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Copper Scrap Prices in the U.S.A. and Canada

United States Copper Scrap Buy Price Index

Copper Scrap prices listed below are national average prices paid by scrap yards in the U.S.A. Prices are collected from scrap yards directly and updated bi-weekly.
  • "Average Price" indicates the average price paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed.
  • "High Price" indicates the average for the highest prices paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed.
  • "Low Price" indicates the average for the lowest prices paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed.
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.972.982.96USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#1 Copper Wire Scrap2.292.322.26USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#1 Double Insulated Copper Scrap1.851.851.85USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 75% Recovery Scrap2.062.062.06USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 95% Recovery Scrap2.762.762.76USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#1 Single Insulated Copper Scrap2.252.252.25USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 25% Recovery Scrap0.450.450.45USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 45% Recovery Scrap0.930.930.93USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 15% Recovery0.330.330.33USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#2 Single Insulated Copper Scrap1.501.501.50USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap0.550.550.55USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Alternator Scrap0.290.290.29USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Bare Bright Copper Scrap3.003.013.00USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Block Tin Scrap3.333.333.33USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Brass Refinery Scrap0.740.740.74USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Brass Shells Scrap1.731.731.72USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Bright/Shiny Copper2.572.572.57USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Bronze Scrap1.761.781.73USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Burnt Copper Scrap1.111.111.11USD/LB20-Oct-2021
CATV - Bare Scrap0.090.090.09USD/LB20-Oct-2021
CATV - Black Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Coax Copper Core Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Copper Bearings Scrap 0.090.090.09USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Copper Premium Insulated Wire(Clean)1.701.701.70USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Copper Premium Insulated Wire(Dirty)1.451.451.45USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Copper Reefer Ends0.500.500.50USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Copper Sheet Scrap2.342.342.34USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Copper Turnings Scrap2.252.252.25USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.131.131.13USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Dirty Motors197.50197.50197.50USD/NT20-Oct-2021
Heater Cores Scrap0.850.850.85USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Heavy Gauge Scrap3.103.103.10USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery0.860.860.86USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 72% Recovery1.251.251.25USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 80% Recovery1.921.921.92USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Insulated Heavy Copper Wire Scrap1.391.401.38USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Insulated Light Copper Wire Scrap0.300.500.10USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Lead Coated Light Copper Scrap2.212.212.21USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Lite Copper With Tar Scrap2.272.272.27USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Low Grade Extension Cords Scrap0.630.630.63USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap2.602.602.60USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Monel Scrap1.751.751.75USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Nickel Shells Scrap0.600.600.60USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Plated Heavy Gauge Copper Wire Scrap2.202.202.20USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Plated Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.801.801.80USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Romex Wire Scrap1.581.581.57USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Starters Scrap0.210.210.21USD/LB20-Oct-2021
Tin Plated Copper Scrap2.242.412.07USD/LB20-Oct-2021
#1 Copper Scrap2.832.852.82USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#1 Copper Solid Scrap3.253.253.25USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#2 Copper Scrap3.393.393.39USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wires (Cu 55%) Scrap0.820.820.82USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#3 Copper Sheet Scrap1.001.001.00USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Automobile Copper Radiators0.700.700.70USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Automobile Copper Radiators Unclean Scrap0.500.500.50USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Copper Fin Radiators Dirty Scrap1.501.501.50USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Copper Fin Radiators Scrap1.751.751.75USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Harness Wire Scrap0.680.680.68USD/LB05-Oct-2021
High Grade Insulated Copper Wire1.741.811.66USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Household Copper Wire0.630.630.63USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Sealed Units Electric Motors Scrap0.180.180.18USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Semi Red Brass Solids Scrap2.022.022.02USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Unclean Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap0.730.740.71USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Aluminum Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.180.180.18USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 25% Recovery0.270.270.27USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 55% Recovery0.700.700.70USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Steel Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Al/Cu Fins Scrap1.221.221.22USD/LB09-Sep-2021
