Metals Prices Archive

Welcome to the letsrecycle.com metals guide prices archive.

Here you can access scrap metal prices (ferrous scrap, non-ferrous scrap, aluminiun cans and steel cans) dating back to 2000.

Please use the drop-down on the left to find guide prices you require. The prices are not guaranteed but aim to be a fair reflection of market rates following industry research by letsrecycle.com staff.

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Ferrous metal prices 2010

Ferrous scrap metal prices: £ per tonne

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
0A plate & girder 105 105 120 185 155 135
No 1 old steel scrap 99 99 120 175 135 115
No 2 new steel scrap 90 90 110 165 135 115
4A low residual bales 115 115 130 195 165 145
4C new production bales 101 101 116 181 151 131
light iron 95 95 105 165 145 125
7B mixed steel turnings 100 100 115 165 135 115
8B mixed steel turnings 101 101 116 181 151 131
foundry heavy cast iron 115 115 130 180 150 130
No 9 cast 110 110 130 180 150 130
No 10 cast 110 110 130 180 150 130
11 cast iron borings 130 130 150 180 180 160
12A new production heavy steel scrap 100 100 120 185 155 135
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
0A plate & girder 120 145 170 140 150 169
No 1 old steel scrap 100 125 150 120 130 149
No 2 new steel scrap 100 125 150 120 130 149
4A low residual bales 135 160 180 150 160 179
4C new production bales 121 146 171 141 150 169
light iron 115 135 160 140 150 169
7B mixed steel turnings 110 130 155 145 155 170
8B mixed steel turnings 121 146 171 141 150 169
foundry heavy cast iron 115 140 165 135 145 164
No 9 cast 115 140 165 135 145 164
No 10 cast 115 140 165 135 145 164
11 cast iron borings 160 185 205 185 185 185
12A new production heavy steel scrap 120 145 170 140 150 169

Ferrous scrap metal prices: £ per tonne

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Ferrous scrap metal prices: £ per tonne

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Ferrous scrap metal prices: £ per tonne

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Non-ferrous metal prices 2010

Non-ferrous scrap prices: £ per tonne

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Dry bright wire 3900 3600 4100 4600 4000 3900
Heavy copper 3600 3300 3800 4300 3600 3500
No 2 copper wire 3400 3200 3700 4200 3500 3300
Braziery copper 3200 2900 3400 3900 3200 3100
Insulated copper cable 45% 1200 1100 1200 1500 1100 1000
Brass cuttings 2400 2400 2700 3100 2900 1800
Brass swarf 2250 2250 2550 2850 2650 2550
Brass and copper radiators 2000 2000 2200 2500 2300 2200
Mixed brass 2100 2100 2400 2700 2500 2400
Heavy brass 2300 2300 2600 2900 2700 2600
Gunmetal 2500 2500 2800 3100 2900 2800
Pure aluminium cuttings 850 850 900 1050 1050 950
Aluminium alloy cuttings 850 850 900 1050 1050 950
Old rolled aluminium 600 700 750 820 800 650
Clean cast aluminium 750 800 850 920 980 800
Aluminium turnings 450 450 500 620 660 500
Aluminium foil 60 60 60 60 60 60
Lead scrap 900 750 900 1000 900 700
Batteries 320 250 300 340 320 250
Zinc mixed scrap 450 450 450 550 600 550
Zinc cuttings 450 450 450 550 600 550
18:8 stainless steel solids 950 950 1200 1450 1200 1200
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dry bright wire 3600 3800 4200 4300 4500 4500
Heavy copper 3200 3400 3800 3900 4100 4100
No 2 copper wire 2900 3100 3500 3600 3800 3800
Braziery copper 2700 2900 3300 3400 3600 3600
Insulated copper cable 45% 900 1000 1300 1400 1400 1400
Brass cuttings 2400 2500 2650 2650 2700 2700
Brass swarf 2150 2250 2400 2400 2450 2450
Brass and copper radiators 1900 2000 2150 2150 2100 2100
Mixed brass 2000 2100 2350 2350 2400 2400
Heavy brass 2200 2300 2550 2550 2600 2600
Gunmetal 2400 2500 2750 2750 2800 2800
Pure aluminium cuttings 900 900 1000 1000 1050 1000
Aluminium alloy cuttings 900 900 1000 1000 1050 1000
Old rolled aluminium 650 700 800 800 800 750
Clean cast aluminium 800 850 900 900 900 850
Aluminium turnings 550 550 600 600 650 600
Aluminium foil 60 60 60 60 60 60
Lead scrap 650 800 1000 1000 1050 1000
Batteries 250 300 320 350 380 400
Zinc mixed scrap 500 500 500 550 550 550
Zinc cuttings 500 500 500 550 550 550
18:8 stainless steel solids 1000 1150 1250 1300 1150 1150

Aluminium can prices 2010

Prices are £ per tonne for aluminium used beverage containers delivered to a Novelis regional processor.

Aluminium can prices 2010

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
loose whole cans 550 800 800 800 800 800
600 (from Jan 4) 875 (from May 4) 720 (from June 14)
700 (from Jan 11) 800 (from May 10)
800 (from Jan 25)
loose and flattened 550 800 800 800 800 800
600 (from Jan 4) 875 (from May 4) 720 (from June 14)
700 (from Jan 11) 800 (from May 10)
800 (from Jan 25)
baled or densified and strapped 600 850 850 850 850 850
650 (from Jan 4) 925 (from May 4) 770 (from June 14)
750 (from Jan 11) 850 (from May 10)
850 (from Jan 25)
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
loose whole cans 720 600 600 750 800 800
645 (from July 12) 675 (from Sept 13)
750 (from Sept 27)
loose and flattened 720 600 600 750 800 800
645 (from July 12) 675 (from Sept 13)
750 (from Sept 27)
baled or densified and strapped 770 650 650 800 850 850
695 (from July 12) 725 (from Sept 13)
800 (from Sept 27)

Aluminium can prices 2010

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Steel Can Prices 2010

Price for Corus not shown from January 2010 as the company now buys cans from the scrap sector rather than directly from councils. For prices including delivery ('delivered in'), add £10-15 per tonne.

Steel can: Price £ per tonne 2010

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
steel cans ('ex-works' - excluding delivery) 100 - 130 100 - 130 100 - 130 110 - 140 120 - 150 110 - 140
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
steel cans ('ex-works' - excluding delivery) 110 - 130 110 - 130 110 - 140 130 - 150 130 - 150 150 - 165

Steel can: Price £ per tonne 2010

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