Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.31/lb Updated 04/18/2024
Steel National Average $203.17/ton Updated 04/18/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.45/lb Updated 04/18/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $74.75/each Updated 04/18/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Places To Find Scrap Metal

7 Places to Find Scrap in the Spring

Spring is here, meaning there are many more opportunities to find scrap around your community. There are few places to find scrap in the springtime if you keep an eye out, so you can contribute to the community clean-ups and your pocket. Find Scrap In These Places During The Spring Garage Sales – Bargain For Scrap […]

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Best Ways To Start Scrapping This Spring: Turning Junk into Cash

As spring approaches, the season cleaning is upon us. Beyond the traditional spring cleaning routine, the iScrap team wants you to consider incorporating scrapping into your agenda. It’s not just about decluttering; it’s about turning that clutter into cash! Whether you’re a seasoned scrapper or a novice looking to make extra money, this guide will […]

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Maximizing Scrap Profits: Should You Sell to Multiple Yards?

As you become a more seasoned scrapper, you may hopefully realize your volume of material is picking up. While this is almost always good, it may come with a caveat. Your local yard may pay better for one type of material over another. We all know how optimizing profits is a top priority for scrappers. […]

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Can Stainless Steel Be Magnetic?

Stainless steel is a universal material in our daily lives, used in nearly every application. This alloy has become integral to our surroundings, from kitchenware to medical equipment and appliances. The iScrap App team always stresses the importance of having a magnet when sorting scrap materials. Having one can be invaluable for sorting between ferrous […]

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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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Stock Aluminum BX Wire from RR Yard

Difference Between Steel & Aluminum BX

Which will win for Steel vs. Aluminum BX? As our population increases and more and more buildings are created due to the increased demand, the need for electrical wires to be run only becomes more significant. Let’s discuss the makeup of these wires, shedding light on what they are made of, how to distinguish between […]

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What Scrap Metals Are Inside Computers?

As our technology continues to advance through the last few decades, it has significantly changed the value of computers in the scrap industry. For example, some components made of gold inside computers 20 years ago are now being built with less costly options like copper or aluminum. With significant changes like that in computers, the scrap […]

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How To Scrap Ethically and Effectively

Recently, there has been a growing interest in scrapping, whether as a hobby or driven by economic and environmental reasons. As we embark on the quest for valuable metals and materials, we must emphasize the significance of legal and ethical methods when sourcing scrap. We will be delving into the different ways to acquire scrap […]

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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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Where Can You Find Scrap Metal?

Looking for scrap metal can be daunting, especially if you are new to the scrapping world. While it’s easy to say you can find scrap “everywhere,” there are some more common places you can find various types of metal for recycling. Where Are The Best Places To Find Scrap Metal? One of the main reasons […]

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