Ottawa Scrap Metal Prices

Selling Scrap in Ottawa

As the days go by, there is an ever increasing interest in attaining and selling scrap metal in Ottawa. Around 1 million people live in Ottawa currently and more and more people are looking to sell scrap in the city. After all, it is a great way to earn some extra income and with the ever increasing cost of living in the city, it is a great way to offset some of the bills - whether you are an individual or a huge business, this applies. As with many other cites in Canada, there are various pieces of legislature in place which prevent the unlawful trade of scrap metal for cash in the city currently. This page has summarised most of these rules and so you should be able to get a decent amount of cash for your scrap metal in Ottawa today.

Firstly, it is important to recognise that you will be required to show ID ahead of any trade, this will then be copied by the dealer and you will then have to get a photograph taken of yourself and your metal too. This information is then stored on the local scrap yards IT servers and will remain there for a maximum of two years, this is made available to Ottawa's police department as they regularly investigate the sale of scrap metal as the city had many problems with it being illegally obtained in the past. Furthermore, all transactional information is kept on record for the same amount of time, for much the same reason. Typically smaller transactions are ignored and are not recorded, but almost every transaction for over $500 will be recorded. Unfortunately there is a law in place throughout every scrap metal yard in Ottawa currently that prevents cash being given for scrap metal, instead payment must be in the form of a check and so it can be a wait before you receive your money in the bank.

The scrap dealers who have the best prices per kilo in Ottawa are; CASH for TRASH Metal Recycling Centre (Stittsville), Palmer Recycling (Ottawa) and Junk Car Removal (Ottawa). The prices for metals here are often really good and we would highly recommend any of them.

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