Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.60/lb Updated 06/22/2024
Steel National Average $178.16/ton Updated 06/22/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.49/lb Updated 06/22/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 06/22/2024

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How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing Over the years, we have heard many stories about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we listen to you and have even been in that boat before; not knowing what is worth is one of the hardest things […]

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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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Should You Separate Chrome & Yellow Brass?

Scrappers on our Facebook Group recently discussed how they should separate their Brass Scrap and how their scrap yard accepts various kinds of brass. This led to various responses because many scrap yards differ in how they buy materials and grade brass. One complaint repeated during the discussion was that scrappers wished scrap yards were […]

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The Price of Aluminum Cans Per Pound: How to Maximize Your Recycling Returns

Aluminum cans have long been a symbol of recycling – a simple yet effective way to reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable future. But did you know recycling aluminum cans can also be profitable? Let’s focus on maximizing your returns by staying informed about the price of aluminum cans per pound. Key Factors […]

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Complete Guide: How To Sell Scrap Carbide – Know Prices & Shipping Options with RRCarbide

Brought To You By: In the world of recycling, certain materials stand out due to their unique properties and high market demand. Scrap carbide is one such material that has gained prominence recently for its value in various industries. If you’re considering selling scrap carbide, you may have encountered challenges like fluctuating prices, shipping costs, […]

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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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Best Places To Find & See Current Scrap Prices

How to figure out when to sell scrap is tough? Do you do it when the prices jump fast? Do you wait and then shop around? Knowing what the market is doing is half of the battle. Talking to your local scrap yards can help you determine when the prices are good when to hold […]

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Why Commerical Industries Will Always Control Scrap Metal Prices

We had many of our users and listeners on YouTube ask this question and have felt at odds with the current state of scrap prices. As many of our listeners typically find their scrap through more traditional avenues on a person-to-person basis, we see the volume that commercial applications can bring. We’ve witnessed firsthand how […]

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How Supply Chain Issues Affect Scrap Prices

While the market size for the scrap metal industry is projected to grow by 8.3% in 2022, the sector is facing a significant challenge; surging prices. As of 2021, the process of iron and steel rose to approximately $435 per metric ton. This is almost double the $228 price for the previous year.  Depending on […]

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Copper Prices See All-Time High, But Why?

Why has the copper market shot up so fast? The Ukrainian and Russian conflict is causing all of the price gaugings that we have seen since the initial invasion of Ukraine. These world events will generally have significant ripple effects across the markets and commodities, especially when you start to consider the oil effect that […]

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Top 9 Industries That Affect Scrap Metal Markets & Prices

Scrap metal industries focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling. You’ll find that the sector is vital in eliminating our wastes and reducing carbon footprints. One of the questions that we keep asking is whether the metals market is going up or down anytime soon. In most cases, you notice how quickly the scrap metals change. […]

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Getting Paid For Scrap Metal

We’ve all seen people at the grocery store bring bottles and cans to the recycle bin and get their money back. But what most people don’t know is that you can get paid for other types of recyclable materials – like scrap metal. You might be surprised to hear that the scrap metal industry is […]

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