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 2013.

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.

Apr 08
Apr 15
Dry bright wire 3250 3330
Heavy copper 2950 3000
No 2 copper wire 2750 2800
Braziery copper 2350 2400
Insulated copper cable 45% 1000 1050
Brass cuttings 2000 2000
Brass swarf 1700 1700
Brass and copper radiators 1800 1800
Mixed brass 1900 1900
Heavy brass 2100 2100
Gunmetal 2200 2200
Pure aluminium cuttings 800 800
Aluminium alloy cuttings 800 800
Old rolled aluminium 650 650
Clean cast aluminium 750 750
Aluminium turnings 550 550
Aluminium foil 250 250
Lead scrap 900 900
Batteries 400 400
Zinc mixed scrap 500 500
Zinc cuttings 500 500
18/8 stainless steel solids 720 730

Non-ferrous metal prices 2014

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

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