Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.14/lb Updated 03/04/2024
Steel National Average $216.19/ton Updated 03/04/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.44/lb Updated 03/04/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $71.00/each Updated 03/04/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Auto Recycling

How To Handle Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Are Lead-Acid Batteries Recyclable? Yes! Not only are they recyclable, but they also have value! Car batteries range from about 30-50 pounds in weight, with many coming in at around 41 pounds. Do some quick math, and you’ll find that the scrap value of lead-acid batteries is around $10. It’s not a ton of money, […]

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How Much Is A Scrapped Car Worth?

Recently, we talked to a few scrappers in our Facebook Group about scrapping cars. The question was asked, “Are cars worth scrapping when the prices are so cheap?” Well…I guess there are a lot of answers to that question, so let’s go over them. Scrapping Cars When Prices Are High When cars were worth $3-500 […]

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How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing Over the years, we have heard many stories about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we listen to you and have even been in that boat before; not knowing what is worth is one of the hardest things […]

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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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[GUIDE] Scrapping A Car for Maximum Profits – Videos Included

In this extensive guide, we journey into the world of scrapping cars for profit, drawing on insights from a six-part YouTube video series hosted by Tom. These videos cover various facets of scrapping, from understanding how auto wrecker yards operate to safely disassembling cars and maximizing profits by reselling or recycling valuable components. Each part […]

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Looking to Sell Your Catalytic Converter ‘Near Me’? Use This Service Instead!

When it comes to selling your old catalytic converter, the first instinct for many is to search for local buyers ‘near me.’ It seems convenient, right? However, the journey to find the right buyer for your precious metal might not be as smooth as it appears. We’ll explore why seeking local buyers might not always […]

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Different Types of Scrap Lead Batteries

A big question that we get is about the different types of lead batteries and how they are priced and paid for over the scale. Lead batteries are generally always going to be in the same price range except when you have larger lead batteries like forklift batteries. These batteries with steel cases will always […]

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What Is Irony Aluminum Scrap?

Over the last few months, on our iScrap App Facebook Group, several scrappers have asked about current prices for irony aluminum in different areas around North America. Some scrappers mentioned that some scrap yards don’t know what irony aluminum scrap is. Therefore, it started a discussion about what it is and why you should ask your […]

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9 High Value Auto Parts for Scrap Recycling

Most Valuable Scrap Items from In A Car  “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The old saying is significant with vehicles. You have your old boring car, but someone else is looking for such a car for reasons better known to them. You could be having an old car and thinking of trashing it […]

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Can You Scrap License Plates?

Ever wonder if you can scrap your old license plate for some extra cash? Well you’re in luck, we have some information on how to scrap your license plate and make some money on them. Unlike street signs which are harder to scrap, license plates are your property and can be recycled for scrap earnings. How To Prepare Your […]

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Can I Get Money From My Old Catalytic Converter?

CONTACT RRCATS.COM We often hear about catalytic converter theft; these devices contain precious metals like palladium, rhodium, and platinum. The FTC reported that the average catalytic converter has a few hundred dollars worth of these metals. But what happens when your converter has reached the end of its useful life? Can you still get money […]

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4 Tips for Auto Recycling

Auto recycling has become popular over the past few years because of the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ type programs.  But you can make money from auto recycling from more than trading in your ‘clunker’ for a new car.  You can take your junk car down to your local scrap yard and make an extra $150 – […]

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