Compare National and Local Scrap Metal Prices

Southern Resources believes in transparency when it comes to what you should get paid for your scrap metal! THE PRICES BELOW ARE THE COMPETITION’S PRICES. WE MAKE A POINT TO PAY EVEN MORE THAN EVERYTHING LISTED BELOW. Southern Resources uses a survey company to price shop scrap yards all over the country every week and then we make sure we pay even more.

Aluminum

Local Average National Average Last Modified
Aluminum Old Sheet $.41 $.42 7/30/14
Aluminum Extrusion 10/10 $.44 $.46 7/30/14
MLC $.50 $.49 7/30/14
Painted Aluminum Siding $.48 $.48 7/30/14
Aluminum Turnings $.26 $.30 7/30/14
Aluminum Cans $.51 $.50 7/30/14
Aluminum Cast $.45 $.46 7/30/14

Copper & Brass

Local Average National Average Last Modified
#1 Copper $2.64 $2.60 7/30/14
#2 Copper $2.46 $2.45 7/30/14
Bare Bright Copper Wire $2.73 $2.71 7/30/14
Copper Turnings $2.40 $2.40 7/30/14
Light Copper $2.30 $2.29 7/30/14
Yellow Brass $1.50 $1.55 7/30/14
Red Brass $1.81 $1.79 7/30/14
Yellow Brass Turnings $1.25 $1.28 7/30/14

Insulated Copper Wire *

Local Average National Average Last Modified
#1 Insulated Copper Wire $1.55 $.00 7/30/14
#2 Insulated Copper Wire $.77 $.00 7/30/14

Stainless Steel

Local Average National Average Last Modified
304 stainless steel $.40 $.40 7/30/14
304 stainless steel turnings $.30 $.32 7/30/14
irony stainless steel $.15 $.00 7/30/14
mixed alloys $.00 $.00 7/30/14

Radiators

Local Average National Average Last Modified
Contaminated ACRs $1.15 $1.18 7/30/14
Contaminated Aluminum Rads $.25 $.27 7/30/14
Contaminated Copper/Brass Radiators $1.30 $1.34 7/30/14
Heater Cores $.50 $.77 7/30/14

Iron & Steel

Local Average National Average Last Modified
Unprepared iron and steel $.09 $.09 7/30/14

Lead & Zinc

Local Average National Average Last Modified
Clean lead $.30 $.31 7/30/14
Contaminated lead $.15 $.18 7/30/14
Zinc $.30 $.35 7/30/14
* Southern Resources purchases insulated copper wire #1& #2 on a recovery basis that includes labor and loss. This formula takes into account loss from plastic insulation, non copper attachments, and processing into a base metal.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please call (704-749-5400) or email us and we will help you figure out the best way to recycle your material.