Vancouver, BC Scrap Metal Prices

Selling Scrap in Vancouver

It is very important that you don't make the same mistakes that most beginner scrap metal traders make when they first try to sell to a scrap yard or dealer in Vancouver. It is particularly important in Canada because every single province throughout the country has its own laws and regulations in place and so it is quite easy to slip up in a sale. For the scrap dealers who have been involved in the industry for years will have seen, first-hand, the various law changes as there was a spike in theft of metal for scrapping purposes. If you are ever confused about the rules and regulations, you should always remember that the yards in Vancouver and British Columbia in general are very helpful. After all, they are keen for your repeated custom and so they can explain all of the various rules to you. Our team have reviewed these for you and can explain the most fundamental components below.

Firstly, it is important to realise that you will definitely be required to provide identification on arrival at the recycling centre, in all of my years of selling scrap in Vancouver, I have always been asked to do this. So make sure you don't leave your house with your metal if you don't have your passport or driving license to hand. If you don't have either of these documents, you will be turned away instantly and will waste a lot of your time. This is not just a local rule in Vancouver, it is enforced across the whole of Canada and so it's super crucial that you obey it. Vancouver's scrap yards will keep your personal identification information on their systems for a few years and then it will be deleted. This helps the local law enforcement to easily scan databases of information to look for scrap metal thieves.

Vancouver has a large array of different scrap metal yards and dealers, and fortunately the majority of these offer fantastic trading rates too. We had difficulty picking our favourites, but here they are; Pacific Metals Ltd, Capital Salvage and #1 Vancouver Free Scrap Car, Truck & Van Removal - all are situated within the city.

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