Here you can find the current scrap metal prices being paid by scrap yards in Chicago USA. In general, scrap metal prices differ based on material and your location. We provide a range of different scrap yards for  all of your different types of scrap metal across Chicago. We have the current scrap metal prices in Chicago and the USA. The most profitable and sought after scrap metals  you can sell for top scrap metal prices in Chicago include copper, brass, stainless steel, iron, lead,  scrap cars and even copper pipes. Recycling scrap metal through metal dealers in Chicago can be a very good way to make a some cash and the best way to ensure you are getting good top prices for your scrap metal in Chicago (per pound or lb) is to check listed scrap yards and metal dealers around Chicago on our website.

Scrap metal prices Chicago USA

Scrap Metal Prices vary from scrap yard to scrap yard in Chicago. Fact is that Chicago is a great city to find scrap yards that offer great scrap metal prices per Pound/ton. Many of Chicago's 8.5 million population have got lots of scrap metals lying around and could net you quite a bit of cash when selling it to a recycle or scrap yard in Chicago. Scrap cars, left over copper piping and wiring, soft drink cans, and even broken appliances such as cookers and washing machines are all considered scrap metal. Scrap metal prices offer by scrap yards in Chicago and the USA vary daily so before you head to your local scrap yard to sell your scrap metal it could be a good idea to check the scrap metal prices by giving them a call.

Types of Scrap Metal you can Sell For Top Prices per tonne/Pound in Chicago?

All kinds of scrap metal have a price and can be sold for good prices in Chicago although you should take note that most scrap yards in Chicago will not buy electrical equipment as scrap metal as the process of removing the scrap metal is not easy. The most common scrap metals that can be recycled for the best scrap metal prices in Chicago and are accepted at almost all scrap metal recyclers and scrap yards include:


Stainless Steel






Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound Chicago

It is good to know what prices per Pound a scrap yard or scrap metal recycle company in Chicago is paying before you visit one. Below is a rough guide as to what scrap metal prices you should be offered in Chicago.
Copper (clean) - $4.12 - $5.07
Aluminum - $0.19 - $1.01
Cans - $0.06 - $0.10
Clean Brass - $2.47 - $3.30
Lead - $0.57 - $0.91
Stainless Steel - $0.82 - $1.24
Steel Radiators - $1.24 - $2.88
Now that you understand the value of your scrap metal you should be able to figure out if the scrap metal prices localscrap yards in Chicago are offering are competitive or not

Scrap Metal Prices Chicago Scrap/Recycle Metal Info?

Recycled cans can go from your bin to another product in only 60 days? Recycling Scrap Metal helps us look after our environment by reducing the amount of raw materials being used.

All scrap yards in Chicago purchase non ferrous metals such as , copper, lead, nickel, tin, zinc and more metals like these can be recycled time and time again and at the moment scrap yards in Chicago and throughout the USA are screaming out for all types of scrap metals and most are offering competitive scrap metal prices in Chicago. 

Below and on our homepage is a scrap metal prices guide on this you can view a rough value of scrap metal. Scrap yards in Chicago should offer prices similar to the ones displayed on the chart so you can still use the chart to get a rough idea of the true prices you should be offered for your scrap metals. 

 Scrap Metal Recycling Prices Chicago
There a wide range of benefits of recycling scrap metal in Chicago, not only can it make you some extra cash, it also massively helps us keep the planet clean. We do not need to scour our planet for more materials if we reuse them over and over again. Scrap metal can be reused hundreds of times, saving thousands of pounds worth of energy. Not only that, but Chicago scrap yards also help to ensure that all of our metal using industries have the materials to keep running, without allowing all of the valuable scrap metal pieces simply ending up in a landfill.

Types Of Scrap Metal You Can Sell For Top Prices Per Pound in Chicago

In Chicago and many other cities Scrap Metal is generally broken down into various different types of subdivisions, ferrous metals and non ferrous metals. There are other types of scrap metal that will usually be accepted by scrap yards in Chicago, these are detailed more thoroughly below: 

Types of machinery from industrial facilities.
Metallic waste produce from industrial facilities.
Non-functional motor vehicles including motorbikes, cars, vans, trucks and more.

