Scrap Metal Prices in Lancaster, PA

Sahd Metal Recycling believes in transparent pricing for all of our customers! Bookmark this page for the latest updates to our copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and steel pricing.

Steel pricing typically remains consistent for the month following the mill and foundry steel buys. Copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and associated metals can change daily as the market changes. Our commitment to you is pricing that is current and updated, and easily accessible to you!

Feel free to reach out to us with pictures for quantity and quality pricing; we look forward to hearing from you!

Current Prices


Cast Iron Rotors: $0.11

Prepared Steel: $0.10

Unprepared Steel: $0.08

Lite Iron: $0.07

Machinery: $0.07

Loose Wire: No Value


Aluminum Extrusion: .80

Aluminum Cans: .60

Aluminum Siding: $.50

Aluminum: $0.35

Mixed Aluminum: $0.35


Bare Brite Copper: 3.60

#1 Copper: $3.35

#2 Copper: $3.20

Sheet Copper: 2.90

Copper Alum Radiators: $1.50

Insulated Copper Wire: $1.40

Electric Motors: $0.15

Brass: $1.90

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel: $0.50


Lead: $0.25

Lead Batteries: $0.12

Lead Wheel Weights: $0.08

What Our Customers Say

Giving this place 5 stars! Just went there today for the 1st time to scrap copper. Every employee was very nice excellent customer service. I highly recommend going here for any business u need taking care of from them. I will definitely be going to them from now on, to me customer service goes a long way and for that reason alone I will be returning to give them my business! Thank you Sahd metal Recycling keep doing what your doing!

L. Hunts

Lancaster, PA


Contact us with any questions you may have about our services, or visit our guide page if it’s your first time visiting us. We value our customers greatly and are dedicated to giving you the best price possible for your metal. To do this, we frequently update our current scrap metal prices online so you know ahead of time what we will pay. Our promise at Sahd’s is to give you the most transparent pricing and provide excellent service!

The key to getting the best price for your scrap metal is to log onto all local dealers and see what they are paying per pound for metal.  Price comparison can help you to get the best deal for your metal. Our prices are always posted at in order to be as transparent as possible about our services. Feel free to call Shelbie, Mike and Dan at 717-684-8506 and ask for a special rate for quantity, or email pictures to! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about our pricing formulas.

Scrap metal prices can be very volatile or stay consistent for months!  In general steel pricing is set monthly based on the price we get for our scrap from the local steel mills and foundries.  Non-ferrous metal pricing (copper, aluminum, stainless steel, etc) can change daily, based on market conditions. We update our prices each time they change, so whatever is on our website is our current offers. Often customers look up general trends in pricing at for comparison as well.

The scrap metal price we are able to pay is based on the price we can get from the companies we sell to. As a scrap metal processor our role in the recycling process is to accept, sort and clean metals from industry and residents and create truckloads for sale to mills, foundries and other metal consumers for producing ingots, sows and billets of metal for reuse.  

In general outside of some high nickel content stainless steel alloys, carbide and other more rare scrap metals the highest value metal that we recycle is bare brite copper scrap.  Bare brite copper wire is shiny without oxidation or copper pateen and free of it’s rubber insulation and has a hard to bend nature unlike stripped welding lead which is copper hair wire.  Other grades of metal are still very valuable and worth plenty of money but bare brite copper is often considered the top of the grade. 

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Acceptable Materials

Appliances including:
  • Stoves
  • Microwaves
  • Washers and Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • FOR A $10 FEE—Air Conditioners

End of Life Items Including:
  • Machinery (all fluids,pans and cylinders removed)
  • Farm Equipment
  • Farm Machinery
  • Lawnmowers
  • Cast Iron Patio Furniture
  • Cast Iron Outdoor Railing
  • Sheet Metal
  • Steel Wheels
  • Steel

Nonferrous Scrap:
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Aluminum Pots and Pans
  • Aluminum Siding/Gutters/Downspouts
  • Aluminum Patio Furniture
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Aluminum Wire
  • Auto Batteries
  • Brass Fixtures/Lamps Decorative items
  • Cable, Fence and Wire
  • Christmas Lights
  • Copper
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Pipes
  • Copper and Brass Plumbing Valves and Connectors
  • Copper Tubing
  • Copper Wire
  • Electric Motors
  • Insulated Wire
  • Radiators
  • Screen Doors/Windows (glass removed)
  • Stainless Steel

Prohibited Materials

  • Acetylene Cylinders
  • Asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)- applies to both fibrous and solid materials
  • Any Scrap Containing Refrigerants (CFC or HCFC) (Freezers, Refrigerators)  Air Conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT/tube-style computer monitors or televisions)
  • Closed Compressed Gas Cylinders – high pressure cylinders with valve intact
  • Combustible or Flammable Materials – fuels, paints, degreasers, unpunctured aerosol cans
  • Corrosive Materials – highly acidic or caustic materials (battery acid, caustic soda, etc.)
  • Explosive Materials, Munitions, Shell Casings – includes suspect military scrap
  • Free Flowing Liquids (including water)
  • Hazardous Waste – toxic or poisonous materials or wastes
  • Infectious Materials – blood-soaked or biohazard items
  • Liquids or Scrap Containing Free Flowing Liquids – fuels, antifreeze, oils, hydraulic fluid, paints
  • Mercury Containing Materials – mercury-containing thermostats, switches or fluorescent light bulbs
  • Non-Metallic Items – concrete, wood, asphalt, dirt, debris, tires (more than 5 per auto)
  • PCB-Containing Materials
  • Whole tanks uncut
  • Radioactive Scrap – anything exhibiting radiation levels above background
  • Scrap with Small Capacitors that contain 50 ppm of PCBs