Brass Recycling

Brass is an alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of copper and zinc can be varied to create a range of brasses with differing properties. See below for current brass recycling prices and frequently asked questions about brass recycling.

Brass Prices

*Prices are subject to change due to market fluctuations.

Dirty Aluminum
Red/Composition Brass
$2.69/LB

Brass with a higher copper content, reddish in color, DWV fittings.

Dirty Aluminum
Yellow Brass & EDM Wire
$2.32/LB

Brass with a low copper content, most new fittings. Chrome coating.

Water Meters
$2.47/LB

Brass water meters.

Brass Shells
$2.18/LB

Brass shell casings, no live rounds.

Dirty/Mixed Brass
$1.39/LB

Brass with steel, plastic, wood and misc attachments.

Electrical Brass
$2.52/LB

Brass used in power sub stations.

Bushing/Hard Brass
$2.95/LB

Hardened Brass bushing.

Brass Shavings
$2.10/LB

Brass turnings from machine shops. Brass shavings, all brass alloys.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to sort my brass? You will get paid according to the items weighed, and can you weigh in as many times as you like. If you choose not to sort your brass, you will get paid at the lesser material price. If you need guidance or help sorting your brass when you get here, check in at the office.
  • What does dirty brass mean? My brass is rusted; if I clean it will I get more? No; “dirty” doesn’t take into account the condition of the brass, it refers to the amount of other material is mixed into the brass and the amount of prep work necessary to ship it.
  • why is red brass worth more than yellow brass? Red brass has more copper in its composition.
  • Are valves with handles considered dirty brass? Yes; they contain another metal.
  • Can brass shell casings be mixed with yellow brass? No; they need to be seperate and fully discharged