Electronic scrap purchase prices & sorting criteria

General: Electronic scrap is a very inhomogeneous recycling material. In this case, purchase prices are based on the metal contents contained, whereby the respective gold, silver, palladium and copper contents vary from component to component, from PCB to PCB and from chip to chip, which means that we specify sorting criteria for e-scrap price groups in order to calculate fair purchase values. All batteries must be removed.  Our purchase prices are automatically adjusted several times a day to the current metal quotations.. For larger quantities of identical PCBs or components from industry, we calculate individual purchase prices based on sample submissions after we have determined the individual metal contents in our laboratory.


Class I A PCBs = PCBs with galvanically gold-plated connector strip, very many small and densely packed chips, mostly from old mainframe computers / servers
Class 1-A PCBs

Description:

Class 1-A PCBs are old PCBs with galvanically gold-plated contacts / connector strips, very many small and densely placed chips, mostly from old mainframe computers / servers. The circuit boards must not be stripped, attachments such as metal sheets, frames and heat sinks are removed.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

9,43 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Class 1-B PCBs

Description:

Class 1-B PCBs are PCBs from computers / industrial equipment which have visible gold-plating and numerous chips / transistors and plug-in contacts containing precious metals. In the case of motherboards / plug-in cards (sound + graphics cards), only old circuit boards manufactured before 2000. Metal sheets and heat sinks are removed, as are batteries.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

7,07 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Class I C PCBs 0 Leiterplatten Klasse I C = coloured PCBs / motherboards from PCs
Class 1-C PCBs

Description:

Class 1-C PCBs are colourful motherboards without attachments from computers (yellow, blue, orange, purple, also green PC motherboards, graphics cards / sound cards manufactured from 2020 onwards / starting from Pentium4 / AMD Athlon PC generation). They also include Class 1-A and 1-B PCBs from which ferrous and aluminium attachments such as metal sheets and heat sinks have not been removed, or from which components containing precious metals such as chips have been removed.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

2,12 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Class II A PCBs = circuit boards from industrial equipment which, like class I PCBs, have many small chips, quartz crystals and transistors, but hardly any visible gold contacts.
Class 2-A PCBs

Description:

Class 2-A PCBs are PCBs from industrial equipment which, however, unlike class 1 PCBs, have hardly any visible gold contacts. The circuit boards are equipped with small chips containing precious metals, transistors and quartz crystals, but must not contain any components (heat sinks, transformers, capacitors) larger than a thumb. Also included are class 1-C PCBs with attachments.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

2,12 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Class 2-B PCBs

Description:

Class 2-B PCBs are PCBs from industrial equipment which, however, unlike class 1 PCBs, have hardly any visible gold contacts. The circuit boards are equipped with only a few chips containing precious metals, transistors and quartz crystals, and may occasionally contain component attachments such as heat sinks, transformers or relays.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

1,13 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Class III PCBs = circuit boards with larger components such as capacitors, transformers and heat sinks with few chips and contacts containing precious metals. Mostly from consumer electronics, monitors, televisions and cars.
Class 3 PCBs

Description:

Class 3 PCBs are boards with large components such as capacitors, transformers, heat sinks and only a few components / chips or contacts containing precious metals. They originate mostly from monitors, power supply controls or consumer electronics. They also include class 1-And 2 PCBs if they contain very large / heavy attachments.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,33 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Rear walls / back panels from servers or mainframes are densely covered with gold-plated contact pins or connectors.
Rear walls

Description:

Rear walls are the connector strip board of a mainframe computer / server. The price depends on the gold content or whether the contact pins are completely gold-plated or only the tip, on the coating thickness, the weight or thickness of the base plate, and on whether all attachments such as metal frames have been removed.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

3.00-12.00 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection

Info: Plug strip boards from normal computers are not rear walls, which belong to class 1-B PCBs.


Computer plugs are connectors with lightly gold-plated contacts for monitors, printers, internal flat ribbon cabling
Computer plugs

Description:

Computer plugs or PC plugs are connectors with light gold-plated contacts for monitors, printers, internal computer cabling, which have been cut off from the cable or ribbon cable close behind the plug housing.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

1,41 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection

Info: Special connectors with considerably higher-quality gold plating, such as those used in industry, correspond to Class I PCBs up to and including rear walls in terms of their purchase value.


Gold plugs are plastic connectors with thick galvanically gold-plated pins / contacts. Mostly from military technology, aircraft technology or very old electronics.
Gold plugs

Description:

Gold plugs are connectors with heavily gold-plated contacts / pins, usually with light plastic housings, and mostly from military, aircraft equipment or very old electrical equipment. The gold content in these plugs is significantly higher than in normal PC plugs.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

4 to 50 Euro/kg depending on gold content

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Mobile phone PCBs = Assembled old mobile phone circuit boards with gold contacts and components containing precious metals without housing, display or battery
Mobile Phone PCBs

Description:

Mobile phone PCBs or circuit boards from mobile phones / smartphones with high-quality gold contacts (e.g. for SIM cards) and components containing precious metals.

