Oshawa, ON Scrap Metal Prices

Selling Scrap in Oshawa

You will be more than aware of the potential benefits of selling scrap metal in Oshawa if you are visiting this page and so I won't spend my time lecturing you on that. However, it is important to consider that there are a variety of rules in place which prevent illegal transfer or trade of scrap metals for cash in Oshawa. Regardless of how keen you are to start making some money from your scrap, you first need to understand these rules to prevent penalisation and subsequent fines against yourself.

Some of the main rules in place province wide (throughout all scrap yards in Oshawa) are having photographic identification at the point of purchase, having photographic evidence of the scrap you sold and also a photograph of yourself too. Some scrap yards will attempt to take fingerprints of you prior to any sale, however this is not a prerequisite within Oshawa and so you don't actually have to do this. Local law enforcement officers in Oshawa have the power to prevent any individual sale of scrap metal in the city and so it's crucial to ensure that you are not breaking any laws, particularly those related to illegal obtaining of metal. Scrap metal prices in Oshawa are very high and they don't seem to vary too much from one scrap yard to another, this is great as it means that you are often quoted a good price every time.

We have put together a short list of the best scrap yards in the city, this list is based upon price for the main metal varieties and customer service. We feel that these are the best two metrics to gauge preference on and have used this across the entirety of this website. They are; Gerdau Metals Recycling Oshawa, Scrap Car Removal Oshawa and TMT Salvage and Metal Recylers. There are a number of other notable centres who accept scrap metal, but these were by far our favourites.

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