Current Scrap Prices

The price of scrap metal todayWhat are the current scrap metal prices for today? The charts below show the current scrap prices according to the commodities market.

The charts are updated every minute throughout the day so make sure that you bookmark or save this page to your favorites.

Kitco metals like us, are well known leaders in the scrap metal industry.

The charts are linked to their site so if you click on any of the charts a new window will open that takes you to their website.

You do not have to click on the charts because all prices that are displayed are current buying prices.

The prices are updated every 60 seconds so to see the very latest prices all that you have to do is refresh this page.

These charts show the current buying price of copper, nickel, aluminum, zinc, lead, silver, gold, platinum and palladium.


Copper Scrap


Nickel Scrap


Aluminum Scrap


Zinc Scrap


Lead Scrap


Silver Scrap


Gold Scrap


Platinum Scrap


Palladium Scrap


Like all businesses, scrap yards have to make money too. With that said, even though the current scrap prices that you see here are what each metal is being bought and sold for on the commodities market, scrap yards will offer you slightly less for your scrap.

Again, they have to make money too but that does not mean that you should accept $0.50 a pound for copper if it is worth more than $3.00 a pound.

Always spend a few minutes doing some research to find the best scrap metal buyers. Scrap yards that are always busy can at times offer a better buying price for your scrap because they do not have a shortage of scrappers showing up each day.

On the other hand, slow metal yards may offer slightly less money for your scrap. Yet again, this is why it is important for you to know in advance where you plan to sell your metals.

I will be adding even more useful tools to the site in the near future and I appreciate all of the kind comments that you, my fellow scrappers, have sent me.

If you would like me to write about a specific topic that I have not covered here, please use the contact form and send me an email. Take care of yourself out there and continue to do things the right way.

Help all new scrappers learn the basics by sending them to this site. Educated scrappers help everyone make more money because theft is reduced and cities stop passing new laws that make being a scrapper difficult.