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

Copper Scrap prices listed below are national average prices paid by scrap yards in the U.S.A. and Canada. 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. & Canadian cities listed.
  • "High Price" indicates the average for the highest prices paid by all scrap yards in U.S. & Canadian cities listed.
  • "Low Price" indicates the average for the lowest prices paid by all scrap yards in U.S. & Canadian cities listed.
United States Copper Scrap Buy Price Index
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap2.472.472.47USD/LB04-May-2018
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap1.701.701.70(USD/LB)20-Nov-2020
#1 Copper Scrap2.112.122.09USD/LB04-Feb-2020
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.102.112.10USD/LB19-Nov-2020
#1 Copper Wire Double Insulated0.750.750.75USD/LB13-Nov-2018
#1 Copper Wire Scrap1.721.751.68USD/LB19-Nov-2020
#1 Double Insulated Copper Scrap1.001.001.00USD/LB13-Oct-2020
#1 Insulated Copper Wire0.971.030.91USD/LB23-Jul-2019
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 50-75% Recovery Scrap0.970.970.97USD/LB15-Aug-2019
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 60-70% Recovery0.901.000.80USD/LB05-Feb-2019
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 75% Recovery Scrap1.291.291.29USD/LB19-Nov-2020
#1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery Scrap1.271.271.27USD/LB02-Jul-2020
#1 Single Insulated Copper Scrap1.451.451.45USD/LB14-Sep-2020
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap1.601.601.60USD/LB25-Mar-2020
#2 Copper (Cu 94%-96%) Scrap1.971.971.97USD/LB01-Oct-2020
#2 Copper Bare Bright Scrap1.781.781.78USD/LB11-Nov-2020
#2 Copper Scrap1.941.941.93USD/LB04-Feb-2020
#2 Copper Tubing Scrap1.901.921.89USD/LB10-Apr-2018
#2 Copper Wire Scrap1.111.111.10USD/LB15-May-2018
#2 Insulated Copper Wire0.570.580.56USD/LB20-Nov-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 25-50% Recovery0.410.410.41USD/LB07-May-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 30-50% Recovery0.300.400.20USD/LB05-Feb-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 40% Recovery Scrap0.540.540.54USD/LB04-Feb-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap0.640.640.64USD/LB19-Aug-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 15% Recovery0.130.130.13USD/LB14-Jul-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wires (Cu 55%) Scrap0.700.700.70USD/LB21-Jul-2020
#2 Single Insulated Copper Scrap0.900.900.90USD/LB13-Oct-2020
#3 Copper Scrap1.661.661.65USD/LB20-Nov-2020
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB26-Oct-2020
Al/Cu Fins Scrap0.660.660.66USD/LB17-Jul-2020
Al/Cu Fins Scrap w/ Fe0.780.780.78USD/LB17-Jul-2020
Alternator Scrap0.230.230.23USD/LB17-Nov-2020
Aluminum Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.190.190.19USD/LB05-Mar-2020
Auto/Truck Radiators Scrap1.341.351.33USD/LB01-May-2018
Bare Bright Copper Scrap2.222.222.21USD/LB18-Nov-2020
Brass Shells Scrap1.011.021.00USD/LB17-Aug-2020
Bright/Shiny Copper2.082.082.08USD/LB20-Nov-2020
Bronze Scrap1.331.371.30USD/LB18-Nov-2020
Burnt Copper Scrap0.870.870.87USD/LB11-Nov-2020
