Enter the total weight of scrap and the total weight of material into the Scrap Rate Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Scrap Rate. 

Scrap Rate Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Scrap Rate.

SCRAP = WS / WM * 100

  • Where SCRAP is the Scrap Rate (%)
  • WS is the total weight of scrap 
  • WM is the total weight of material 

How to Calculate Scrap Rate?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Scrap Rate.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total weight of scrap. 
    • The total weight of scrap is given as: 300.
  2. Next, determine the total weight of material. 
    • The total weight of material is provided as: 600.
  3. Finally, calculate the Scrap Rate using the equation above: 

SCRAP = WS / WM * 100

The values provided above are inserted into the equation below and computed.

SCRAP = 300 / 600 * 100 = 50.00 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

For this problem, the variables required are provided below:

total weight of scrap = 200

total weight of material = 1000

Test your knowledge using the equation and check your answer with the calculator..

SCRAP = WS / WM * 100 = ?