Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.60/lb Updated 06/16/2024
Steel National Average $178.16/ton Updated 06/16/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.49/lb Updated 06/16/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 06/16/2024

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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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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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Can You Recycle Freon from Air Conditioners?

Freon is not a metal, but it can be frustrating to recycle. Like scrap metal, there are many different types of Freon, and they all have different values. However, improper disposal of Freon can harm the environment and result in hefty fines. Knowing what type of Freon is inside your air conditioners, freezers, or refrigeration […]

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How Does the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry Work?

Scrap metal recycling is the process of recovering and processing scrap metal from end-of-life items or structures and manufacturing scrap to use it as a raw material to manufacture new goods. Scrap metal may be recycled many times without losing any of its properties. It provides the raw material for new goods while emitting far less […]

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How to Tell the Difference Between Cast Iron and Steel

As a scrapper, identifying the type of metal you’re dealing with is crucial for effectively sorting and maximizing your profits. Two of the most common metals you’ll encounter are cast iron and steel. While they may seem similar (or are even graded the same) at first glance, several key differences can help you distinguish between […]

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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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