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 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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Picture of Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum Scrap: Many variations of aluminum, ask scrap yard.

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Picture of Aluminum Siding

Aluminum Siding

Clean of plastic coating/foam/dirt/steel. Remove steel nails for clean price.

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Picture of Aluminum Thermo-Pane/Break

Aluminum Thermo-Pane/Break

Aluminum with plastic insulated running through the middle.

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Picture of Aluminum Transformers

Aluminum Transformers

Has a steel core with aluminum windings surrounding it. Could have an outer case surrounding the aluminum as well.

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Picture of Aluminum Turnings

Aluminum Turnings

The excess from machine cut aluminum free of oil or steel.

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Picture of Aluminum Wire w/Steel

Aluminum Wire w/Steel

Clean aluminum wire can sometimes have a steel core going through or around it. Use your magnet to find out.

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Picture of Ballasts


Consist of copper inside of them, found in lighting fixtures.

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