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

Metal List with Glossary of Common Scrap Metals

Learn about different scrap metals from Non-Ferrous, Ferrous, and E-Scrap metals. With descriptions, videos, and tips on recycling your scrap metals. Check out the complete metal guide for experienced to beginner scrappers. Learn how to make more money on your materials.

Picture of #1 Bare Bright Copper Wire

#1 Bare Bright Copper Wire

Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper wire free of attachments. All the insulation has been removed from the wire and it is free of solder and paint.

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Picture of #1 Copper Tubing

#1 Copper Tubing

Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper bus bar/pipe free of attachments.

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Picture of #1 Flashing Copper

#1 Flashing Copper

Bare, uncoated, unalloyed copper free of tar, corrosion, paint, etc. Used in house decor and roofing.

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Picture of #1 Heavy Melting Steel

#1 Heavy Melting Steel

Prepared pieces smaller than 60”x 24” over ¼“ thick.

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Picture of #1 HMS

#1 HMS

Prepared pieces smaller than 60”x 24” over ¼“ thick.

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Picture of #1 Prepared

#1 Prepared

Prepared scrap steel smaller than 5 ft by 2 ft and with a heavy gauge of ¼ inch or more.

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Picture of #1 Steel

#1 Steel

Prepared pieces smaller than 60"x 24” over 1/4“ thick.

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Picture of #2 Copper Tubing

#2 Copper Tubing

Burnt copper, copper with light tin coating, solder, or brass fittings still attached.

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Picture of #2 Heavy Melting Steel

#2 Heavy Melting Steel

Black pipe, longer unprepared pieces of #1 HMS.

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Picture of #2 HMS

#2 HMS

Scrap Steel with a lighter gauge and cannot include Light Iron or Sheet Metal.

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Picture of #2 Prepared

#2 Prepared

Scrap Steel with a lighter gauge and cannot include Light Iron or Sheet Metal.

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