Iron used to be the most commonly traded form of scrap metal throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, however its popularity has declined as the use of copper and aluminium have increased in the 21st century. Scrap iron prices are fairly constant across most of the United Kingdom and so you can expect to see little variance from scrap yard to scrap yard. Despite this, it is absolutely still worth shopping around when it comes to taking your metal to a local dealer to be weighed up and sold as scrap. Scrap iron is notoriously common in some industries, but its use throughout the home has dwindled over the years. In some older homes you will still find iron bars supporting the structure of the property, however in most cases now it has been fully replaced. This means that this form of scrap metal has become rarer and therefore has caused prices to surge consistently over the past 5 to 10 years.