Examples of ferrous scrap metals Chicago scrap yards will pay top prices for include various types of copper, lead, , iron, brass and steel. These types of metal are regularly located within ordinary Chicago household appliances and utensils. All in all you will find that recycling ferrous scrap will usually return substantially lower scrap metal prices than non ferrous scrap. Do not let this put you off recycling these types of metals because it is still possible to make a significant amount of money from it.

Examples of non ferrous scrap metals that Chicago Scrap Yards will be more than willing to buy include (these are the most popular forms) copper, , brass and more. 

Many people in Chicago are completely unaware of the widespread availability to scrap metal vendors who are exceptionally keen to purchase scrap metal every single day. While most Chicago scrap yards have specific standards for each individual type of scrap metal, if you meet these then it couldn't be easier to turn your materials into a great price using our scrap metal prices above. 

Some examples of the best metals to sell for top prices per tonne/Pound in Chicago include ; a number of different types of cabling, radiators, wheels, extrusion, sheets, castings and more. Similarly for copper there is cabling, coils, wires and a variety of different types of alloys too.

As you can see, determining the type of scrap that you possess can be a convoluted matter that is off putting for the majority of people. However, once you get past this step it is possible to make a lot of money by taking each piece to a scrap metal yard in Chicago.

Scrap Metal Prices Chicago

You should remember you can find a range of different forms of scrap metal within many pieces of electronic equipment and the fact that many scrap yards will not accept this type of metal.

Below is a general guide that illustrates typical scrap metal prices you will find for various different materials in Chicago. The prices listed below vary because scrap yards generally vary by area and obviously the quality of the metal affects the price too.

Metal Type Scrap Metal Prices Chicago
Copper$2.45 to $3.67 per Kilo
Mixed Copper$3.06 to $4.28 per Kilo
Copper Wire$0.92 to $1.15 per Kilo
Aluminium$0.12 to $0.92 per Kilo
Aluminium Cans$0.06 to $0.12 each
Clean Brass$0.93 to $1.56 per Kilo
Mixed Brass$1.56 to $2.80 per Kilo
Stainless Steel$0.46 to $1.24 per Kilo
Iron$0.05 to $0.10 per Kilo
Titanium$1.74 to $2.49 per Kilo
Gold$9.96 to $31.12 per Gram
Silver$0.16 to $0.32 per Gram
Platinum$18.67 to $31.12 per Gram
Lead$0.55 to $1.24 per Kilo
Car Battery$3.11 to $6.22 each
Truck Battery$4.59 to $9.34 each
Clean Radiator$1.87 to $2.49 per Kilo
Mixed Radiator$0.93 to $1.56 per Kilo
Here is our list of Scrap Yards in Chicago, feel free to contact any of them to request their scrap metal prices per pound.

Onstate Recycling
5819 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60621

Cozzi Recycling
2400 Main Street
Melrose Park, Illinois 60160

West Melrose Metal Recyclers
4719 West Lake Street
Melrose Park, Illinois 60160
(708) 344‑8926

All American Recycling-Chicago
11900 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60628

B & C Metals Recycling Inc –Speciality Buyers of Copper and Brass
4606 TOD AVE
EAST CHICAGO, Indiana 46312

Redline Metals, Inc.
930 Dupage Avenue
Lombard, Illinois 60148

All American Recycling- Ford Heights
1705 Cottage Grove Avenue
Ford Heights, Illinois 60411

All American Recycling-Joliet
2285 New Lenox Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433

Midwest PGM
10501 W 133rd Ave
9 Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303

Redmer & Sons Recycling & Auto Core Inc
680 Maryland ave
Burlington, Wisconsin 53105

Zimmermans Recycling
301 Industrial Drive
Dekalb, Illinois 60115

Belson Steel Center Scrap, Inc.
1685 N. State Route 50
Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914

City Scrap Metal-Chicago
1815 N Kingsbury
Chicago, Illinois 60614

Barry’s Metal Recycling
820 W Cermak
Chicago, Illinois 60608

Biltmore Metals
813 W Cermak Road
Chicago, Illinois 60608

General Iron Industries
1909 North Clifton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
(773) 327‑9600

Contact us if you want your scrap yard/ scrap metal buying business in Chicago adding to our list.