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

All Scrap Metal Prices Updated as of

TOP Yards in Delaware

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Scrap Copper & Brass prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Bare Bright Wire$2.30
Copper Tubing / Flashing$2.61
Copper Tubing / Bus Bar$2.12
Roofing Copper$1.53
Brass (Plumbing, Pipe)$1.27
Brass Shells$1.17
Brass Water Meter$0.57-$1.26
Dirty Brass Faucets$0.38
Clean Brass Radiators$1.33
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Clean)$0.87
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Dirty)$0.64
Copper Yokes$0.27
Copper Transformers$0.05-$0.17
Electric Motors$0.13-$0.36
Sealed Units/Compressors$0.18

Scrap Ins. Copper Wire prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Insulated Copper Wire (Cat 5/6)$0.55
Romex® Wire$1.16
Open Eye Hollow Heliax$0.72
THHN Cable$1.31
Insulated Cable$1.19
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside)$1.55
Insulated Steel BX$0.17
Aluminum BX$0.77
Christmas Lights$0.18
Computer Wire$0.27
Cat 5/6 Cross$0.34

Scrap Aluminum prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Siding / Gutters$0.34
Sheet Aluminum$0.23
All Aluminum Rims$0.30-$0.41
Aluminum Windows (broken)$0.28
Cast Aluminum$0.17
Clean Aluminum Wire$0.43
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass)$0.27
AL Litho Plates$0.36
AL Machine Cuts$0.30-$0.57
Aluminum Grills$0.26
AL Turnings$0.10-$0.17
Aluminum Transformers$0.07
Dirty Aluminum$0.06-$0.19

Scrap Misc. Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
304 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.30
316 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.37
Lead Wheel Weights$0.17
Scrap Generators$0.05-$0.21

Scrap Batteries prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Car Batteries$0.16-$0.22
Lead Backup Batteries$0.13-$0.25
Forklift Batteries$0.19-$0.23
Steel Case Batteries$0.13-$0.27
Cell Site Lead Batteries$0.14-$0.29
Lithium Ion Batteries$1.30-$2.34

Scrap Catalytic Converters prices per each

MetalPrice Per each
Small Foreign Cat$74-$87
Medium Foreign Cat$97-$125
Large Foreign Cat$110-$255
Foreign Pre-Cat$21-$41
Domestic Cat$40-$57
Pre-Domestic Cat$15-$27
Small GM Cat$72-$97
Large GM Cat$74-$97
Regular Breadloaf Cat$71-$91
Small Chrysler Cat$44-$67
Large Chrysler Cat$75-$118
Ford Cat$64-$80
Ford Pre-Cat$21-$34
Bead Cat$17-$30
Diesel Cat$4.20-$34
Small Wire$12-$26
Large Wire Cat$30-$54
Wire Pre-Cat$5-$18
Aftermarket Cat$5
DPF Catalytic Converter$25-$475
AC Cats$51-$70

Scrap Steel & Iron prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Stainless Steel$0.23
Light Iron$0.04
Cast Iron$0.04-$0.07
Brake Rotors$0.069

Scrap Computer Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Clean Green Motherboards$1.27
Non-Green Motherboards$0.57
Memory Chips$4.51-$6.45
CPU Processor Chips$5.11-$27
Whole Computer Towers w/HD$0.18
Power Supplies (w/ wires)$0.07
Harddrives w/Board$0.32
Harddrive PC Board$2.26
Telecom Equipment$0.14-$0.28
Low Grade Non PC Boards$0.08
Insulated Wire$0.21-$0.57
Computer Wire$0.27
AL Heat Sinks$0.27

Scrap Rare Earth Metals prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Carbide Inserts/Shapes$5.27-$6.47
FSX 414$5.14
High Speed Steel$10-$31
Hastelloy Shavings$1.32-$2.17
Hastelloy Solids$1.41-$2.17
Tin Solder$1.16-$3.60
Alnico Magnets$1.30-$2.24

Delaware Scrap Metal Laws

Payment Restrictions:

Delaware does NOT have special payment restrictions.


Delaware does not require fingerprints.

Video Recording:

Delaware requires facilities to record video using security cameras. Nexus tracks time, dates and weights for each material — making locating a video for law enforcement extremely easy!

Tag and Hold:

Delaware 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. Nexus handles all of this scheduling for you — 100% automated with no manual input required.

License Scanning:

Delaware requires each customers drivers license, ID card, consulate ID or passport to be scanned and kept on file. Nexus automates this process by taking a picture of the license, scanning all the data, letting you know when it expires and keeping it on file forever!

Vehicle Descriptions:

Delaware requires every purchase of scrap metal to also have the customer or drivers vehicle information recorded as part of the transaction. Nexus keeps track of every vehicle for you, as well as the number of occupants!

Taking Photographs of Materials:

Delaware requires that each material/purchase have a snapshot image to be taken while the material is being weighed. Nexus does this automatically, unlike other systems, your employees won’t have to click any buttons or do anything manually to capture images.

Taking Photographs of Customers Faces

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

Notify Law Enforcement

Delaware requires law enforcement notifications when certain materials are purchased.

NMVTIS Reporting

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