Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.55/lb Updated 05/29/2024
Steel National Average $204.47/ton Updated 05/29/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.47/lb Updated 05/29/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/29/2024

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Choosing the Best Wire Stripping Machine for Efficient Copper Cable Recycling

Regarding copper cable recycling, a key element of your toolkit is the automatic wire stripper. This specialized tool offers users a swift, efficient, and user-friendly experience, allowing for quick processing of cables and wires. Determining “the best wire stripping machine” from the sea of options available can be challenging. That’s why we’ve handpicked the top […]

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Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you want to start scrapping metal for extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should consider getting before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App, is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat down with him to chat […]

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Top 25 Most Common Scrap Metals

Which Scrap Metals Made The List?  We love scrap metal. “Who doesn’t?” is the real question, but we continuously hear questions about different examples of scrap metals and the best ones to scrap. Well, in our mind, any scrap metal is the best one to scrap, but then it gets to the question of the availability […]

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Catalytic Converters for Scrap

Brought To You By: Consistent. Fair. Reliable. Know How To Scrap A Catalytic Converter If you are looking to make some extra money and are planning on scrapping a catalytic converter, there are some things you should know. Knowing what to do when recycling a catalytic converter for scrap is essential. There are a few […]

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What Does A Copper Mine Look Like

Where Can We See Raw Copper? As scrappers, we always look for that quick glimmer of the bright orange glow of copper pipe or wire to start collecting for scrap. Copper is a highly recycled item due to its value at scrap yards. However, we wanted to get down to the source and find copper’s […]

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Finding Scrap Metal Online

We want to share some ways you can use your online resources to help find more scrap metal and leads for pick-ups in your area. As a scrapper, trying to drive around looking for pick-ups and handing out cards can be frustrating. Below are some simple ways to spend less than an hour a day […]

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What Are Brass Radiators & Where Do They Come From?

Scrapping brass radiators can be a profitable endeavor if done correctly. Understanding where to find these radiators, how to clean and upgrade them, and where to get the best deals can significantly increase your earnings. Below is a detailed guide on maximizing your profits when scrapping brass radiators. What Are Brass Radiators? A brass radiator […]

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Scrapping Mini-Transformers

You don’t have to be an experienced scrapper to know where to find some mini-transformers you can scrap at your local scrap yard. Mini-transformers can be some good cash, and their weight can increase quickly if you have enough. Got a box of wires in your house and don’t know what to do with them? […]

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What Metals Can You Scrap From A Car?

Whether selling your whole car or taking it apart for scrap, knowing what materials and common scrap metals can be found inside the average vehicle is essential. The iScrap App Team discusses some common metals and materials in a car. Many people know that cars are mostly made of steel, but plenty of other metals, […]

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How Often Do Scrap Prices Change?

If you are new to the scrap metal industry, you may notice that many scrap yards don’t post prices online, or if they do, there is often a disclaimer stating prices can change at any time. As an experienced scrapper, you should be familiar with ever-changing scrap prices and the possibility that they can change […]

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Scrapping Aluminum Street Signs

Aluminum road or street signs are almost always an excellent item to sell at scrap yards, but there are a few things that you need to know before you sell them. The first thing is to make sure that you are allowed to scrap the road signs. Sometimes, if the signs belong to the town […]

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Benefits of Scrapping on the Weekend

Are you a weekend warrior? If you are a scrapper, you should be! Scrapping on the weekends may seem like a bad idea because some yards may be closed, but it is an excellent time to focus on making more money. Scrapping Weekend Warrior Below are some essential things you can do on the weekends […]

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Why Your Yard’s Prices Aren’t What You See Online

Common Questions About Scrap Prices – Since opening iScrap back in 2010, we have been asked all types of questions including, Why doesn’t my local scrap yard have the same prices I see online? We have some of the answers and how scrap prices are determined by scrap yards.

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Understanding Galvanized Steel Scrap

Galvanized steel is crucial in various industries due to its corrosion-resistant properties. In this article, we’ll delve into what galvanized steel is, its recyclability, and whether it’s worth scrapping. What Is Galvanized Steel? Galvanized steel is regular steel coated with a layer of zinc. This protective coating shields the steel from corrosion caused by moisture […]

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Understanding Tare Weight in Scrap Metal Recycling

Understanding the terms associated with weight measurement is crucial to ensuring fair compensation for your scrap materials. One term that plays a pivotal role in this process is “Tare Weight.” Let’s delve into what Tare Weight means, how it differs from Gross and Net weights, and why scrap yards employ this measurement. Scrapping Starts with […]

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