Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.42/lb Updated 11/29/2022
Steel National Average $158.00/ton Updated 11/29/2022
Aluminum National Average $0.53/lb Updated 11/29/2022

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.

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Small GM Cat

Smaller sized catalytic converter found on General Motors (GM) vehicles.

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Large GM Cat

Usually much larger in size compared to other GM catalytic converters and heavier.

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Regular Domestic Cat

Are the catalytic converters on from US Domestic branded vehicles, like Ford and Chevrolet. Can be a variety of shapes and sizes.

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Large Foreign Cat

Large-sized catalytic converter from a Foreign Brand vehicle. Commonly found on Toyota, Honda, Mazda, etc.

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Small Foreign Cat

Found on some foreign cars like Audi, Hyundai, BMW. Ranging in different prices, we encourage you to use for prices.

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O2 Sensors

Used inside of engines to help regulate the oxygen flowing in and out. Commonly connected to catalytic converters.

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Rotors are a heavy steel and are from car and truck wheels. Most scrap yards that buy ferrous metals will accept them.

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Steel Shavings

Clean steel turnings, new production scrap smaller than 12" and nothing coated on.

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Meatballs (Electric Motors)

Electric motors taken from various appliances, machines, and equipment.

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Commonly found in computer towers. Have CPU, RAM boards, AL heatsinks and wires attached.

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Shreddable Steel

Household appliances (“white” goods), hot water heaters, and misc sheet steel.

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