Scrap Metal Prices

The most common question we are asked is what we will pay for scrap metal.
This guide should give you an idea as to what each metal type’s value is once recycled.

How is scrap metal priced?

Most scrap metal produced in New Zealand is exported to countries like China and the United States. Due to this the value per KG will fluctuate throughout the month with the NZ$, exchange rates and the level of demand. The prices we can sell scrap metal for change daily, which is why the below table may vary to the current price for that metal.

What can I expect to be paid for my scrap metal?

Although the rates fluctuate, we have provided a list below of the different metal types and grades that Ingot Metals trade in. If you are unsure of what grade your metal is, feel free to give us a call at either of our Petone or Porirua yards for a more specific quote of your scrap’s value.

Pricing Table

  • Please note that all stated prices are based on delivery to one of our scrap yards.
  • Prices are given as an estimate and are subject to change without notice.
  • Please call us for current pricing for your specific metal type.
ACSR $0.50/kg
Aluminium Cans $0.80/kg
Aluminium Cast $1.10/kg
Aluminium Clip $1.20/kg
Aluminium ‘domestic’ $1.00/kg
Aluminium Thermal Gap Extrusion $0.80/kg
Aluminium Extrusion 6063 (Clean) $1.40/kg
Aluminium Irony $0.15/kg
Aluminium Litho (with Paper) $1.00/kg
Aluminium Litho (no Paper) $1.40/kg
Aluminium Manganese Bronze Solids $2.50/kg
Aluminium Manganese Bronze Swarf $2.00/kg
Aluminium Radiators Car (No Plastic) $0.70/kg
Aluminium Radiators Car (Plastic On) $0.30/kg
Aluminium Swarf $0.50/kg
Aluminium Wheels (Clean) $1.40/kg
Aluminium Wheels (Dirty) $1.20/kg
Aluminium Wire $1.40/kg
Complete Car $20-$100/ea
Complete Motorbike $100/MT
Catalytic Converters $20/ea
All Batteries $0.60/kg
Aluminium Radiators Car (No Plastic) $0.70/kg
Aluminium Radiators Car (Plastic On) $0.30/kg
Alloy Rims (No Tyres) $10-$15/ea
Alloy Rims (With Tyres) $5/ea
Car Batteries $5 – $10/ea
Copper Radiators (Automotive – Clean) $3.00/kg
Copper Radiators (Automotive – Dirty) $2.00/kg
Electric Motors – No 1 (Non Fridge) $0.40/kg
Electric Motors – No 2 (Non Fridge) $0.20/kg
Lead Wheel Weights & Nails $0.50/kg
Motorcycle Batteries Up to $3/ea
Truck Batteries $10 – $20/ea
All Lead Based Batteries $0.60/kg
Gel Batteries $1-$5/ea
Motorcycle Batteries Up to $3/ea
Car Batteries $5 – $10/ea
Truck Batteries $10 – $20/ea
Brass Irony $0.70/kg
Brass Clip $4.00/kg
Brass Mixed No 1 $4.00/kg
Brass Mixed No 2 $2.00/kg
Brass Shell Casings $4.00/kg
Brass Swarf $3.00/kg
Cables – Coaxial Aluminium $0.30/kg
Cables – Copper Armoured $0.50/kg
Cables – PVC Aluminium $0.40/kg
Cables – PVC Cu Wire 30-35% $1.00/kg
Cables – PVC Cu Wire 45-50% $1.50/kg
Cables – PVC Cu Wire 60-65% $2.50/kg
Cables – PVC Cu Wire Over 70% $3.00/kg
Electric Fridge Motor $0.25/kg
Electric Motors – No 1 (Non Fridge) $0.40/kg
Electric Motors – No 2 (Non Fridge) $0.20/kg
Elements – Copper $0.40/kg
Elements – Incoloy(Stainless Steel) $0.40/kg
Gunmetal Solids $4.00/kg
Gunmetal Swarf $3.00/kg
130 Litre Hot Water Cylinder $35ea
180 Litre Hot Water Cylinder $50ea
Lead – Soft Clean Sheet & Pipe $1.30/kg
Lead – Wheel Weights & Nails $0.40/kg
Stainless Steel 316 $1.20/kg
Stainless Steel Oversize $0.50/kg
Stainless Steel Insize $0.80/kg
Stainless Steel Swarf $0.50/kg
Steel Shredder Feed $0/MT
Steel/Cast Iron In-size $120/MT
Steel/Cast Iron Oversize $80/MT
Steel Light Gauge $50/MT
Steel Swarf $0/MT
Steel Tin Can $50/MT
Zinc Diecast (Clean) $0.80/kg
Zinc Diecast (Irony) $0.50/kg
Zinc Sheet $1.00/kg