The prices listed below are state average prices paid by scrap yards in Alabama AL, United States.

All Scrap Metal Prices Updated as of

TOP Yards in Alabama

We are a professional and affordable recycling collection service that serves businesses, institutions, and drive-up customers in the North Alabama area.


Since 1978, Standard Iron & Metal has provided our customers with fast, reliable service. We take pride in our state-certified scales and competitive pricing.

Mobile ASM Recycling runs an efficient, customer-oriented scrap metal recycling program with strong ties to local businesses in Mobile and Baldwin counties and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.



SA Recycling has purchased scrap metal from businesses of all sizes and individuals in the Montgomery region for generations.


Scrap Copper & Brass prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Bare Bright Wire$2.12
Copper Tubing / Flashing$2.4
Copper Tubing / Bus Bar$1.95
Roofing Copper$1.50
Brass (Plumbing, Pipe)$1.20
Brass Shells$1.12
Brass Water Meter$0.60-$1.20
Dirty Brass Faucets$0.30
Clean Brass Radiators$1.21
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Clean)$0.80
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Dirty)$0.69
Copper Yokes$0.25
Copper Transformers$0.06-$0.15
Electric Motors$0.10-$0.35
Sealed Units/Compressors$0.12

Scrap Ins. Copper Wire prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Insulated Copper Wire (Cat 5/6)$0.59
Romex® Wire$1.00
Open Eye Hollow Heliax$0.74
THHN Cable$1.32
Insulated Cable$1.12
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside)$1.53
Insulated Steel BX$0.14
Aluminum BX$0.62
Christmas Lights$0.09
Computer Wire$0.27
Cat 5/6 Cross$0.32

Scrap Aluminum prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Siding / Gutters$0.30
Sheet Aluminum$0.20
All Aluminum Rims$0.32-$0.42
Aluminum Windows (broken)$0.28
Cast Aluminum$0.19
Clean Aluminum Wire$0.41
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass)$0.25
AL Litho Plates$0.37
AL Machine Cuts$0.30-$0.50
Aluminum Grills$0.21
AL Turnings$0.10-$0.15
Aluminum Transformers$0.03
Dirty Aluminum$0.05-$0.12

Scrap Misc. Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
304 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.27
316 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.32
Lead Wheel Weights$0.13
Scrap Generators$0.03-$0.14

Scrap Batteries prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Car Batteries$0.19-$0.21
Lead Backup Batteries$0.14-$0.21
Forklift Batteries$0.15-$0.20
Steel Case Batteries$0.14-$0.19
Cell Site Lead Batteries$0.12-$0.19
Lithium Ion Batteries$1.30-$2.10

Scrap Catalytic Converters prices per each

MetalPrice Per each
Small Foreign Cat$74-$82
Medium Foreign Cat$94-$112
Large Foreign Cat$102-$232
Foreign Pre-Cat$25-$41
Domestic Cat$45-$59
Pre-Domestic Cat$18-$25
Small GM Cat$73-$97
Large GM Cat$78-$102
Regular Breadloaf Cat$77-$90
Small Chrysler Cat$44-$62
Large Chrysler Cat$78-$97
Ford Cat$62-$78
Ford Pre-Cat$22-$26
Bead Cat$19-$28
Diesel Cat$3.00-$32
Small Wire$10-$15
Large Wire Cat$30-$68
Wire Pre-Cat$5-$11
Aftermarket Cat$6
DPF Catalytic Converter$25-$420
AC Cats$53-$68

Scrap Steel & Iron prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Stainless Steel$0.20
Light Iron$0.02
Cast Iron$0.04-$0.06
Brake Rotors$0.065

Scrap Computer Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Clean Green Motherboards$1.08
Non-Green Motherboards$0.50
Memory Chips$4.50-$6.50
CPU Processor Chips$3.00-$21
Whole Computer Towers w/HD$0.11
Power Supplies (w/ wires)$0.09
Harddrives w/Board$0.37
Harddrive PC Board$2.20
Telecom Equipment$0.12-$0.21
Low Grade Non PC Boards$0.07
Insulated Wire$0.20-$0.54
Computer Wire$0.26
AL Heat Sinks$0.23

Scrap Rare Earth Metals prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Carbide Inserts/Shapes$5.20-$6.11
FSX 414$5.06
High Speed Steel$12-$20
Hastelloy Shavings$1.32-$2.00
Hastelloy Solids$1.45-$2.10
Tin Solder$1.22-$3.75
Alnico Magnets$1.34-$2.00

Alabama Scrap Metal Laws

Payment Restrictions

Alabama has special payment restrictions, see the legal mandates below.


Alabama requires fingerprints, but may vary by county.

Video Recording

Alabama requires facilities to record video using security cameras.

Tag and Hold

Alabama requires yards to tag-and-hold certain materials for a period of time to give law enforcement time to locate possibly stolen material matching that description. Once tag-and-hold expires, the material can be recycled.

License Scanning

Alabama requires each customers drivers license, ID card, consulate ID or passport to be scanned and kept on file.

Vehicle Descriptions

Alabama requires every purchase of scrap metal to also have the customer or drivers vehicle information recorded as part of the transaction.

Taking Photographs of Materials

Alabama requires that each material/purchase have a snapshot image to be taken while the material is being weighed.

Taking Photographs of Customers Faces

Alabama requires a photograph to be taken of the customers face at the time of payout.

Notify Law Enforcement

Alabama requires law enforcement notifications when certain materials are purchased.

NMVTIS Reporting

ALL STATES, not just Alabama are required to report vehicle purchases to NMVTIS through services like