Al/Cu Fins Scrap w/ Fe1.201.201.20USD/LB09-Sep-2021
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap3.153.153.15(USD/LB)08-Sep-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire0.840.850.82USD/LB08-Sep-2021
#3 Copper Scrap2.122.132.12USD/LB08-Sep-2021
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap0.800.800.80(USD/LB)08-Sep-2021
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap Dirty0.550.550.55USD/LB08-Sep-2021
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)0.660.660.66USD/LB08-Sep-2021
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap0.820.820.82USD/LB07-Sep-2021
#2 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.412.412.41USD/LB06-Sep-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 50% Recovery1.061.061.06USD/LB06-Sep-2021
Irony Electric motors0.030.030.03USD/LB06-Sep-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 45-50% Recovery Scrap0.750.750.75USD/LB24-Aug-2021
#2 Copper Scrap Dirty2.902.902.90USD/LB24-Aug-2021
Copper Electric Motors0.230.230.23USD/LB24-Aug-2021
Copper Foam Wire1.001.001.00USD/LB24-Aug-2021
Fire Alarm Wire1.501.501.50USD/LB24-Aug-2021
#1 Copper Cable3.163.163.16USD/LB17-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Cable Scrap1.911.961.86USD/LB17-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Plated Copper Cable1.741.741.74USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Dirty Light Copper Scrap2.312.312.31USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Plated Copper Cable2.903.232.56USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Plated Light Copper2.062.062.06USD/LB17-Aug-2021
THHN Scrap2.442.442.44USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Plumbing Copper Scrap3.113.272.97USD/LB16-Aug-2021
#2 Copper Pipe Scrap3.073.073.07USD/LB13-Aug-2021
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 35% Recovery0.600.600.60USD/LB13-Aug-2021
#2 Copper Tubing Scrap2.682.692.67USD/LB12-Aug-2021
Copper Communication 50% Scrap1.201.201.20USD/LB12-Aug-2021
Copper Extension Cord 35% (Clean)0.550.550.55USD/LB12-Aug-2021
Insulated Copper Heliax1.401.401.40USD/LB12-Aug-2021
Jelly Wire 0.780.780.78USD/LB12-Aug-2021
Low Yield Copper 35%0.450.450.45USD/LB12-Aug-2021
Low yield Copper less than 35%0.200.200.20USD/LB12-Aug-2021
Romex 65% Copper Wire1.981.981.98USD/LB12-Aug-2021
High Grade ICW1.861.921.81USD/LB11-Aug-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 62% Recovery1.801.801.80USD/LB11-Aug-2021
#3 Roofing Copper Scrap2.342.342.34USD/LB09-Aug-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery1.641.641.64USD/LB09-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 60-70% Recovery0.901.000.80USD/LB06-Aug-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 30-50% Recovery0.300.400.20USD/LB06-Aug-2021
Dirty Motors8.258.258.25USD/CWT06-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery Scrap2.142.142.14USD/LB05-Aug-2021
Ballast and Sealed Units0.120.120.12USD/LB03-Aug-2021
Copper Radiators Scrap1.311.311.31USD/LB03-Aug-2021
Copper Transformer Scrap0.260.260.25USD/LB03-Aug-2021
Communication Coax0.040.040.04USD/LB02-Aug-2021
String Lights0.070.070.07USD/LB02-Aug-2021
Electric Motors Scrap0.170.170.17USD/LB29-Dec-2020
Light Copper Scrap2.492.492.49USD/LB29-Dec-2020
#2 Copper (Cu 94%-96%) Scrap1.971.971.97USD/LB01-Oct-2020
Copper Sheet Scrap (Light)1.731.731.73USD/LB03-Aug-2020
Mixed Copper Motors Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB16-Jun-2020
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap1.521.731.30USD/LB25-Mar-2020
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Unclean)1.101.101.10USD/LB16-Mar-2020
Extension Cord Scrap0.410.410.41USD/LB16-Mar-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 40% Recovery Scrap0.660.660.66USD/LB04-Feb-2020
Copper TV cable (Bare) Scrap0.040.040.04USD/LB03-Feb-2020
Copper TV Cable Scrap (Black) 0.040.040.04USD/LB03-Feb-2020
Copper Clad Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB30-Jan-2020
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Clean)1.291.301.29USD/LB19-Nov-2019
Copper Brite Wire Scrap2.192.192.19USD/LB28-Oct-2019
Copper Scrap Dirty0.350.360.34USD/LB19-Sep-2019
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 65% recovery1.381.381.38USD/LB04-Sep-2019
Copper Refinery Scrap0.600.600.60USD/LB20-Aug-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap0.930.930.93USD/LB19-Aug-2019
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 50-75% Recovery Scrap0.970.970.97USD/LB15-Aug-2019
Copper Shavings Scrap1.021.021.02USD/LB13-Aug-2019
Copper Breakage Scrap1.441.601.27USD/LB12-Aug-2019
Low Grade ICW0.310.320.30USD/LB25-Jul-2019
#1 Insulated Copper Wire1.331.411.25USD/LB23-Jul-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 25-50% Recovery0.410.410.41USD/LB07-May-2019
CATV - Irony Scrap0.020.020.02USD/LB07-May-2019
Xmas Lights Scrap0.150.150.15USD/LB31-Jan-2019
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.361.361.36USD/LB04-Dec-2018
#1 Copper Wire Double Insulated0.750.750.75USD/LB13-Nov-2018
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 40% Recovery0.530.530.53USD/LB01-Oct-2018
#2 Copper Wire Scrap1.351.351.35USD/LB15-May-2018
Copper cable scrap1.301.800.80USD/LB08-May-2018
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.772.772.76USD/LB04-May-2018
Auto/Truck Radiators Scrap1.511.511.51USD/LB01-May-2018
Copper Aluminum Radiators0.820.830.81USD/LB30-Apr-2018
Cu Yokes Scrap0.260.260.26USD/LB24-Apr-2018
Cu/Al Radiator Ends Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB24-Apr-2018
Copper Compressor Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB23-Apr-2018

