Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound in Arkansas

Arkansas  is a landlocked state in the south-central region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Missouri to the north, Tennessee and Mississippi to the east, Louisiana to the south, and Texas and Oklahoma to the west. Its name is from the Osage language, a Dhegiha Siouan language, and referred to their relatives, the Quapaw people. 

TOP Yards in Arkansas

TRG is the oldest, largest, and most experienced scrap metal processor in the state of Arkansas.

Our mission at JSI is to offer the top level service our community expects and deserves.  JSI Metal Recycling pays cash for your scrap metal; from tin,  old car bodies & aluminum to copper and brass.

Scrap Copper & Brass prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Bare Bright Wire$2.25
Copper Tubing / Flashing$2.49
Copper Tubing / Bus Bar$1.94
Roofing Copper$1.57
Brass (Plumbing, Pipe)$1.27
Brass Shells$1.17
Brass Water Meter$0.66-$1.26
Dirty Brass Faucets$0.33
Clean Brass Radiators$1.28
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Clean)$0.80
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Dirty)$0.66
Copper Yokes$0.27
Copper Transformers$0.04-$0.15
Electric Motors$0.12-$0.38
Sealed Units/Compressors$0.15

Scrap Ins. Copper Wire prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Insulated Copper Wire (Cat 5/6)$0.58
Romex® Wire$1.11
Open Eye Hollow Heliax$0.75
THHN Cable$1.34
Insulated Cable$1.17
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside)$1.52
Insulated Steel BX$0.17
Aluminum BX$0.69
Christmas Lights$0.11
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$0.20
All Aluminum Rims$0.34-$0.41
Aluminum Windows (broken)$0.28
Cast Aluminum$0.19
Clean Aluminum Wire$0.43
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass)$0.28
AL Litho Plates$0.35
AL Machine Cuts$0.30-$0.56
Aluminum Grills$0.21
AL Turnings$0.10-$0.19
Aluminum Transformers$0.05
Dirty Aluminum$0.05-$0.19

Scrap Misc. Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
304 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.31
316 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.30
Lead Wheel Weights$0.17
Scrap Generators$0.05-$0.18

Scrap Batteries prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Car Batteries$0.19-$0.24
Lead Backup Batteries$0.17-$0.24
Forklift Batteries$0.18-$0.29
Steel Case Batteries$0.16-$0.19
Cell Site Lead Batteries$0.14-$0.22
Lithium Ion Batteries$1.30-$2.30

Scrap Catalytic Converters prices per each

MetalPrice Per each
Small Foreign Cat$76-$85
Medium Foreign Cat$95-$118
Large Foreign Cat$105-$239
Foreign Pre-Cat$28-$44
Domestic Cat$45-$59
Pre-Domestic Cat$17-$29
Small GM Cat$75-$91
Large GM Cat$75-$94
Regular Breadloaf Cat$74-$95
Small Chrysler Cat$46-$64
Large Chrysler Cat$78-$90
Ford Cat$61-$77
Ford Pre-Cat$20-$27
Bead Cat$14-$27
Diesel Cat$3.00-$30
Small Wire$10-$15
Large Wire Cat$30-$66
Wire Pre-Cat$5-$15
Aftermarket Cat$4
DPF Catalytic Converter$27-$450
AC Cats$55-$68

Scrap Steel & Iron prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Stainless Steel$0.21
Light Iron$0.03
Cast Iron$0.04-$0.07
Brake Rotors$0.063

Scrap Computer Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Clean Green Motherboards$1.07
Non-Green Motherboards$0.54
Memory Chips$4.50-$6.48
CPU Processor Chips$3.00-$21
Whole Computer Towers w/HD$0.15
Power Supplies (w/ wires)$0.08
Harddrives w/Board$0.34
Harddrive PC Board$2.20
Telecom Equipment$0.13-$0.27
Low Grade Non PC Boards$0.07
Insulated Wire$0.22-$0.51
Computer Wire$0.27
AL Heat Sinks$0.25

Scrap Rare Earth Metals prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Carbide Inserts/Shapes$5.21-$6.20
FSX 414$5.10
High Speed Steel$10-$24
Hastelloy Shavings$1.30-$2.12
Hastelloy Solids$1.42-$2.12
Tin Solder$1.27-$3.60
Alnico Magnets$1.30-$2.13

Arkansas Scrap Metal Laws

Payment Restrictions

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


Arizona requires fingerprints, but may vary by county.

Video Recording

Arizona requires facilities to record video using security cameras.

Tag and Hold

Arizona 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.

License Scanning

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

Vehicle Descriptions

Arizona 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

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

Taking Photographs of Customers Faces

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

Notify Law Enforcement

Arizona requires law enforcement notifications when certain materials are purchased.

NMVTIS Reporting:

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