Copper & Brass - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Tue, February 9, 2016, 7:33 am

Brass (Plumbing, Pipe) $1.03 /lb.
Bronze $1.23 /lb.
Brass Shells $0.81/lb.
Brass Water Meter $0.50-0.85 /lb.
Clean Brass Radiators $0.98 /lb.
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Clean) $0.78 /lb.
Aluminum/Copper Coil (Dirty) $0.68 /lb.
Copper Yokes $0.25 /lb.
Copper Transformers $0.08-0.15 /lb.
Electric Motors $0.10-.12 /lb.
Alternators/Starters (Separated) $0.15 /lb.
Sealed Units/Compressors $0.06 /lb.

Insulated Copper Wire - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Tue, February 9, 2016, 7:33 am

Hollow Heliax Wire $0.65 /lb.
Romex Wire $0.72 /lb.
Insulated Cable $1.00 /lb.
Insulated Steel BX $0.14 /lb.
Christmas Lights $0.15 /lb.

Aluminum - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Tue, February 9, 2016, 7:33 am

Aluminum Windows (broken) $0.30 /lb.
Cast Aluminum $0.33 /lb.
Clean Aluminum Wire $0.45 /lb.
AL Thermo-pane/break (Not Glass) $0.28 /lb.
AL Litho Plates $0.45 /lb.
AL Machine Cuts $0.35 /lb.
Aluminum Grills $0.33 /lb.
Aluminum Ladders $0.28 /lb.
Aluminum Transformers $0.03 /lb.
AL Turnings $0.14 /lb.

Misc. Scrap - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Tue, February 9, 2016, 7:33 am

316 Stainless Steel (Non-Magnetic) $0.36 /lb.
Forklift Batteries $0.15-0.18 /lb.
Lithium Ion Batteries $0.20-.50 /lb.
Lead Wheel Weights $0.15 /lb.
Scrap Generators $0.09-$0.17 /lb.
Circuit Breakers Prices Vary

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Steel & Iron - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Tue, February 9, 2016, 7:33 am

Steel $.01 /lb.
Light Iron $.01 /lb.
Cast Iron $0.02-$0.035/lb.
Whole Cars $0.02-0.03 /lb.
Motorcycles $0.03-0.045 /lb.
500 Pound Minimum for Steel Purchases.

Computer Scrap - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Tue, February 9, 2016, 7:33 am

Memory Chips $4.00-6.50 /lb.
CPU Processor Chips $3.50-25.00 /lb.
Whole Computer Towers w/HD $0.15/lb.
Laptops $0.50 /lb.
Power Supplies (w/ wires) $0.14 /lb.
Harddrives w/Board $0.50 /lb.
Harddrive PC Board $1.90 /lb.
Cell Phones (NO BATTERY) $0.75 /lb.
Telecom Equipment $0.14-0.27/lb.
Servers $0.14-0.27/lb.
Back Panels CALL
Low Grade Non PC Boards $0.08 /lb.
Insulated Wire $.28-.48 /lb.
AL Heat Sinks $0.28 /lb.
Sorry, We DO NOT currently accept Monitors.

Rare Earth Metals - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Tue, February 9, 2016, 7:33 am

Monel $1.50-2.50 /lb.
FSX 414 $2.50 /lb.
Titanium $0.20 /lb.
Nickel $1.50-2.00 /lb.
Inconel $1.00-2.50 /lb.
High Speed Steel $0.25 /lb.
Hastelloy Shavings $0.75-1.25 /lb.
Hastelloy Solids $1.25-1.50 /lb.
Tin Solder $0.50-3.00 /lb.
Babbit $0.50-5.50 /lb.
Alnico Magnets $0.25 /lb.

Rockaway Recycling WILL NOT buy stolen material under any circumstances.

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Learn About Rockaway Recycling From The Ground Up

The Emergence of Rockaway Recycling:
“I had left my auditing job at Amerada Hess, bought a large flat bed rack truck and started to buy scrap. I quickly learned that to get premium prices you needed to bring a load large enough for the scrap buyer to make money. So I began to accumulate scrap. One mans scrap is another mans crap, I was quickly chased from the suburban town my parents lived in, turns out no one wanted my large accumulation of aluminum, batteries and assorted metals littering the ground. I leased a large facility in Rockaway, New Jersey, a brand spanking new industrial garage. I bought a used chain bailer, and a used fork truck and I started to save my scrap indoors.”

new jersey scrap yardSlowly people found my location and started dropping off metals, mostly aluminum as everyone knew copper had value. At that time much of the scrap aluminum was sent to the landfills. I started buying. A small scale was all I had, a Fairbanks Morse, with weights. I had a few racks fabricated on which to weigh the material, and I bought and baled aluminum for what seemed like endless days. Aluminum morphed into buying copper, brass and the other metals of value. I still did road work but now hired a yard employee to receive, buy and process.”

rockaway recycling history

My Fair Weight – Fair Price concept, which my son Thomas still uses, brought many new and larger customers. In the late eighties I started buying circuit boards for the precious metals, this lead to purchasing whole computer systems, which lead to a million pound per month business in main frame computer scrap. This all snowballed into retailing and wholesaling of computers in the nineties. I divested myself of those businesses and went back to my core business scrap metal. I anxiously awaited my son Thomas graduating from college.

Thomas had worked side by side with me since the age of nine, the worst of the jobs was always saved for him. He did not know better, he learned every nook and cranny of the business from the ground up. This is what is reflected in all his business dealings, his intimate knowledge of the business and peoples feelings.Our constant goal was to treat all our customers as friends and family, and to welcome them each and every trip to our facility. Knowing the business was in extremely competent hands I retired soon after Thomas graduated from the University of Connecticut. I still talk with him on a daily basis, but only as an advisor and loving Dad.” – Tom Buechel (left above), Founder of Rockaway Recycling

Meet the Rockaway Recycling Team

What Rockaway Recycling Has Accomplished Today

The Birth Place of the iScrap App:

rockaway recycling scrap yard“In 2010 the iPhone was abuzz, and everyone was talking about apps. Being out of college for a few years and seeing first hand how many of my customers used smart phones, I wanted to launch an app that my customers could get Rockaway Recycling’s prices through. And so the iScrap App was born…but before I knew what happened, other scrap yards were asking about it, and it spawned a new company whose goal was to connect scrap yards with their customers like never before.”

“Many think that competition would be a stiff thing, but I knew that your reputation and the way that you handle business is what will keep people coming back.” – Tom Buechel, current owner of Rockaway Recycling & creator of the iScrap App

Tom Buechel & Rockaway Recycling has also had the distinct pleasure of being featured in:

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