Memphis, TN Scrap Metal Prices

Memphis is the second largest city in Tennessee, with more than 630,000 people. It is also the 28th largest city in the United States, known for its music history. The city lies along the Mississippi River, in Shelby County on the southwestern side of the state. Closest cities are Chattanooga to the east, and Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Clarksville to the northwest.

Also known as, ‘The Home of Blues’, Memphis is a location you’d like to visit if you are music fan. R&B, Jazz, Gospel, and Rock ‘n’ Roll have their roots here, especially around the Iconic Beale Street. It’s also the city in which Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, and you can learn about this in the National Civil Rights Museum.

Notable landmarks include Hernando De Soto Bridge, Memphis College of Art, and Memphis Pyramid.

Other than a thriving art scene, the city grew as a world market for cotton and lumbar. It has a diverse economy, which relies on manufacturing, transportation and warehousing. Which means if you want to sell scrap metal here; you’ll make some good money. Most of the scrap yards in the city will buy your materials at good prices to cater for the unending demand.

Best Scrap Yards in Memphis

We investigated the scrap metal dealers in Memphis to see how they operated. The city doesn’t have many scrap yards, but the few we can recommend include the next ones.

Good scrap yards on the northwest side of Memphis include Iskiwitz Metal’s Scrap Metal Recycling on 604 Marble Avenue, Metal Management along 485 Plum Avenue, and Worley’s Scrap & Iron if you are around New Chicago Park.

If you want to scrap a vehicle in Memphis, you can take it to Memphis Auto Parts & Salvage on 1093 Chelsea Avenue or Mid-Town Auto Parts & Salvage on 1670 Chelsea Avenue if you are close to Kilowatt Lake.

Sellers around Downtown Memphis should take their materials to Worley Brothers Scrap Iron on 29 East Illinois Avenue, J & D Recyclen Center on 1074 Florida Street, or Memphis Cash for Junk Cars on 3rd Street if you want to sell an old car.

We also took time to check out different cash for gold places. Some that we really recommend include Memphis Gold and Diamond Buyers on 3173 Poplar Avenue, Cash America Pawn on 1133 South Bellevue Boulevard, Accent Jewelers & Loans on 5050 Poplar Avenue #127, and Golden Jewelers on 2626 Lamar Avenue #105.

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 Memphis

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.05
Aluminum Alloy$0.84
Copper$3.77
Brass$2.97
Lead$0.89
Nickel$11.72
Tin$12.91
Zinc$1.42
Steel Scrap$0.17
Steel Rebar$0.28

Last Updated On 2023-01-30

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound in Memphis

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.72
Aluminum 3003$0.72
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.72
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.51
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.97
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.64
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.85
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.62
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.70
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.57
Aluminum Radiators$0.41
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.30
Transformers$0.18
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.23
Chrome Wheels$0.68
E.C. Wire$1.12
Litho Sheets$0.72
Mixed Turnings $0.42
MLC Clips$0.71
Aluminum Old Cast$0.69
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.68
Painted Siding$0.67
UBC$0.71
Zorba 90% NF$0.68
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.52
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.26

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound in Memphis

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$2.08
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 in Memphis

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.30
#1 Copper Tubing$3.08
#1 Flashing Copper$3.08
#2 Copper Tubing$2.91
#2/3 Mix Copper$2.82
#3 Copper with Tar$2.64
#3 Roofing Copper$2.73
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.55
Electric Motors - Copper$2.29
Enameled Copper$2.60
Insulated Copper Wire$2.64
Lead Coated Copper$2.23
Silver Plated Copper$2.82
Tin Coated Copper$2.47
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.47

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound in Memphis

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 in Memphis

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

Scrap Gold Prices in Memphis

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$20.00$622.16
14ct Gold$31.20$970.58
18ct Gold$40.01$1,244.32
22ct Gold$48.86$1,519.73
24ct Gold$53.34$1,658.94

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 Memphis

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$34.26$1,065.65
Platinum$21.07$655.48
Silver$0.56$17.39

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 Memphis

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 Memphis

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.28
301 SS$0.41
304 SS Solid$0.59
304 SS Turning$0.51
309 SS$0.77
310 SS$1.17
316 SS Solid$0.77
330 SS$1.91

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 Memphis

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$0.10
Scrap Dishwashers$0.06
Scrap Dryers$0.06
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.09
Scrap Rebar$0.20
Scrap Washing Machines$0.06
Scrap Water Heaters$0.06

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound in Memphis

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