Current 2018 Scrap Prices for Europe


Scrap prices change daily in response to market forces and can vary regionally. The information presented here is taken from the top two websites that publish the latest European scrap prices. These are not real-time scrap prices. To remain on top of live scrap prices, you'll need to follow the links to the referenced websites and subscribe to them. Still, the prices here are current as of spring 2018 and will give you an understanding of the latest trend in European scrap prices.

Manchester Yard - Greengate Metals

Prices are presented £/KG


Aluminum – £0.60, Examples: Automobile Parts, Packaging; updated on 17/01/2017.


Brass – £2.90, Examples: Artefacts, Ornaments, taps; updated on 15/03/2018.

316 Stainless Turnings – £0.90; updated on 16/03/2017.  


Bright Copper Wire – £4.20, Example: Stripped wire; updated on 15/03/2018.

High-Grade PVC wire – £2.40, Examples: Large-single core Copper cable; updated on 17/01/2017.

PVC Wire – £1.30, Example: Copper wire coated in PVC; updated on 15/02/2017.

Aluminum Cable with Copper – £0.80, Example: High-quality coils, Headphone; updated on 28/11/2015.

Low-Grade Cable – £0.40, Example: Electrical cables with steel; updated on 09/03/2018.


Heavy Copper – £3.90,  Example: Piping with solder joints, Pai; updated on 15/03/2018.

Lead Wash Copper and Foamy Tanks – £3.10, Example: Lead washed, Insulated tanks; updated on 17/01/2017.

Copper Tanks – £3.50, Example: Industrial/Domestic boilers; updated on 15/03/2018.

Braziery Copper – £3.35, Example: Piping with solder joints; updated on 15/03/2018.

Stainless steel turnings – £0.60, Example: 304 stainless turnings; updated on 15/03/2017.

Motors – £0.20, Example: Electric motors; updated on 22/02/2018.

Aluminum turnings – £0.30, Example: aluminum turnings; updated on 12/08/2015.

Stainless Steel:

Stainless Steel – £0.75, Example: Household I, Cooking equipment; updated on 17/01/2017.

316 Stainless Steel – £1.00, Normally used in chemical or f; updated on 22/02/2018.

Cast Iron and Steel – £0.06, Example: Tools, Building Materials, Car; updated on 02/02/2017.

Lead – £1.20, Example: Old roofing lead, Lead piping; updated on 22/02/2017.

Greengate Metals provides live scrap metal prices at its Manchester Yard. But you must call them if you are looking for the most recent scrap prices. So, if you need live scrap prices, follow the link where you find their overseas number: 0-161-6434545. On their website, you'll also find their social media platforms which you might want to follow.


Prices are presented $US / Tonne

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ALUMINUM SCRAP PRICES: Mixed Aluminum Turnings –500.00, Aluminum Cuttings –870, UBC –960.00, Old Cast –900.00.

BRASS/BRONZE PRICES: 85/15 Brass Scrap -2500.00, 70/30 Brass Scrap –2350.00, Mixed Brass –2500.00, Brass Radiator --1500.00, Brass Cuttings –2500.00.

COPPER SCRAP PRICES: #1 Insulated Copper Wire 85% Recovery –1350.00, #1 Copper Wire and Tubing –4200.00, #1 Copper Bare Bright –4600.00, #2 Copper Wire and Tubing –4100.00, Braziery Copper –3650.00, Copper Tube –4200.00, Copper Radiators –1550.00, Copper Dry Bright –4600.00.

LEAD SCRAP PRICES: Lead-Solid Lead –1350.00, Lead Scrap –1350.00, Lead Batteries –650.00, Scrap Auto Batteries –650.00.

STEEL PRICES: #1 HMS –150.00, Cast Iron Scrap –125.00, Grade 1 Old Steel (#1 5 ft) –140.00, Grade 2 Old Steel (#2 2ft) –135.00, Structural Steel –160.00, Shredded Auto Scrap –110.00, Sheet Metal –90.00, Grade OA Structural Plate --160.

OTHERS:  New Zinc Die Cast –600.00, 304 SS Solid –900.00.

If you work in (or are interested in becoming involved in) the scrap metal business there are numerous other websites which frequently update scrap price information. I also recommend that you read the web's update on U.S. scrap prices that post the most prices in the United States.