New Orleans, LA Scrap Metal Prices

New Orleans is a port city located on the southeastern side of Louisiana. It is the most populous city (approximate population 380,000) in the state and acts as an economic and commercial hub for the region. Major cities close to it are Lafayette and Baton Rouge to the northeast.

The city is a world renowned city, famous for its vibrant nightlife, unique cuisine, annual celebrations, festivals, pop culture, and its contribution to the film industry. It also has one of the most diversified and unique economies in the state, which contributes to the scrap metal market in the city.

Since New Orleans is home to numerous manufacturing facilities, and a busy port, selling scrap metal should be a profitable business here. There are many scrap yards in the city many of which will offer good prices for your materials; however, it’d be good to get recommendations from people around, as some of them are not reputable.

Best Scrap Yards in New Orleans

We investigated some of the scrap yards in New Orleans, and several we can recommend include the following.

One of our favorite places would be EMR Southern Recycling. They have two facilities, one on Lafitte Avenue, and another in 4801 Florida Avenue. These two facilities have good reviews, and their services are efficient.

Uptown Recycling is another place I would recommend if you are around Marylville Fontainebleau. The facility is on Claiborne Avenue, and they pay on the same day of delivery.

If you are on the north eastern side of the city, places we recommend are Almonaster Salvage Yard and A Plus Auto if you are driving east along the ALmonaster Avenue. You can also take your materials to Stevens Auto Parts on Chef Menteur Highway, Area Auto & Truck Salvage on 10000 Old Gentilly Road, or Adam’s Auto Wrecker on 10101 Old Gentilly Road.

Good cash for gold places we recommend are New Orleans Silver and Gold on Gravier Street, Fischer’s Jewelry & Loan on 1036 Canal Street, and Friend & Company Fine Jewelers.

You may also want to check out our best tips about scrap yards before you head over to a scrap yard!

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$0.99
Aluminum Alloy$0.78
Copper$3.40
Brass$2.66
Lead$0.90
Nickel$10.77
Tin$9.42
Zinc$1.23
Steel Scrap$0.15
Steel Rebar$0.27

Last Updated On 2022-11-28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.68
Aluminum 3003$0.68
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.68
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.48
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.92
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.60
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.80
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.58
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.60
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.48
Aluminum Radiators$0.39
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Transformers$0.17
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.64
E.C. Wire$1.06
Litho Sheets$0.68
Mixed Turnings $0.40
MLC Clips$0.67
Aluminum Old Cast$0.65
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.64
Painted Siding$0.63
UBC$0.67
Zorba 90% NF$0.64
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.49
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.81
Yellow Brass$1.71
Brass Rod$1.66
Brass Hair Wire$1.79
Brass Pipe$1.62
Brass Radiators$1.38
Brass Shells$1.53
Brass Turnings$1.57
Bronze$1.87
Bronze Turnings$0.97
Dirty Brass$0.81
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.81
Plumbers Brass$1.62
Semi-Red Brass$1.65

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$2.98
#1 Copper Tubing$2.78
#1 Flashing Copper$2.78
#2 Copper Tubing$2.62
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.54
#3 Copper with Tar$2.38
#3 Roofing Copper$2.46
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.30
Electric Motors - Copper$2.07
Enameled Copper$2.34
Insulated Copper Wire$2.38
Lead Coated Copper$2.01
Silver Plated Copper$2.54
Tin Coated Copper$2.22
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.22

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.19
Lead Shot$0.42
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.57
Soft Lead$0.59

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.76
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.66

Scrap Gold Prices in New Orleans

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$19.06$592.85
14ct Gold$29.73$924.82
18ct Gold$38.12$1,185.66
22ct Gold$46.56$1,448.10
24ct Gold$50.82$1,580.74

Today's scrap gold price represents the best prices you can get for the different purities of gold. Gold prices can fluctuate a lot and are often negiotable. Do not take the first offer!

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals in New Orleans

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$39.56$1,230.30
Platinum$21.37$664.69
Silver$0.53$16.33

The current prices for scrap silver, palladium and platinum are updated daily. These precious metal scrap prices also fluctuate a lot, but are not as commonly traded as gold. It may a little more work finding a good buyer.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.08
#1 Busheling$0.08
#1 HMS$0.06
HMS 80/20$0.05
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.06
Structural Steel$0.06

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.24
301 SS$0.36
304 SS Solid$0.52
304 SS Turning$0.45
309 SS$0.68
310 SS$1.03
316 SS Solid$0.68
330 SS$1.67

Today's scrap price for stainless steel is based on the best prices on the market. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction and global shortages.

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound in New Orleans

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.07
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.09
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.08
Scrap Rebar$0.17
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in New Orleans

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