Scrap Metal Prices

Scrap metal prices in New Zealand are based on a variety of economic factors such as international commodity prices and exchange rates. Prices tend to fluctuate over time as these economic conditions change. Scrap metal recycling is a global industry and local scrap prices reflect this.

In the scrap metal industry, metals are grouped into two basic categories:

  • Ferrous (Steel)
  • Non-Ferrous (Copper, Brass, Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Lead)

Scrap metals are then further classified and graded within these categories as there are a number of different grades within each metal type. Scrap metal prices vary according to these grades. Our experienced & licensed scrap metal buyers will grade your metal and pay you a per Kg (for non-ferrous) or per Ton (for ferrous) price based on the specific grade (or quality) of the metal.

Indicative Scrap Metal Prices:

Ferrous Scrap Metal Prices

Heavy Steel $150 – $300┬áper Ton
Light Gauge Steel $100 – $230 per Ton
Scrap Cars $150 – $400 per car

Non-ferrous Scrap Metal Prices

Copper $6.00 – $7.50 per Kg
Brass $4.00 – $5.00 per Kg
Aluminium $0.90 – $1.70 per Kg
Stainless Steel $1.00 – $1.40per Kg
Lead $1.00 – $1.20 per Kg
Data Cable $1.20 – $3.50 per Kg
Electric Motors $0.60 – $0.80 per kg
Batteries (lead) $0.60 – $0.85 per kg
Aluminium Mag Wheels $10.00 – $12.00 per wheel

Note - These prices are indicative only as actual scrap metal prices vary daily with market conditions. To find out our current scrap prices, please call us or come in to our yard today.