How much is scrap copper worth?

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Scrap Metal Prices *See disclaimer for additional costs*
Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Market Price Your Price *
Scrap Bare Bright Copper $2.45 lb. $2.30 lb.
Scrap #1 Copper $2.49 lb. $2.20 lb.
Scrap #2 Copper $2.30 lb. $2.03 lb.
Scrap insul Hvy #1 copper Wire 85% Recovery $1.73 lb. $1.45 lb.

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In respect to this, what price is scrap copper today?

Updated 02/20/2020

Metal Average Price Date Updated
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire $2.00/lb Updated 02/20/2020
#1 Copper Tubing $2.00/lb Updated 02/20/2020
#2 Copper Tubing $1.82/lb Updated 02/20/2020
Insulated Copper Wire $0.47/lb Updated 02/20/2020

Similarly, is it worth stripping copper wire for scrap? Once it has been stripped (56% copper content) to make 'bright bare copper' wire it will be worth $3.36. You could even buy copper wire at the going rate, strip it and make a decent profit! But any other thinner copper wire, without the insulation, once stripped will actually be worth less.

Also question is, how much is scrap copper per kilo?

Scrap Metal Dealers

Material Scrap Metal Prices per Kilo
Copper £3.50 to £6.00
Mixed Copper £3.00 to £6.00
Copper Wire £3.00 to £6.00
Steel £2.80 to £4.00

How much is scrap metal worth per pound today?

Currently the closest scrap yard to me pays $195 per ton, or per 2,000 pounds for ferrous metals. This breaks down to approximately $10 per 100 pounds of metal. The price that scrap yards pay fluctuates with worldwide supply and demand and can change daily.

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What is price of copper per kg?

The price of clean copper per kilogram is $7.00. Mixed copper will be priced at $6.00 to $6.50 per kilogram.

How much is a battery worth for scrap?

You can also see the average prices for car batteries over the last 30-day which can allow our customers to compare it to the current prices for car batteries.

Current Prices for Scrap Metal.
(Last Modified: March 4th, 2020, 8:04 am)
Metal/Material Current Price
Sheet Aluminum $0.23/lb
Cast Iron $0.05-$0.07/lb

How much is a pound of pure copper?

16 ounces equal a pound and as of this writing copper is trading at $3.68 per pound. Technically an ounce of copper should be 23 cents.

How much can copper be sold for?

On average, scrap copper is sold between $1.20 to $2.50 per pound. Many different factors affect copper prices, so prices fluctuate daily. To get the best price, it will then be your best interest to clean every scrap, cutting the parts contaminated with welding materials or other.

What scrap metal is worth money?


Many common metals — like copper, aluminum, brass, stainless steel, and bronze — are categorized as non-ferrous metals. These metals are very valuable to recycle and are worth more money at the scrap yard.

What is the highest copper has ever been?

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, the most-active copper contract, December, settled up 5.35 cents, or 1.4 per cent, at $4.0250 per pound - its highest since July, 2008. Other metals were also firm with battery material lead at its highest since January at $2,650 a tonne.

How much is 1kg of lead worth?

Unit conversion for Lead Price Today
Conversion Lead Price
1 Ton = 1,000 Kilograms Lead Price Per 1 Kilogram 1.92 USD

What is the price of copper per tonne?

Industrial Metals
Name Price Unit
Aluminium 1,690.00 USD per Ton
Lead 1,842.15 USD per Ton
Iron Ore 86.46 USD per Dry Metric Ton
Copper 5,617.90 USD per Ton

Is Brass worth money?

Brass will look more yellowish due to its higher zinc content. Brass is worth more money due to it being made up almost entirely of copper, which is worth more than zinc.

How much is a scrap washing machine worth?


You could get like $14 for the motor. The rest of the steel is coated or galvanized, and you need about 100 pounds per 4–6 bucks, so not much at all, like 'pennies'. The drum, if stainless steel could bring some money but would amount to less than the motor.

What is heavy copper?

Heavy Copper is defined as having layers of copper weighing more than 3 Ounces. It must consist of a minimum of 98% Copper. It is a lot heavier and more subsantial than its other Copper counterparts, and has a variety of uses.

Is lead worth anything?

Lead may not be worth as much as scrap platinum, gold, or brass, but it is readily found in an array of common household and industrial products. The price you'll get for lead can vary, but as of this writing, ranged from around $0.15 to $0.90 per pound.

How much is 1kg of Aluminium worth?

Unit conversion for Aluminium Price Today
Conversion Aluminium Price
1 Ton = 1,000 Kilograms Aluminium Price Per 1 Kilogram 1.69 USD

What is dry bright copper?

Dry Bright Copper Wire. Dry Bright Copper Wire is usually sourced from electrical cable of varying diameter and must be free of any other metal or contamination. There is a shortage of copper wire, though in the construction industry it is being rapidly overtaken in use by aluminium cable.

What is the current price for scrap lead?


Scrap Metal Prices *See disclaimer for additional costs*
Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Market Price Your Price *
Scrap Soft Lead (clean) $0.70 lb. $0.55 lb.
Scrap Wheel Weights $0.30 lb. $0.20 lb.
Scrap Ampco Bronze $1.60 lb. $1.40 lb.
Scrap Electric Motors $0.20 lb. $0.14 lb.

How much can I get to scrap my car?

The majority of the weight in your car is composed of steel. It's fairly easy to determine the value of scrap steel at local metal recycling yards. Prices of around $240 to $299 per ton are common, so your average car is usually worth around $100 to $400 to an auto junkyard in 2020.

What is greasy bright copper?

Greasy Bright Copper. Greasy Bright Copper is very similar to Dry Bright Copper, it is slightly less valuable. Usually sourced from old underground power cable, greasy bright copper often has traces of lead on it.