Scrap Metal Prices Per Kilo

New Zealand has always had a shortage of materials and so scrap metal prices per kilo have always been relatively high. While this is true, the prices are perpetually changing and are totally based on the demand in your city. The cities that have the highest prices are Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore, Hamilton, Dunedin, Tauranga and Lower Hutt in the regions of Canterbury, Waikato, Otago and the Bay of Plenty Region. New Zealand has plenty of scrap yards located right across both the North and South islands and so it is never difficult to find a dealer to sell your scrap metal to. We are here to help that process along and make it easy for you to get a good price for your scrap metal, wherever you are. As it stands we provide always up-to-date pricing for all forms of scrap, including; lead, stainless steel, steel, copper, aluminium, gold, silver, brass and many more materials too.

If you would like to purchase a list of all the scrap metal prices per kilogram from local scrap yards in New Zealand then please email us at - After we receive your email we will reply to you with a very detailed list.

Types of Scrap Metal

As I have mentioned previously, there is a very large number of different types of scrap metal that can be recycled and taken to scrap yards in various cities in New Zealand. The most popular types of scrap metal are the following: copper, lead, aluminium and steel. While these are the most commonly sold forms, they are by no means the most valuable. In actual fact these prices change on a daily basis, which is a surprise to some people, they completely depend on current supplies. Similarly, industry does dictate these prices too, when there is a high demand the prices can double overnight. Copper is found throughout all types of electronic equipment, it is also found in kitchen appliances and various types of equipment in most homes. This is due to wiring being made up of copper, it is a fantastic conductor of electricity so if you want to find some yourself, find some old equipment that you are no longer in need of and take it to bits. Strip all of the wire and get yourself a wire stripper to take the copper out of it. Once you have done this it is then ready to be taken to a scrap yard for recycling. Aluminium is also pretty easy to get your hands on, it is found in many structures and while this material is much more available to builders, you can also find it in your house too. It is also regularly found in electronic equipment, but typically in much smaller quantities than copper. Lead is a dangerous compound in large amounts, you can find it in old pencils but obviously this will not yield much return and most people are seeking bulk amounts of this and this is something that is hard to come by.

Recycling Scrap Metal

The list that we have provided below will enable all of you to get totally updated scrap metal prices from all of the scrap yards and scrap dealers in New Zealand. It does not provide an exact figure because it is an aggregated sum from all of the prices that we currently monitor. If you would like some more precise figures then you should visit our localised pages listed below. However, the prices we have provided are a very good starting point to look at when you are taking your metal to a dealer for the first time:

Material Scrap Metal Prices
Copper$2.00 to $4.50 per Kilo
Mixed Copper$3.00 to $5.00 per Kilo
Copper Wire$2.50 to $5.50 per Kilo
Steel$1.50 to $2.50 per Kilo
Stainless Steel$1.50 to $3.50 per Kilo
Mixed Steel$1.50 to $2.50 per Kilo
Aluminium$1.50 to $2.50 per Kilo
Aluminium Cans$0.25 to $0.45 per can
Iron$0.25 to $0.50 per Kilo
Cast Iron$0.15 to $0.25 per Kilo
Brass$1.50 to $2.00 per Kilo
Mixed Brass$1.50 to $2.50 per Kilo
Lead$1.50 to $3.00 per Kilo
Battery$1.50 to $5.00 per battery

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