Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.60/lb Updated 06/17/2024
Steel National Average $178.16/ton Updated 06/17/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.48/lb Updated 06/17/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 06/17/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Aluminum

Getting Started with Scrap Metal Recycling, What To Look For

Getting started with scrapping and recycling metals can be an overwhelming task for someone who isn’t familiar with the scrap industry. It is also challenging for beginners to find good information to clarify exactly where to start. The iScrap App team has years of experience in the scrap industry and lives and breathes it daily. […]

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What Scrap Metals Are Inside Computers?

As technology has advanced over the last few decades, it has significantly changed the value of computers in the scrap industry. For example, some components made of gold inside computers 20 years ago are now being built with less costly options like copper or aluminum. With significant changes like that in computers, the scrap metals […]

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Where Can You Find Scrap Metal?

Looking for scrap metal can be daunting, especially if you are new to the scrapping world. While it’s easy to say you can find scrap “everywhere,” there are some more common places you can find various types of metal for recycling. Where Are The Best Places To Find Scrap Metal? One of the main reasons […]

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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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Metal Monday: New Year’s & Gold

With the New Year here, we want to talk about one of the metals that we all want to make our New Year’s resolution: Gold. Where to find it and how to sell it are major questions that people ask us, and we want to answer them. The answer is…We don’t know!!! We say that half-jokingly, […]

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How To Take Apart Scrap Computers (Step-by-Step Guide)

One of the most sought-after electronic scrap items is desktop computer towers for the high value of their components and because they are straightforward and easy to come across when scraping. Computers can be scrapped as a whole unit, but you will make more money if the time is used to take them apart for […]

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How To Scrap Dirty Copper Radiators

Aluminum copper fins or radiators are everyday items found when scraping. They are commonly taken apart before bringing it to your scrap yard. There are different kinds of radiators from various sources, and it’s essential to know how to separate and clean them to get the best price at the scale. Below, we have a […]

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How To Tell The Difference Between Aluminum And Stainless Steel

This question is usually a mystery, especially when you first start scrapping, but it can get tricky when you come across odd items. Aluminum and stainless steel, while it may seem like they are easy to tell apart, aren’t always the case. Regarding the value of aluminum and stainless steel scrap, they are usually close […]

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The Price of Aluminum Cans Per Pound: How to Maximize Your Recycling Returns

Aluminum cans have long been a symbol of recycling – a simple yet effective way to reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable future. But did you know recycling aluminum cans can also be profitable? Let’s focus on maximizing your returns by staying informed about the price of aluminum cans per pound. Key Factors […]

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What Is 6061 Aluminum Scrap?

When it comes to scrap metal, aluminum is a material that frequently finds its way into the hands of scrappers. One particular aluminum alloy that scrappers often encounter is 6061 aluminum. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what 6061 aluminum is, common uses for scrappers, how to clean it, and how it differs from […]

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5 Ideas For Scrapping During The Fall

Scrapping seems to be easier during the summer months with the warm weather. As the Fall season approaches, it can be more difficult to find scrap metal lying around waiting to be recycled. Luckily, the iScrap App team has some ideas and tips for finding scrap metal this Fall season. Jump Into A Pile of […]

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Exploring the Least-Loved Items To Scrap From Our Facebook Group

We can all agree scrapping is an essential industry that promotes sustainability and provides a source of income for individuals who collect and sell various metal items. However, not all items are created equal when it comes to scrapping. We listened to our faithful iScrap audience and users of our Facebook Group and compiled a […]

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