South Carolina Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in South Carolina

Every day more and more people get involved in the scrap metal industry. Some are looking to make a little extra cash on the side, others are hoping to turn it into a career. Beginners always want to know where the best place is to find good scrap and how to get the best prices. However, the first thing that a beginner needs to think about, is being familiar with the laws governing the buying and selling of scrap metal in their region. We don't mean that you need to be a lawyer, but you need to have some idea of the procedures you will need to follow and that the scrap yards should be following. Each state has it's own unique laws - some really strict, while overs are pretty relaxed.

South Carolina law is pretty relaxed for both the seller and the scrap yards. We have been through the laws and summarized everything that you need to know when you sell scrap metal in South Carolina.

As with every state in the US the most important thing to bring is a valid ID. No scrap yard in South Carolina should buy your material from you if you have not got your ID with you. This will then be copied by the scrap yard and kept on record with details of the transaction that will be kept for at least five years. The only other important detail about selling scrap in South Carolina, is that all payments have a three day wait period. So you will need to wait at least three days to be paid either by check or cash.

Best Scrap Yards in South Carolina

Now that we know the rules let us have a look at the best scrap yards around South Carolina. Starting with South Carolina's capital city, Columbia, our favorite scrap yards are: Harvey Campbell's Junk Yard and Bluff Road Recycling.

For those around South Carolina's largest city, Charleston our research showed the best scrap yards to be: Charleston Steel and Metal and American Metals.

We also have a list of prices and good scrap yards for North Charleston.

For those that need need info about scrap yards in another part of South Carolina, contact us.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.16

Last Updated On 2024-07-20

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

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$0.91
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.60
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.79
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.58
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.59
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.47
Aluminum Radiators$0.38
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.28
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.64
E.C. Wire$1.05
Litho Sheets$0.68
Mixed Turnings $0.39
MLC Clips$0.67
Aluminum Old Cast$0.65
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.64
Painted Siding$0.63
Zorba 90% NF$0.64
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.49
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.02
Yellow Brass$1.90
Brass Rod$1.86
Brass Hair Wire$1.99
Brass Pipe$1.81
Brass Radiators$1.54
Brass Shells$1.71
Brass Turnings$1.75
Bronze Turnings$1.09
Dirty Brass$0.91
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.91
Plumbers Brass$1.81
Semi-Red Brass$1.84

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.43
#1 Copper Tubing$3.20
#1 Flashing Copper$3.20
#2 Copper Tubing$3.02
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.92
#3 Copper with Tar$2.74
#3 Roofing Copper$2.83
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.65
Electric Motors - Copper$2.38
Enameled Copper$2.70
Insulated Copper Wire$2.74
Lead Coated Copper$2.31
Silver Plated Copper$2.92
Tin Coated Copper$2.56
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.56

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.18
Lead Shot$0.42
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.56
Soft Lead$0.58

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.72
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.62

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$26.30$818.18
14ct Gold$41.04$1,276.34
18ct Gold$52.61$1,636.35
22ct Gold$64.25$1,998.51
24ct Gold$70.14$2,181.58

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$0.09
#1 Busheling$0.09
#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

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.27
301 SS$0.40
304 SS Solid$0.58
304 SS Turning$0.50
309 SS$0.75
310 SS$1.14
316 SS Solid$0.75
330 SS$1.86

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$0.07
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.08
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.06
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.09
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.19
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

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