No telephone PCBs from normal cordless phones

Purchase price 15.10.2021

20,74 €/kg up to 100kg

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection

Info: Prices for assembled mobile phone circuit boards only, mobile phone PCBs without components are valued according to their precious metal content.


Complete unassembled mobile phones without battery (no normal cordless phones)
Mobile phones (Group A)

Description:

Old group A mobile phonesHandys are standard mobile phones with dial keypad and small display. The circuit boards contain precious metals and other recyclable material. As some of the housings are difficult to open, we also buy them unassembled. Only the battery has to be removed. The cover must be removed to facilitate inspection.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

11,78 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection

Info: Prices apply to “real” mobile phones only, not for normal cordless phones


Complete unassembled smartphones without battery (no normal cordless phones)
Smartphones (Group B)

Description:

Old Group B Smartphones are mobile phones with touch-sensitive screens and often equipped with digital and video cameras. The components and PCBs contain precious metals that can be recycled. Since the housings are sometimes difficult to open, we also buy smartphones unassembled. Only the battery has to be removed. The cover must be removed to facilitate inspection.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

4,24 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection

Info: Prices apply only to real Smartphones, not for normal cordless phones and not for PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants).


Purchase of laptops without battery and if possible without display
Laptops

Description:

Old laptops / notebooks contain precious metals in the installed components and PCBs that can be recycled. As some of the housings are difficult to open, we also buy them unassembled. Only the battery has to be removed. If possible, the screen should also be removed. There are differences in the purchase price.

Minimum purchase quantity 100kg.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,94 €/kg for notebooks without display

0,00 €/kg for notebooks with display

Info: We do not buy single notebooks. Only commercial quantities from 100kg


CPU Processor Ceramic Goldcap. Computer processors with gold-plated contacts and attached gold cap.
CPU Ceramic Goldcap.

Description:

Ceramic CPU Goldcap processors as well as old 286, 386 or 486 ceramic processors from computers / industrial computers without attachments such as fans or heat sinks.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

160,34 Euro/kg up to 100kg

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection

Info: Prices for Goldcap processors without heat sink or fan attachments


CPU processor ceramic computer processors from Intel / AMD with gold-plated contacts. heat sinks are removed.
CPU Ceramik Intel / AMD

Description:

Ceramic CPU Intel / AMD processors from computers / industrial computers without attachments such as fans or heat sinks.

For AMD ceramic processors we also offer purchase prices for CPU with aluminium cooling plate.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

94,31 Euro/kg up to 100kg Ceramic CPUs, clean
Price for ceramic processors without heat sink or fan attachments

73,56 Euro/kg up to 100kg AMD-CPU with aluminium plate
Price for AMD ceramic processors with aluminium cooling plate

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


CPU processor, plastic Computer processors with gold-plated contacts. Without heat sink or cooling plates
CPU plastic processors

Description:

Plastic CPU processors from computers / notebooks / industrial computers without attachments such as fans or heat sinks. The colour is mostly black, green or brown.

Plastic CPU (mostly green) with cooling plate, which have not been removed, have a separate purchase price.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

38,67/kg up to 100kg plastic CPUs clean

Price for plastic processors without heat sink or fan attachments

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


CPU processor, plastic Computer processors with cooling plate
CPU plastic cooling plate

Description:

Plastic CPU processors with cooling plate from computers / notebooks / industrial computers with attachments like fans or heat sinks / cooling plate. The colour is mostly black, green or brown.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

12,26/kg up to 100kg plastic CPU with cooling plate

Prices apply to plastic processors with cooling plate

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


CPU processor slot / PCB base. Computer processor PCB such as Pentium 4 with gold-plated contacts. Without heat sink, fan or plastic housing.
CPU slot processors

Description:

PCB / slot processors from computers / industrial computers without attachments such as housings, fans or heat sinks.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

25,93 Euro/kg up to 100kg slot CPUs, clean

Price for slot PCBs without heat sink or fan attachments

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Ram working memory with and without gold-plated connection contacts.
RAM working memory

Description:

RAM / main memory from computers / industrial computers. A distinction is made between two types

  • RAM gold edge, where the terminal contact strip is gold-plated.
  • RAM silver edge, where the terminal contact strip is tin-plated.
Purchase price 15.10.2021

25,93 Euro/kg up to 100kg RAM gold edge

9,43 Euro/kg up to 100kg RAM silver edge

Info: Price applies to pre-sorted RAM memory boards

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Chips, memory chips, eproms, computer chips, phone chips, sim cards, bank card chips,...
Chips

