Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.54/lb Updated 05/26/2024
Steel National Average $204.47/ton Updated 05/26/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.47/lb Updated 05/26/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/26/2024

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This Week’s Scrap Metal Prices & Market News

Weekly Scrap Metal Report: Navigating the Market Turbulence and Record Highs Report Date: 5/22/2024 Hello Scrappers! Last week was one of the most turbulent weeks in the scrap metal market history. Prices fluctuated wildly, hitting record highs, dropping, and then rebounding. This volatility has made it challenging for scrappers to navigate the market effectively. Here’s […]

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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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Why Your Yard’s Prices Aren’t What You See Online

Common Questions About Scrap Prices – Since opening iScrap back in 2010, we have been asked all types of questions including, Why doesn’t my local scrap yard have the same prices I see online? We have some of the answers and how scrap prices are determined by scrap yards.

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Why Do Scrap Prices Change?

If you find yourself asking any of these questions, we have some information on why it’s not easy to predict the scrap prices or have a reason why they change. Scrap Prices. It’s probably the number one topic in the scrap metal industry. Most of the questions the iScrap App Team gets through email and social […]

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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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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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How Do Scrap Yards Work?

So you may be wondering how scrap yards work, what the process of recycling scrap metal includes, what to do when you go to a scrap yard, and what happens when you leave a scrap yard. Below are some basic ways and expectations when visiting your local scrap yard. Who Come To Scrap Yards? The […]

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When Are Scrap Prices Going Up?

Like many others in the scrap industry, you’re probably wondering, “When are scrap prices going up?”. If we knew the answer, we would have a private island in the middle of the Caribbean. While that’s not the answer you were probably looking for, we can tell you one thing: we know what we know TODAY. Below […]

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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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iScrap App Hacks: Resourceful Tips

While on the go, the iScrap App is a great tool to aid your scrap metal recycling or if you are looking for resources in the scrap industry. The iScrap App has thousands of users using the app through Android and iOS devices. Also, with millions of views online, the iScrap App is a great […]

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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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