Nova Scotia Scrap Metal Prices - Canada

Selling Scrap in Nova Scotia

Before heading over to the scrap metal yards situated in Nova Scotia, it's important to remember where you are. Due to the geographical location of Nova Scotia and the lack of trade routes between the rest of Canada, the United States and the rest of the world, scrap metal prices are in high demand. Additionally, because less than one million people live in this Canadian province, there are not too many people to satisfy this high demand.

Scrap metal prices are often the highest in the major cities in this province; Halifax, Yarmouth, Lunenburg, New Glasgow, Amherst, Truro, Wolfville, Antigonish and Digby. Outside of these cities, where Halifax is the only truly large one, you won't be able to find any decent dealers to sell your scrap metal to. Regardless of this, you will be able to trade your metal for a strong valuation within any of these cities and given that they are situated across the province, you should be relatively close to one now.

In terms of the legislation in place restricting the sale of scrap metal, you'll find that Nova Scotia has only a few rules in place. Firstly, you need to be aware of the fact that it is legally required to have a photograph taken of yourself, your identification and your scrap metal ahead of any sale. Unlike in the rest of Canada, this law isn't adhered to very often and so you'll often find that you don't even need to bring your identification with you. We recommend that you keep it on you whenever you plan on selling scrap metal in Nova Scotia as you don't want to travel a potentially significant distance to only find that you can't trade your metal to a local scrap yard.

Within Nova Scotia, our favourite scrap dealers are John Ross & Sons Ltd in Halifax, McNutt's Scrap Metal Ltd in Truro and John Ross & Sons Ltd in Truro. John Ross is a great scrap yard dealer and we would recommend them across the whole of Canada, not only in Nova Scotia.

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