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Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound in Kentucky


Scrap Copper Prices in Kentucky

Price per Pound
Bare Bright Copper >99%
$2.79 - $3.08
Copper 1 96-98%
$2.63 - $2.9
Copper 2 94-96%
$2.51 - $2.77
Copper 3 88-90%
$2.21 - $2.45
Copper Radiators
$1.2 - $1.32
Copper Yokes
$0.39 - $0.43
Copper Transformers
$0.2 - $0.22
Price per Pound
Insulated Cable 1 (250-750MCM)
$2.27 - $2.51
Insulated Cable 2
$1.46 - $1.62
Insulated Wire 1 (Romex)
$1.16 - $1.28
Household Insulated Wire 2
$0.5 - $0.55
Computer Wire
$0.36 - $0.4
Christmas Lights
$0.18 - $0.19

Scrap Aluminium Prices in Kentucky

Price per Pound
Aluminium Wire Clean
$0.53 - $0.59
Aluminium Rims
$0.5 - $0.56
Aluminium Siding
$0.37 - $0.41
Cast Aluminium
$0.33 - $0.37
Sheet Aluminium
$0.31 - $0.35
Aluminium Turnings
$0.22 - $0.24
Dirty Aluminium (Irony)
$0.1 - $0.12
Aluminium Transformers
$0.05 - $0.06

Scrap Brass Prices in Kentucky

Price per Pound
Red Brass
$1.67 - $1.85
Yellow Brass
$1.42 - $1.57
Brass Radiators
$1.41 - $1.56
Dirty Brass Faucets
$0.52 - $0.57

Scrap Battery Prices in Kentucky

Price per Pound
PB Battery
$0.2 - $0.23

Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices in Kentucky

Price per Item
XL Foreign Cat
$408.33 - $451.32
Large Foreign Cat
$223.29 - $246.79
Medium Foreign Cat
$163.13 - $180.31
Small Foreign Cat
$98.11 - $108.44
Foreign Pre-Cat
$57.09 - $63.1
High Grade Domestic Cat
$158.47 - $175.16
Regular Domestic Cat
$79.25 - $87.59
Small Domestic Cat
$58.66 - $64.84
Pre-Domestic Cat
$43.97 - $48.59
Large GM Cat
$192.72 - $213.0
Small GM Cat
$107.61 - $118.93

Scrap Iron Prices in Kentucky

Price per Pound
Cast Iron
$0.1 - $0.11
Light Iron
$0.04 - $0.05

Scrap Lead Prices in Kentucky

Price per Pound
$0.54 - $0.59
Lead Wheel Weights
$0.09 - $0.1

Scrap Steel Prices in Kentucky

Price per Pound
316 Stainless Steel
$0.5 - $0.55
304 Stainless Steel
$0.38 - $0.43

Factors that affect the scrap metal prices in Kentucky 

1. Scrap Metal’s Quality

You’ll get a better price for your scrap metal if it’s of a higher quality. You can expect a lower price for your scrap metal if it is corroded, covered in insulation, or contains other metals (aluminum with steel bolts, brass with or containing other metals, etc.). There will be a delay in processing and recycling because a scrap yard has to spend more time cleaning the metal. You’ll get a better price for your scrap metal if you take the time to clean it and remove any insulation before taking it to a scrap yard.

2. Demand 

The scrap metal recycling industry is no exception to the rule of supply and demand. A scrap yard will charge a higher price for a metal that is in high demand but in short supply. A metal’s price will be lower if it is widely available and in low demand. These trends can help you get more money for your scrap metal if you pay attention to them. For those who are concerned about scrap metal prices, you may want to hold onto your metal until supply or demand shifts in your favor. Scrap metal prices are influenced primarily by this.

3. Season

You might be surprised to learn that even the season can affect scrap metal prices. Metal recycling is in high demand when the weather is pleasant. Mainly due to the fact that the construction and automobile industries are more active when the weather is nice. The price of steel is affected by the inability to get scrap steel to the mills because of the icy roads and the cold weather issues that affect the mills. In the past, the amount of steel scrap produced has risen during the winter. You’ll be able to get better scrap metal prices during the warmer months when there’s more demand for recycled materials.

4. International Business

With respect to the price of scrap metal, foreign markets can have a significant impact. Importing countries like China and India can have a global impact on scrap metal prices by changing their demand. Price increases will occur if these countries want to purchase more scrap metal. It’s possible that scrap metal prices will drop if demand from these countries declines. If countries that import scrap metal change their policies, this can also affect the amount of scrap metal they buy, which can affect the price you get for your scrap metal.

5. Russia-Ukraine Crisis 

The crisis between Russia and Ukraine has affected several commodities in the world and it also has a huge impact in the prices of scrap metals. Due to all sanctions, the cost of scrap metals are expected to rally as against before the crisis. 

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