Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.55/lb Updated 05/29/2024
Steel National Average $204.47/ton Updated 05/29/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.47/lb Updated 05/29/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 05/29/2024

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 Heavy Melting Steel

#1 Heavy Melting Steel

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

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#1 HMS

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

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#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 Heavy Melting Steel

#2 Heavy Melting Steel

Black pipe, longer unprepared pieces of #1 HMS.

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#2 HMS

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

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#2 Prepared

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

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Picture of Automobiles

Automobiles

Scrap Autos are to be prepared by a licensed “auto recycler,” once processed free of gas tank, fluids, and battery it is densified or “crushed” for transportation purposes.

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Picture of Busheling

Busheling

Unpainted, new production scrap smaller than 12” and nothing coated on, no rust, or paint.

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Picture of Car w/Tires

Car w/Tires

Ask dealer.

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Cast Iron

Coil or old water piping, castings or plates from machinery.

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