Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.53/lb Updated 05/25/2024
Steel National Average $204.47/ton Updated 05/25/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.47/lb Updated 05/25/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/25/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Copper Wire

What Is #2 Copper? How To Sort and Find This Copper Scrap

When it comes to scrapping copper, every piece of metal has a unique identity and value. We’ve talked a ton about Bare Bright and #1 Copper, but let’s dive into the specifics of #2 Copper. Shedding light on what sets it apart from #1 and #3 Copper that you typically find when scrapping. What’s The […]

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What Is #1 Copper? Make Sure You Know Before You Scrap It.

When delving into the scrap world, most scrappers’ primary interests are red and shiny items. Of course, we’re talking about Copper! This time, we’re delving into the realm of #1 Copper, one of the most prized commodities among scrappers. Understanding its characteristics, differentiation from other copper grades, common uses, and the methods to obtain #1 […]

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How To Separate Your Copper Scrap for Recycling

Have you ever encountered some metal or items you know can be recycled at your local scrap yard? In today’s world of energy-efficient cars and technology, recycling is a well-known practice among most communities. Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the world that adds to the growing culture of restoring, renewing, […]

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Scrapping Metal

Are You Making These Mistakes With Your Scrap? With scrap prices constantly changing and not knowing exactly where they are headed, we at the iScrap App must help you make the most from your scrap. We want you to make the most money from your scrap metal, and some of the mistakes listed below can […]

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What Wires Are Worth Stripping?

We have written about what to do and what not to strip. It continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers to get different opinions on what is too thin to strip, and we have come up with this. We took all of the comments, advice, and knowledge of […]

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The Scrap Truth About CBM – Copper Bearing Material – and What To Do With It!

Have you ever wondered what all the extra bits of copper you have may be graded by the yard after you’ve already sorted through all your favorite Bare Bright and #1 Copper Tubing? Let’s talk about the unsung heroes of the scrap world—Copper Bearing Materials (CBMs). You might be tossing them in the scrap pile […]

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How Do You Scrap A Computer?

Many homeowners have a desktop computer in their house. Finding a place to recycle your old computer can be difficult if you want to upgrade to a laptop. After you have found a local scrap yard that accepts electronic waste or e-waste, you can bring your computer to be scrapped. Scrap yards will usually NOT […]

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Getting Cold? Save These Metals To Scrap Indoors To Keep Earning All Winter

Winter is here, and for the seasoned scrappers among us, it’s time to switch gears and adapt our strategies to the season’s slower pace. As a scrapper, the winter months can bring unique opportunities for maximizing profits and tackling projects requiring more time and attention. In this list, we’ll explore the types of scrap you […]

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Will Scrap Yards Buy Green Copper? Also: Cleaning Steps for Green Copper.

When scouring your garage or workshop, it’s common to stumble upon a pile of copper that’s seen better days. It’s green, it’s corroded, and you wonder, “Will scrap yards buy this?” The answer lies in the level of oxidation your copper has endured. The short answer is…well…that it depends. If you need a more meaningful […]

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How To Clean #2 Copper Scrap into #1 Copper

If you’re a scrap metal recycler, you know that getting the best prices for your copper can make a significant difference in your earnings. While #2 copper is typically less valuable than #1 copper, there are ways to maximize your returns by cleaning and preparing your scrap #2 copper before bringing it to your local […]

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Track Realistic Scrap Copper Prices with iScrap App: Beyond Market Value to Local Yard Rates

In the ever-evolving world of scrap recycling, there exists a crucial distinction between the general market values often reported in mainstream channels and the local yard rates that scrappers physically encounter. While the former may offer a broad overview of trends, the latter is critical to making informed, profitable decisions. Learn below how the iScrap […]

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We Picked The Best Handheld Wire Strippers for Scrap Copper

Wire strippers are essential tools for electricians, DIY enthusiasts, and professionals working with electrical cables. Handheld wire strippers offer a balance of portability and ease of use, making them indispensable for various tasks. In this blog, we will compare five popular handheld wire strippers, and then delve into the value of a handheld wire stripper […]

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