Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.43/lb Updated 07/24/2024
Steel National Average $184.77/ton Updated 07/24/2024
Aluminum National Average $0.49/lb Updated 07/24/2024
Catalytic Converter Average $75.93/each Updated 07/24/2024

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 Aluminum Breakage

Aluminum Breakage

Aluminum recyclables with greater than 8% of foreign attachments but less than 40%

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Picture of Aluminum Bumpers

Aluminum Bumpers

No plastic/foam/steel attached.

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Picture of Aluminum Cans

Aluminum Cans

Free of foil/tin/plastic/liquid/ garbage/etc. Can be crushed or whole.

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Picture of Aluminum Clips

Aluminum Clips

Clean cutoff 6061 material.

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Picture of Aluminum Copper Coil

Aluminum Copper Coil

Free of steel, rubber, plastic, generally from air conditioning units.

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Picture of Aluminum Copper Radiators

Aluminum Copper Radiators

Free of brass/iron/plastic.

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Picture of Aluminum Diesel Tank

Aluminum Diesel Tank

The fuel tanks off of diesel trucks, make sure that there is a hole cut in it and that it was drained correctly.

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Picture of Aluminum Engine Block

Aluminum Engine Block

From cars, trucks, other vehicles, make sure that they are free of oil and remove plastic attachments.

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Picture of Aluminum Litho

Aluminum Litho

No paper/plastic/ink or other contaminants.

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Picture of Aluminum Radiators

Aluminum Radiators

Auto radiators free of steel/plastic/liquid.

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Picture of Aluminum Rims

Aluminum Rims

Free of rubber tire/dirt/attachments. Free of Lead Wheel Weights.

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