Here you can find the current scrap metal prices being paid by scrap yards in Illinois 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 Illinois. We have the current scrap metal prices in Illinois and the USA. The most profitable and sought after scrap metals  you can sell for top scrap metal prices in Illinois include copper, brass, stainless steel, iron, lead,  scrap cars and even copper pipes. Recycling scrap metal through metal dealers in Illinois 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 Illinois (per pound or lb) is to check listed scrap yards and metal dealers around Illinois on our website.

Scrap metal prices Illinois USA

Scrap Metal Prices vary from scrap yard to scrap yard in Illinois. Fact is that Illinois is a great city to find scrap yards that offer great scrap metal prices per Pound/ton. Many of Illinois'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 Illinois. 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 Illinois 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 Illinois?

All kinds of scrap metal have a price and can be sold for good prices in Illinois although you should take note that most scrap yards in Illinois 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 Illinois and are accepted at almost all scrap metal recyclers and scrap yards include:


Stainless Steel






Scrap Metal Prices Per Pound Illinois

It is good to know what prices per Pound a scrap yard or scrap metal recycle company in Illinois is paying before you visit one. Below is a rough guide as to what scrap metal prices you should be offered in Illinois.
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 Illinois are offering are competitive or not

Scrap Metal Prices Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois and throughout the USA are screaming out for all types of scrap metals and most are offering competitive scrap metal prices in Illinois. 

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 Illinois 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 Illinois
There a wide range of benefits of recycling scrap metal in Illinois, 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 Illinois 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 Illinois

In Illinois 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois Scrap Yards will be more than willing to buy include (these are the most popular forms) copper, , brass and more. 

Many people in Illinois are completely unaware of the widespread availability to scrap metal vendors who are exceptionally keen to purchase scrap metal every single day. While most Illinois 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 Illinois 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 Illinois.

Scrap Metal Prices Illinois

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 Illinois. 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 Illinois
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
Bryant Industries- Tuscola
531 E. US Highway 36
Tuscola, Illinois 61953
Phone: 217-253-2477

PSC Metals -St. Charles
232 Junior Drive
St. Charles, Missouri 63301
Phone: 636-946-2285

Mighty River Recycling
116 State Street
Madison, Illinois 62060
Phone: 618-876-4566
PSC Metals – St. Louis
3620 North Hall Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63147
Phone: 314-231-6077

PSC Metals- St. Louis
3144 N. Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri 63147
Phone: 314-231-1938

J&C E-Recycling
621 Atlanta Drive
Belleville, Illinois 62220
Phone: 618-233-5009

PSC Metals – St. Louis (River Terminal)
300 E. Nagel
St. Louis, Missouri 63111
Phone: 314-638-1122

Mervis Iron & Supply
1100 S 9th St.
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Phone: 217-753-1492

Hitchcock Scrapyard
22501 N 78
Canton, Illinois 61519
Phone: 309-668-3217

Green Track Recycling
300 West Morgan Street
Bunker Hill, Illinois 62014
Phone: 855.585.3387

Ranita Salvage
29519 Old Fidelity Road
Jerseyville, Illinois 62052
Phone: 618-498-4591

Morris Tick Co.
501 East Stewart Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61702
Phone: 309-828-6084

Behr Iron & Metal
3213 SW Washington St
Peoria, Illinois 61607
Phone: 309-637-0649

A Miller & Co.
1612 SW Adams St.
Peoria, Illinois 61602
Phone: 309-674-1101

Alton Materials
851 Knapp Lane
Pittsfield, Illinois 62363
Phone: 217-285-4499

Lee’s Metals
120 E Graham St
Eureka, Illinois 61530
Phone: (309) 467-5465

Alton Materials
#15 Hull Lane
Alton, Illinois 62002
Phone: 618-462-0277

Harris Metals and Recycling
1213 N. 11th St
Matoon, Illinois 61938
Phone: 217-235-1808

TNT Recycling
15150 East 1800th Avenue
Effingham, Illinois 62401
Phone: (217) 342-3043

Marco Recycling
302 S. Market St
Champaign, Illinois 61834
Phone: 217-352-3040

Dollar A Day Storage and Recycling
3133 Missouri Av
Granite City, Illinois 62040
Phone: (618) 451-4758

Mack’s Twin City Recycling
2808 N Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, Illinois 61802
Phone: 217-328-2100

Totall Metal Recycling Inc.
2684 Missouri Ave.
Granite City, Illinois 62040
Phone: 866-470-5763

Branch Metal Processing
620 Saint Cyr Rd.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63137
Phone: 314-867-7500

COLLINSVILLE, Illinois 62234
Phone: (618)344-7232

Becker Iron & Metals
1310 Broadway
Venice, Illinois 62090
Phone: 618-213-4250