  $0.20

CBM (copper bearing material)

Price/lb.
 Small Electric Motors (basketball or smaller)  $0.10
 Large Electric Motors (cast iron case/larger than b-ball)  $0.08
 Light Ballasts (marked no pcb/no flourescent type)  $0.06
 Sealed Units (oil must be drained)  $0.07

Steel

Price/lb.
 Shredder/Unprepared Plate & Structural  $0.065
 Vehicles (must have title)  $0.065
 Cast Iron  $0.075
 Prepared #1 (5’x2’x2’max and 1/4″ min. thickness)  $0.07
 Clean Cast Rotors  $0.08
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