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

United States Copper Scrap Buy Price Index

Copper Scrap Prices. The 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 copper scrap price paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed.
  • "High Price" indicates the average for the highest copper scrap price paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed.
  • "Low Price" indicates the average for the lowest copper scrap price paid by all scrap yards in U.S. cities listed.
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.642.652.64USD/LB05-Sep-2022
#1 Copper Wire Scrap2.062.12.01USD/LB05-Sep-2022
#3 Copper Sheet Scrap0.970.970.97USD/LB05-Sep-2022
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap0.460.460.46USD/LB05-Sep-2022
#3 Roofing Copper Scrap2.172.172.17USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Alternator Scrap0.320.320.32USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Aluminum Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.20.20.2USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Brass Refinery Scrap0.60.60.6USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Bronze Scrap1.681.681.67USD/LB05-Sep-2022
CATV - Bare Scrap0.10.10.1USD/LB05-Sep-2022
CATV - Black Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Clean Car Radiators (Cu. & Brass)1.51.51.5USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Coax Copper Core Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Communication Coax0.040.040.04USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Copper Fin Radiators Dirty Scrap0.50.50.5USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Copper Fin Radiators Scrap0.750.750.75USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Copper Premium Insulated Wire(Clean)1.81.81.8USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Copper Premium Insulated Wire(Dirty)1.71.71.7USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Copper Sheet Scrap2.362.362.36USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.131.131.13USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Dirty Car Radiators (Uncut Cu. & Brass)111USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Dirty Motors188.33188.33188.33USD/NT05-Sep-2022
Dirty Motors888USD/CWT05-Sep-2022
Heater Cores Scrap0.840.840.84USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery1.531.531.53USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 72% Recovery1.11.11.1USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Insulated Heavy Copper Wire Scrap1.771.881.65USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Insulated Light Copper Wire Scrap0.81.10.5USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Lead Coated Light Copper Scrap2.042.042.04USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Nickel Shells Scrap0.30.30.3USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Single Tube ACR Scrap0.750.750.75USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Starters Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB05-Sep-2022
Steel Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.10.10.1USD/LB05-Sep-2022
String Lights0.070.070.07USD/LB05-Sep-2022
#1 Double Insulated Copper Scrap1.21.21.2USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 75% Recovery Scrap2.42.42.4USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#1 Single Insulated Copper Scrap2.252.252.25USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 25% Recovery Scrap0.30.30.3USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 45% Recovery Scrap0.70.70.7USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 15% Recovery0.160.160.16USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#2 Single Insulated Copper Scrap111USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#3 Copper Scrap2.122.122.12USD/LB22-Aug-2022
Copper Radiators Scrap1.121.121.12USD/LB22-Aug-2022
Copper Reefer Ends0.390.390.39USD/LB22-Aug-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery0.980.980.98USD/LB22-Aug-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 80% Recovery2.252.252.25USD/LB22-Aug-2022
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap2.973.072.87(USD/LB)05-Aug-2022
#2 Insulated Copper Wire0.780.80.77USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Bare Bright Copper Scrap2.962.962.96USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Brass Shells Scrap1.551.551.55USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Burnt Copper Scrap1.111.111.11USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Copper Bearings Scrap 0.080.080.08USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)0.570.570.57USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Copper Turnings Scrap1.961.961.96USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Harness Wire Scrap0.840.840.84USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Household Copper Wire2.162.162.16USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 25% Recovery0.250.250.25USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 55% Recovery0.640.640.64USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Monel Scrap2.012.021.99USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Small MCM Scrap1.11.11.1USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Unclean Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap0.860.870.85USD/LB05-Aug-2022
#1 Copper Breakage Insulated Wire1.21.21.2USD/LB20-Jul-2022
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery Scrap2.082.082.08USD/LB20-Jul-2022
#2 Insulated Copper Wires (Cu 55%) Scrap1.071.071.07USD/LB20-Jul-2022
Bright/Shiny Copper2.562.562.56USD/LB20-Jul-2022
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap1.21.21.2(USD/LB)20-Jul-2022
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap Dirty0.620.620.62USD/LB20-Jul-2022
Semi Red Brass Solids Scrap1.711.711.71USD/LB20-Jul-2022
#1 Copper Solid Scrap2.652.652.65USD/LB05-Jul-2022
Heavy Gauge Scrap2.52.52.5USD/LB05-Jul-2022
Low Grade Extension Cords Scrap0.70.70.7USD/LB05-Jul-2022
Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap2.352.352.35USD/LB05-Jul-2022
Plated Heavy Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.91.91.9USD/LB05-Jul-2022
Plated Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.81.81.8USD/LB05-Jul-2022
