Current Scrap Metal Prices
Scrap Metal Scrap Price Updated Price Date
Copper National Average $3.42/lb Updated 08/16/2022
Steel National Average $158.00/ton Updated 08/16/2022
Aluminum National Average $0.53/lb Updated 08/16/2022

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.

Picture of ACR Ends

ACR Ends

Ends from the ACR/Copper Fins, usually contain iron or steel.

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Picture of F 75

F 75

Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

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Picture of Elevator Wire

Elevator Wire

Insulated copper wire used in powering and running elevators, this will have a heavy cloth insulation as well as a steel core.

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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 Circuit Breakers

Circuit Breakers

Many scrap yards will buy these as low bearing copper material.

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Picture of Cobalt


Must be analyzed and have no attachments.

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Picture of Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Separate these from other wire due to the higher plastic content from the bulbs and other insulation.

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Picture of Ballasts


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

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Picture of Bronze Turnings

Bronze Turnings

The excess from machine cut bronze, free of oil or steel.

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Picture of Dry Automobile

Dry Automobile

Vehicle is drained of all fluids and the tires/wheels have been removed.

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