Minnesota Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Minnesota

Minnesota is a Midwestern State known for it's many lakes and maybe also it's icy winters. It has close to 6 Million inhabitants, of which more than 60% live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. That part affectionally goes by the name of the "Twin Cities". And it is Minnesota's main political as well as economic, and cultural centre.

With so many people seeing the potential of the scrap metal industry we are getting more emails than ever asking for advise on how to start with selling scrap metal. These emails always concentrate on how to find scrap metal and how to get the best prices. Almost always missing the most important place to start, which is the laws regarding the buying and selling of scrap metal in your state.

The laws in Minnesota are fairly average and not overly strict. We have been through all the laws and summarized everything that you need to know before going out to the scrap yard for the first time in Minnesota. Do not make the biggest newbie mistake and turn up on a scrap yard in Minnesota without ID, you will not be able to sell your material. This is actually true all over the US.

All scrap yards in Minnesota are required to keep a copy of your ID and the licence plate of the vehicle or car that you arrive in. These will be kept on record with the transaction details for a minimum of 3 years. They are also required to photos/video of your and your vehicle. The law in Minnesota also does not allow for payment to be made in cash. You will receive payment via check or wire transfer. Finally, all scrap yards are required to have filming at the scales. We think this law is great. It always forces scrap yards to give honest prices.

Best Scrap Yards in Minnesota

Now that you know the laws let's go through some of our favorite scrap yards in Minnesota. Starting with Minnesota's largest city, Minneapolis, our favorite scrap yards are: K&K Metal Recycling LLC and Metro Metals Recycling. In the state capital, Saint Paul, our recommendations are: Alter Metal Recycling and Apex Auto Salvage.

If you need info on other parts of Minnesota then we recommend you check the below links for the best scrap prices and scrap yards in other cities in Minnesota.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.03

Last Updated On 2024-06-22

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.77
Aluminum 3003$0.77
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.77
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.54
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.03
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.68
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.90
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.66
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.80
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.67
Aluminum Radiators$0.43
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.32
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.24
Chrome Wheels$0.72
E.C. Wire$1.19
Litho Sheets$0.77
Mixed Turnings $0.44
MLC Clips$0.76
Aluminum Old Cast$0.73
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.72
Painted Siding$0.71
Zorba 90% NF$0.72
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.56
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.28

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.24
Yellow Brass$2.11
Brass Rod$2.06
Brass Hair Wire$2.21
Brass Pipe$2.01
Brass Radiators$1.71
Brass Shells$1.90
Brass Turnings$1.94
Bronze Turnings$1.20
Dirty Brass$1.00
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.00
Plumbers Brass$2.01
Semi-Red Brass$2.04

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.80
#1 Copper Tubing$3.55
#1 Flashing Copper$3.55
#2 Copper Tubing$3.34
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.24
#3 Copper with Tar$3.04
#3 Roofing Copper$3.14
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.94
Electric Motors - Copper$2.63
Enameled Copper$2.99
Insulated Copper Wire$3.04
Lead Coated Copper$2.56
Silver Plated Copper$3.24
Tin Coated Copper$2.84
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.84

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.20
Lead Shot$0.46
Lead Wheel Weights$0.29
Solid Lead$0.61
Soft Lead$0.63

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.78
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.67

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$27.33$849.91
14ct Gold$42.63$1,325.85
18ct Gold$54.65$1,699.82
22ct Gold$66.75$2,076.03
24ct Gold$72.86$2,266.18

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

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

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.07
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.43
304 SS Solid$0.62
304 SS Turning$0.53
309 SS$0.80
310 SS$1.22
316 SS Solid$0.80
330 SS$1.99

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$0.08
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.07
Scrap Cast Iron$0.10
Scrap Dishwashers$0.07
Scrap Dryers$0.07
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.20
Scrap Washing Machines$0.07
Scrap Water Heaters$0.07

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