Scrap metal prices on the rise

Scrap metal prices on the rise
Scrap metal prices are peaking according to salvage yards in north Alabama (Source: Pixabay)

(WAFF) - Various salvage yards in the Tennessee Valley are reporting a significant increase in the prices for scrap metal.

The DecaturDaily interviewed the owner of Brown's Aluminum and Catalytic Converters in Somerville.

The company, which buys and sells scrap metal, is reporting a 50 percent price increase for scrap metal within the last two months.

Angela Brown, who owns the business with her husband, credits tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump and customer demand.

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The price of scrap metal is currently around $9 per 100 pounds.

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