Scrap Metal Prices in the UK, Today

Updated May 2021

Copper Prices (per ton)*
Dry Bright Wire (No Rope) Loose  – £6,770
Bright Rope Wire (Thin gauge) – £6,190
Greasy Bright Copper Wire – £6,090
Clean New Tube – £6,640
Flat Electro – £6,640
No1 Copper Wire – £6,090
Heavy Copper 98% – £6,060
No 2 Copper Wire – £5,750
Clean Tanks – £5,540
Braziery – £4,970
Clean Pyro – £2,590
Copper Elements Loose – £2,450

Brass Prices (per ton)*
Brass Cutts – £3,800
Brass Rod – £3,750
No 1 Brass Borings – £2,930
No 2 Brass Borings – £2,430
Mixed Brass (No Shells/Bullets) – £3,750

Lead Prices (per ton)*
Lead Scrap – £1,390
Lead Acid Batteries – £510

Gun Metal Prices (per ton)*
Gun Metal Scrap – £4,480
Phosphor Bronze – £4,680
CB Rads – £2,780

Cable Prices (per ton)*
VIR Cable (41%, no plugs or reels) – £2,190
LG Cable Basis (25%) – £1,450
Singles – £3,180

Stainless Steel Price (per ton)*
188 Stainless Steel – £1,080
188 Stainless Steel Turns – £930

WEEE Scrap Prices (per ton)*
Routers/Switches – £250
Low Grade PCB’s (CRT, Stereo, etc) – £250
Hard Disk Drives (Complete) – £600
DVD/Floppy/CD Drives – £200
Power Supply Units – £200
Engine Control Units – £200
Base Units (Complete) – £250

Zinc Prices (per ton)*
Roofing Zinc – £1,110

Aluminium Prices (per ton)*
Clean Alu/Cu Rads – £2,540
Dry Ali Wire / Quadrant – £1,560
Clean HE9 – 2′ – £1,490
Painted HE9 – 2′ – £1,330
Baled Litho Sheets – £1,470
Loose Litho Sheets – £1,400
Clean Wheels – £1,240
Dirty Wheels – £1,240
Baled Aluminium Cutts – £1,090
Loose Aluminium Cutts – £1,040
Cast Aluminium – £890
Baled Old Rolled – £950
Dural / Loose Old Rolled – £810
Thermal – £820
Aluminium Turnings (No Group 2/7) – £440
Clean Ali Rads – £550
UBC’s Loose – POA
Irony Aluminium (No Fe engine blocks) – POA

Motor Prices (per ton)*
Elec Motors (as per recent specs) – £680
Mixed Domestic Appliances – POA

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

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Scrap Metal Prices

How much is scrap metal worth?

Scrap metal prices vary for plenty of reasons, including the manufacturer’s demand and accessibility to the 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 futher than Reclamet. Best Prices paid, along with a professional and friendly service.

How much is 1 kg of scrap metal worth?

Prices can vary, the truth is that scrap metal prices per kg go up and down, yet many people have lots of scrap lying around and could earn you quite alot of money when selling to a recycle or scrap yard depending on the type of scrap you have sell on.

How much is a ton of scrap metal worth?

Prices can fluctuate, scrap metal prices per ton go up and down daily, yet many businesses have lots of scrap lying around there yard, depots or onsite. Scrapping your waste could earn you alot of extra income when selling to a recycle or scrap yard depending on the type of scrap you have offload.

What are the best things to scrap for money?

Copper is one of the most common metals you can find around your home and one of the most highly sought after at the scrap yard. If you have any old electrical appliances lying around or any old pipes left from a plumbing upgrade, it is likely you have some copper on your hand which you could turn into scrap.


You may not realise that you have quite a lot of old objects lying around which contain brass components. If it you have an item whic looks gold when clean but you know it’s not made of gold, there is a good probability it’s made of brass. You’ll find brass in all sorts old ornamental objects such as candlesticks, plates, trophies as well as brass fittings, door handles/knockers and bed frames.


When people think about sources of aluminium scrap the first thing that comes to mind tends to be softdrink cans. While aluminium cans and other kinds of packaging can actually provide a good return when recycled at the scrap metal yard, there are plenty of other items from which aluminium can be harvested. Old electronic devices such as computers and gaming consoles, car parts and even bike frames can all contain significant amounts of aluminium.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is one of the most commonly found metals in Australia today. Stainless steel is often seen as less valuable, mainly because there seems to be so much of it around. However stainless steel’s value is often driven up by the fact that it contains other metals such as chromium or chrome (10% or more), nickel molybdenum and iron.

Different grades of stainless steel scrap will have different value and the grade will depend on the amount of nickel that the alloy contains.

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.

It’s important to remember that you will most likely get a lower price at your scrap yard if there is oil or grease on the metal compared to that which you will be offered for clean stainless steel.


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 also be very difficult to transport as lead items tend to be very heavy. Nonetheless, scrap lead is usually in high demand and therefore worth the effort it takes to locate and transport.

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?

Most washing machines are made of mostly stainless steel and aluminum. There can also be some copper located in the wiring and motor system.

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, aluminum, copper, and brass.

Can Anyone Scrap Metal?

Yes, anyone can scrap metal. All you need to do is gather the scrap metal and take it to a scrap yard to trade it in.

How Are Scrap Metal Prices Calculated?

Numerous elements affect scrap metal prices, including supply and demand and energy and production costs.

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

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