Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.14/lb Updated 03/04/2024
Steel National Average $216.19/ton Updated 03/04/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.44/lb Updated 03/04/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $71.00/each Updated 03/04/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Scrap Metal Tips

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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Getting Started with Scrap Metal Recycling, What To Look For

Getting started with scrapping and recycling metals can be an overwhelming task for someone who isn’t familiar with the scrap industry. It is also challenging for beginners to find good information to clarify exactly where to start. The iScrap App team has years of experience in the scrap industry and lives and breathes it daily. […]

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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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Optimize and Maximize Profits: A Guide to Organizing Your Scrap Metal

Scrappers know that maintaining an organized workspace is crucial for efficiency and profitability. Whether you work out of a garage, storage unit, or backyard scrap yard, the key to success is keeping your materials organized, labeled, and easily accessible. Let’s explore some simple steps to help you declutter your space, introduce effective storage solutions, 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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Best Ways to Make Money Scrapping Metal

Wondering How to Make Money From Scrap Metal? The value of recycling and reusing products and materials such as plastic, paper, cardboard, and even clothing is commonly understood in communities. People in the community collaborate to reduce the amount of waste in landfills while conserving energy by repurposing existing materials to create new ones.   Scrap […]

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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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[GUIDE] Maximizing Profits When Stripping Romex® Wire: And A Must-Have Tool To Do It

What is Romex® Wire? Romex® wire is a brand* of non-metallic sheathed cable commonly used for electrical wiring in residential and commercial buildings. It consists of three main components: the grounding wire, positive wire, and negative wire. Common Uses For Romex® Romex® wire is extensively used for electricity distribution in homes and buildings. It is […]

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Different Kinds of Scrap CPU Chips

Many scrappers and community members in our forum have asked us how to determine the differences in CPU chips when they are working with their e-scrap because it is not an easy thing to do…so let’s go over how to do it and how you should sort and separate your CPUs to maximize your profits […]

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How To Scrap Ballasts & Mistakes To Avoid

Ballasts are all over the place…you might not “see” them…but they help you see wherever you are. Inside all types of lights, there are different types of ballasts. From copper to electronic ballasts, they are everywhere and must be looked for when scrapping. There are a few different types of ballasts, and the best way […]

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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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