Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.60/lb Updated 06/17/2024
Steel National Average $178.16/ton Updated 06/17/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.48/lb Updated 06/17/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 06/17/2024

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Have Used Spark Plugs? Scrap Them For Profit!

Believe it or not, you can recycle spark plugs for profit when you find a scrap yard that takes them for recycling. Spark plugs aren’t accepted for sale for money at every scrap yard, so it’s essential to find the right location. Why are spark plugs worth money in scrap? Inside spark plugs is a […]

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Ranking the Best Scrap Motors Based on Copper Recovery

Are you looking to maximize your copper profits by scrapping electric motors with minimal effort? Knowing which motors to dismantle for the best copper return is crucial whether you’re a seasoned scrapper or a newbie. Let’s break down a few commonly sourced scrap motors. Ranking Motors with Least Copper to Most Copper for Scrap Motors […]

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What Are Cast Iron Radiators?

Radiators: There are so many types and from so many places. Radiators are used not only to heat things up but also to help cool things down. The type of radiator that you are talking about will affect the type of material you have. Cast Iron radiators are generally found in older homes. Hot water […]

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Your First Time Going To A Scrap Yard

Have you ever been curious about what happens at a scrap yard? Maybe you’ve seen people pulling up with U-Hauls full of metal and wondered what happens inside. Or perhaps you’re looking to earn extra money by recycling metal and want to know where to take it. This guide will cover everything you need to […]

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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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How to Tell the Difference Between Cast Iron and Steel

As a scrapper, identifying the type of metal you’re dealing with is crucial for effectively sorting and maximizing your profits. Two of the most common metals you’ll encounter are cast iron and steel. While they may seem similar (or are even graded the same) at first glance, several key differences can help you distinguish between […]

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Finding Scrap Metal Online

We want to share some ways you can use your online resources to help find more scrap metal and leads for pick-ups in your area. As a scrapper, trying to drive around looking for pick-ups and handing out cards can be frustrating. Below are some simple ways to spend less than an hour a day […]

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What Are Brass Radiators & Where Do They Come From?

Scrapping brass radiators can be a profitable endeavor if done correctly. Understanding where to find these radiators, how to clean and upgrade them, and where to get the best deals can significantly increase your earnings. Below is a detailed guide on maximizing your profits when scrapping brass radiators. What Are Brass Radiators? A brass radiator […]

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Scrapping Mini-Transformers

You don’t have to be an experienced scrapper to know where to find some mini-transformers you can scrap at your local scrap yard. Mini-transformers can be some good cash, and their weight can increase quickly if you have enough. Got a box of wires in your house and don’t know what to do with them? […]

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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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How Often Do Scrap Prices Change?

If you are new to the scrap metal industry, you may notice that many scrap yards don’t post prices online, or if they do, there is often a disclaimer stating prices can change at any time. As an experienced scrapper, you should be familiar with ever-changing scrap prices and the possibility that they can change […]

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Scrapping Aluminum Street Signs

Aluminum road or street signs are almost always an excellent item to sell at scrap yards, but there are a few things that you need to know before you sell them. The first thing is to make sure that you are allowed to scrap the road signs. Sometimes, if the signs belong to the town […]

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