Steel Scrap Iron



What Determines Scrap Metal Prices?

Scrap Metal Prices are a function of metal type, location, quantity of scrap metal, and current market value for your materials. In other words, the price you get paid by a scrap yard will depend on what you are selling (copper, brass, aluminum, steel, etc), where you are selling (what side of town, which side of the world, etc), how much scrap metal you are selling (pounds vs tons), and how much the material is worth once refined (“spot price”).