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An easy and quick solution to make money is by selling just one type of material. You will get paid faster if you have just all aluminum siding or a box full of light iron since once you get to your local scrap yard, you will be able to scale everything all at once and get paid quick and easy. When having multiple items, it will take more of your time to weigh each different item and will take longer for you to get paid. Sort your items ahead of time in your own bins so when you bring it to the scrapyard all your scraps will be organized and ready to be scaled. By being organized and prepared, you will be able to have a quicker process selling and getting paid for your items at your local scrapyard like Anestis Metals. Call Anestis Metals at 978- 681- 6000 to sell your items at the fairest price at our scrap metal recycling business in Lawrence, MA or use our contact form for more inquiries about our service!


Scrap metal prices is comprised of metal type, location, quantity of metal, and current market value for your material. Depending on what you are selling, how much of it you are selling and how much of the material is worth after being refined will determine the price you get paid by the junkyard company.

Scrap Metal Types: There are many different types of scrap metal and are broken down into different categories. Some example of scrap metals that can be sold to a scrapyard are copper, lead, and stainless steel. These types of metal can be further subcategorized into copper wire, lead wheel weighs, or 18-10 grade stainless steel. Keep in mind that the category of your metal will depend on the scrapyard you are taking it to since each scrapyard will have a different opinion of what the material should be categorized under.

Location: Scrap metal prices will usually be higher in locations with the most competition. So rural areas or areas far away from refineries tends not to have better prices offered at places where scrapyards have higher competition and haggle the refineries. Scrap yards that are close to the city or in the city, like Anestis Metal, are ideal places to sell your scrap metal at the best prices!

Quantity & Metal Spot Prices:  The more scrap metal you have, the more you can get paid for it. If you have a bulk of scrap metal you are trying to sell, make sure to check the current spot metal prices beforehand. Current spot metal prices are the prices of newly refined ore and scrap are being sold for. So the more money a refinery can get the metal for, the more money you can sell your scrap metal for. Keep up to date with metal spot prices by checking out Kitco spot prices feed.


These three categories listed above are essentially what determines the scrap metal prices. If you are looking to sell your scrap metal, contact Anestis Metal at 978-681-6000 or use our contact form if you have any questions! With more than 80 years of experience, we specialize in hauling and buying scrap metal to both commercial and residential customers in the Boston area.


Prices for scrap metal has not been doing too well but it looks like it’s finally starting to stabilize. Copper prices has stabilized and has even gone up a few cents. It’s great for the overall market to have stable prices especially after the market has been so unstable. Steel pricing has not changed prices since last month and gold prices has dropped in the last week after the stock market made a solid recovery. The scrap prices for steel and iron are continuing to deplete due to the drop in oil prices. Overall, the market has been all over the place but in the next coming weeks, it will be spring cleanup which will make it easier to find scrap metal materials to sell. Below are recent scrap metal prices to follow up on:

Bare Bright Copper: $1.61-$1.77

Copper Pipe: $1.35-$1.65

Clean Brass: $0.92-$1.02

Insulated Copper: $0.50-$1.30

Aluminum Sheet: $0.22-$0.29

Stainless Steel: $0.22-$0.26

Aluminum Cans: $0.22-$0.32 (Not CRV Pricing)

Light Iron: $25-$48 per ton

If you are interested in selling your scrap metal, contact Anestis Metal at 978-681-6000 or use our contact form for the best prices before it’s too late!

It’s important to always ask questions and take images or videos of the scrap metal product you want to sell. Taking pictures of your scrap metal allows you to see specific details of your scraps, helps you separate your metals, and keeps you organized. Ask your local scrap metal yard if you can take a small tour so you can see different ways to sort and separate your metals. You might see a metal you have but ignored before so snapping a quick picture of the metal will help you remember it later on. Each scrap yard may have specific rules about taking images, so be sure to ask for approval before you take pictures.  A tip to stay organized on your scrapings is to take any needed notes and images. This will help you grow your knowledge and remember any scrap metal in the future.

Some tips when taking images of scrap metal is to try and keep your lens on the camera to protect it. Also, by taking horizontal photos of scrap metal you can get a bigger & more in depth vantage point of the scrap you are looking at. These larger images will show details such as wires and other small metal parts. More information and a larger image will make the entire identifying process easier when scrapping.

If you are looking for a local scrap yard to scrap your metals, contact Anestis Metal at 978-681-6000 or use our contact form to get the best prices for your metals with us today!

