Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.15/lb Updated 02/25/2024
Steel National Average $217.50/ton Updated 02/25/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.44/lb Updated 02/25/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $71.00/each Updated 02/25/2024

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This Week’s Scrap Metal Prices & Market News

Weekly iScrap Report: Uplifting Markets Amidst Increased US Production Report Date: 2/21/2024 Signs of Stability Across Metal Markets Despite Challenges This week, the scrap metal market has observed notable trends, including a rise in oil prices and a modest resurgence in copper values post-Chinese New Year. As we delve into these shifts, the enduring presence […]

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Is It “OK” To Cheat The Scrap Yard?

We see videos and tips, ask questions, and see it all in the scrap metal community. Great ways to make extra money on your last load of copper wire or convenient ways to save time and money by disassembling computers. On occasion, you probably have even seen some sneaky ways that scrappers cheat their scrap yards […]

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What Is The Best Time To Go To A Scrap Yard?

Timing Is Everything Choosing the best scrap yard based on prices, experience, and location are some of the most important factors when making the most money on your scrap. Something else you may not have considered to make your scrap yard trip easier was the best time of the year, month, or week to bring […]

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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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Boosted Catalytic Converter Prices at RRCats

Looking Inside a Catalytic Converter

Catalytic Converters have been a hot topic in scrap lately. With several types of precious metals inside, like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, they have been a high-valued commodity. How Much Are Scrap Catalytic Converters Worth? The prices of catalytic converters sometimes vary from $0 to even over $800! That wide range of value is based […]

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Can I Find Tantalum When Scrapping?

What Is Tantalum? Tantalum is a costly, high-temperature alloy you won’t find on a typical junk pick-up week. It is a high-strength and high-capacitance alloy that’s great for electronic devices. You often find tantalum as capacitors in high-temperature engines, chemical processing, aerospace, and other nuclear power plant projects. It is also a hefty material similar […]

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How Do Scrap Yards Work?

So you may be wondering how scrap yards work, what the process of recycling scrap metal includes, what to do when you go to a scrap yard, and what happens when you leave a scrap yard. Below are some basic ways and expectations when visiting your local scrap yard. Who Come To Scrap Yards? The […]

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How Do You Scrap A Laptop?

If you want to recycle your laptop and scrap it for extra money, there are a few things to remember and ways to maximize profit at the scrap yard. Laptops don’t have a very long life if you use them as your everyday computer; on average, they last to their full potential for about five […]

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When Are Scrap Prices Going Up?

Like many others in the scrap industry, you’re probably wondering, “When are scrap prices going up?”. If we knew the answer, we would have a private island in the middle of the Caribbean. While that’s not the answer you were probably looking for, we can tell you one thing: we know what we know TODAY. Below […]

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5 Essential Tools Every Scrapper Needs

When you are searching for scrap metal every day or working on larger jobs on the go, it’s always essential to have the right tools. Having the right tools can be the difference between wasting time and making a profit off materials. As you begin to scrap longer and understand what tools work best for […]

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What You Need To Know About Gallium

Gallium is a metal that melts on the palm of the hand due to its low melting point (29.76 C).If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to melt into a silvery metallic puddle slowly. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid. […]

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Metal Monday: New Year’s & Gold

With the New Year here, we want to talk about one of the metals that we all want to make our New Year’s resolution: Gold. Where to find it and how to sell it are major questions that people ask us, and we want to answer them. The answer is…We don’t know!!! We say that half-jokingly, […]

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