The prices listed below are state average prices paid by scrap yards in South Dakota SD, United States.

All Scrap Metal Prices Updated as of

TOP Yards in South Dakota

Scrap recycling has been a viable, non-subsidized industry for over 100 years, and TJN Enterprises, Inc. has been there since the beginning.

Family owned and operated scrap metal recycling company with over 40 years of experience. 

Here at B&B Recycling LLC, we pay you on the spot for your recycled aluminum, steel, brass, copper, batteries and any other metal items.

Scrap Copper & Brass prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Bare Bright Wire$2.13
Copper Tubing / Flashing$2.15
Copper Tubing / Bus Bar$1.66
Roofing Copper$1.47
Brass (Plumbing, Pipe)$1.15
Brass Shells$1.18
Brass Water Meter$0.50-$1.28
Dirty Brass Faucets$0.47
Clean Brass Radiators$1.25
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Clean)$0.66
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Dirty)$0.58
Copper Yokes$0.27
Copper Transformers$0.07-$0.17
Electric Motors$0.14-$0.23
Sealed Units/Compressors$0.19

Scrap Ins. Copper Wire prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Insulated Copper Wire (Cat 5/6)$0.57
Romex® Wire$1.14
Open Eye Hollow Heliax$0.67
THHN Cable$1.35
Insulated Cable$1.18
500-750 MCM (Bare Bright Inside)$1.51
Insulated Steel BX$0.13
Aluminum BX$0.77
Christmas Lights$0.17
Computer Wire$0.26
Cat 5/6 Cross$0.34

Scrap Aluminum prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum Siding / Gutters$0.35
Sheet Aluminum$0.23
All Aluminum Rims$0.30-$0.441
Aluminum Windows (broken)$0.28
Cast Aluminum$0.18
Clean Aluminum Wire$0.45
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass)$0.23
AL Litho Plates$0.36
AL Machine Cuts$0.31-$0.55
Aluminum Grills$0.23
AL Turnings$0.12-$0.17
Aluminum Transformers$0.09
Dirty Aluminum$0.05-$0.18

Scrap Misc. Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
304 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.38
316 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic)$0.35
Lead Wheel Weights$0.17
Scrap Generators$0.04-$0.27

Scrap Batteries prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Car Batteries$0.14-$0.25
Lead Backup Batteries$0.11-$0.27
Forklift Batteries$0.14-$0.24
Steel Case Batteries$0.14-$0.29
Cell Site Lead Batteries$0.14-$0.27
Lithium Ion Batteries$1.31-$2.34

Scrap Catalytic Converters prices per each

MetalPrice Per each
Small Foreign Cat$72-$86
Medium Foreign Cat$80-$115
Large Foreign Cat$110-$264
Foreign Pre-Cat$21-$48
Domestic Cat$40-$55
Pre-Domestic Cat$15-$27
Small GM Cat$61-$92
Large GM Cat$72-$87
Regular Breadloaf Cat$66-$95
Small Chrysler Cat$43-$64
Large Chrysler Cat$71-$114
Ford Cat$61-$87
Ford Pre-Cat$22-$37
Bead Cat$15-$38
Diesel Cat$4.22-$37
Small Wire$11-$25
Large Wire Cat$31-$53
Wire Pre-Cat$7-$17
Aftermarket Cat$8
DPF Catalytic Converter$33-$424
AC Cats$51-$76

Scrap Steel & Iron prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Stainless Steel$0.26
Light Iron$0.07
Cast Iron$0.04-$0.08
Brake Rotors$0.066

Scrap Computer Scrap prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Clean Green Motherboards$1.27
Non-Green Motherboards$0.53
Memory Chips$4.35-$6.41
CPU Processor Chips$5.12-$24
Whole Computer Towers w/HD$0.16
Power Supplies (w/ wires)$0.07
Harddrives w/Board$0.34
Harddrive PC Board$2.28
Telecom Equipment$0.14-$0.24
Low Grade Non PC Boards$0.08
Insulated Wire$0.12-$0.57
Computer Wire$0.26
AL Heat Sinks$0.27

Scrap Rare Earth Metals prices per pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Carbide Inserts/Shapes$5.22-$6.43
FSX 414$5.18
High Speed Steel$7-$35
Hastelloy Shavings$1.34-$2.25
Hastelloy Solids$1.43-$2.18
Tin Solder$1.34-$3.65
Alnico Magnets$1.32-$2.18

South Dakota Scrap Metal Laws

Payment Restrictions

South Dakota does NOT have special payment restrictions.


South Dakota does not require fingerprints.

Video Recording

South Dakota does not require video recordings.

Tag and Hold

South Dakota 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

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

Vehicle Descriptions

South Dakota 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:

South Dakota does not require images to be taken of materials. However, it is always a good idea for law enforcement.

Taking Photographs of Customers Faces

South Dakota does not require facial photographs. However, it is always a good idea for law enforcement.

Notify Law Enforcement

South Dakota does not require law enforcement notification.

NMVTIS Reporting

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