Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.30/lb Updated 04/13/2024
Steel National Average $202.06/ton Updated 04/13/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.45/lb Updated 04/13/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $76.42/each Updated 04/13/2024

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 #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 #2/3 Mix Copper

#2/3 Mix Copper

When Copper Tubing and Roofing Copper are mixed together instead of separated and usually has solder or paint on it.

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Picture of #3 Copper with Tar

#3 Copper with Tar

Roofing copper with heavy tar, wood, or attachments.

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Picture of #3 Roofing Copper

#3 Roofing Copper

Roofing/gutter/flashing copper with little tar or attachments like nails or wood.

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Picture of 17-4 Stainless Steel

17-4 Stainless Steel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments. Used in the food and aerospace industries.

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Picture of 300 Series Stainless Steel

300 Series Stainless Steel

Most common form of Stainless Steel, will not stick to a magnet.

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Picture of 304 Stainless Steel

304 Stainless Steel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments. Commonly found in kitchen equipment.

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Picture of 310 Stainless Steel

310 Stainless Steel

Must be analyzed and have no attachments. Often used for high temperature equipment.

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