About Joppa Salvage

About Joppa Salvage

Joppa Salvage Inc, Harford County’s best scrap yard, is located off of Route 40 in Joppa, Harford County, Maryland. We proudly serve Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore Counties here in Maryland.

Joppa Salvage Inc, is a division of EMR Smith Industries, a company with origins dating back to 1898, and operates one of the oldest and largest scrap processors in the Mid-Atlantic region. Through our state-of-the-art separation systems, we  buy, process, and sell ferrous and non-ferrous metals by turning raw scrap into a clean and mill-ready product.

We strive to be industry leaders by keeping our facilities clean, safe, and as responsive as possible to our customers’ needs. Our customer base includes the general public, tow companies, salvage yards, construction and demolition companies, large corporations and small businesses, local, county, state, and federal government entities including military facilities.  We operate Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Saturdays from 7:30am to 11:30am.

As a long standing business in this area, we pride ourselves in being Harford County’s best scrap yard. We are always looking for more ways to interact with the community and will help in any way that we can.  If there is something that we can do, or something you wish to let us know about, please email us right away and someone will get in touch with you.  We are in the recycling industry, and are proud to do our part in making the future better for our customers and their communities.


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Scrap Metal in June

This month, most steel markets are showing sideways to slightly down trends, depending on region and grade. However, export markets still seem strong.

Aluminum and Copper scrap accounted for the majority of declines due to reduced demand, however, Lead and Nickel are also down due to overseas markets pulling back. Stainless steel demand is also falling because buyers are not willing to buy amid downward movement. Meanwhile, insulated and lower grade copper wire products have actually strengthened in the U.S. Market.

Overall we are still above where we were last year at this time, and hopeful to see some positive movement in the markets moving forward. Be sure to check our websites frequently for the most up-to-date prices and as always reach out to your buyers for specific questions.

Our Spotlighted Yard of the Month is Kent Scrap Metal

The Kent Scrap Metal yard is located at 628 Marshall St. Milford, Delaware, DE 19963. Our hours are Mon-Fri 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM.

We’re Hiring!
Please see below for our open positions and click the position for more information. 

Prince William: Equipment Operator
Warehouse Laborer
Allegany Scrap: Buyer
Dover Scrap: General Laborer 
Fredericksburg: General Laborer 
Rockingham: General Laborer
General Laborer

Our new Location, the Smith Export Terminal, now has a website. Check it out here!

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