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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 Heavy Bare Scrap3.43.43.4USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap2.922.962.88USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.842.852.83USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Copper Wire Scrap2.162.222.1USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Double Insulated Copper Scrap1.61.61.6USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 75% Recovery Scrap2.042.042.04USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 88% Recovery2.72.72.7USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Single Insulated Copper Scrap2.352.352.35USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#2 Copper Wire Single Insulated1.41.41.4USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire0.760.770.75USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 25% Recovery Scrap0.380.380.38USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 45% Recovery Scrap0.90.90.9USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#3 Copper Sheet Scrap1.361.361.36USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap0.440.440.44USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#3 Roofing Copper Scrap2.372.372.37USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#4 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap0.20.20.2USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Al/Cu Condensers Scrap (Clean)0.880.880.88USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Al/Cu Condensers Scrap (Dirty)1.431.431.43USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Alternator Scrap0.510.510.51USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Aluminum Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.350.350.35USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Block Tin Scrap4.334.334.33USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Brass Refinery Scrap0.780.780.78USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Bright/Shiny Copper2.72.72.69USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Bronze Scrap1.681.691.68USD/LB05-Apr-2024
CATV - Bare Scrap0.10.10.1USD/LB05-Apr-2024
CATV - Black Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Clean Car Radiators (Cu. & Brass)1.351.351.35USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Contaminated Irony Cu/Br Radiators Scrap0.920.920.92USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Bearings Scrap 0.090.090.09USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Premium Insulated Wire(Clean)2.052.052.05USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Premium Insulated Wire(Dirty)1.91.91.9USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)0.620.620.62USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Sheet Scrap2.382.382.38USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Turnings Scrap2.172.172.17USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.21.21.2USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Dirty Car Radiators (Uncut Cu. & Brass)0.950.950.95USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Fire Alarm Wire1.131.131.13USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Heater Cores Scrap0.860.860.86USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Insulated 500-750 MCM Copper Wire Scrap2.412.412.41USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 25% Recovery0.290.290.29USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 55% Recovery0.70.70.7USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 62% Recovery1.651.651.65USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 72% Recovery1.531.531.53USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Lead Coated Light Copper Scrap1.931.931.93USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Light Copper Scrap2.42.42.4USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Lite Copper With Tar Scrap2.082.082.08USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Mid Grade ICW Scrap1.131.181.08USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Monel Scrap2.112.142.08USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Nickel Shells Scrap0.30.30.3USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Single Tube ACR Scrap0.80.80.8USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Starters Scrap0.50.50.5USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Steel Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.270.270.27USD/LB05-Apr-2024
