Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound in Alaska

Alaska (/əˈlæskə/ i ə-LAS-kə) is a U.S. state on the northwest extremity of North America. It borders British Columbia and Yukon in Canada to the east and it shares a western maritime border in the Bering Strait with Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. The Chukchi and Beaufort Seas of the Arctic Ocean lie to the north and the Pacific Ocean lies to the south. Technically a semi-exclave of the U.S., Alaska is the largest exclave in the world.

TOP Yards in Alaska

ANCHORAGE We PAY for non-ferrous metal (non-magnetic) such as copper, brass, lead, aluminum, and stainless steel at current market prices.
We are a full-service metal recycling center, serving Alaska’s interior and surrounding areas for over 20 years. C & R Metal Recycling is a ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal processor

Scrap Copper & Brass prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Bare Bright Wire$2.22
Copper Tubing / Flashing$2.4
Copper Tubing / Bus Bar$1.75
Roofing Copper$1.60
Brass (Plumbing, Pipe)$1.20
Brass Shells$1.12
Brass Water Meter$0.60-$1.29
Dirty Brass Faucets$0.30
Clean Brass Radiators$1.21
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Clean)$0.85
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Dirty)$0.80
Copper Yokes$0.25
Copper Transformers$0.06-$0.20
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)$0.63
Romex® Wire$1.10
Open Eye Hollow Heliax$0.74
THHN Cable$1.32
Insulated Cable$1.15
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$0.32
Sheet Aluminum$0.28
All Aluminum Rims$0.42-$0.65
Aluminum Windows (broken)$0.28
Cast Aluminum$0.17
Clean Aluminum Wire$0.41
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass)$0.25
AL Litho Plates$0.36
AL Machine Cuts$0.30-$0.55
Aluminum Grills$0.21
AL Turnings$0.10-$0.15
Aluminum Transformers$0.03
Dirty Aluminum$0.05-$0.13

Scrap Misc. Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
304 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.29
316 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.35
Lead Wheel Weights$0.13
Scrap Generators$0.03-$0.15

Scrap Batteries prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Car Batteries$0.19-$0.26
Lead Backup Batteries$0.17-$0.21
Forklift Batteries$0.15-$0.20
Steel Case Batteries$0.15-$0.23
Cell Site Lead Batteries$0.12-$0.19
Lithium Ion Batteries$1.30-$2.22

Scrap Catalytic Converters prices per each

MetalPrice Per each
Small Foreign Cat$74-$89
Medium Foreign Cat$94-$112
Large Foreign Cat$100-$245
Foreign Pre-Cat$25-$46
Domestic Cat$45-$59
Pre-Domestic Cat$17-$25
Small GM Cat$73-$97
Large GM Cat$78-$110
Regular Breadloaf Cat$77-$90
Small Chrysler Cat$44-$62
Large Chrysler Cat$78-$95
Ford Cat$62-$78
Ford Pre-Cat$24-$26
Bead Cat$19-$38
Diesel Cat$3.00-$32
Small Wire$10-$15
Large Wire Cat$32-$68
Wire Pre-Cat$5-$11
Aftermarket Cat$5
DPF Catalytic Converter$25-$450
AC Cats$53-$66

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$0.068

Scrap Computer Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Clean Green Motherboards$1.09
Non-Green Motherboards$0.50
Memory Chips$4.45-$6.52
CPU Processor Chips$3.00-$21
Whole Computer Towers w/HD$0.11
Power Supplies (w/ wires)$0.08
Harddrives w/Board$0.37
Harddrive PC Board$2.20
Telecom Equipment$0.12-$0.25
Low Grade Non PC Boards$0.08
Insulated Wire$0.20-$0.56
Computer Wire$0.26
AL Heat Sinks$0.23

Scrap Rare Earth Metals prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Carbide Inserts/Shapes$5.20-$6.22
FSX 414$5.10
High Speed Steel$11-$25
Hastelloy Shavings$1.34-$2.18
Hastelloy Solids$1.46-$2.18
Tin Solder$1.26-$3.75
Alnico Magnets$1.34-$2.66

Alaska Scrap Metal Laws

Legal Mandates

Updated January 2014

State Requirements

Although the State of Alaska does not have any specific laws regarding the documentation or purchase of scrap metals, other states have set a standard that is we advise following.

In order to sell scrap metal, sellers should:

         ·            Present and allow the photocopying of a driver’s license or state ID card;

         ·            Sign a statement indicating that they are the owner of or are authorized to sell the metal;

         ·            Sign a statement that they have not been convicted of metal theft 

         ·            Allow the buyer to take a thumbprint;

Buyer’s should:

  • Keep a record of sellers name, address and date of sale

         ·            Buyer must report purchased vehicle information to NMVTIS

NOTE:  A person who dismantles, scraps, or destroys a registered vehicle shall immediately forward to the Department of Transportation the certificates of title and registration and the registration plates for the vehicle.

A person who operates, establishes, or maintains a junk yard in any location without procuring a certificate of approval is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction is punishable by a fine of not more than $500, or by imprisonment for a term of not more than one year, or by both.

A person may not engage in the business of junk dealer or metal scrapper in this state without obtaining an annual license from the Department of Revenue. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction is punishable by a fine of not more than $100 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days.

Although not required by law, it is advised that all scrap yards:

Keep records, certifications, registrations, etc. on site for a minimum of 3 years. 

Links to Other Important Information for Alaska Salvage/Recycling

Auto-Parts Salvage/Recycling

         ·            For tires – Alaska’s Solid Waste Management plan includes, but does not deal specifically with, scrap tires. Tires are generally landfilled (tire piles may not exceed one half million tires), however, some scrap tires are used as fuel in an RDF plant within the state, and others are used as liner in an Anchorage landfill. Most local municipalities throughout Alaska, such as Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, accept tires at their recycling facilities, and some private recycling facilities also accept used tires. In addition, some city or borough governments in Alaska have regulations against dumping and/or a local waste management program.

For a list of recycling facilities that accept tires, visit the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Solid Waste Resources Web Site