Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.60/lb Updated 06/22/2024
Steel National Average $178.16/ton Updated 06/22/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.49/lb Updated 06/22/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 06/22/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Alloys

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 Is Scrap Aluminum Extrusion?

Normally aluminum that is being reused and recycled (do not mistake this for raw bauxite ore from mining operations), goes through many steps before it gets put back into circulation. One of the first steps would be collection and sortation.

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Can Stainless Steel Be Magnetic?

Stainless steel is a universal material in our daily lives, used in nearly every application. This alloy has become integral to our surroundings, from kitchenware to medical equipment and appliances. The iScrap App team always stresses the importance of having a magnet when sorting scrap materials. Having one can be invaluable for sorting between ferrous […]

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Can I Find Tantalum When Scrapping?

What Is Tantalum? Tantalum is a costly, high-temperature alloy you won’t find on a typical junk pick-up week. It is a high-strength and high-capacitance alloy that’s great for electronic devices. You often find tantalum as capacitors in high-temperature engines, chemical processing, aerospace, and other nuclear power plant projects. It is also a hefty material similar […]

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Melt Your Own Scrap Ingots

Is It Worth Melting Copper Into Ingots? It looks cool. It could be a fun hobby with friends or in your yard, melting and molding your scrap metal ingots. While it may make for entertaining times or cool YouTube videos, we strongly suggest never melting your scrap ingots if you want to make the most […]

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Difference Between Copper & Brass Scrap

Two prevalent metals in the scrap industry are copper and brass. Both are a higher value metal and are used in a lot of plumbing work and electrical components. While they are similar in the places they are used, they are different in what they are made of and their scrap value. What Is Copper […]

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What’s The Difference Between Brass And Bronze?

One question we often see come up in conversations is the difference between bronze and brass and how to identify the difference. Both brass and bronze can be often found with piping and plumbing fixtures. Those looking to separate them from the more valuable copper pipes (reddish) in color toss the “yellow” metals together and […]

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Should You Separate Chrome & Yellow Brass?

Scrappers on our Facebook Group recently discussed how they should separate their Brass Scrap and how their scrap yard accepts various kinds of brass. This led to various responses because many scrap yards differ in how they buy materials and grade brass. One complaint repeated during the discussion was that scrappers wished scrap yards were […]

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Complete Guide: How To Sell Scrap Carbide – Know Prices & Shipping Options with RRCarbide

Brought To You By: In the world of recycling, certain materials stand out due to their unique properties and high market demand. Scrap carbide is one such material that has gained prominence recently for its value in various industries. If you’re considering selling scrap carbide, you may have encountered challenges like fluctuating prices, shipping costs, […]

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Difference Between Non-Ferrous & Ferrous Metals

If you have never heard of scrap metal recycling before or think of Sanford & Son’s when you hear “scrap yard,” we have some excellent information to help you learn more about scrap metals. One of the first and most important things to know about scrap metals is whether they are ferrous or non-ferrous. The […]

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What To Do With Dirty Stainless Steel Scrap

Dirty stainless steel. You find it, you see it, you sell it. Pretty simple, right? You probably see some of the contaminants on it and think there won’t be a big markdown for small amounts of material, but you never know. Then you get to the scrap yard, sell your material, and look at that; […]

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2023 Scrap Metal Market Summary & Predictions for 2024

The scrap metal industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs in a year marked by economic shifts, global events, and evolving consumer demands. In our comprehensive overview of the 2023 Scrap Metal Market, we discuss the dynamics of five essential metals, offering insights into the driving factors that shaped the prices of […]

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