String Lights0.070.070.07USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 52% Recovery Scrap0.90.90.9USD/LB20-Mar-2024
#3 Copper Scrap2.192.192.19USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Bare Bright Copper Scrap2.972.972.97USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Burnt Copper Scrap1.111.111.11USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Coax Copper Core Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Copper Foam Wire111USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Heliac Wire Scrap1.281.281.28USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Insulated Heavy Copper Wire Scrap1.791.931.65USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Insulated Light Copper Wire Scrap1.021.450.6USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Low Grade Extension Cords Scrap0.650.650.65USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap2.252.252.25USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Plated Heavy Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.81.81.8USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Plated Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.71.71.7USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Romex Wire Scrap1.541.551.54USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Semi Red Brass Solids Scrap2.022.022.02USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Tin Plated Copper Scrap2.072.241.9USD/LB20-Mar-2024
#1 Copper Wire Double Insulated1.41.41.4USD/LB05-Mar-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 15% Recovery0.180.180.18USD/LB05-Mar-2024
Communication Coax0.450.450.45USD/LB05-Mar-2024
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery1.151.151.15USD/LB05-Mar-2024
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 80% Recovery1.991.991.99USD/LB05-Mar-2024
#2 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.332.332.33USD/LB20-Feb-2024
#2 Copper Pipe Scrap2.762.762.76USD/LB20-Feb-2024
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 30% Recovery Scrap0.480.480.48USD/LB20-Feb-2024
#1 Copper Solid Scrap2.952.952.95USD/LB05-Feb-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wires (Cu 55%) Scrap1.021.021.02USD/LB05-Feb-2024
Brass Shells Scrap1.561.561.56USD/LB20-Dec-2023
Harness Wire Scrap0.770.770.76USD/LB20-Dec-2023
#2 Copper Scrap Dirty222USD/LB20-Nov-2023
Heavy Gauge Scrap2.42.42.4USD/LB20-Nov-2023
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 45-50% Recovery Scrap0.620.620.62USD/LB06-Nov-2023
#1 Copper Breakage Insulated Wire1.251.251.25USD/LB20-Oct-2023
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery Scrap2.122.122.12USD/LB20-Oct-2023
Copper Contents Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB05-Oct-2023
Copper Motor (Cu 92-93%) Scrap0.20.20.2USD/LB05-Sep-2023
Copper Fin Radiators Dirty Scrap1.251.251.25USD/LB22-Aug-2023
Copper Fin Radiators Scrap1.351.351.35USD/LB22-Aug-2023
Copper Transformer Scrap0.230.230.22USD/LB22-Aug-2023
Dirty Motors43.5343.5343.53USD/CWT22-Aug-2023
Household Copper Wire2.112.112.11USD/LB22-Aug-2023
Unclean Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap0.870.870.86USD/LB22-Aug-2023
#2 Single Insulated Copper Scrap1.051.051.05USD/LB05-Jul-2023
#1 Insulated (Romex)1.731.741.73USD/LB05-May-2023
#1 Insulated (Size 10 and 12 THNN)2.62.62.6USD/LB05-May-2023
#2 Insulated (Cat 5 or Cat 6) Wire1.421.421.42USD/LB05-May-2023
Automobile Copper Radiators0.70.70.7USD/LB05-May-2023
Automobile Copper Radiators Unclean Scrap0.50.50.5USD/LB05-May-2023
Sealed Units Electric Motors Scrap0.190.190.19USD/LB20-Apr-2023
Steel BX W/Cu Wire Scrap0.10.10.1USD/LB20-Apr-2023
Insulated Copper Power Cable Scrap2.572.572.57USD/LB20-Mar-2023
#2 Copper Tubing Scrap2.672.682.66USD/LB06-Mar-2023
Copper Fins (Unclean) Scrap1.221.221.22USD/LB06-Mar-2023
Copper Fins Scrap1.421.421.42USD/LB06-Mar-2023
Enamel Coated Copper Scrap2.92.92.9USD/LB06-Mar-2023
Rainbow Wire Scrap2.32.32.3USD/LB06-Mar-2023
Romex 65% Copper Wire1.671.671.67USD/LB06-Mar-2023
Copper Radiators Scrap1.151.151.15USD/LB20-Feb-2023
Large Insulated Wire 90% Scrap3.13.13.1USD/LB20-Feb-2023
Medium Insulated Wire 83% Scrap2.82.82.8USD/LB20-Feb-2023
Small Insulated Wire 80% Scrap2.72.72.7USD/LB20-Feb-2023
High Grade ICW1.821.851.79USD/LB06-Feb-2023
