Current Scrap Prices at 3 Rivers Iron & Metal ◊ Fairmont, WV

We now pay CASH up to $50.00!

**NOTE:  Effective 3/10/21 we will no longer buy cars with gas tanks UNLESS:  the tank has a basketball-sized hole in it visible to our staff, it is cut in half, or if the car is driven in.

All rates are prone to change without notice.  All rates given at the scale are final. We will pay an additional five cents per pound for all clean, non-ferrous purchases over 100 pounds of single-grade materials.  We will not split weigh prepared grades.  All material in a prepared load must be fully prepared.  Unprepared loads are offered at the rate of the lowest grade in the load.

Batteries must be whole, free from defects, and must have caps in place.  We do not accept tires, fluids, or cylinders that contain any kind of gas, (propane, acetylene, etc.), refrigerators or A.C. units that contain refrigerant (Freon).  Compressed gas cylinders (propane, oxygen, etc.) must have the valves screwed out of the cylinder.

3 Rivers Iron & Metal Scrap Pricelist as of: 3/27/23

Item Price
Aluminum Cans .30/lb
Aluminum Siding .35/lb
Aluminum Clip .35/lb
Aluminum Cast & Sheet .35/lb
Dirty Aluminum .15lb
Aluminum Rims (clean truck Al rims) .50/lb
Aluminum Rims (clean auto Al rims) .60/lb
#1 Copper 2.90/lb
#2 Copper 2.65/lb
#3 Copper 2.55/lb
Regular-Insulated Copper .90/lb
Low-Yield Insulated Copper .40/lb
Brass 1.20/lb
Lead .15/lb
Wheel Weights .10/lb
Item Price
Brass Radiators 1.05/lb
Al/Cu Radiators 1.15/lb
Dirty Brass, Dirty Radiators, & Dirty Al/Cu Radiators .30/lb
Stainless (non-magnetic) .35/lb
Automotive Batteries .05/lb
Steel Case Batteries .04/lb
Catalytic Converter (full) Market Price
Item Price
Appliances/Cars/Sheet metal 9.50/CWT
Whole Cars (NOT stuffed) 10.00/CWT
#1 Unprepared Heavy Scrap >3' 11.00/CWT
Prepared #1 2' x 3' (1/4" min.) 12.00/CWT
Gas AL Motor Blocks (whole) 15.00/CWT
Alum. Transmissions 15.00/CWT
Other Motors same price as appliances/sheet metal
Prepared Structural 2' x 3' (1/4" min.) 15.00/CWT
Unprepared Structural >3' 13.00/CWT
Clean Auto Cast 15.00/CWT

In an effort to provide you, the customer, with the best possible service
to meet your scrap needs, we offer the following:

  • Demolition
  • Pick truck
  • MSHA certified torch operators and equipment operators
  • On-site cutting of large items
  • “In House” self-dumping hoppers
  • We have scrap containers available for your commercial facility (20 and 30 yard).

Use this link for new containers, pick-truck service, demolition or cleanup assistance.