Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.55/lb Updated 05/29/2024
Steel National Average $204.47/ton Updated 05/29/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.47/lb Updated 05/29/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/29/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Scrap Safety

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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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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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Melt Your Own Scrap Ingots

Is It Worth Melting Copper Into Ingots? It looks cool. It could be a fun hobby with friends or in your yard, melting and molding your scrap metal ingots. While it may make for entertaining times or cool YouTube videos, we strongly suggest never melting your scrap ingots if you want to make the most […]

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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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How To Handle Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Are Lead-Acid Batteries Recyclable? Yes! Not only are they recyclable, but they also have value! Car batteries range from about 30-50 pounds in weight, with many coming in at around 41 pounds. Do some quick math, and you’ll find that the scrap value of lead-acid batteries is around $10. It’s not a ton of money, […]

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The Most Common Items Scrappers Need To Get The Job Done

Being a scrapper is no easy task. It requires hard work, dedication, and the right tools to navigate the scrapping world. One thing that every experienced scrapper knows is the importance of having reliable tools and consumables on hand. Let’s dive into the essential items that scrappers use regularly and need to keep in stock. […]

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Can You Recycle A Cast Iron Stove?

Many older homes have bulky and heavy cast iron stoves that are often scrapped because of their inefficiency in a modern home. While we are fans of the looks of Cast iron stoves, some people want to get rid of them and try to recycle them at the local scrap yards. Cast iron stoves are […]

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Our Review: Timberland PRO Boondock Work Boot – In A Scrap Yard

In the messy world of scrap metal recycling, having the right gear can make all the difference. Let’s take a closer look at the Timberland PRO Men’s 6 Inch Boondock Comp Toe WP Insulated Industrial Work Boot—a popular choice among our team members at Rockaway Recycling, the sister company of the iScrap App. This review […]

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Our Review: Timberland PRO Mudsill Low-Profile Work Shoe

When looking for a pair of work boots that can work as well in the yard as out of it, you must account for a few different variables. While you definitely want all the protection and support that you’d expect from a work boot, You may also need a lower profile and something a bit […]

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Our Picks: The 5 Best Trailer Accessories For Scrapping

If you’re a scrap metal recycler, you know that having the right tools and accessories can make a difference in your efficiency and safety. If you’ve graduated from scrapping out of the back of your van or truck and realized you needed something a little bit bigger, you may have gone out and gotten yourself […]

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4 Products For Staying Warm Working Outside

It is that time of year when most of the US and Canada are engulfed in the Arctic Air blasts, and we are trying to keep warm in every way possible. In the scrap metal industry, whether you work at a scrap yard or you are a scrapper hunting for scrap, most of the day […]

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8 Must-Have Tools for Big Time Scrappers

This is one of those things that you do not want to read – but have to because you know how valuable some of these tools are. Grandpa always said, “You need the right tool for the right job.” How true is that? Some Tools Are So Expensive! Buying new tools is expensive, and sometimes […]

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