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery1.611.611.61USD/LB06-Feb-2023
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 35% Recovery Scrap0.490.490.49USD/LB20-Jan-2023
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 40% Recovery Scrap0.710.710.71USD/LB20-Jan-2023
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 35% Recovery0.430.430.43USD/LB15-Nov-2022
Ballast and Sealed Units0.060.060.06USD/LB15-Nov-2022
Copper Reefer Ends0.450.450.45USD/LB15-Nov-2022
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap0.870.870.87USD/LB15-Nov-2022
Copper Extension Cord 35% (Clean)0.650.650.65USD/LB10-Nov-2022
Insulated Copper Heliax1.531.531.53USD/LB10-Nov-2022
Low Yield Copper 35%0.60.60.6USD/LB10-Nov-2022
Low yield Copper less than 35%0.20.20.2USD/LB10-Nov-2022
Dirty Motors188.33188.33188.33USD/NT05-Sep-2022
Small MCM Scrap1.11.11.1USD/LB05-Aug-2022
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap1.411.411.41(USD/LB)20-Jul-2022
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap Dirty0.70.70.7USD/LB20-Jul-2022
#2 Copper Busbar Scrap2.352.352.35USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Copper Communication 50% Scrap1.351.351.35USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Insulated 250-350 MCM Copper Wire Scrap1.91.91.9USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Jelly Wire 0.730.730.73USD/LB20-Apr-2022
Plumbing Copper Scrap2.8932.77USD/LB20-Apr-2022
THHN Scrap2.112.122.11USD/LB20-Apr-2022
High Grade Insulated Copper Wire1.811.881.74USD/LB19-Feb-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 50% Recovery1.031.031.03USD/LB19-Feb-2022
Al/Cu Fins Scrap1.271.271.27USD/LB20-Jan-2022
Al/Cu Fins Scrap w/ Fe1.211.211.21USD/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 Scrap1.51.51.5USD/LB04-Dec-2021
#1 Copper Scrap2.822.832.81USD/LB05-Oct-2021
#2 Copper Scrap3.173.173.17USD/LB05-Oct-2021
Irony Electric motors0.090.090.09USD/LB06-Sep-2021
Copper Electric Motors0.20.20.2USD/LB24-Aug-2021
#1 Copper Cable2.992.992.99USD/LB17-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Cable Scrap1.711.741.68USD/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 Cable2.652.952.35USD/LB17-Aug-2021
Plated Light Copper2.262.262.26USD/LB17-Aug-2021
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 60-70% Recovery0.910.8USD/LB06-Aug-2021
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 30-50% Recovery0.410.460.36USD/LB06-Aug-2021
Electric Motors Scrap0.260.260.25USD/LB29-Dec-2020
#2 Copper (Cu 94%-96%) Scrap1.971.971.97USD/LB01-Oct-2020
Copper Sheet Scrap (Light)1.931.931.93USD/LB03-Aug-2020
Mixed Copper Motors Scrap0.150.150.15USD/LB16-Jun-2020
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap1.8721.74USD/LB25-Mar-2020
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Unclean)1.041.041.04USD/LB16-Mar-2020
Extension Cord Scrap0.520.520.52USD/LB16-Mar-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 Scrap2.342.342.34USD/LB28-Oct-2019
Copper Scrap Dirty0.450.450.44USD/LB19-Sep-2019
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 65% recovery1.631.631.63USD/LB04-Sep-2019
Copper Refinery Scrap0.60.60.6USD/LB20-Aug-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap0.950.950.95USD/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 Scrap0.921.170.68USD/LB12-Aug-2019
Low Grade ICW0.340.350.33USD/LB25-Jul-2019
#1 Insulated Copper Wire1.341.391.29USD/LB23-Jul-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 25-50% Recovery0.410.410.41USD/LB07-May-2019
CATV - Irony Scrap0.030.030.03USD/LB07-May-2019
Xmas Lights Scrap0.160.160.16USD/LB31-Jan-2019
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.471.471.47USD/LB04-Dec-2018
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 40% Recovery0.650.650.65USD/LB01-Oct-2018
#2 Copper Wire Scrap1.331.331.32USD/LB15-May-2018
Copper cable scrap1.31.80.8USD/LB08-May-2018
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.862.862.86USD/LB04-May-2018
Auto/Truck Radiators Scrap1.511.521.51USD/LB01-May-2018
Copper Aluminum Radiators0.820.830.81USD/LB30-Apr-2018
Cu Yokes Scrap0.310.310.31USD/LB24-Apr-2018
Cu/Al Radiator Ends Scrap0.420.420.42USD/LB24-Apr-2018
