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  • Scrap Metal Price Guide

    Thought i'd do a thread on the average scrap metal prices in Australia.

    This price list is just the average from a few different sources to be used as a guide only.
    depending on your locality or for any other reasons, scrap yards vary in prices quite a lot.

    So for every scrapper, it's a balance of travel time between scrap yards, level of service offered and just personal preference aswell as prices.
    these prices are currently what you could expect from your local scrap yard as a general public customer.
    obviously if you had high volumes you could expect to get a slightly better price, anything non-ferrous by the tonne is an attractive buy
    so don't be afraid to negotiate if you have an awesome load.

    all prices in AU$ and based on average prices..

    Pressing Steel (Scrap Steel)
    12c kg

    Stainless Steel
    $1.00 kg

    Transformers/Electric Motors
    55c kg


    $1.30 kg - Extrusion
    $1.00 kg - Cast
    $0.95 kg - Domestic
    $0.85 kg - Cans
    $1.40 kg - Wheels
    $0.30 kg - Irony


    $3.50 kg - Mixed Brass


    $1.95 kg - Insulated Copper Wire
    $5.30 kg - Burnt
    $5.40 kg - Tinned
    $5.70 kg - Candy
    $6.00 kg - Millberry


    $0.55 kg - Lead Acid Batteries
    $1.25 kg - Soft Lead


    $0.40 - Irony Alloy Radiators
    $2.10 - Alloy/Copper Radiators
    Last edited by Admin; 01-12-2017, 02:20 PM. Reason: price update

  • #2
    Updated scrap metal prices, Aluminium has held up well with extruded prices on the up.
    Copper has dropped in spot price and is starting to take affect at scrap yards, Bubt Copper down to $5.20 on average, Insulated wire down to $1.80 kg but expect another drop if copper spot price doesn't rise soon.


    • #3
      Prices updated today, we have added Tinned Copper to the list, Tinned Copper plates and bars are generally found on large, high voltage systems.