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Why China is Refusing Scrap Metal & Materials

Over the years the Chinese have been buying and taking all types of commodities from all over the world and they have been accruing worldwide assets along the way. Those assets could be mines, ports, or large investments in overseas companies with a partial or a controlling interest. Why this becomes so important is when […]

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Scrap Prices React To Vaccine News – 11/18/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day to All!  We hope that you, your friends and your families are continuing to be busy, healthy, and safe. With so many things going on right now we know that it’s fun to just talk about scrap sometimes that’s what we intend to do today. […]

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Why Are Catalytic Converter Prices So High?

So many people have asked us over the years about the value of catalytic converter’s and why they are so expensive. When people look at catalytic converters they see a magnetic stainless steel shield on the outside and they always hear about different numbers that are stamped or pictures that catalytic converter buyers look for. […]

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How Long Can COVID-19 Live On Scrap Metal?

You’re safe and health is most important to the Team at iScrap App. One of the most common questions we have received lately from scrappers is about the COVID-19 and how it’s affecting scrap yards, scrap prices, and the industry. One thing that may not be getting attention is the effect that the virus itself […]

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How-To: Strip Copper Wire for Scrap

Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. With our technology ever-growing, we have more electronics around us daily, which means more copper wire for scrap available. Having copper wire for recycling can be very valuable to […]

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New iScrap App Update is Available for Download

The all new iScrap App is now available for download. The iScrap Team is excited to bring new features to the most popular app in scrap. Over the course of the last few years, we have been listening to what the scrappers and most passionate users are looking for: MORE SCRAP PRICES. After updating our app a […]

Will Copper Scrap Jump in 2021? – 11/11/20

🇺🇸 Happy Veteran’s Day! 🇺🇸 Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day Scrap World! We tend to be optimists here at iScrap and we’re optimistic that the copper prices and other metals are going to be strong over the next few years. There are a few things that we are looking […]

Aluminum Heats Up This Week – 11/4/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices We Voted… …and the result was 100% approval for copper prices to go up. Unfortunately, that has not happened as there has been much back and forth movement in the metal and commodity prices this week due to the Presidential Election. Hopefully, by the end of […]

How The US Election Could Affect Scrap Prices – 10/28/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well and of course getting out there and voting. With less than one week left, we know that the commodity prices are going to move one way or another over the coming four years based on different presidential policies […]

Copper Hits 2.5 Year Highs – 10/21/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good News!!! This is one of those times where reading the phrase good news is not just to catch someone’s eye but is actually good news. We have now seen copper prices rise to 2.5-year highs. Let’s repeat that, copper is now at 2.5-year high. That […]

Copper Stands Still, Steel Drops More – 10/14/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices Boo!  Hopefully, that introduction did not scare you, as we have Halloween a little over two weeks away. What might be scarier is that we have seen stable prices two weeks in a row leading into the election and we’re not positive where that’s going to lead […]

Where Are Scrap Prices Before Election? – 10/7/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day, Scrap Metal Community! Hopefully, everyone has been able to tune in and receive the price alerts that we send out through both our iOS and Android app on your smartphones. If you don’t have the iScrap App please download it today so you can […]

Copper Stable, Steel Slips – 9/30/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hey Scrap World! I hope that everyone is doing well and staying busy as the copper prices have begun to stabilize again and we’ve seen a nice market over the last few weeks. While we have seen the price of steel declining over that time, it […]

Copper’s Rollercoaster, Aluminum Going Up More? – 9/23/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap-Time!!! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying these prices which have conTinued to remain steady over the last seven days. But more importantly, many of you might be celebrating the beginning of the fall season by going apple picking and pumpkin picking this weekend and we look forward […]