Scrap Metal Prices in the UK, Today

Updated 29th July, 2021

Copper Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Dry Bright Wire (No Rope) Loose – £6,500
Bright Rope Wire (Thin gauge) – £6,010
Greasy Bright Copper Wire – £5,960
Clean New Tube – £6,400
Flat Electro – £6,400
No1 Copper Wire – £5,960
Heavy Copper 98% – £5,900
No 2 Copper Wire – £5,660
Clean Tanks – £5,530
Braziery – £4,910
Clean Pyro – £2,250
Copper Elements Loose – £1,360

Brass Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Brass Cutts – £3,840
Brass Rod – £3,780
No 1 Brass Borings – £2,850
No 2 Brass Borings – £2,450
Mixed Brass (No Shells/Bullets) – £3,780

Lead Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Lead Scrap – £1,470
Lead Acid Batteries – £510

Gun Metal Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Gun Metal Scrap – £4,220
Phosphor Bronze – £4,420
CB Rads – £2,870

Cable Prices (per ton/tonne)*

VIR Cable (41%, no plugs or reels) – £2,210
LG Cable Basis (25%) – £1,360
Singles – £3,200

Stainless Steel Price (per ton/tonne)*

188 Stainless Steel – £1,150
188 Stainless Steel Turns – £980

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 – £2,650
Dry Ali Wire / Quadrant – £1,570
Clean HE9 – 2′ – £1,530
Painted HE9 – 2′ – £1,360
Baled Litho Sheets – £1,480
Loose Litho Sheets – £1,410
Clean Wheels – £1,320
Dirty Wheels – £1,320
Baled Aluminium Cutts – £1,150
Loose Aluminium Cutts – £1,080
Cast Aluminium – £900
Baled Old Rolled – £1,020
Dural / Loose Old Rolled – £860
Thermal – £920
Aluminium Turnings (No Group 2/7) – £650
Clean Ali Rads – £600
UBC’s Loose – Valuation
Irony Aluminium (No Fe engine blocks) – £280

Motor Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Elec Motors (as per recent specs) – £640
Mixed Domestic Appliances – Valuation

Zinc Prices (per ton/tonne)*

Roofing Zinc – £1,130

*Scrap metal prices change on a daily basis. The above prices are based on estimates per ton. For up to date prices use our scrap quote form or call 01843 823554.

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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

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.

At Reclamet, we always pay the best prices for metal scrap.

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