Victoria, BC Scrap Metal Prices

Selling Scrap in Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, but despite this it only has a very small population of around 100,000. There is a disproportionately large number of scrap metal yards and dealers within the area that these inhabitants live. This is largely driven by the huge demand for scrap metal in the area, which pushes scrap metal prices in Victoria up. Victoria has higher prices than the rest of British Columbia and so it's a great place to live, or to have a business in, if you are keen to sell your scrap metal locally.

Understanding the laws that govern the sale of scrap in Victoria is incredibly important, this is because it can be difficult even for experienced traders when they travel throughout the many provinces of Canada. This is because the regulations change significantly from province to province and in some cases, city to city. As mentioned previously, Victoria has very high scrap prices for most forms of metal and so it is easy to get a good sum of money for your scrap here. The legislations that govern the industry are essentially in line with the other cities in British Columbia, with a few inconsiderable changes that you don't really need to consider. The main points from this legislation is that you are required to provide the yard with ID and some photographs of your materials. Aside from this, you are free to trade fairly easily in this province.

Police within Victoria and British Columbia are regularly checking up on scrap yards to see if any of the metal is suspected of being stolen, but there are actually very few cases of metal theft here, relative to the rest of Canada. The best places to visit if you want to get a good price per kilo of your metal are: Schnitzer Steel, Free Junk Car Removal and Ellice Recycle Ltd.

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