Romex Wire Scrap1.671.671.67USD/LB05-Jul-2022
Tin Plated Copper Scrap2.22.372.03USD/LB20-Jun-2022
Block Tin Scrap555USD/LB20-May-2022
#2 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.572.572.57USD/LB05-May-2022
#2 Copper Busbar Scrap2.352.352.35USD/LB20-Apr-2022
#2 Copper Pipe Scrap3.083.083.08USD/LB20-Apr-2022
#2 Copper Tubing Scrap2.372.382.36USD/LB20-Apr-2022
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 30% Recovery Scrap0.620.620.62USD/LB20-Apr-2022
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 35% Recovery0.320.320.32USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Al/Cu Condensers Scrap (Clean)0.930.930.93USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Al/Cu Condensers Scrap (Dirty)1.551.551.55USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Copper Communication 50% Scrap1.351.351.35USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Copper Extension Cord 35% (Clean)0.950.950.95USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Enamel Coated Copper Scrap3.553.553.55USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Insulated 250-350 MCM Copper Wire Scrap1.91.91.9USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Insulated Copper Heliax1.621.621.62USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Insulated Copper Power Cable Scrap2.652.652.65USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 62% Recovery1.851.851.85USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Jelly Wire 0.620.620.62USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Low Yield Copper 35%0.90.90.9USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Low yield Copper less than 35%0.250.250.25USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Plumbing Copper Scrap3.253.43.1USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Romex 65% Copper Wire1.421.421.42USD/LB20-Apr-2022
THHN Scrap2.162.162.16USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Lite Copper With Tar Scrap2.232.232.23USD/LB21-Mar-2022
Copper Transformer Scrap0.290.30.29USD/LB19-Feb-2022
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap0.780.780.78USD/LB19-Feb-2022
High Grade Insulated Copper Wire1.811.871.74USD/LB19-Feb-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 50% Recovery0.930.930.93USD/LB19-Feb-2022
Al/Cu Fins Scrap1.131.131.13USD/LB20-Jan-2022
Al/Cu Fins Scrap w/ Fe1.161.161.16USD/LB20-Jan-2022
Copper TV cable (Bare) Scrap0.090.090.09USD/LB20-Jan-2022
Copper TV Cable Scrap (Black)0.090.090.09USD/LB20-Jan-2022
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 95% Recovery Scrap2.482.482.48USD/LB20-Dec-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery Scrap1.961.961.96USD/LB04-Dec-2021
Contaminated Irony Cu/Br Radiators Scrap111USD/LB04-Dec-2021
#1 Copper Scrap2.732.742.72USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#2 Copper Scrap3.153.153.15USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Automobile Copper Radiators0.70.70.7USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Automobile Copper Radiators Unclean Scrap0.50.50.5USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Sealed Units Electric Motors Scrap0.190.190.19USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Irony Electric motors0.090.090.09USD/LB06-Sep-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 45-50% Recovery Scrap0.750.750.75USD/LB24-Aug-2021
#2 Copper Scrap Dirty2.752.752.75USD/LB24-Aug-2021
Copper Electric Motors0.210.210.21USD/LB24-Aug-2021
Copper Foam Wire111USD/LB24-Aug-2021
Fire Alarm Wire1.321.321.32USD/LB24-Aug-2021
#1 Copper Cable3.173.173.17USD/LB17-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Cable Scrap22.041.95USD/LB17-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Plated Copper Cable1.992.031.94USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Dirty Light Copper Scrap2.312.312.31USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Plated Copper Cable2.42.522.27USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Plated Light Copper2.262.262.26USD/LB17-Aug-2021
High Grade ICW1.921.961.88USD/LB11-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 60-70% Recovery0.910.8USD/LB06-Aug-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 30-50% Recovery0.30.40.2USD/LB06-Aug-2021
Ballast and Sealed Units0.080.080.08USD/LB03-Aug-2021
Electric Motors Scrap0.170.170.16USD/LB29-Dec-2020
Light Copper Scrap2.32.32.3USD/LB29-Dec-2020
#2 Copper (Cu 94%-96%) Scrap1.971.971.97USD/LB01-Oct-2020
Copper Sheet Scrap (Light)1.661.661.66USD/LB03-Aug-2020
Mixed Copper Motors Scrap0.10.10.1USD/LB16-Jun-2020
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap1.521.731.3USD/LB25-Mar-2020
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Unclean)111USD/LB16-Mar-2020
Extension Cord Scrap0.370.370.37USD/LB16-Mar-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 40% Recovery Scrap0.550.550.55USD/LB04-Feb-2020
Copper Clad Scrap0.080.080.08USD/LB30-Jan-2020
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Clean)1.31.31.3USD/LB19-Nov-2019
Copper Brite Wire Scrap2.292.292.29USD/LB28-Oct-2019
Copper Scrap Dirty0.390.390.38USD/LB19-Sep-2019
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 65% recovery1.841.841.84USD/LB04-Sep-2019
Copper Refinery Scrap0.60.60.6USD/LB20-Aug-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap0.820.820.82USD/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 Scrap0.890.980.8USD/LB12-Aug-2019
Low Grade ICW0.280.290.27USD/LB25-Jul-2019
#1 Insulated Copper Wire1.281.351.22USD/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 Scrap0.130.130.13USD/LB31-Jan-2019
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.431.431.43USD/LB04-Dec-2018
#1 Copper Wire Double Insulated0.750.750.75USD/LB13-Nov-2018
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 40% Recovery0.650.650.65USD/LB01-Oct-2018
#2 Copper Wire Scrap1.11.11.09USD/LB15-May-2018
Copper cable scrap1.31.80.8USD/LB08-May-2018
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.742.742.74USD/LB04-May-2018
Auto/Truck Radiators Scrap1.511.521.51USD/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 Scrap0.30.30.3USD/LB24-Apr-2018
Copper Compressor Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB23-Apr-2018

