Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.15/lb Updated 02/22/2024
Steel National Average $217.50/ton Updated 02/22/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.44/lb Updated 02/22/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $71.00/each Updated 02/22/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Scrappers

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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Where Can You Find Scrap Metal?

Looking for scrap metal can be daunting, especially if you are new to the scrapping world. While it’s easy to say you can find scrap “everywhere,” there are some more common places you can find various types of metal for recycling. Where Are The Best Places To Find Scrap Metal? One of the main reasons […]

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What Wires Are Worth Stripping?

We have written about what to do and what not to strip. It continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers to get different opinions on what is too thin to strip, and we have come up with this. We took all of the comments, advice, and knowledge of […]

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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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Common Measurements in Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal is an industry of numbers. Prices, weights, net weight, tares, and so many other factors. Knowing how your scrap yard scales operate and all the measurements that go into selling and buying scrap metal is essential. Asking questions at your scrap yard is a good way to find the different regulations or policies […]

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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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Should You Separate Chrome & Yellow Brass?

Scrappers on our Facebook Group recently discussed how they should separate their Brass Scrap and how their scrap yard accepts various kinds of brass. This led to a wide variety of responses because many scrap yards differ on how they buy materials and grade brass. One complaint that was repeated during the discussion was that […]

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Fool’s Copper? Don’t Lose Money on This

Everyone’s heard of Fool’s Gold as a kid, where you found a rock that was spray painted, and you thought you hit the jackpot, but it turns out…it was only a rock. Fool’s Copper typically comes in the form of different electrical pieces of copper. Bare Bright, any scrapper’s dream, can be mistaken for copper-clad […]

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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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