Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.60/lb Updated 06/18/2024
Steel National Average $178.16/ton Updated 06/18/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.48/lb Updated 06/18/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 06/18/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Scrap Yard Customers

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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Why Do Scrap Yards Have Weight Requirements For Steel?

A common question we find among scrappers is why they aren’t getting paid for smaller amounts of steel or iron at their scrap yards. Having a minimum on steel purchases is a common procedure that scrap yards have across the US and Canada. To help scrappers and recyclers understand why scrap yards would do this we […]

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[Part 1] In The Eyes Of A Scrapper…

The world’s a tough place, but I’m not telling you something you don’t already know. But hey, nobody promised you life would be easy. As someone who has actively been associated with the scrap metal industry for 35+ years, I tend to be very opinionated when we talk scrap. Quite frankly I don’t think that […]

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6 Ways To Maximize Your Scrap Metal Profits

Continued from Part 1… Thanks for joining us on our journey through the Eyes of the Scrapper Series. Below is Part 2 that is diving into the best ways you can maximize your profits and ensure you aren’t missing any important weights, prices, or money from your trip to the scrap yard. It’s important to […]

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8 Tips To Avoid Scrap Yard Receipt Mistakes

Scrapping. It’s a great way to make some extra money on the side or if you are full-time, it’s your way of living. Regardless of how often you are at the scrap yard, it’s important to know the weights and what they mean on your receipts. The iScrap App Team hears stories about how scrap yards […]

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How To Grow Your Scrap Business

Maybe your scrapping career started as a side job for some extra cash; then, you realized it was time to start growing your services to pick-up materials from homeowners or business owners. Some scrappers have the truck and the trailer to haul larger loads away from job sites. Maybe that is your next step in growing […]

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Looking for Scrap Prices Near You?

CLICK TO FIND SCRAP PRICES NEAR YOU If you search everywhere for scrap prices near you, the iScrap App Website, iPhone App, & Android App can help. With thousands of scrap yards listed in the US and Canada, our directory allows you to search your area and find the best scrap prices in the area. We […]

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Scrap Metal Thieves Give Industry A Bad Name

Theft is a is a constant problem in the scrap metal industry. News stories of men being electrocuted to death trying to cut copper wires and cables, thieves cutting AC units from churches to scrap them, houses being stripped of copper pipes and the list goes on. Scrap prices have increased recently and it seems […]

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4 Ways To Prepare Your Catalytic Converters for Scrap

Brought To You By: Consistent. Fair. Reliable. Know How To Scrap A Catalytic Converter If you are looking to make some extra money and are planning on scrapping a catalytic converter, there are some things you should know. Knowing what to do when recycling a catalytic converter for scrap is essential. There are a few […]

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How-To: Get Scrap Metal or Car Picked Up

Getting scrap metal or a car picked up for scrap can be difficult if you have never done it before or if you don’t have the proper equipment to do it yourself. Many people know there is money to be had by selling your scrap metal or car, so finding the best way to make […]

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How To Pack Your Truck For The Scrap Yard

We all know that when scrapping it is always important to maximize any and all space that you can. Whether it is material that you are packing in your truck to sell to the scrap yards…or the bins and tools that you are carrying with you to use to help organize and pack. How you […]

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