Scrap Aluminum Prices in America

Without a doubt, the most dynamic market for scrap metal prices is that of aluminum. Scrap aluminum prices per pound vary considerably from state to state, however one thing that each and every state shares in common is the fact that the prices of it are perpetually changing. This is quite a strange phenomenon as you can see prices tumble by as much as fifty percent in a single day. Much of this is a result of the metal being so heavy that it is difficult to transport from place to place. This raises numerous logistical challenges in the scrap yard industry, it just becomes unfeasible to transport the metal hundreds of miles (or potentially thousands) to get a good valuation for your metal. Scrap aluminum prices are never particularly high in the grand scheme of things, in actual fact; copper, lead, various precious metals and more are commonly valued far more than your standard aluminum by scrap yards throughout America and indeed the world.

Unlike scrap copper, aluminum is quite common, it can be found in almost every single household appliance – and not in small quantities either. Some estimates for how much aluminum is within the average American household lies at approximately 2 tonnes. This substantial figure shows just how much of the material there is simply lying around our homes, an absolute abundance to say the least. If you’re keen on finding some then just have a five minute search around your house and I guarantee that, so long as you know what you are looking for, you will find so much of it. I think that it’s not really seeking out scrap aluminum with the intention of selling it anywhere; unless you’re in Australia, Canada or the United Kingdom.

In all honest, searching around for scrap metal materials in your home isn’t ever too fruitful unless you happen to have loads and loads of copper stashed away somewhere. Obviously the easy solution to this is to simply hunt around for precious metals instead. Comparably low quantites of these metals can be worth many thousand times more than your ferrous and non-ferrous equivalents such as steel, copper, aluminum, brass, lead and iron.