Scrap Metal Prices
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Like other industries, metal recycling prices are subject to fluctuations in market supply and demand. On the tail-end of COVID, demand for metals is at an all-time high, thanks in part to a resurgence in infrastructure development that was put on hiatus during the global lockdown. From China to Europe to the U.S., the demand for metal is high.
Because metal retains its physical properties, even scrap metal carries great value, as it can be recycled over and over in its karmic return to supply chain reproduction. Let’s take a look at how scrap metal prices in Austin are calculated, so you can get the best deal possible for your scrap metal.
Metal Prices in Austin
Not only does metal pricing fluctuate daily based on industry demand, but the scrap yard you choose will also affect how much you can get for your scrap metal haul. Because Gardner Metal Recycling in Austin wants to help our clients dispose of metals responsibly, we offer competitive:
- scrap copper prices
- scrap aluminum prices
- scrap steel prices
- scrap iron prices
- scrap brass prices
To make sure your trip to the scrap yard is worth your while, we even offer commercial services like dumpster rental and pickup so you can remain on your project site to focus on production and completion. The fastest way to obtain current pricing is to contact us for a price quote.
Metal Prices Per Pound
Calculating the price of your scrap metal will depend on the type of metal or metals included in your haul. Metals can be divided into two categories: ferrous and non-ferrous. Non-ferrous metals are more scarce in supply and are worth more money. Non-ferrous metals are more readily available, so you’d need a higher quantity to get a higher return on investment. If you’re not sure, a simple magnet test can be used to determine what kind of metal you have on your hands. If the magnet sticks, it’s ferrous. If the magnet doesn’t react, you can assume the metal is non-ferrous.
Copper, brass, aluminum, tin and lead are all types of non-ferrous metals that provide a pretty penny for your return on investment per pound. Steal is probably the most common ferrous metal sold for scrap. Although it doesn’t fetch as high of a value per pound as other metals, it can be found in vast quantities. Cars and construction products and frames, refrigerators and washing machines, cargo ships, and surgical tools all contain this versatile metal.
Getting the Best Scrap Price
Because metal is often used in manufacturing, it is mixed with other materials like plastic, wood and rubber. Even metals mixed with other metals can affect your recycling prices. Separating more valuable metals from less valuable metals and separating your metal scrap from other materials will ensure you the best metal price per pound for your scrap metal haul.
If your project site is teeming with scrap metal piles ready to be recycled, you can schedule a scrap pickup from Gardner Metal Recycling and save your company the hauling costs. You’ll also want to check prices before taking your metal to be recycled at the scrap yard. Prices change daily; yesterday’s scrap price may differ from today’s, which will change again tomorrow.
Gardner Metal Recycling: Competitive Pricing for Your Scrap Metal Recycling Needs
When trying to determine scrap metal prices in Austin, we are your best resource. Although scrap copper, aluminum and steel prices vary, our sales team always knows the current rates. We can also provide solutions for how to improve the value of your materials, such as cleaning and stripping them. If you give us a call, we'll be able to help you right away.
The easiest way for you to get scrap metal pricing for your materials is bring them directly to us for a price quote, or call us at 512-982-0447.
Contact us for a competitive price quote on your metal scrap or to schedule a consultation for sorting, preparing and transporting your scrap metals using one of our scrap container rentals. Find out how Gardner Metal Recycling can benefit your company’s bottom line by upcycling your trash into treasure.