Scrap Metal Prices in the UK, Today
Updated 18th May, 2022
Copper Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Dry Bright Wire (No Rope) Loose – £7,050
Bright Rope Wire (Thin gauge) – £6,610
Greasy Bright Copper Wire – £6,600
Clean New Tube – £6,980
Flat Electro – £6.980
No1 Copper Wire – £6,600
Heavy Copper 98% – £6,600
No 2 Copper Wire – £6,350
Clean Tanks – £6,200
Braziery – £5,570
Clean Pyro – £2,560
Copper Elements Loose – £1,620
Brass Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Brass Cutts – £4,360
Brass Rod – £4,330
No 1 Brass Borings – £4,200
No 2 Brass Borings – £3,200
Mixed Brass (No Shells/Bullets) – £4,330
Lead Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Lead Scrap – £1,420
Lead Acid Batteries – £500
Gun Metal Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Gun Metal Scrap – £5,130
Phosphor Bronze – £5,330
CB Rads – £3,300
Cable Prices (per ton/tonne)*
VIR Cable (41%, no plugs or reels) – £2,500
LG Cable Basis (25%) – £1,620
Singles – £3,650
Stainless Steel Price (per ton/tonne)*
188 Stainless Steel – £1,350
188 Stainless Steel Turns – £1,150
WEEE Scrap Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Mixed Quality PCB’s – Valuation
Memory Cards (Gold Edged) – £300
Low Grade PCB’s (CRT, Stereo, etc) – £300
Hard Disk Drives (Complete) – £700
DVD/Floppy/CD Drives – £250
Power Supply Units – £300
Engine Control Units – £300
Base Units (Complete) – £300
Aluminium Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Clean Alu/Cu Rads – £3,050
Dry Ali Wire / Quadrant – £1,930
Clean HE9 – 2′ – £1,900
Painted HE9 – 2′ – £1,800
Baled Litho Sheets – £1,850
Loose Litho Sheets – £1,800
Clean Wheels – £1,900
Dirty Wheels – £1,900
Baled Aluminium Cutts – £1,650
Loose Aluminium Cutts – £1,600
Cast Aluminium – £1,180
Baled Old Rolled – £1,150
Dural / Loose Old Rolled – £1,100
Thermal – £1,250
Aluminium Turnings (No Group 2/7) – £720
Clean Ali Rads – £770
UBC’s Loose – Valuation
Irony Aluminium (No Fe engine blocks) – £430
Motor Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Elec Motors (as per recent specs) – £730
Mixed Domestic Appliances – Valuation
Zinc Prices (per ton/tonne)*
Roofing Zinc – £1,370
Scrap Metal Prices
How much is scrap metal worth?
Scrap metal prices vary for many reasons, including supply, demand and metal accessibility of a particular metal. The UK prices are also influenced by the worldwide marketplace – for this reason, prices will range between companies.
Where can I sell scrap metal near me?
If you have scrap metal to sell and recycle & are looking for the top prices locally in Kent and surrounding areas – Look no further than Reclamet. Friendly and professional service and we pay top prices too!
How much is 1 kg of scrap metal worth?
Prices vary from day to day, scrap metal prices are highly dependant on supply and demand. Many people have scrap metals lying around, you can earn money for your scrap by recycling at a scrap yard, the amount received also relies on what type of metal you are selling.
How much is a ton of scrap metal worth?
Metal prices per ton can fluctuate daily by increasing or decreasing in value. Many businesses have lots of metal scrap at there depots, in there yards or work sites. Recycling your metal waste can gain you extra income by recycling it, the price you receive depends on metal type and weight.
What are the best things to scrap for money?
One of the most common metals you can find in your home is copper, it is also highly sought after by scrap metal dealers. Old electrical appliances have copper in them, also piping from any plumbing work contain copper, some households are likely to have copper stored away, but also you can turn it into cash by recycling it.
You my have quite a lot of older objects lying around that you may not realise contain brass. There is a good chance that if you have a metal that looks gold, but you know it isn’t, then its probably made of brass. You can find brass in candlesticks, trophies, plates, fittings, door handles, door knockers, bed frames and various old ornamental objects.
When people think about sources of aluminium scrap the first thing that comes to mind tends to be soft drink cans. Aluminium can be harvested from packaging and aluminium cans and can yield a good return at scrap metal yards that accept them, there are plenty of other items that contain this metal. Electronic devices such as old gaming consoles, computers, bike frames and car parts can sometimes contain considerable amount of aluminium.
Stainless steel is often thought of being less valuable, mainly because of its abundance in our everyday life, it is also the most common found metal in Australia today. Stainless steel’s value rises often due to the fact it contains other metals such as chrome (10% or more), chromium, iron and nickel molybdenum.
Stainless steel has different values depending on the metal grade, nickel content in the steel plays a big factor when it comes to price valuation. Stainless steel can often be found in appliances, white goods and other kitchen equipment as well as some automotive parts and machinery found in factories and warehouses. You will more than likely get a lower price scrap quote if there is grease or oil on the metal compared to cleaned stainless steel without any impurities.
Lead scrap can prove to be extremely profitable when recycled however, it can be very hard to get our hands on a pure source of non-ferrous metal. If you do in pure lead scrap it is vital that you take the necessary precautions so as not to contaminate your surroundings with it as it is highly toxic.
Lead can be difficult to transport due to its heavy weight, but worth your while locating, recovering and recycling as its usually in high demand with scrap dealers.
What Scrap Metals Do We Except?
Copper, Brass, Bronze, Lead, Zinc, Aluminium, Cables, Stainless, Electric Motors (incl. Starters and Alternators).
What Scrap Metal Is In A Washing Machine?
The vast majority of washing machines are made of aluminium and steel, copper can be located in the motor system and also the wiring.
What Scrap Metal Can You Sell?
You can sell pretty much any type of metal to scrap yards but a common list of scrap metal items you can sell are iron, steel, aluminium, copper, and brass.
Can Anyone Scrap Metal?
The answer is yes, anyone can scrap metal, you need to locate and gather and trade it to a scrap metal dealer.
How Are Scrap Metal Prices Calculated?
Many factors affect the price of scrap metal, including supply, demand, production costs and energy used.
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