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

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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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8 Tips To Avoid Scrap Yard Receipt Mistakes

Scrapping. It’s a great way to make some extra money on the side or if you are full-time, it’s your way of living. Regardless of how often you are at the scrap yard, it’s important to know the weights and what they mean on your receipts. The iScrap App Team hears stories about how scrap yards […]

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What Will President Trump Do For Scrap Metal?

By now you have heard all of the questions from the media and country about what plans President Trump has for the US economy and seemingly deteriorating infrastructure. With Donald Trump taking office on January 20, 2017 as the 45th President, we have some questions of our own about how his plans are going to affect the […]

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Looking for Scrap Prices Near You?

CLICK TO FIND SCRAP PRICES NEAR YOU If you search everywhere for scrap prices near you, the iScrap App Website, iPhone App, & Android App can help. With thousands of scrap yards listed in the US and Canada, our directory allows you to search your area and find the best scrap prices in the area. We […]

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Why Do Scrap Yards Have Weight Requirements For Steel?

A common question we find among scrappers is why they aren’t getting paid for smaller amounts of steel or iron at their scrap yards. Having a minimum on steel purchases is a common procedure that scrap yards have across the US and Canada. To help scrappers and recyclers understand why scrap yards would do this we […]

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6 Ways To Maximize Your Scrap Metal Profits

Continued from Part 1… Thanks for joining us on our journey through the Eyes of the Scrapper Series. Below is Part 2 that is diving into the best ways you can maximize your profits and ensure you aren’t missing any important weights, prices, or money from your trip to the scrap yard. It’s important to […]

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Scrap Metal Tricks of the Trade

When you’re a scrapper, staying on top of market news, price changes, and other events that may affect your profits at the scrap yard is essential. But it is also essential to keep up with the latest tips and information that can help you quickly make more money.Staying updated with the latest tips and tricks […]

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What To Do When Scrapping Microwaves

When you are cleaning out your apartment or one of your kids accidentally heated a thermos in your microwave, and it combusted, it may be a good time to scrap it. Microwaves are also a prevalent item to find while scrap hunting in your neighborhood. Often, people place them on the curb to go out […]

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How Do You Scrap An Electric Motor?

Electric Motors can be found in various items like vacuums, computers, ceiling fans, air conditioners, and more. Almost anything requiring electricity and moving parts will have an electric motor inside. They are often collected for scrap metal recycling because they are heavy and contain a large amount of copper wire. How to Scrap and Recycle […]

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2023 Scrap Metal Market Summary & Predictions for 2024

The scrap metal industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs in a year marked by economic shifts, global events, and evolving consumer demands. In our comprehensive overview of the 2023 Scrap Metal Market, we discuss the dynamics of five essential metals, offering insights into the driving factors that shaped the prices of […]

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