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Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound in Texas

Scrap metal prices are influenced by a variety of factors, including the global commodities market, local demand, and the availability of specific types of metal. Here’s an overview of the current state of scrap metal prices in Texas, along with some factors that can influence these prices.

Current Scrap Metal Prices in Texas

In Texas, scrap metal prices can vary significantly depending on the region and the specific metal. Here are some common types of scrap metal and their approximate prices per pound as of the latest data.

MetalPrice
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$224.18/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$224.18/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$224.18/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$224.18/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$297.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$297.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$297.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$239.90/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.10/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$298.28/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.34/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$268.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.34/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$268.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.34/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$268.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.34/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$268.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.34/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$268.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$268.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$268.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.31/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Zorba$155.00/ton
Zinc$0.19/lb
Yellow Brass$2.12/lb
Wiring Harness$1.09/lb
Wire Scrap$1.06/lb
Wet Automobile$168.00/ton
Water Heaters$3.45/each
Washing Machines$3.45/each
Unprepared P&S$226.80/ton
Unprepared HMS$165.56/ton
Unprepared Cast Iron$168.30/ton
Uncleaned Auto Cast$224.00/ton
Unclean Brass Radiators$1.00/lb
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$1.36/lb
Tin Coated Copper$3.47/lb
Tin Babbit$2.50/lb
Tin$0.06/lb
THHN Wire$2.43/lb
Telecom Equipment$1.01/lb
Steel Shavings$44.80/ton
Steel Case Batteries$0.12/lb
Starters$0.31/lb
Stainless Turnings$0.10/lb
Stainless Steel Sinks$0.09/lb
Stainless Steel Kegs$0.22/lb
Stainless Steel Heatsinks$0.33/lb
Stainless Steel Breakage$0.25/lb
Stainless Steel$0.30/lb
Speakers$0.01/lb
Solid Core Heliax$0.20/lb
Small GM Cat$85.00/each
Small Foreign Cat$105.00/each
Silver Plated Copper$3.21/lb
Silver$250.00/lb
Shreddable Steel$154.13/ton
Sheet Aluminum$0.51/lb
Servers$0.40/lb
Semi-Red Brass$2.60/lb
Sealed Units$0.22/lb
Scrap Iron$166.81/ton
Rotors$232.76/ton
Romex® Wire$1.92/lb
Rod Brass Turnings$1.40/lb
Rod Brass$2.00/lb
Regular Domestic Cat$50.00/each
Refrigerators$3.45/each
Refined Rebrass & Copper$2.29/lb
Red Brass$2.52/lb
Printers/Fax Machines$22.40/ton
Prepared Aluminum$0.45/lb
Power Supplies$0.15/lb
Plumbers Brass$2.34/lb
Platinum$56.75/lb
Plate & Structural Steel$269.58/ton
Pewter$1.00/lb
PC Tower$0.19/lb
PC Boards$1.60/lb
PC Board with Steel$0.25/lb
Painted Aluminum$0.60/lb
Old Sheet Aluminum$0.49/lb
O2 Sensors$0.56/lb
Non-Green PC Board$1.08/lb
Non Magnetic Stainless Steel$0.27/lb
Nickel$1.71/lb
Ni-Cad Batteries$0.00/lb
Motherboards$1.53/lb
Monel$2.70/lb
Mice$0.00/lb
Memory$6.46/lb
Meatballs (Electric Motors)$0.32/lb
MarM247$2.07/lb
Mainframes$0.25/lb
Machine Shop Turning/Iron Borings$804.16/ton
Low Grade Boards$0.10/lb
Light Iron$139.68/ton
Light Copper$2.82/lb
Lead Wheel Weights$0.11/lb
Lead Shot$0.15/lb
Lead Coated Copper$2.80/lb
Lead Batteries$0.15/lb
Lead$0.45/lb
LCD Monitors (working)$0.00/lb
LCD Monitors (not working)$0.00/lb
Large GM Cat$165.00/each
Large Foreign Cat$200.00/each
Laptops$0.68/lb
Kovar$0.23/lb
Keyboards$0.00/lb
Junkshop Extrusion$0.26/lb
Invar$0.23/lb
Insulated Steel BX$0.44/lb
Insulated Copper Wire$0.93/lb
Insulated Copper Cable$2.68/lb
Insulated Aluminum Wire$0.24/lb
Ink Cartridges$0.00/lb
Inconel 825$0.69/lb
Inconel 800$1.30/lb
Inconel 792$2.76/lb
Inconel$0.88/lb
Incomplete Car$132.00/ton
Housewire$1.39/lb
High Speed Steel$0.15/lb
Heliax Wire$1.50/lb
Hastelloy Turnings$2.00/lb
Hastelloy Solids$2.50/lb
Hard Drives without Boards$0.20/lb
Hard Drives$0.50/lb
Hard Drive Boards$3.70/lb
Gold$30,930.00/lb
Fuses$0.01/lb
FSX 414$4.48/lb
Forktruck Battery$0.10/lb
Fire Wire$0.98/lb
F 75$2.00/lb
Enameled Copper$3.05/lb
Empty PC Servers$0.20/lb
Elevator Wire$0.35/lb
Electric Motors (Copper)$0.21/lb
Electric Motors (Aluminum)$0.10/lb
EC Wire$0.75/lb
Dryers$3.45/each
Dry Automobile$175.00/ton
Double Insulated Cable$1.66/lb
Dishwashers$3.45/each
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.09/lb
Dirty Brass Radiators$0.81/lb
Dirty Brass$0.96/lb
Dirty Aluminum Turnings$0.08/lb
Dirty AL/Copper Fin$0.95/lb
Dirty AL Radiators$0.15/lb
Dirty AL Extrusion$0.39/lb
Dirty ACR$1.41/lb
Die Cast$0.23/lb
Crushed Cars$130.00/ton
CRT$0.00/lb
CPU Chips$3.06/lb
Copper Yokes$0.45/lb
Copper Turnings$2.35/lb
Copper Transformers$0.35/lb
Copper Scrap$3.27/lb
Computer Wire$0.59/lb
Compressors$0.24/lb
Composition Scrap$2.00/lb
Complete Car$181.00/ton
Communications Wire$1.38/lb
Cobalt$1.50/lb
Clean Roofing Copper$2.68/lb
Clean Brass Turnings$1.30/lb
Clean Brass Radiators$2.03/lb
Clean AL/Copper Fin$1.56/lb
Clean AL Wire$1.30/lb
Clean ACR$1.72/lb
Circuit Breakers$0.01/lb
Christmas Lights$0.24/lb
Cellphones$0.35/lb
CATV Wire$0.00/lb
Catalytic Converters$75.93/each
Cast Iron$174.27/ton
Cast Aluminum$0.44/lb
Carbide$6.72/lb
Car/Truck Batteries$0.15/lb
Car w/Tires$90.16/ton
Busheling$251.00/ton
Burnt Copper$3.50/lb
Bronze Turnings$1.43/lb
Bronze$2.57/lb
Brass Turnings$2.00/lb
Brass Shells$2.14/lb
Brass Scrap$1.95/lb
Brass Radiators$2.05/lb
Brass Pipe$2.45/lb
Brass Heater Cores$1.34/lb
Brass Hair Wire$2.16/lb
Brass$2.07/lb
Bare Bright Copper$3.77/lb
Ballasts$0.12/lb
Backup Batteries$0.03/lb
Automobiles$169.40/ton
Aluminum Wire w/Steel$0.15/lb
Aluminum Turnings$0.15/lb
Aluminum Transformers$0.06/lb
Aluminum Thermo-Pane/Break$0.36/lb
Aluminum Siding$0.53/lb
Aluminum Scrap$0.45/lb
Aluminum Rims$0.67/lb
Aluminum Radiators$0.36/lb
Aluminum Litho$0.67/lb
Aluminum Engine Block$0.14/lb
Aluminum Diesel Tank$0.40/lb
Aluminum Copper Radiators$1.53/lb
Aluminum Copper Coil$1.71/lb
Aluminum Clips$0.49/lb
Aluminum Cans$0.48/lb
Aluminum Bumpers$0.32/lb
Aluminum Breakage$0.16/lb
Aluminum Boat$0.26/lb
Aluminum 6063$0.76/lb
Aluminum 6061$0.48/lb
Aluminum #3$0.25/lb
Alternators$0.40/lb
AL/Copper Cutoffs$0.54/lb
AL/ Copper Rads w/Iron$1.21/lb
AL Thermopane$0.37/lb
AL Extrusion$0.61/lb
ACR Ends$0.60/lb
ACR$1.74/lb
500/750 Insulated Cable$2.92/lb
400 Series Stainless Steel$0.07/lb
321 Stainless Steel$0.48/lb
316 Stainless Steel$0.63/lb
310 Stainless Steel$0.73/lb
304 Stainless Steel$0.33/lb
300 Series Stainless Steel$0.35/lb
17-4 Stainless Steel$0.18/lb
#3 Roofing Copper$2.90/lb
#3 Copper with Tar$1.90/lb
#2/3 Mix Copper$3.48/lb
#2 Prepared$174.03/ton
#2 HMS$210.00/ton
#2 Heavy Melting Steel$180.08/ton
#2 Copper Tubing$3.36/lb
#1 Steel$178.16/ton
#1 Prepared$210.32/ton
#1 HMS$202.37/ton
#1 Heavy Melting Steel$199.40/ton
#1 Flashing Copper$3.15/lb
#1 Copper Tubing$3.51/lb
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$3.59/lb

