Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.49/lb Updated 05/19/2024
Steel National Average $191.10/ton Updated 05/19/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.46/lb Updated 05/19/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/19/2024

SCRAP NEWS | Steel

This Week’s Scrap Metal Prices & Market News

Copper Hits Record Highs: Insights and Opportunities for Scrappers Report Date: 5/15/2024 Hello Scrappers! This week’s scrap market report brings exhilarating news for copper traders, with prices soaring to unprecedented highs. As the industry adjusts to these new levels, we delve into detailed market dynamics and what scrappers can expect moving forward. Should you HOLD […]

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What Metals Can You Scrap From A Car?

Whether selling your whole car or taking it apart for scrap, knowing what materials and common scrap metals can be found inside the average vehicle is essential. The iScrap App Team discusses some common metals and materials in a car. Many people know that cars are mostly made of steel, but plenty of other metals, […]

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Understanding Galvanized Steel Scrap

Galvanized steel is crucial in various industries due to its corrosion-resistant properties. In this article, we’ll delve into what galvanized steel is, its recyclability, and whether it’s worth scrapping. What Is Galvanized Steel? Galvanized steel is regular steel coated with a layer of zinc. This protective coating shields the steel from corrosion caused by moisture […]

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3 Surefire Ways To Make More Money Scrapping

By now, you’re well aware that the iScrap App helps you find scrap yards near you and find the recently reported scrap prices, but did you know that we can also make you more money? There are several tips and ways to prepare your scrap metal and collect the right items that can make more […]

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How-To: Scrapping A Car For Parts

Scrappers and scrap yards have their scrap specialty divisions. Some examples are ferrous or non-ferrous metals, which focus only on electronic waste or deal with alloys and high-end metals. Another specialization in the industry is automotive or salvage scrap. For someone new to scrapping, auto parts and other materials from cars could be confusing and overwhelming. Break […]

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What Is The Best Time To Go To A Scrap Yard?

Timing Is Everything Choosing the best scrap yard based on prices, experience, and location are some of the most important factors when making the most money on your scrap. Something else you may not have considered to make your scrap yard trip easier was the best time of the year, month, or week to bring […]

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Maximizing Your Scrap Metal Earnings

Getting the most money from your scrap metal is one of the most crucial scrapping goals. Find the right resources and ways to maximize your scrap profits, and you will be rolling in the scrap cash. If you want to become a full-time or part-time scrapper, it is essential to do your homework. Otherwise, you […]

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Can Stainless Steel Be Magnetic?

Stainless steel is a universal material in our daily lives, used in nearly every application. This alloy has become integral to our surroundings, from kitchenware to medical equipment and appliances. The iScrap App team always stresses the importance of having a magnet when sorting scrap materials. Having one can be invaluable for sorting between ferrous […]

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Stock Aluminum BX Wire from RR Yard

Difference Between Steel & Aluminum BX

Which will win for Steel vs. Aluminum BX? As our population increases and more and more buildings are created due to the increased demand, the need for electrical wires to be run only becomes more significant. Let’s discuss the makeup of these wires, shedding light on what they are made of, how to distinguish between […]

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Getting Started with Scrap Metal Recycling, What To Look For

Getting started with scrapping and recycling metals can be an overwhelming task for someone who isn’t familiar with the scrap industry. It is also challenging for beginners to find good information to clarify exactly where to start. The iScrap App team has years of experience in the scrap industry and lives and breathes it daily. […]

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What Scrap Metals Are Inside Computers?

As technology has advanced over the last few decades, it has significantly changed the value of computers in the scrap industry. For example, some components made of gold inside computers 20 years ago are now being built with less costly options like copper or aluminum. With significant changes like that in computers, the scrap metals […]

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4 Common Types of Steel Scrap

Identifying Types of Steel Scrap Many people have asked us about the different types and prices for steel scrap grades, and we have a few to review. While you may want to learn about as many as possible, there are a couple of places where you should begin to understand the difference between ferrous and […]

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