By Tim Kowols
The scrap metal in your home could be worth big bucks thanks to a jump in prices. According to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, scrap metal prices are on the rise for the first time in five years thanks to a stronger U.S. dollar and manufacturing industry. Steve Estes from Advanced Disposal says it is good news for local manufacturers and for people who have been holding onto scrap metal for a long time.
Estes says the price of copper is the highest it has been in three years while aluminum and some steel are as high as they have been in over 12 months.