New York Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in New York

The state of New York is one of the most populous states in the country with close to 21 million residents, of which most live in the namesake New York City metropolitan area. This state has a lot going for it. Obviously New York City is the highlight of this state, but also the rest of New York State has a lot of interesting things.

The economy in this state is also very diverse, with a lot of different sectors being big here. Tourism is big in the big apple as well as all kinds of different sectors from real estate to professional services to manufacturing. The state and especially the main city keep on growing too, so there's a huge demand on metals as well. So selling scrap metal can be very profitable here.

Before we talk about the scrap yards in New York State, we need to make sure that you are aware of one of the most important parts of the scrap metal industry. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or someone with more experience in the scrap metal industry, understanding the basic laws is very important. We have been through the scrap metal laws and regulations for New York so that we can provide you with a summary.

Let us begin with the most important piece of information that actually applies to every state in the US not just to New York: bring ID. It seems so obvious, but we have spoken many scrappers who forgot to take ID their first time at the scrap yard. The scrap will then keep a copy of your ID on record with the details of the transaction for at least two years. This will include a description and photo of the material. They are also required to have a description of the vehicle that you arrive in with the license plate number.

Best Scrap Yards in New York

Now that you are aware of the basics let us look at some of the best scrap yards in New York. The only place to start is New York City, the largest city in the whole of the US. From our research, we found five scrap yards that stand out as the best in the whole city. Scrap Yard NYC, Sims Metal Management, All city Recycling, Irving Rubber and Metal Co and CCC Scrap Metal and Copper. Any of these scrap yards offer amazing service and great prices.

If you operate in or around Buffalo, the scrap yards that we recommend are Metalico Buffalo, Niagara Metals and R&R Salavage Inc. These three scrap yards offer competitive prices and have helpful staff. For those in Rochester the scrap yards that we recommend are Metalico Rochester and Ben Weitsman. Both excellent yards with great prices and staff. If you need information on scrap yards in another part of New York State feel free to get in touch.

We also have a list of current scrap metal prices and scrap yards for the following cities:

And if you live in New York, but close to Pennsylvania then it can pay to drive there. Prices may be higher there, so check out the latest scrap metal prices in Pennsylvania too, before you get in the car.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.17
Aluminum Alloy$0.93
Copper$4.04
Brass$3.16
Lead$1.07
Nickel$12.78
Tin$11.18
Zinc$1.46
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.32

Last Updated On 2022-11-28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.81
Aluminum 3003$0.81
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.81
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.58
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.09
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.72
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.95
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.69
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.90
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.76
Aluminum Radiators$0.46
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.34
Transformers$0.20
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.26
Chrome Wheels$0.76
E.C. Wire$1.26
Litho Sheets$0.81
Mixed Turnings $0.47
MLC Clips$0.80
Aluminum Old Cast$0.77
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.76
Painted Siding$0.75
UBC$0.80
Zorba 90% NF$0.76
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.59
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.29

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.15
Yellow Brass$2.02
Brass Rod$1.98
Brass Hair Wire$2.12
Brass Pipe$1.93
Brass Radiators$1.64
Brass Shells$1.82
Brass Turnings$1.86
Bronze$2.22
Bronze Turnings$1.16
Dirty Brass$0.96
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.96
Plumbers Brass$1.93
Semi-Red Brass$1.96

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.54
#1 Copper Tubing$3.30
#1 Flashing Copper$3.30
#2 Copper Tubing$3.11
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.02
#3 Copper with Tar$2.83
#3 Roofing Copper$2.92
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.73
Electric Motors - Copper$2.45
Enameled Copper$2.78
Insulated Copper Wire$2.83
Lead Coated Copper$2.39
Silver Plated Copper$3.02
Tin Coated Copper$2.64
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.64

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.22
Lead Shot$0.50
Lead Wheel Weights$0.32
Solid Lead$0.67
Soft Lead$0.69

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.91
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.78

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$22.62$703.43
14ct Gold$35.28$1,097.33
18ct Gold$45.23$1,406.82
22ct Gold$55.24$1,718.22
24ct Gold$60.30$1,875.59

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$46.93$1,459.79
Platinum$25.36$788.67
Silver$0.62$19.38

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