Copper Compressor Scrap0.090.090.09USD/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 Scrap4.564.564.56USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Insulated Copper Wire2.382.412.35USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap3.173.173.17USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire1.551.551.55USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap1.341.341.34USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Bare Bright Copper Scrap4.884.884.88USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Brass C Metal Scrap3.123.123.12USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)1.181.181.18USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Transformer Scrap1.251.251.25USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Copper Turnings Scrap3.223.223.22USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap1.631.631.63USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap222USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.91.91.9USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Dirty Motors315315315USD/NT05-Apr-2024
Extension Cord Scrap0.980.980.98USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Harness Wire Scrap1.31.31.3USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Heater Cores Scrap1.41.41.4USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Household Copper Wire2.182.182.18USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery2.362.362.36USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Millberry Copper Wire5.155.155.15USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Starters Scrap0.310.310.31USD/LB05-Apr-2024
Xmas Lights Scrap0.190.190.19USD/LB05-Apr-2024
#1 Copper Solid Scrap4.154.154.15USD/LB20-Mar-2024
#2 Low Grade Copper Wire 40-49% Recovery1.381.381.38USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap2.622.622.62USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Copper Contents Scrap0.10.10.1USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Copper Electrical Wire 50% Scrap0.950.950.95USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Copper Electrical Wire 70% Scrap1.31.31.3USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Low Grade Copper Wire 30-39% Recovery0.670.670.67USD/LB20-Mar-2024
Bright/Shiny Copper3.33.33.3USD/LB20-Nov-2023
High Grade ICW2.852.852.85USD/LB06-Nov-2023
Low Grade ICW0.640.640.64USD/LB06-Nov-2023
Romex Wire Scrap1.961.961.96USD/LB05-Oct-2023
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 75% Recovery Scrap3.13.13.1USD/LB20-Sep-2023
#2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery Scrap222USD/LB20-Sep-2023
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 30% Recovery Scrap0.90.90.9USD/LB20-Sep-2023
Cu/auto radiators2.962.962.96USD/LB29-May-2023
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery2.582.582.58USD/LB29-May-2023
Irony Electric motors0.20.20.2USD/LB29-May-2023
Lead Coated Light Copper Scrap3.633.653.61USD/LB29-May-2023
#1 Copper Wire Scrap4.124.124.12USD/LB30-Jan-2023
#2 Copper Wire Scrap2.312.312.31USD/LB30-Jan-2023
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 35% Recovery0.50.50.5USD/LB30-Jan-2023
Al/Cu Fins Scrap0.880.880.88USD/LB30-Jan-2023
Copper Scrap Dirty0.050.050.05USD/LB30-Jan-2023
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 65% recovery1.141.141.14USD/LB30-Jan-2023
#1 Copper Scrap4.334.344.33USD/LB28-Dec-2022
#2 Copper Scrap4.064.064.06USD/LB28-Dec-2022
#3 Copper Scrap3.653.653.65USD/LB28-Dec-2022
#2 Copper Pipe Scrap2.692.692.69USD/LB26-Oct-2022
Copper Electric Motors0.180.180.18USD/LB26-Oct-2022
Copper Starters Scrap0.20.20.2USD/LB26-Oct-2022
Dirty Motors315315315USD/NT13-Sep-2022
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 80% Recovery1.551.551.55USD/LB13-Sep-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
#1 Insulated Copper Cable Scrap1.881.881.88USD/LB09-Sep-2021
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap Dirty2.182.182.18USD/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 Scrap1.231.231.23USD/LB10-Jun-2020
Cu/Al Radiator Ends Scrap0.740.740.74USD/LB08-Apr-2020
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap1.191.191.19USD/LB27-Mar-2020
#1 Copper Tube Scrap3.333.333.33USD/LB04-Mar-2020
Insulated Teck Cable Scrap0.340.390.29USD/LB21-Jan-2020
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap3.993.993.99(USD/LB)10-Dec-2019
Alternator Scrap0.440.440.44USD/LB22-Oct-2019
Copper Radiators Scrap2.022.022.02USD/LB26-May-2018
Electric Motors Scrap0.230.230.23USD/LB26-May-2018

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