Brass Prices in the UK, Today

Updated 18th October, 2021

Brass Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Brass Cutts – £4,000
Brass Rod – £3,950
No 1 Brass Borings – £3,450
No 2 Brass Borings – £2,850
Mixed Brass (No Shells/Bullets) – £3,950

*Scrap metal prices change on a daily basis. The above prices are based on estimates per ton.
For the latest Brass or Bronze prices get a scrap quote or call 01843 823554.

Brass and Bronze Recycling

Brass and Bronze are copper alloys containing copper with various other metal compounds. When you combine zinc, tin, lead or copper, a new metal is formed that is called Bronze or Brass. Other metals can be present, depending on the purpose of the metal.

One of the earliest known metal alloys is Bronze, known as the Bronze age dating back thousands of years.

Why are there different types of brass and bronze?

Strength, appearance and corrosion resistance are reason for different brass and bronze types.

Why are bronze and brass different?

Bronze and brass are very similar metals. Brass in general is a copper alloy containing more zinc. Bronze contains a higher tin content.

What are the different types of brass and bronze?
Brass recycling
  • Mixed Brass – comprising of assorted clean brass solids
  • Brass Borings & Turnings – machine excess from cut brass
  • Brass & Copper Compo Rads (Steel Free)
  • Brass Radiators (Steel Free)
  • Gunmetal – example: industrial plumbing fittings
  • Gunmetal Turnings – machine excess from cut gunmetal
Brass recycling types

Brass Heater Cores, Brass Hair Wire, Brass Pipe, Clean Brass Radiators, Brass Shells, Clean Brass Turnings, Red Brass Composition Scrap, Composition Scrap, Brass Taps, Mixed Brass Castings, Brass Valves, Rod Brass, Rod Brass Turnings, Chrome Plated Brass, Semi-Red Brass, Refined Re-brass & Copper, Unclean Brass Radiators, Dirty Brass Radiators, Dirty Brass Plumbers Brass, Refinery Brass, Red Brass Turnings, Old Yellow Brass, New Brass Clips, Yellow Brass Turnings, C Metal, C&F Metal (cocks & faucets), Clean Auto Radiators, Unclean Auto Radiators, Nickel Silver Solids, Nickel Silver Turnings, Brass Wire Nodules, Clean Brass Wire, Insulated Brass Wire, Mixed Wire Connectors, Brass Dross, Irony Brass, Other Brass.

Bronze recycling
  • Mixed Bronze
  • Bronze Turnings
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • Bronze Crown Wheels/Gears
  • Manganese Bronze Solids
  • Manganese Bronze Turnings
  • Bronze Dross
Other bronze recycling types

Mixed Wire Connectors, Irony Bronze, Aluminium Bronze Solids, Aluminium Bronze Turnings, Other Bronze.

Common properties and usage of brass and bronze


  • Copper and Zinc alloy
  • Yellow in colour
  • Often used as a substitute of gold
  • Usage in low pressure plumbing fittings
  • Used for sink drains and fixtures (often chrome plated)
  • Car radiators
  • Door Knobs
  • Trim Hardware


  • Copper and Tin alloy
  • More coppery colour than yellow
  • Harder than Brass
  • High pressure fittings and applications
  • Water fittings
  • Fire hose couplings and similar uses
Reclamet pay top prices for brass and bronze.
Tel: 01843 823554 / 01843 823224
Scrap metal types
Further reading about brass and bronze:
Brass – Wikipedia, Bronze – Wikipedia
Recycle Brass Pipes
Brass Scrap
Scrap Brass Nuts
Brass Hair Wire
Scrap Bronze
Brass and Bronze Recycling
Mixed Brass Scrap
Scrap Price Per Ton
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