Scrap Metal Prices
Current Metal and Recycling Prices and News
This scrap metal prices website was developed to provide readers with the latest scrap metal prices and scrap metal news across the world.
SCRAP PRICES IN THE UNITED STATES
ISRI SCRAP SPECS
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QUICK OVERVIEW OF TODAYS METALS PRICES
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SCRAP METAL FOR SALE AND AUCTION
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Scrap metal can be basically divided into various categories including ferrous and non ferrous scrap metals, exotics and auto and auto bodies.
FERROUS METAL includes:
Light Iron , # 1 Busheling, Scrap # 1 Baling, # 2 Baling, Plate & Struct 2×5 , Plate & Struct (unprep), Heavy Melt 2×5, Heavy Melt scrap (unprep), Punchings, Turnings , Borings , Rail , Mixed Steel Loads , HMS (Heavy Melt Scrap) – a magnet will stick to these scrap metals.
NON FERROUS METAL includes:
Bare Bright Copper , Copper # 1, # 2 Copper, Copper Rads, Aluminum Metal, Brass and Bronze, Zinc and Lead, Aluminum Cans, UBC (used beverage cans) – a magnet will not stick to these metals
STAINLESS STEEL AND EXOTIC SCRAP METALS include:
Carbide Inserts/Shapes , High Speed Steel,Inconel, Monel ,Alnico Magnets, Nickel based alloys,Titanium, Hastelloy Solids , 304 stainless steel, 316 stainless steel – a magnet may be drawn towards some of these metals but will not stick.
AUTOMOTIVE AND AUTO BODY includes:
Clean Auto Radiators, Unclean Auto Radiators, Clean Aluminum Rads, Unclean Aluminum Radiators, Copper/Aluminum Rads , Unclean Co/AL Rads , Electric Motors, Clean Motor Cast, Unclean Gas Motor, Trannys ,Starters, Alternators
HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR METAL RECYCLING
In order to maximize your scrap metal recycling efforts, there are some very basic techniques you can utilize. Some suggestions to maximize the money you get paid for recycling includes:
- Sort various metals into different piles. Steel and iron should go into one pile, aluminum scrap in another pile, copper should go into another. You will get paid less for mixed loads of scrap.
- Deal only with reputable brokers or recycling yards
- Keep all debris, concrete, dirt and garbage out of your recycled metal piles
- Strip copper and aluminum cable. There are many cable wire strippers available on the market. Strip your wire cable in order to get the highest value for your copper or aluminum.
- Always carry a magnet – you can use a magnet to quickly tell if the material is ferrous or non ferrous and then separate your metals into various piles