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

We now pay $CASH$ up to $250.00!

**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.  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 lead acid, whole, free from defects, and must have caps in place (NOTE:  We do NOT accept electric or hybrid vehicles or their batteries.).  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, NOT broken off.

3 Rivers Iron & Metal Scrap Pricelist as of: 02/27/2024 end-of-business day

Item Price
Aluminum Cans .25/lb
Aluminum Siding .35/lb
Aluminum Clip .35/lb
Aluminum Cast & Sheet .35/lb
Dirty Aluminum/Aluminum Sheet >90% .20lb
Aluminum Rims (clean truck Al rims) .50/lb
Aluminum Rims (clean auto Al rims) .60/lb
#1 Copper 2.80/lb
#2 Copper 2.60/lb
#3 Copper 2.50/lb
Bare Bright Copper 2.85/lb
Regular-Insulated Copper #1 1.00/lb
Regular-Insulated Copper #2 .90/lb
Low-Yield Insulated Copper .40/lb
Brass Mixed (90%) .75/lb
Brass Mixed (Clean) 1.25/lb
Lead (Soft) .25/lb
Lead Wheel Weights .05/lb
Electric Motors .20/lb
Item Price
Brass Radiators (Clean) 1.00/lb
Al/Cu Radiators 1.00/lb
Dirty Al/Cu Radiators .20/lb
Dirty Brass Radiators .25
Stainless (non-magnetic) .25/lb
Automotive Batteries (NO Electric Vehicle batteries accepted) .15/lb
Steel Case Industrial Batteries .10/lb
Catalytic Converter (guts only) 1.00/lb
Catalytic Converter (full) Market Price
Item Price
Shredder Scrap/ Light Iron $7.00 CWT
Whole Cars with Cats *NO electric vehicles $7.50/CWT
Incomplete cars $7.00 CWT
#1 Heavy Melt Unprepared (>3') $8.00/CWT
Prepared HMS #1 (2' x 3') $10.00/CWT
Hubs & Rotors $13,00/CWT
Prepared P&S (2' x 4') $11.00/CWT
Unprepared P&S ( >4') $10.00/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
  • 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.