Halifax, NS Scrap Metal Prices

Selling Scrap in Halifax

Halifax has a population of approximately half a million and fortunately for you, not many of these people are in any way affiliated with trading scrap metal. To add to this, there is a huge demand for many different types of metal in Halifax, so scrap metal prices are good throughout the year. There are some notable peaks between May and August, but outside of this period the prices for most materials remain at a good level relative to other cities in Canada.

Halifax scrap metal prices are typically driven by manufacturing cycles in many of the cities metal yards, when manufacturing levels are at their highest you will see scrap metal prices peak. These pricing fluctuations can be observed in many other cities and provinces, however they are definitely more prominent in Halifax.

Due to the high demand for scrap metal (mainly lead and brass) in the city, the local scrap yards have had legislation restricting the trading of them relaxed, the effect has been a surge in materials being recycled at these facilities. Previously you would be required to take photographic identification, proof that you owned the metal and would need a fingerprint taken too. Now it is a lot more straightforward to sell your scrap metal for cash, you just need to weigh your material and then take it to the dealer.

It is probably one of the most favourable cities to be based in if you like to trade metal to scrap yards. By far the best scrap dealers in the city are John Ross & Sons Ltd in Halifax and John Ross & Sons Ltd in Truro (technically Nova Scotia). We found that John Ross provided people with a much better price than almost all other scrap yards, so we would of course recommend taking any scrap metal for sale there.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.43
Aluminum Alloy$1.12
Copper$4.90
Brass$3.84
Lead$1.30
Nickel$15.53
Tin$13.59
Zinc$1.78
Steel Scrap$0.21
Steel Rebar$0.39

Last Updated On 2022-11-28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.98
Aluminum 3003$0.98
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.98
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.70
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.33
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.87
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.15
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.84
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.31
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$2.14
Aluminum Radiators$0.56
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.41
Transformers$0.24
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.31
Chrome Wheels$0.93
E.C. Wire$1.53
Litho Sheets$0.98
Mixed Turnings $0.57
MLC Clips$0.97
Aluminum Old Cast$0.94
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.93
Painted Siding$0.91
UBC$0.97
Zorba 90% NF$0.93
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.71
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.36

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.61
Yellow Brass$2.46
Brass Rod$2.40
Brass Hair Wire$2.58
Brass Pipe$2.34
Brass Radiators$1.99
Brass Shells$2.21
Brass Turnings$2.26
Bronze$2.69
Bronze Turnings$1.40
Dirty Brass$1.17
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.17
Plumbers Brass$2.34
Semi-Red Brass$2.38

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$4.30
#1 Copper Tubing$4.01
#1 Flashing Copper$4.01
#2 Copper Tubing$3.78
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.67
#3 Copper with Tar$3.44
#3 Roofing Copper$3.55
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.32
Electric Motors - Copper$2.98
Enameled Copper$3.38
Insulated Copper Wire$3.44
Lead Coated Copper$2.90
Silver Plated Copper$3.67
Tin Coated Copper$3.21
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.21

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.27
Lead Shot$0.61
Lead Wheel Weights$0.39
Solid Lead$0.82
Soft Lead$0.84

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$1.10
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.95

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$27.48$854.67
14ct Gold$42.87$1,333.26
18ct Gold$54.96$1,709.29
22ct Gold$67.12$2,087.64
24ct Gold$73.27$2,278.86

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold. Scrap gold prices (as well as scrap prices for other precious metals) are usually set in troy ounces.
One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$57.02$1,773.65
Platinum$30.81$958.24
Silver$0.76$23.54

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

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

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

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.35
301 SS$0.52
304 SS Solid$0.75
304 SS Turning$0.65
309 SS$0.98
310 SS$1.48
316 SS Solid$0.98
330 SS$2.41

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

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.09
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.10
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.08
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$0.25
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