Virginia Scrap Metal Prices - USA

Selling Scrap in Virginia

Between us the team here, we have over 50 years experience of working in the scrap metal industry, and working with people who need to learn about it as part of a business or are looking to get into selling scrap metal to make some extra cash. From the hundreds of people we have helped, only a tiny percentage has been interested in what we consider one of the most important questions when starting to sell scrap metal. And that is which laws govern the buying and selling of scrap metal. It is especially important in the US as each state has it's own individual laws. Depending on how much of a problem the buying and selling of stolen metal has caused within the state, the laws can vary massively.

Virginia's laws are pretty lenient for the most part, compared to other states in the US. We have been through the laws of Virginia to summarize everything that you need to know about selling scrap metal in Virginia.

Firstly, be aware that many details about the transaction will be recorded. In particular a copy of your driving license so do not turn up to the scrap yard without it. Next, the scrap yard will take note of your vehicle and its license plate number. Certain materials can only be purchased from authorized retailers, this is something that the scrap yards will be able to help you with.

Best Scrap Yards in Virginia

Now that you know the basics, we can give you a few of our favorite scrap yards in Virginia. In Virginia's largest city, Virginia Beach, our research found the best scrap yards to be Surplus Recycling and Gutterman Iron & Metal Corporation. Both of these have great customer service and competitive prices.

Below is a list of cities in Virginia for which we have looked up the latest scrap metal prices and the best scrap yards.

For those operating in a different part of Virginia or if you want to find out about scrap metal prices in any other state of the USA, contact us for help in finding good scrap yards.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Alloy$1.26

Last Updated On 2024-07-20

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$0.74
Aluminum 3003$0.74
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$0.74
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.52
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$0.99
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$0.65
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$0.86
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$0.63
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$1.73
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$1.60
Aluminum Radiators$0.42
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.31
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.23
Chrome Wheels$0.69
E.C. Wire$1.14
Litho Sheets$0.74
Mixed Turnings $0.43
MLC Clips$0.73
Aluminum Old Cast$0.70
Aluminum Old Sheet$0.69
Painted Siding$0.68
Zorba 90% NF$0.69
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.53
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.27

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.20
Yellow Brass$2.07
Brass Rod$2.02
Brass Hair Wire$2.17
Brass Pipe$1.97
Brass Radiators$1.68
Brass Shells$1.86
Brass Turnings$1.90
Bronze Turnings$1.18
Dirty Brass$0.99
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.99
Plumbers Brass$1.97
Semi-Red Brass$2.00

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.73
#1 Copper Tubing$3.48
#1 Flashing Copper$3.48
#2 Copper Tubing$3.28
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.18
#3 Copper with Tar$2.98
#3 Roofing Copper$3.08
Dirty Roofing Copper$2.88
Electric Motors - Copper$2.58
Enameled Copper$2.93
Insulated Copper Wire$2.98
Lead Coated Copper$2.51
Silver Plated Copper$3.18
Tin Coated Copper$2.78
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$2.78

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.20
Lead Shot$0.46
Lead Wheel Weights$0.29
Solid Lead$0.61
Soft Lead$0.63

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$0.78
Old Zinc Die Cast$0.67

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$28.61$889.85
14ct Gold$44.63$1,388.16
18ct Gold$57.22$1,779.71
22ct Gold$69.88$2,173.59
24ct Gold$76.28$2,372.70

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$0.10
#1 Busheling$0.10
#1 HMS$0.07
HMS 80/20$0.06
Sheet Metal$0.06
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.08
Structural Steel$0.07

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.29
301 SS$0.44
304 SS Solid$0.63
304 SS Turning$0.54
309 SS$0.82
310 SS$1.24
316 SS Solid$0.82
330 SS$2.02

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$0.09
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$0.21
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