Description:

Chips / Eproms / ICs from computers / industrial computers. For normal black chips, a distinction is made between the following types:

  • Ceramic chips, ceramic e-proms
  • Plastic chips, pastic ICs

Special chips / components, telephone chips, bank card chips, SIM cards, etc. For larger quantities, price calculation according to precious metal content.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

11,78 €/kg up to 100kg ceramic eproms

8,01 €/kg up to 100kg plastic chips

Special chips according to precious metal content

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Bare PCBs with gold-plating / gold-plated PCB frames from PCB production
Bare PCBs

Description:

Gold-plated PCB frames from production / bare PCBs with chemical or galvanic gold plating.

As a precious metal recycling company, we are not interested in bare PCBs without gold plating (only tin-plated).

Purchase price 15.10.2021

Prices according to gold content

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material content analysis


Computer Computer hard disks (hard drives) with control circuit board and aluminium housing
Hard disks

Description:

Hard disks / computer hard disks with control board and aluminium housing without other attachments.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,84 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Computer drives such as CD drives, DVD drives / burners and floppy disk drives
Drives

Description:

Drives: CD drives, DVD drives, burners and disk drives Each with control circuit board in metal housing.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,14 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Old optical data carriers or mass storage media such as CD, DVD, Blu-Ray
CDs / DVDs / Blu-Ray Discs

Description:

Old optical data storage media are CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs that are no longer used, scratched or no longer readable. The carrier discs are mainly made of polycarbonate, a valuable raw material for the plastics and chemical industry. For this reason, optical data carriers can be recycled and sent for reuse. Only data carriers without sleeves are accepted.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,00 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection

Info: We do not buy single CDs / DVDs / BluRay Discs. Only commercial quantities from 50kg Broken or cut discs will not be reimbursed.


Power supplies, voltage converters with copper coil
Power supply units

Description:

Power supply units: Computer power supplies, toroidal transformers with copper coil.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,25 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Cables = power cables, copper cables, data cables, computer cables
Cables

Description:

Cables: Power cables, computer cables, data cables, copper cables.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,75 €/kg cable

0,72 €/kg cable with plug

0,41 €/kg ribbon cable with plug

0,00 €/kg ribbon cable without plug

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Deflection units are deflection coil modules with copper wire which come from the recycling of tube televisions / monitors
Deflection units

Description:

Deflection units are deflection coils with copper wire, which come from the recycling of old tube TVs / monitors.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,00 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Relays / switching contacts with contact rivets made of silver, silver-palladium, silver-gold-plated, gold-nickel
Relays

Description:

Relays: Switching contacts with copper coil and contacts containing precious metals or contact rivets made of a silver alloy, silver-palladium, silver-gold-plated or Au-Ni, Ag-Ni, etc.

The purchase price depends on the precious metal content or the mixture.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0.50-5.00 €/kg depending on the type

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Fan / cooling fan with copper coils in the electric drive motor
Fans

Description:

Fans: Cooling ventilators / computer fans / processor fans with metal or aluminium housing and drive motor with copper coil.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

0,00 €/kg up to 1t

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection


Electronic components with gold-plated or silver-plated contacts, transistors, quartz crystals, various components
Compoents / contacts

Description:

Components / contacts: Other contact materials containing precious metals, contact rivets / punched strips or components such as reed relays, quartz crystals, transistors, resistors. The composition of the precious metals in these materials is too variable to allow the calculation of flat-rate purchase price groups. In this case, the remuneration or the value determination is carried out according to the metal content evaluation.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

According to precious metal content

Prices for special or larger lots on request / after material inspection / laboratory analysis


Non-ferrous metals and special metals from the recycling of electronics such as copper, brass, aluminium, tantalum, nickel, molybdenum, tungsten,...
Non-ferrous metals

Description:

Non-ferrous metals / special metals: Non-ferrous metals / special metals from the recycling of electronic scrap or as production residues from electronics manufacturers can be, for example, copper, brass, aluminium, tin, lead, tantalum, molybdenum, indium etc.. In this case, daily purchase prices may apply that are strongly dependent on the quantity and purity of the metal type.

Purchase price 15.10.2021

Daily prices depending on quantity and material

Prices for larger quantities of production residues on request

Info: As a precious metal recycler and trader, non-ferrous metals are not the main focus of our ESG activities. In the case of non-ferrous metals, from the perspective of transport costs, the best solution may be to sell them to a local scrap dealer.


All prices are free delivery to our scrap acceptance centre in Rheinstetten.

Collections via haulage company / container or our field service by arrangement and quantity.

Further electronic scrap prices on request / after sample submission.


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