Copper & Brass - Scrap PricesLast Updated: Fri, February 12, 2016, 8:15 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: Fri, February 12, 2016, 8:15 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: Fri, February 12, 2016, 8:15 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: Fri, February 12, 2016, 8:15 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: Fri, February 12, 2016, 8:15 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: Fri, February 12, 2016, 8:15 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: Fri, February 12, 2016, 8:15 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.

We are NOT an auto salvage yard for car parts.
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scrap magnet testTo figure out whether a scrap metal is worth money or not is a fairly simple test:

  • Take a magnet (could be one right off of your fridge!)
  • Stick the magnet to the scrap metal that you have
  • If the magnet sticks, then the material is steel and is worth very little but Rockaway Recycling will throw it into a steel dumpster to make sure that it is recycled the right way
  • If the magnet DOES NOT stick, then you are in luck because the scrap metal is going to be worth money

Please call 1.800.317.JUNK for any questions on your material

Some of the most common questions we get on the phone with customers included how to find out if you have steel or not. The magnet test is the best and easiest option to see what kind of scrap metal you have and if it is worth your time and effort to bring it to Rockaway Recycling.

Ferrous = Magnet Sticks

Non-Ferrous = Magnet Doesn’t Stick

Ferrous Characteristics Non-Ferrous Characteristics
Magnetic Not Magnetic
Need 500lb. Minimum No Minimum
Usually Steel or Iron Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Stainless Steel & More
Pick Up Services Over 1000lb. Pick Up Services Over 500lb.
Least Valuable Scrap Metals Most Valuable Scrap Metals
See Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Scrap Prices

Many times homeowners, contractors, and other aren’t sure what kind of material they have whether it is a metal cabinet, chairs, racks, stands, and other materials they come across when cleaning out spaces. We suggest to take a magnet to determine if it is a ferrous or non-ferrous metal. The magnet will stick to ferrous and will not stick to non-ferrous.

Common Ferrous Metals & Items:

  • Steel
  • Light Iron
  • Cast Iron
  • Appliances (Washer, Dryer, Refrigerators)
  • Cars/Trucks

Common Non-Ferrous Metals & Items:

  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap)

Rockaway Recycling Purchasing Ferrous Materials

Generally ferrous metals are worth much less money in scrap value. That is part of the reason why Rockaway Recycling only accepts a 500lb. minimum to pay out for ferrous items like steel and iron. Rockaway Recycling is primarily a non-ferrous yard so we do not deal with large volumes of ferrous metals at our facility in Rockaway, NJ. We do however offer container and pick up services for industrial ferrous loads of thousands of pounds at a time. If you have ferrous materials, Rockaway Recycling will encourage you to bring your metal to our facility on your own but we will not offer pick up services for only a few hundred pounds of materials.

Purchasing Non-Ferrous Metals At Rockaway Recycling

On the other hand Rockaway Recycling has a focus on non-ferrous materials because they are worth more money in scrap value. Metals like copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel are common non-ferrous metals that we accept at Rockaway Recycling. Homeowners will often have aluminum siding or electronic scrap like computer towers and laptops that can be recycled. Rockaway Recycling will pay per the pound for these materials. We do not accept TV’s, computer screens, or any monitors.If you have a large quantity of non-ferrous metals like stainless steel, copper wire or cable, or aluminum Rockaway Recycling can also supply you and your job site with containers and pick up services.

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