Missouri Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Missouri

Whether you are new to the scrap industry or have 20 years experience it is hugely important to understand the laws that govern the buying and selling of scrap metal in the area that you operate in. We have been working for over a decade at trying to help people better understand the industry and we have found laws are something that nobody takes much notice of until it messes up a sale. Everyone is interested in sourcing material and finding out about getting the best prices. The US can be a complicated place to sell scrap metal as each state has its own individual laws. Some very strict some more relaxed. Missouri is somewhere in the middle.

We have studied the laws and regulations on buying and selling scrap metal in Missouri and summarized everything that you must know before going to the scrap yard. Firstly, be aware that a detail record of the transaction will be kept for at least three years after the date of the transaction. This record must include a copy of your driving license so do not forget to bring one. Seem obvious but so many people get turned away because they have forgotten their license. The record will also contain video surveillance of the transaction including the material and you. To help law enforcement combat the selling of scrap metal there is a two week tag and hold that they can enforce while conducting an investigation.

Finally, any sale over $500 must be paid via check or by using a system for automated cash or electronic payment distribution. The precise regulations are detailed on the Justia.com site that has the exact phrasing of these laws.

Now that you know the basics let's have a look at some scrap yards. For those who operate around Missouri's largest city, Kansas city, our research found that the best scrap yards are: K C Iron and Metal Inc and Wabash Iron and Metals. For those operating in St Louis or other parts of the state, we can help you find the best scrap yards near you.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.72
Steel Scrap$0.22
Steel Rebar$0.36

Last Updated On 2022-05-18

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.89
Aluminum 3003$0.89
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.89
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.63
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.20
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.78
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.04
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.76
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.08
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.93
Aluminum Radiators$0.50
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.37
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.28
Chrome Wheels$0.84
E.C. Wire$1.38
Litho Sheets$0.89
Mixed Turnings $0.51
MLC Clips$0.87
Aluminum Old Cast$0.85
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.84
Painted Siding$0.82
Zorba 90% NF$0.84
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.64
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.32

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.16
Yellow Brass$1.96
Brass Rod$2.11
Brass Hair Wire$2.27
Brass Pipe$2.06
Brass Radiators$1.75
Brass Shells$1.95
Brass Turnings$1.99
Bronze Turnings$1.24
Dirty Brass$1.03
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.03
Plumbers Brass$2.06
Semi-Red Brass$2.09

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.73
#1 Copper Tubing$3.48
#1 Flashing Copper$3.48
#2 Copper Tubing$3.29
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.19
#3 Copper with Tar$2.99
#3 Roofing Copper$3.09
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.89
Electric Motors - Copper$2.59
Enameled Copper$2.94
Insulated Copper Wire$2.99
Lead Coated Copper$2.52
Silver Plated Copper$3.19
Tin Coated Copper$2.79
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.79

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.20
Lead Shot$0.45
Lead Wheel Weights$0.29
Solid Lead$0.60
Soft Lead$0.62

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$1.04
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.89

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$21.09$656.05
14ct Gold$32.91$1,023.47
18ct Gold$42.19$1,312.14
22ct Gold$51.52$1,602.54
24ct Gold$56.24$1,749.33

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

Precious metal prices are usually set in troy ounces. One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.12
#1 Busheling$0.13
#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$0.32
301 SS$0.54
304 SS Solid$0.78
304 SS Turning$0.67
309 SS$1.01
310 SS$1.54
316 SS Solid$1.01
330 SS$2.51

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$0.10
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.11
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.07
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.08
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.09
Scrap Cast Iron$0.13
Scrap Dishwashers$0.09
Scrap Dryers$0.09
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.12
Scrap Rebar$0.26
Scrap Washing Machines$0.09
Scrap Water Heaters$0.09

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