Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.15/lb Updated 02/25/2024
Steel National Average $217.50/ton Updated 02/25/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.44/lb Updated 02/25/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $71.00/each Updated 02/25/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Scrap Yard Customers

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 To Separate Your Copper Scrap for Recycling

Have you ever encountered some metal or items you know can be recycled at your local scrap yard? In today’s world of energy-efficient cars and technology, recycling is a well-known practice among most communities. Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the world that adds to the growing culture of restoring, renewing, […]

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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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What Your Truck Says About You As A Scrapper

We’ve talked at length about the bond between scrappers and their vehicles. Most of the time, we all seem inseparable from our vehicles, especially when those vehicles become our means of generating income, Most of the scrappers we’ve seen and talked to, whether by chance or intentionally through the amount they scrap, end up with […]

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Will Scrap Yards Buy Green Copper? Also: Cleaning Steps for Green Copper.

When scouring your garage or workshop, it’s common to stumble upon a pile of copper that’s seen better days. It’s green, it’s corroded, and you wonder, “Will scrap yards buy this?” The answer lies in the level of oxidation your copper has endured. The short answer is…well…that it depends. If you need a more meaningful […]

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How To Clean #2 Copper Scrap into #1 Copper

If you’re a scrap metal recycler, you know that getting the best prices for your copper can make a significant difference in your earnings. While #2 copper is typically less valuable than #1 copper, there are ways to maximize your returns by cleaning and preparing your scrap #2 copper before bringing it to your local […]

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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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How Does the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry Work?

Scrap metal recycling is the process of recovering and processing scrap metal from end-of-life items or structures, as well as manufacturing scrap, to use it as a raw material in the manufacture of new goods. It may be recycled many times without losing any of its properties. It provides the raw material for new goods while […]

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Your First Time Going To A Scrap Yard

Have you ever been curious about what goes on at a scrap yard? Maybe you’ve seen people pulling up with U-Hauls full of metal and wondering what goes on 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 […]

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9 Signs of a Sketchy Scrap Yard

If you’re a metal scrapper, then you know that finding a good scrap yard is key to making money. But not all scrap yards are created equal. Some scrap yards are downright sketchy, and it’s essential to be able to spot them before you waste your time (and energy) interacting with them. For decades, some […]

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7 Tips To Find The Best Scrap Yard & Prices

Scrap yards have been around for a long time and play an essential role in recycling. They provide a place for people to sell their unwanted or scrap metal items, which are then melted down and reused. There are many types of scrap yards, from small family-run businesses to large commercial operations. When choosing a […]

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12 Household Items You Can Bring To Your Scrap Yard

What Household Items Do Scraps Take? If you are looking to make some extra cash, try recycling scrap items that can be found around your house. We have a guide of everyday things that can be found throughout your house and brought to your local scrap yard. Most scrap yards take these items we are […]

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