Hamilton Scrap Metal Prices

Selling Scrap in Hamilton

Around 600,000 people live in Hamilton, and unlike in many of the other cities in Canada, scrap metal prices are actually fairly low at present. The reasons behind this is a lull in the demand for most of the major varieties of metal and secondly because of the recently relaxed laws for trading it. As mentioned previously, the laws concerning purchasing or selling scrap metal in Hamilton are considerably more relaxed than most of Canada. As a result of this, it is very convenient to use scrap metal as a passive income.

Unfortunately, this is why the previous restrictions limiting its sale were put in place. The impact of changing this legislation is that many small to medium sized businesses in and around Hamilton are having metal stolen from their storage facilities. This has in turn drove the price of most commercially available metals down substantially. The only rule which has remained in place from the past is that scrap yards needs to retain information for at least 2 years, however this has done little to stabilise the wildly fluctuating prices.

In addition to this, you will also find that there is a lot of natural resources (metal based) situated close to Hamilton, this also has an impact on scrap metal prices within the city. Our recommendations to anybody looking to sell scrap metal in Hamilton is to hold on to your metal, build up a sizeable amount and then take it across to one of the neighbouring cities instead. Even travelling around the perimeter of Lake Ontario will have cities in it which have much better prices.

Despite this, there are a few different scrap yards which provide good prices across the year. These are AIM Recycling Hamilton, Triple M Metal LP Hamilton Strathearne and Pic N Save Self Serve Auto Parts. While the prices you receive from these centres will be good, they won't be great and so we would recommend looking elsewhere if that is possible.

Scrap Metal Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum$1.71
Aluminum Alloy$1.08
Copper$5.52
Brass$4.39
Lead$1.25
Nickel$16.25
Tin$20.21
Zinc$2.19
Steel Scrap$0.28
Steel Rebar$0.46

Last Updated On 2022-05-23

Scrap Aluminum Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Aluminum 1100$1.18
Aluminum 3003$1.18
Aluminum 356 Wheels (clean)$1.18
Aluminum 356 Wheels (dirty)$0.84
Aluminum 5052 Scrap$1.59
Aluminum 6061 Extrusions$1.04
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions$1.38
Aluminum 6063 Extrusions/Fe$1.01
Aluminum/Cu Radiators$2.76
Aluminum/Cu/Fe Radiators$2.56
Aluminum Radiators$0.67
Aluminum/Fe Radiators$0.49
Transformers$0.29
Breakage 50% Recovery$0.38
Chrome Wheels$1.11
E.C. Wire$1.83
Litho Sheets$1.18
Mixed Turnings $0.68
MLC Clips$1.16
Aluminum Old Cast$1.13
Aluminum Old Sheet$1.11
Painted Siding$1.09
UBC$1.16
Zorba 90% NF$1.11
Aluminum Cans (clean)$0.85
Aluminum Cans (dirty)$0.43

Scrap Brass Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Red Brass$2.81
Yellow Brass$2.54
Brass Rod$2.74
Brass Hair Wire$2.94
Brass Pipe$2.67
Brass Radiators$2.27
Brass Shells$2.53
Brass Turnings$2.58
Bronze$3.07
Bronze Turnings$1.60
Dirty Brass$1.34
Dirty Brass Radiators$1.34
Plumbers Brass$2.67
Semi-Red Brass$2.71

Scrap Copper Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire$4.83
#1 Copper Tubing$4.51
#1 Flashing Copper$4.51
#2 Copper Tubing$4.25
#2/3 Mix Copper$4.13
#3 Copper with Tar$3.87
#3 Roofing Copper$4.00
Dirty Roofing Copper$3.74
Electric Motors - Copper$3.35
Enameled Copper$3.80
Insulated Copper Wire$3.87
Lead Coated Copper$3.26
Silver Plated Copper$4.13
Tin Coated Copper$3.61
Tin Insulated Copper Wire$3.61

Scrap Lead Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Lead Batteries$0.26
Lead Shot$0.59
Lead Wheel Weights$0.38
Solid Lead$0.79
Soft Lead$0.81

Scrap Zinc Prices per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
New Zinc Die Cast$1.36
Old Zinc Die Cast$1.17

Scrap Gold Prices

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
9ct Gold$27.54$856.62
14ct Gold$42.96$1,336.30
18ct Gold$55.08$1,713.20
22ct Gold$67.27$2,092.38
24ct Gold$73.43$2,284.04

In the table above you'll find today's scrap gold price for the different purities of gold.

Scrap Prices for other Precious Metals

MetalPrice per GramPrice per Troy Ounce
Palladium$60.33$1,876.58
Platinum$28.90$898.96
Silver$0.75$23.29

Precious metal prices are usually set in troy ounces. One troy ounce (Oz) is equal to around 31.1 grams.

Today's scrap prices for silver, palladium and platinum.

Scrap Prices for Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
#1 Bundle$0.15
#1 Busheling$0.16
#1 HMS$0.11
HMS 80/20$0.10
Sheet Metal$0.09
Shredded Auto Scrap$0.12
Structural Steel$0.11

Scrap Prices for Stainless Steel per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
201 SS$0.41
301 SS$0.70
304 SS Solid$1.00
304 SS Turning$0.86
309 SS$1.30
310 SS$1.97
316 SS Solid$1.30
330 SS$3.21

Above are today's prices for stainless steel. Stainless steel is very much in demand currently due to it's use in construction.

Scrap Prices for other Ferrous Metals per Pound

MetalPrice Per Pound
Scrap #1 Prepared$0.12
Scrap #2 Prepared$0.14
Scrap #1 Unprepared$0.10
Scrap #2 Unprepared$0.10
Scrap Auto Slabs Whole$0.11
Scrap Cast Iron$0.16
Scrap Dishwashers$0.11
Scrap Dryers$0.11
Scrap Oversize Torch$0.15
Scrap Rebar$0.33
Scrap Washing Machines$0.11
Scrap Water Heaters$0.11

Scrap Electronics Prices per Pound

ElectronicsPrice Per Pound
Scrap Back PanelsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Cellphones
Scrap Computer Wire
Scrap CPU Chips
Scrap CRT Monitors
Scrap Empty PC Servers
Scrap Graphics Cards
Scrap Hard DrivesContact local scrap yard
Scrap Hard Drive Boards
Scrap Laptops
Scrap LCD Monitors
Scrap Low Grade Boards
Scrap Mainframes
Scrap Memory
Scrap Mice
Scrap MotherboardsContact local scrap yard
Scrap Non-Green PC Boards
Scrap PC Boards
Scrap PC Tower
Scrap Power Supplies
Scrap Printers/Fax Machines
Scrap Servers
Scrap Speakers
Scrap Telecom EquipmentContact local scrap yard