Steel Can Prices

*For our archived steel can price indicators, click on the links to the right.*

Since February 2009, letsrecycle.com has provided an ex-works (excluding delivery) price for steel cans being purchased by typically medium-to-large sized businesses receiving material from merchants and local collectors.

This reflects the fact that the CanRoute system previously used by many collectors such as councils and waste companies to sell cans to steel giant Corus (now Tata) was wound down in late 2008 largely as a result of the slump in new steel production caused by the global recession.

Steel Can Prices

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In light of this, a price for Corus is not shown from January 2010 as the company now buys cans from the scrap sector, rather than directly from councils.

Note: Prices shown are ex-works. For prices ‘delivered in’, add circa £10-15 per tonne.

All prices shown are in £ per tonne.


2014JanFebMarAprMayJun
Steel cans (ex-works)135 - 150130 - 140125 - 135125 - 137125 - 139125 - 135
2014JulAugSepOctNovDec
Steel cans (ex/works)115 - 125115 - 125120 - 130---
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