Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.50/lb Updated 07/13/2024
Steel National Average $176.65/ton Updated 07/13/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.49/lb Updated 07/13/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 07/13/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Scrap Metal Safety

Top 7 Frustrations With Scrap Yards

According to an IBIS World report, the US market for scrap metal recycling is worth $27.8 billion in 2021. This is after being adjusted for a 5.5% growth for the year. Based on projections, such change is poised to continue in the coming years. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned scrapper, there’s a lot […]

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The Best Cutting Tools For Scrapping

We all know scrapping is a demanding job. It requires the right tools to cut down and process various materials efficiently. Whether cutting through aluminum, motors, or air conditioning units, having the right cutting tools can significantly improve productivity while making the whole process much safer. Let’s discuss some of the top cutting tools that […]

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Boots & Beds: 2 Things You Should Never Buy Cheap

We often look for the best deals when selling scrap, looking for tools, shopping for anything online, or filling the gas tank. But when is a good time to spend much money on things? Our answer is simple: Boots & Beds. Give Yourself The Best Rest Think about it: you are sleeping on a bed […]

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Can You Recycle Freon from Air Conditioners?

Freon is not a metal, but it can be frustrating to recycle. Like scrap metal, there are many different types of Freon, and they all have different values. However, improper disposal of Freon can harm the environment and result in hefty fines. Knowing what type of Freon is inside your air conditioners, freezers, or refrigeration […]

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What Metals Can You Scrap From A Car?

Whether selling your whole car or taking it apart for scrap, knowing what materials and common scrap metals can be found inside the average vehicle is essential. The iScrap App Team discusses some common metals and materials in a car. Many people know that cars are mostly made of steel, but plenty of other metals, […]

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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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Recycling Electric Motors Safely: Your Complete Guide with iScrap App

Electric motors are still as commonplace as cell phones in an evolving technological landscape. These units power many devices, from vacuums and computers to air conditioners. The need for responsible recycling practices becomes crucial as these motors become more prevalent. What Are Electric Motors & What Are Electric Motors Made Of? Electric Motors are devices […]

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Scrapping a Furnace for Maximum Profit: A Comprehensive Guide

Disposing an old furnace requires careful consideration, as improper disposal can lead to fines in some areas. Due to the size of most units, municipal garbage disposals typically do not pick these up, but if you leave them on your curb, you can also get in trouble with your town. However, scrapping your furnace ensures […]

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5 Places To Store Scrap Securely & DIY Storage Options

Ways to Store Your Scrap Securely Collecting and recycling scrap metal is a popular side hustle. However, finding bits of valuable metals is only part of the puzzle. You have to consider how and where you’ll store the scrap finds. (If only to stockpile your metal pieces awaiting better prices in the scrap market and […]

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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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5 Essential Tools Every Scrapper Needs

When 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 different materials, […]

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Increase Scrap Profits With These Must-Have Tools

Based on surveys with scrappers, we’ve compiled the ultimate scrapper’s tool guide using our years of experience, trial and error, and scrapper suggestions. We’re not saying you should have every tool on this list, but these are probably the most common and the most widely used in the scrapper profession. Dismantling and separating your scrap […]

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