Columbia, SC Scrap Metal Prices

Columbia is the second largest city – behind Charleston - in South Carolina with more 130k residents. It lies in the midland regions of the state and serves as the capital of the state and the seat for Richland County.

Nicknamed as ‘The Soda City’, Columbia is the first city to be named after Christopher Columbus in the U.S. It’s a top destination for tourists interested in learning about the city’s history at South Carolina State Museum or Fort Jackson. It’s also the home for University of Carolina.

Primarily, the city grew as an industrial center with the first textile mill running through electricity. Manufacturing – which is a significant part of its history – continues to contribute to its diversified economy.

Hence, the reason why scrap metal industry is vibrant here, especially because of the vibrant blue-collar sectors that influence the demand for these materials. Dealers in the city often buy scrap metals at good prices, since they need them on a constant basis. Hence, it can be a good business to start on the side.

Best Scrap Yards in Columbia

We took a small tour to Columbia to find how many scrap yards we could find. Fortunately, the city has a wide variety of dealers where you can take junk vehicles, metals, and valuables.

If you are looking for dealers on the northern side of Columbia, A Recycling Center on 1009 Fontaine Road for people close to Forest Acres. We also recommend Mid-Carolina Steel & Recycling on 7425 Fairfield Road and American Recycling and Parts Columbia South Carolina on 7716 Fairfield Road.

Good places to take a scrap vehicle around this area would be Pull-A-Part on 5702 Montcello Road and Godfrey’s Auto Salvage & Dave’s Repair on 2645 Alpine Road.

If you are on the southern parts of Columbia, we recommend CMC Recycling on 1148 Shop Road if you are close to Arthurtown. We also recommend Bluff Road Recycling on 3650 Bluff Road and D & D Custom Cycles & Salvage if you are in West Columbia.

Good cash for gold places we recommend Quick Cash Gold & Pawn, Palmetto Jewelry & Loan, and Capital Gold and Silver.

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 Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$0.78
Steel Scrap$0.15
Steel Rebar$0.27

Last Updated On 2022-11-28

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.69
Aluminum 3003$0.69
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.69
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.49
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.93
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.61
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.81
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.59
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.61
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.49
Aluminum Radiators$0.39
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.29
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.22
Chrome Wheels$0.65
E.C. Wire$1.06
Litho Sheets$0.69
Mixed Turnings $0.40
MLC Clips$0.68
Aluminum Old Cast$0.66
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.65
Painted Siding$0.64
Zorba 90% NF$0.65
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.50
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.25

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$1.82
Yellow Brass$1.72
Brass Rod$1.67
Brass Hair Wire$1.80
Brass Pipe$1.63
Brass Radiators$1.39
Brass Shells$1.54
Brass Turnings$1.58
Bronze Turnings$0.98
Dirty Brass$0.82
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.82
Plumbers Brass$1.63
Semi-Red Brass$1.66

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound in Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.00
#1 Copper Tubing$2.80
#1 Flashing Copper$2.80
#2 Copper Tubing$2.64
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.56
#3 Copper with Tar$2.40
#3 Roofing Copper$2.48
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.32
Electric Motors - Copper$2.08
Enameled Copper$2.36
Insulated Copper Wire$2.40
Lead Coated Copper$2.02
Silver Plated Copper$2.56
Tin Coated Copper$2.24
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.24

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.19
Lead Shot$0.43
Lead Wheel Weights$0.27
Solid Lead$0.57
Soft Lead$0.59

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound in Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.77
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.66

Scrap Gold Prices in Columbia

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$19.18$596.48
14ct Gold$29.92$930.49
18ct Gold$38.35$1,192.93
22ct Gold$46.84$1,456.98
24ct Gold$51.13$1,590.43

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 Columbia

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce

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 Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.08
#1 Busheling$0.08
#1 HMS$0.06
HMS 80/20$0.05
Sheet Metal$0.05
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.06
Structural Steel$0.06

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound in Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.24
301 SS$0.37
304 SS Solid$0.52
304 SS Turning$0.45
309 SS$0.68
310 SS$1.03
316 SS Solid$0.68
330 SS$1.68

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 Columbia

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.06
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.07
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.05
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.06
Scrap Cast Iron$0.09
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.08
Scrap Rebar$0.17
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in Columbia

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