CATV - Bare Scrap0.090.090.09USD/LB17-Nov-2020
CATV - Black Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB17-Nov-2020
CATV - Irony Scrap0.020.020.02USD/LB07-May-2019
Coax Copper Core Scrap0.050.050.05USD/LB07-Apr-2020
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Clean)1.001.000.99USD/LB19-Nov-2019
Copper Aluminum AC Coils (Unclean)0.830.830.83USD/LB16-Mar-2020
Copper Aluminum Radiators0.810.820.80USD/LB30-Apr-2018
Copper Breakage Scrap1.211.620.81USD/LB12-Aug-2019
Copper Brite Wire Scrap2.142.142.14USD/LB28-Oct-2019
Copper cable scrap1.301.800.80USD/LB08-May-2018
Copper Clad Scrap0.090.090.09USD/LB30-Jan-2020
Copper Compressor Scrap0.060.060.06USD/LB23-Apr-2018
Copper Radiators Scrap1.021.021.01USD/LB17-Jun-2020
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)0.500.500.50USD/LB20-Nov-2020
Copper Reefer Ends0.280.280.28USD/LB13-Oct-2020
Copper Refinery Scrap0.780.780.78USD/LB20-Aug-2019
Copper Scrap Dirty0.350.350.34USD/LB19-Sep-2019
Copper Shavings Scrap1.021.021.02USD/LB13-Aug-2019
Copper Sheet Scrap (Light)1.601.601.60USD/LB03-Aug-2020
Copper Sheet Scrap1.681.681.68USD/LB16-Nov-2020
Copper Transformer Scrap0.150.160.14USD/LB21-Nov-2019
Copper Turnings Scrap1.441.441.44USD/LB18-Nov-2020
Copper TV cable (Bare) Scrap0.040.040.04USD/LB03-Feb-2020
Copper TV Cable Scrap (Black) 0.040.040.04USD/LB03-Feb-2020
Cu Yokes Scrap0.280.280.28USD/LB24-Apr-2018
Cu/Al Radiator Ends Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB24-Apr-2018
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap0.520.520.52USD/LB10-Sep-2020
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap0.840.840.84USD/LB18-Nov-2020
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.101.101.09USD/LB04-Dec-2018
Electric Motors Scrap0.110.110.11USD/LB17-Nov-2020
Extension Cord Scrap0.290.290.29USD/LB16-Mar-2020
Harness Wire Scrap0.510.510.51USD/LB19-Aug-2020
Heater Cores Scrap0.720.720.72USD/LB18-Nov-2020
Heavy Gauge Scrap2.002.002.00USD/LB23-Oct-2020
High Grade Insulated Copper Wire1.211.211.21USD/LB24-Nov-2020
Household Copper Wire0.370.370.37USD/LB10-Dec-2019
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 25% Recovery0.190.190.19USD/LB29-Sep-2020
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 40% Recovery0.500.500.50USD/LB01-Oct-2018
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 50% Recovery0.830.830.83USD/LB15-Sep-2020
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 55% Recovery0.650.650.65USD/LB29-Sep-2020
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery0.760.760.76USD/LB14-Jul-2020
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 65% recovery1.131.131.13USD/LB04-Sep-2019
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery1.141.141.14USD/LB09-May-2018
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 72% Recovery1.001.001.00USD/LB17-Nov-2020
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 80% Recovery1.261.261.26USD/LB14-Jul-2020
Lead Coated Light Copper Scrap1.491.491.49USD/LB18-Nov-2020
Light Copper Scrap1.761.771.76USD/LB17-Nov-2020
Lite Copper With Tar Scrap1.541.541.54USD/LB24-Nov-2020
Low Grade Extension Cords Scrap0.330.330.33USD/LB11-Jun-2020
Low Grade ICW0.190.190.19USD/LB25-Jul-2019
Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.801.801.80USD/LB23-Oct-2020
Mixed Copper Motors Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB16-Jun-2020
Plated Heavy Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.651.651.65USD/LB23-Oct-2020
Plated Medium Gauge Copper Wire Scrap1.151.151.15USD/LB23-Oct-2020
Romex Wire Scrap1.111.111.10USD/LB23-Oct-2020
Sealed Units Electric Motors Scrap0.180.180.18USD/LB28-Apr-2018
Starters Scrap0.170.170.17USD/LB17-Nov-2020
Steel Coated Copper Wire Scrap0.100.100.10USD/LB05-Mar-2020
Tin Plated Copper Scrap1.802.011.58USD/LB23-Oct-2020
Unclean Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap0.560.600.52USD/LB10-Dec-2019
Xmas Lights Scrap0.090.090.09USD/LB31-Jan-2019
Canada Copper Scrap Buy Price Index
MaterialAverage PriceHigh PriceLow PricePrice UnitPrice Date
#1 Copper Bare Bright Scrap3.073.073.07USD/LB24-Nov-2020
#1 Copper Pipe Scrap2.552.552.55(USD/LB)10-Dec-2019
#1 Copper Scrap3.053.053.05USD/LB17-Nov-2020
#1 Copper Tube Scrap2.752.752.75USD/LB04-Mar-2020
#1 Copper Wire Scrap2.552.552.55USD/LB07-Feb-2020
#1 Insulated Copper Wire1.481.481.48USD/LB24-Nov-2020
#1 Strippable Wire Scrap2.452.452.45USD/LB24-Nov-2020
#2 Copper Scrap2.782.782.78USD/LB17-Nov-2020
#2 Copper Wire Scrap1.101.101.10USD/LB04-Sep-2019
#2 Insulated Copper Wire0.820.820.82USD/LB24-Nov-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 40% Recovery Scrap0.880.880.88USD/LB10-Jun-2020
#2 Insulated Copper Wire 50% Recovery Scrap1.141.141.14USD/LB24-Nov-2020
#2 Low Grade Copper Wire 40-49% Recovery0.880.880.88(USD/LB)24-Nov-2020
#3 Copper Scrap2.632.632.63USD/LB17-Nov-2020
#3 Insulated Copper Wire Scrap1.681.681.68USD/LB27-Mar-2020
Al/Cu Fins Scrap0.500.500.50USD/LB04-Sep-2019
Alternator Scrap0.250.250.25USD/LB22-Oct-2019
Bare Bright Copper Scrap3.473.473.47USD/LB24-Nov-2020
Brass C Metal Scrap2.122.122.12(USD/LB)24-Nov-2020
Copper Aluminum Radiators1.301.301.30USD/LB23-Sep-2020
Copper Auto Radiators Scrap1.681.681.68(USD/LB)24-Nov-2020
Copper Contents Scrap0.080.080.08(USD/LB)24-Nov-2020
Copper Radiators Scrap1.501.501.50USD/LB26-May-2018
Copper Radiators Scrap (Dirty)1.111.111.11USD/LB08-Apr-2020
Copper Scrap Dirty0.050.050.05USD/LB05-Nov-2019
Copper Transformer Scrap0.170.170.17USD/LB24-Nov-2020
Copper Turnings Scrap2.412.412.41USD/LB24-Nov-2020
Cu/Al Radiator Ends Scrap0.740.740.74USD/LB08-Apr-2020
Cu/Al Radiators /Fe Scrap0.990.990.99USD/LB08-Apr-2020
Cu/Al Radiators Scrap1.351.351.35USD/LB08-Apr-2020
Cu/Brass Radiator Scrap1.641.641.64USD/LB24-Nov-2020
Electric Motors Scrap0.130.130.13USD/LB26-May-2018
Harness Wire Scrap0.910.910.91USD/LB20-Nov-2020
Heater Cores Scrap1.391.391.39USD/LB23-Nov-2020
Household Copper Wire1.291.291.29USD/LB24-Nov-2020
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 60% Recovery1.601.601.60USD/LB23-Nov-2020
Insulated Copper Wire Scrap 70% Recovery1.951.951.95USD/LB04-Mar-2020
Insulated Teck Cable Scrap0.160.160.16USD/LB21-Jan-2020
Low Grade Copper Wire 30-39% Recovery0.400.400.40(USD/LB)24-Nov-2020
Low Grade ICW0.070.070.07USD/LB07-May-2020
Starters Scrap0.170.170.17USD/LB02-Nov-2020
Xmas Lights Scrap0.110.110.11USD/LB23-Nov-2020
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