Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.52/lb Updated 05/23/2024
Steel National Average $201.65/ton Updated 05/23/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.46/lb Updated 05/23/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/23/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Brass

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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Scrapping Mini-Transformers

You don’t have to be an experienced scrapper to know where to find some mini-transformers you can scrap at your local scrap yard. Mini-transformers can be some good cash, and their weight can increase quickly if you have enough. Got a box of wires in your house and don’t know what to do with them? […]

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What Makes Yellow and Rod Brass Different?

Understanding the differences between brass grades is crucial for maximizing returns regarding scrapping. Among these, Yellow Brass and Rod Brass stand out as standard varieties. Let’s delve into what makes Yellow Brass and Rod Brass unique, where they can be found, how to differentiate them, and why prices for different brass grades may vary. What […]

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Scrapping a Furnace for Maximum Profit: A Comprehensive Guide

Disposing an old furnace requires careful consideration, as improper disposal can lead to fines in some areas. Due to the size of most units, municipal garbage disposals typically do not pick these up, but if you leave them on your curb, you can also get in trouble with your town. However, scrapping your furnace ensures […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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, as well as manufacturing scrap, to use it as a raw material in the manufacture of new goods. It may be recycled many times without losing any of its properties. It provides the raw material for new goods while […]

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12 Household Items You Can Bring To Your Scrap Yard

What Household Items Do Scraps Take? If you are looking to make some extra cash, try recycling scrap items that can be found around your house. We have a guide of everyday things that can be found throughout your house and brought to your local scrap yard. Most scrap yards take these items we are […]

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