If you are looking for items to scrap, aluminum baseball bats are a great item! Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your baseball bat when you are trying to scrap it.

Remove Rubber & Plastic- To get the best prices for your baseball or softball bat, completely remove the heavy rubber or plastic that is around the handle. Also there might be plastic around the top so make sure to cut out the plastic and clean the aluminum since any contaminants on the bat will reduce the price of the scrap profit you worked hard on.

Cut Bat Open– Sometimes you can find foam on the inside of your bat so make sure to cut the bat open to check. You can open up the baseball bat with a sawzall to see if it’s empty and if it isn’t remove the foam in order to get a cleaner aluminum price from your local scrapyard company.

Recycling Aluminum- Scrap yards will offer a cleaner price for the metal if the baseball bats are without any contaminants on it and it will be easier for them to recycle. Also remember that there are other sports metal materials that can be scrapped so be sure to research about them and touch base with a local scrap yard if you have any questions about certain metals.

If you are looking to scrap your baseball or softball bats for some extra money, come to Anestis Metals or call us at 978-681-6000 and we can offer you the best price for your aluminum metals!

To help the future of our generation and the generations to come, recycling is the best action to take. By recycling, you can conserve energy and materials, clean up the environment, reduce garbage in landfills, and make new products from old ones. Here are some reasons as to why you should start recycling today!

Landfills- Try to keep materials out of landfills since the fewer landfills there are, there will be more land left in its natural state. By recycling an old vehicle to a junkyard, your car will be recycled and reused in multiple ways.

Energy- Recycling metals and aluminum takes significantly less energy than it does to produce it. Recycling even a small aluminum can allow one to save enough energy to run a TV for at least three hours. In addition, a lightbulb can be lit for 24 hours with energy saved from each pound of steel recycled. We can reduce the future effects of global warming by saving energy through recycling.

Our Environment- There are many benefits of recycling, it reduces mining, prevents habitat destruction and soil erosion. We can help save our environment by decreasing the need for new materials which can reduce greenhouse gases, air & water pollutant. Recycling can not only help our planet but also our society. This is because recycling helps create the development of greener technologies and new product innovations.

Save More- One of the easiest ways to make an impact for our environment is to recycle your junk car. Every bit of recycling makes a significant difference. To make a better future start recycling your plastic, paper, glass, and metal objects now!

Old Vehicle- You don’t have to let your old vehicle go to waste! Your old junk car can be used in many different ways and you can actually make a profit from this process. Recycling the car parts to a junkyard will get you quick cash and you can invest it in another vehicle that’s eco-friendly or electric. Using public transportation in your area are also a great way to further your environmental efforts.

At Anestis Metals, we pride ourselves in recycling ferrous and nonferrous metals like car parts, cast irons, scrap metals, and appliances.  By working with Anestis Metals you play a part in protecting our environment since 100% of the metal taken in by us is recycled and is either exported or given to foundries and other facilities that melt the materials and make steel products.  Call us at 978-681-6000 or use our contact form to join our green effort!

There are a lot of benefits when you recycle your scrap metal. First of all, what is scrap metal? Scrap metal is simply metal, both ferrous & non-ferrous, that you are no longer using; this ranges from old car parts, to aluminum, iron, copper, etc.

Now the benefits for YOU, is that you get paid cash for your unwanted and “useless” metal; that’s right, we will pay you cold hard cash in exchange for your metal. So when you throw away metal, you’re literally throwing money away; in the future, come on down to our scrap yard, recycle your metal, and put some cash in your pocket!

Now, most importantly, recycling metal is great for improving the environment; just like recycling paper and plastic, recycling metal is all apart of the go green movement.

Let’s give you some examples on how recycling metal helps the environment:

  • When you recycle copper, we are reducing CO2 emission by about 60%; reducing this number will help create a cleaner, more purified air.
  • An aluminum can that is recycled, is cleaned, and stocked back on the shelf within in two months, give or take a few days. This shows just how effective it is to recycle precious metals such as aluminum. It also reduces the amount of aluminum we have to produce from scratch.
  • Steel is an essential and strong structure to many objects we use everyday; right now about 50% of steel that is produced comes from recycled scrap metal! This goes to show how important it is to recycle scrap metal, such as steel; if we didn’t recycle metals like steel, we would have to pay more for everyday objects because manufacturers would have to make steel from scratch!

For more information about our scrap metal services, or the different metals we recycle, please give Anestis Scrap Metal a call at 617-666-3405.