Canada Copper Scrap Buy Price Index

Copper Scrap prices listed below are national average prices paid by scrap yards in the Canada. Prices are collected from scrap yards directly and updated bi-weekly.
  • "Average Price" indicates the average price paid by all scrap yards in Canadian cities listed.
  • "High Price" indicates the average for the highest prices paid by all scrap yards in Canadian cities listed.
  • "Low Price" indicates the average for the lowest prices paid by all scrap yards in Canadian cities listed.
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap4.194.194.19USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#1 Copper Wire Scrap3.983.983.98USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire2.042.042.04USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap3.173.173.17USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#2 Copper Wire Scrap1.751.751.75USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire1.111.111.11USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Al/Cu Fins Scrap1.001.001.00USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Bare Bright Copper Scrap4.294.294.29USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Copper Electric Motors0.150.150.15USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)1.241.241.24USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Copper Transformer Scrap0.920.920.92USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap1.461.461.46USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.841.841.84USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.891.891.89USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Heater Cores Scrap1.751.751.75USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery2.032.032.03USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Starters Scrap0.260.260.26USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Xmas Lights Scrap0.160.160.16USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#1 Copper Scrap3.823.823.82USD/LB20-Sep-2021
#2 Copper Scrap3.473.473.47USD/LB20-Sep-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap1.481.481.48USD/LB20-Sep-2021
#3 Copper Scrap3.203.203.20USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Brass C Metal Scrap2.942.942.94(USD/LB)20-Sep-2021
Copper Bearings Scrap 0.030.030.03USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Copper Turnings Scrap3.233.233.23USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Extension Cord Scrap0.940.940.94USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Harness Wire Scrap1.241.241.24USD/LB20-Sep-2021
Millberry Copper Wire4.954.954.95USD/LB20-Sep-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Cable Scrap2.952.952.95USD/LB09-Sep-2021
Household Copper Wire2.062.062.06USD/LB09-Sep-2021
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap Dirty2.002.002.00USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery2.452.452.45USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Sealed Units Electric Motors Scrap0.270.270.27USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 40% Recovery1.271.271.27USD/LB08-Jun-2021
#2 Low Grade Copper Wire 40-49% Recovery1.181.181.18(USD/LB)24-Mar-2021
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap2.252.252.25(USD/LB)24-Mar-2021
Copper Contents Scrap0.090.090.09(USD/LB)24-Mar-2021
Low Grade Copper Wire 30-39% Recovery0.630.630.63(USD/LB)24-Mar-2021
Copper Aluminum Radiators1.671.671.67USD/LB23-Sep-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 40% Recovery Scrap1.021.021.02USD/LB10-Jun-2020
Low Grade ICW0.340.340.34USD/LB07-May-2020
Cu/Al Radiator Ends Scrap0.740.740.74USD/LB08-Apr-2020
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap1.331.331.33USD/LB27-Mar-2020
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.752.752.75USD/LB04-Mar-2020
Insulated Teck Cable Scrap0.160.160.16USD/LB21-Jan-2020
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap3.983.983.98(USD/LB)10-Dec-2019
Copper Scrap Dirty0.050.050.05USD/LB05-Nov-2019
Alternator Scrap0.380.380.38USD/LB22-Oct-2019
Copper Radiators Scrap1.871.871.87USD/LB26-May-2018
Electric Motors Scrap0.190.190.19USD/LB26-May-2018

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