Factors Influencing Scrap Metal Prices

Several factors can influence the prices of scrap metal in Texas:

  1. Global Demand: The global demand for metals, especially from countries like China and India, can significantly affect local prices. High demand can drive prices up, while a drop in demand can lead to lower prices.
  2. Local Market Conditions: The local demand for scrap metal in Texas, driven by manufacturing and construction activities, can also influence prices. A booming construction industry, for instance, might increase the demand for steel and copper.
  3. Quality and Type of Metal: The quality, condition, and type of metal significantly affect its price. Metals that are cleaner and require less processing generally fetch higher prices.
  4. Geopolitical Factors: Events such as trade disputes or tariffs can impact metal prices by affecting import and export dynamics.
  5. Recycling Rates: Higher recycling rates can lead to a greater supply of scrap metal, potentially driving prices down.

Where to Sell Scrap Metal in Texas

Texas hosts a variety of scrap yards and recycling centers where individuals and businesses can sell their scrap metal. Major cities like Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio have multiple facilities, each with varying price offers. It’s beneficial to call ahead and check current prices or use online resources to find the best local prices.

Tips for Selling Scrap Metal

  • Separate Metals: Sorting different types of metals can help you get better prices as mixed scrap often sells for less.
  • Stay Informed: Keeping an eye on metal prices can help you choose the best time to sell.
  • Consider Volume: Larger volumes of scrap metal can often fetch higher prices due to bulk rates.

Overall, understanding the factors that affect scrap metal prices in Texas can help sellers make informed decisions and potentially maximize their returns from selling scrap.