Canada Copper Scrap Buy Price Index

Copper Scrap Prices. The 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 copper scrap price paid by all scrap yards in Canadian cities listed.
  • "High Price" indicates the average for the highest copper scrap price paid by all scrap yards in Canadian cities listed.
  • "Low Price" indicates the average for the lowest copper scrap price paid by all scrap yards in Canadian cities listed.
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap3.73.73.7USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#1 Copper Scrap3.553.563.55USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#1 Copper Wire Scrap3.653.653.65USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#1 Insulated Copper Wire1.791.81.78USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap2.572.572.57USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#2 Copper Scrap3.23.23.2USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#2 Copper Wire Scrap1.61.61.6USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#2 Insulated Copper Wire111USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap1.141.141.14USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#3 Copper Scrap2.922.922.92USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 35% Recovery0.350.350.35USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Al/Cu Fins Scrap0.80.80.8USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Bare Bright Copper Scrap3.83.83.8USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Brass C Metal Scrap2.672.672.67(USD/LB)13-Sep-2022
Copper Electric Motors0.180.180.18USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)1.211.211.21USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Copper Scrap Dirty0.050.050.05USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Copper Starters Scrap0.20.20.2USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Copper Transformer Scrap0.860.860.86USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Copper Turnings Scrap2.652.652.65USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap1.341.341.34USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.691.691.69USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Cu/auto radiators2.312.312.31USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap2.042.042.04USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Dirty Motors315315315USD/NT13-Sep-2022
Extension Cord Scrap0.70.70.7USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Harness Wire Scrap1.21.21.2USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Heater Cores Scrap1.541.541.54USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Household Copper Wire1.71.71.7USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery2.132.132.13USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 65% recovery0.950.950.95USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery2.232.232.23USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 80% Recovery1.151.151.15USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Millberry Copper Wire4.164.164.16USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Starters Scrap0.260.260.26USD/LB13-Sep-2022
Xmas Lights Scrap0.140.140.14USD/LB13-Sep-2022
#2 Low Grade Copper Wire 40-49% Recovery1.071.071.07(USD/LB)11-Jul-2022
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap1.981.981.98(USD/LB)11-Jul-2022
Copper Contents Scrap0.090.090.09(USD/LB)11-Jul-2022
Low Grade Copper Wire 30-39% Recovery0.440.440.44(USD/LB)11-Jul-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 50% Recovery1.291.291.29USD/LB06-Jun-2022
Communication Coax1.651.651.65USD/LB24-May-2022
Aluminum Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.931.10.75USD/LB09-Mar-2022
Copper Bearings Scrap 0.070.070.07USD/LB09-Dec-2021
Irony Electric motors0.160.160.16USD/LB09-Dec-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Cable Scrap1.881.881.88USD/LB09-Sep-2021
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap Dirty2.122.122.12USD/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
Copper Aluminum Radiators1.671.671.67USD/LB23-Sep-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 40% Recovery Scrap111USD/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 Scrap1.171.171.17USD/LB27-Mar-2020
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.752.752.75USD/LB04-Mar-2020
Insulated Teck Cable Scrap0.350.410.29USD/LB21-Jan-2020
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap3.483.483.48(USD/LB)10-Dec-2019
Alternator Scrap0.360.360.36USD/LB22-Oct-2019
Copper Radiators Scrap1.841.841.84USD/LB26-May-2018
Electric Motors Scrap0.170.170.17USD/LB26-May-2018

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