Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.42/lb Updated 04/24/2024
Steel National Average $202.64/ton Updated 04/24/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.44/lb Updated 04/24/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $73.21/each Updated 04/24/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Ferrous

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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Common Measurements in Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal is an industry of numbers. Prices, weights, net weight, tares, and so many other factors. Knowing how your scrap yard scales operate and all the measurements that go into selling and buying scrap metal is essential. Asking questions at your scrap yard is a good way to find the different regulations or policies […]

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What Is A Net Ton In Scrap Metal?

In scrap metal, weight is critical in determining your materials’ value. However, it’s not just about how much metal you have but also how you measure it. While everyone who paid attention in school can tell you that a ton is 2,000 lbs, the answer to what a “ton” is and why your local yard […]

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What Is “GT” (Gross Ton) In Scrap Metal

Understanding the various weight measurements in scrap metal is crucial for scrappers, yards, and buyers to ensure fair transactions and accurate valuations. Among the commonly used terms, “Gross Ton” (GT) and “Net Ton” play pivotal roles in determining the worth of scrap materials. But what is a “Gross Ton,” and how does it apply to […]

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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 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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Can You Recycle A Cast Iron Stove?

Many older homes have bulky and heavy cast iron stoves that are often scrapped because of their inefficiency in a modern home. While we are fans of the looks of Cast iron stoves, some people want to get rid of them and try to recycle them at the local scrap yards. Cast iron stoves are […]

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4 Fall Driving Safety Tips – Be Safe on the Roads

Now that the leaves are turning and the cold weather is creeping in, it’s time to start thinking about your next Fall scrap load! To ensure that you keep safety as your number one priority, we have added some helpful tips for when you are hauling scrap in Fall weather. Remember safety first so you, your […]

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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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5 Items To Scrap This Summer

This summer, you will be able to relax and scrap easily, knowing that there are several HOT items for scrap. With the warm weather fast approaching, some guaranteed things will pop up all summer. Beat the Heat. Scrap the Rest. A/C Units: While these may seem obvious, A/C units will become more prevalent during the […]

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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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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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