Independence, MO Scrap Metal Prices

Independence is a city located in Kansas Metropolitan Area, Missouri, and lies east of Kansas City. It is the 5th most populous city in the state, with more than 120,000 residents. Other cities close to it are Lee’s Summit to the south, Columbia to the east, and Springfield to the southeast.

Also known as the ‘Queen City of the Trails,’ Independence has a rich history. It is home to cultural attractions such as Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum, and the National Frontier Trails Museum.

Independence boasts of having a diverse economy with a low employment rate. Being the largest suburb, you’d expect to have many people looking to sell scrap metal, as the market here is vibrant. Manufacturing and construction companies are always looking for these materials, and the prices for scrap metal is good.

There are also good number of scrap yards in different locations in Independence. If you are confused about the best place to take your scrap metal, read some online reviews such as the ones below or ask for recommendations from people around.

Best Scrap Yards in Independence

We took time to check out different scrap metal dealers in Independence. Some of our favorite locations are the following.

If you are around Sugar Creek, the best dealers around this area would be Martins Auto Salvage on 305 North Kiger Road and Kingdom Recycling on 401 North Kiger Road. You can also take your used auto parts to Ajax Auto Parts on 10401 US-24 or Cash for Cars on 9020 US-24.

Other recommendable places around Sugar Creek are Menco Royal on 1600 Route 291 and Eddie’s Scrap Metal Removal on Follow Sidewalk Around Back.

Those around East Side can take their materials to Advantage Metals Recycling on 3005 Manchester Trafficway or Ace Auto Salvage on 7300 East US Highway 40.

If you want to scrap gold, silver, or any other valuable, good places you can go to are Bobby Jackson’s Trading on 302 East 23rd Street South, Gold  & Time on 1323 Independence Center Drive, and Americana Collectors on 14100 East 42nd Terrace South A.

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 Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.05
Aluminum Alloy$0.85
Copper$3.80
Brass$2.99
Lead$0.90
Nickel$11.81
Tin$13.00
Zinc$1.43
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.28

Last Updated On 2023-01-30

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.73
Aluminum 3003$0.73
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.73
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.52
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.98
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.64
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.85
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.62
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.71
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.58
Aluminum Radiators$0.41
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.31
Transformers$0.18
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.23
Chrome Wheels$0.69
E.C. Wire$1.13
Litho Sheets$0.73
Mixed Turnings $0.42
MLC Clips$0.72
Aluminum Old Cast$0.70
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.69
Painted Siding$0.68
UBC$0.72
Zorba 90% NF$0.69
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.53
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.26

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.03
Yellow Brass$1.91
Brass Rod$1.87
Brass Hair Wire$2.01
Brass Pipe$1.82
Brass Radiators$1.55
Brass Shells$1.72
Brass Turnings$1.76
Bronze$2.10
Bronze Turnings$1.09
Dirty Brass$0.91
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.91
Plumbers Brass$1.82
Semi-Red Brass$1.85

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.33
#1 Copper Tubing$3.10
#1 Flashing Copper$3.10
#2 Copper Tubing$2.93
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.84
#3 Copper with Tar$2.66
#3 Roofing Copper$2.75
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.57
Electric Motors - Copper$2.31
Enameled Copper$2.62
Insulated Copper Wire$2.66
Lead Coated Copper$2.24
Silver Plated Copper$2.84
Tin Coated Copper$2.48
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.48

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.19
Lead Shot$0.42
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.57
Soft Lead$0.58

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.88
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.76

Scrap Gold Prices in Independence

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$20.15$626.59
14ct Gold$31.43$977.50
18ct Gold$40.29$1,253.19
22ct Gold$49.21$1,530.56
24ct Gold$53.72$1,670.77

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 Independence

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$34.51$1,073.25
Platinum$21.22$660.15
Silver$0.56$17.51

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 Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.09
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.07
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.28
301 SS$0.42
304 SS Solid$0.60
304 SS Turning$0.52
309 SS$0.78
310 SS$1.18
316 SS Solid$0.78
330 SS$1.92

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 Independence

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.07
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 in Independence

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