Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.42/lb Updated 07/25/2024
Steel National Average $184.77/ton Updated 07/25/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.49/lb Updated 07/25/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 07/25/2024

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 Backup Batteries

Backup Batteries

Also known as UPS’, these systems are what you plug your computers and other networking gear into so you can prevent power surges.

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Old cell phones with/without batteries attached.

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Picture of Computer Wire

Computer Wire

Wire from PC's, networking, and servers.

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Picture of CPU Chips

CPU Chips

The “brain” of the computer. Different kinds like copper, ceramic, and more.

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Picture of CRT


Intact screen, not broken, generally costs money to recycle.

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Empty PC Servers

After many of the networking boards are removed, these will remain and can be sold for some of the gold boards still attached.

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Picture of Hard Drive Boards

Hard Drive Boards

The boards off of the hard drives, while small, can be worth more than normal motherboards.

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Picture of Hard Drives

Hard Drives

Where the content is stored.

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Hard Drives without Boards

These will be worth much less than normal hard drives, many scrap yards might buy them as a dirty aluminum.

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Ask dealer.

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