Non-Ferrous Metal Prices

* For our archived non-ferrous metal price indicators, click on the Metal Prices Archive link to the left – or see the bottom of the page for 2013 price indicators *

Metal recycling is one of the largest recycling industries within the UK. The prices shown here provide an indication of the sums that may be paid within the metals recycling industry by typically medium to large sized businesses who are receiving material from merchants and local collectors.

For 2013 prices and earlier click on the Metals Prices Archive to the left. Scroll down this page for 2014.

Our prices are guide prices and aim to give a good indication of the market price but cannot be guaranteed.

The letsrecycle.com non-ferrous price indicators are usually revised on a weekly basis, with the prices for the two most recent weeks shown below. The archived monthly price is based on the first weekly price recorded in that particular month.

Within the trade the quality of material presented and volumes sold may influence the prices paid. Prices are in £ per tonne.

July 15
July 22
Dry bright wire 3600 3600
Heavy copper 3200 3200
No 2 copper wire 3000 3000
Braziery copper 2600 2600
Insulated copper cable 45% 1200 1200
Brass cuttings 2150 2150
Brass swarf 1850 1850
Brass and copper radiators 2000 2000
Mixed brass 2100 2100
Heavy brass 2300 2300
Gunmetal 2400 2400
Pure aluminium cuttings 800 800
Aluminium alloy cuttings 800 800
Old rolled aluminium 650 650
Clean cast aluminium 750 750
Aluminium turnings 650 650
Aluminium foil 250 250
Lead scrap 950 950
Batteries 400 450
Zinc mixed scrap 500 500
Zinc cuttings 500 500
18/8 stainless steel solids 850 850

Non-ferrous metal prices 2014

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Dry bright wire 3800 3700 3600 3200 3400 3550
Heavy copper 3500 3400 3300 2900 3050 3150
No 2 copper wire 3300 3200 3100 2700 2850 2950
Braziery copper 2850 2800 2700 2300 2450 2500
Insulated copper cable 1300 1200 1150 1000 1100 1200
Brass cuttings 2200 2200 2100 2000 2050 2150
Brass swarf 1900 1900 1800 1700 1750 1850
Brass and copper radiators 2100 2000 1900 1800 1850 1950
Mixed brass 2100 2100 2000 1900 1950 2100
Heavy brass 2300 2300 2200 2100 2150 2300
Gunmetal 2400 2400 2300 2200 2250 2400
Pure aluminium cuttings 800 800 800 800 800 800
Aluminium alloy cuttings 800 800 800 800 800 800
Old rolled aluminium 600 650 650 650 650 650
Clean cast aluminium 750 750 750 750 750 750
Aluminium turnings 500 550 550 550 550 550
Aluminium foil 250 250 250 250 250 250
Lead scrap 950 900 950 900 950 950
Batteries 430 400 430 400 400 400
Zinc mixed scrap 500 500 500 500 500 500
Zinc cuttings 500 500 500 500 500 500
18 - 8 stainless steel solids 680 700 700 720 750 850
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dry bright wire 3600
Heavy copper 3200
No 2 copper wire 3000
Braziery copper 2600
Insulated copper cable 1200
Brass cuttings 2150
Brass swarf 1850
Brass and copper radiators 2000
Mixed brass 2100
Heavy brass 2300
Gunmetal 2400
Pure aluminium cuttings 800
Aluminium alloy cuttings 800
Old rolled aluminium 650
Clean cast aluminium 750
Aluminium turnings 650
Aluminium foil 250
Lead scrap 950
Batteries 400
Zinc mixed scrap 500
Zinc cuttings 500
18 - 8 stainless steel solids 850

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