Archives for category: Scrap Metal Prices

We are here to help you earn extra money by recycling scraped metal. To be on top of your “scrap game” we have come up with a few hacks to help you make easy cash fast!


Key Test: Stainless Steel Vs Aluminum

To figure out if you collected steel or aluminum, use a file or a key to scratch the surface of the material. If the scrap metal scratches easily, it is aluminum while steel will take more effort to scratch. This method might not work all the time with aluminum however the stainless steel will be easy to tell.

Magnetic Broom

Scrap metals outside a lot? Invest in a tool that can sweep the ground and pull out the small metal pieces or screws. This will help you not lose any time or money and this tool will prevent you from popping a tire and recycle more scrap metals.

Warm Wire

The best scrap hack this spring is to strip wires in the sun. This is because the heat from the sun will help make it easier for you to strip the wires more quickly than if it was cool. But be aware that the longer you leave the wires in the sun, the plastic could melt to the wire.

Stainless Steel Sinks

To get a clean price on stainless steel sinks make sure all the rubber and other parts besides the steel is off of the sink. Use a chisel and a hammer to get the steel ring off if your sink has a rubberized bottom to at least get some cash from it. Stainless Steel is one of the hardest items to scrap and get a clean price for so make sure your sinks clean of anything else but the steel material!


With these simple hacks, you can recycle scrap metal quicker! Sell your scrap metal parts to professional and reliable scrapyards like Anestis Metal and get the best price! Call us at 978-681-6000 or use our contact form for any scrap metal inquiries.


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!

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!

Over the last month or so, we haven’t seen much change in the scrap metal market, in fact many metal prices have remained very flat; however, since gas prices are finally increasing, we’re expecting to see a shift in metal prices during the spring and summer months of 2015.

So far, this spring, as we mentioned before, there hasn’t been too much of a shift in the demand of handful of scrap metals!

Since January, copper has increased by about 4-5 cents per pound, but this month we have seen zero change!

Prices for steel remains very flat this month, showing zero change since the start of 2015. Over the past few months, there has just been no demand for steel, which lowers its value; in fact, rumor has it, that the price for steel will drop anywhere from $20-$30 within the next few months.

For more information about the scrap metal market, please give Anestis Metals a call at 617.666.3405. Winter is finally over, we’re predicting that the scrap metal market will turn around during the warmer months (we hope!)