Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.60/lb Updated 06/25/2024
Steel National Average $178.16/ton Updated 06/25/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.49/lb Updated 06/25/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 06/25/2024

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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, owns a scrap yard and has been in the business for years. We sat down with him to chat about […]

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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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The Best Cutting Tools For Scrapping

We all know scrapping is a demanding job. It requires the right tools to cut down and process various materials efficiently. Whether cutting through aluminum, motors, or air conditioning units, having the right cutting tools can significantly improve productivity while making the whole process much safer. Let’s discuss some of the top cutting tools that […]

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Scrapping An Above Ground Pool

Whether you’re replacing your pool or need to get rid of it, we can help! Scrapping an old pool can be a profitable endeavor during the summer months. This blog will guide you through scrapping a pool, including the types of metals you can salvage and how to maximize your profits when cleaning and separating […]

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Boots & Beds: 2 Things You Should Never Buy Cheap

We often look for the best deals when selling scrap, looking for tools, shopping for anything online, or filling the gas tank. But when is a good time to spend much money on things? Our answer is simple: Boots & Beds. Give Yourself The Best Rest Think about it: you are sleeping on a bed […]

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6 Ways To Maximize Your Scrap Metal Profits

Continued from Part 1… Thanks for joining us on our journey through the Eyes of the Scrapper Series. Below is Part 2, which explores the best ways to maximize your profits and ensure you aren’t missing any important weights, prices, or money from your trip to the scrap yard. Changing some of the ways you […]

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Metals/Items That Scrap Yards Hate to See: A Guide for Scrappers

Scrapping can be a profitable and environmentally friendly way to dispose of unwanted metals, but it has its pitfalls. When tossing things into your steel pile, it’s easy to include items of lower value, but mixing metals and other materials can lead to severe issues with your yard or your wallet! Many scrappers unknowingly toss […]

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Why is #1 Bare Bright Priced Differently than #1 Copper Tubing?

In the scrap metal world, we all know the most prized metal is copper. Its excellent versatility and conductivity make it an essential piece of our everyday life, and as a result, it is a staple in nearly every industry. However, not all copper scrap is created equal, and understanding the differences can help you […]

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Have Used Spark Plugs? Scrap Them For Profit!

Believe it or not, you can recycle spark plugs for profit when you find a scrap yard that takes them for recycling. Spark plugs aren’t accepted for sale for money at every scrap yard, so it’s essential to find the right location. Why are spark plugs worth money in scrap? Inside spark plugs is a […]

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Ranking the Best Scrap Motors Based on Copper Recovery

Are you looking to maximize your copper profits by scrapping electric motors with minimal effort? Knowing which motors to dismantle for the best copper return is crucial whether you’re a seasoned scrapper or a newbie. Let’s break down a few commonly sourced scrap motors. Ranking Motors with Least Copper to Most Copper for Scrap Motors […]

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What Are Cast Iron Radiators?

Radiators: There are so many types and from so many places. Radiators are used not only to heat things up but also to help cool things down. The type of radiator that you are talking about will affect the type of material you have. Cast Iron radiators are generally found in older homes. Hot water […]

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How Frequently Should Scrap Yards Change Their Prices?

In the world of scrap metal recycling, where the industry is ever-changing with the current market rate for goods, it can be challenging for yards or yard owners to determine the optimal frequency for adjusting their prices. Here’s an in-depth look at how often scrap yards should adjust their prices and what influences these decisions. […]

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Your First Time Going To A Scrap Yard

Have you ever been curious about what happens at a scrap yard? Maybe you’ve seen people pulling up with U-Hauls full of metal and wondered what happens inside. Or perhaps you’re looking to earn extra money by recycling metal and want to know where to take it. This guide will cover everything you need to […]

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