2/20/18 Scrap Metal Report: Copper Dropped, Brass Is Strong

Hey Scrappers! With Presidents’ Day behind us, we start to have a beginning of market coming about. With the price is still remaining steady, we have been very optimistic and continue to be optimistic going into the rest of the first quarter of 2018. This week with the holiday we have an abbreviated version of […]

How To Properly Scrap Car Batteries

How to properly get car batteries (and other lead-based batteries) ready for scrap is not always the same as other scrap metals. Scrap is not all created equal and handling batteries is very tricky and should be handled correctly. Scrap batteries, especially lead-acid batteries, are not always easy to transport because if handled improperly they could […]

Guide To Selling Scrap Carbide

If you are a full-time scrapper or a contractor you have most likely come across carbide scrap at some point in your career. Carbide is a unique scrap metal that is used in very specific industries and equipment. Commonly found in machine shops and drill bits, carbide scrap is a valuable commodity due to the […]

2/14/18 Scrap Price Report: Did Copper Prices Recover?

Happy Valentine’s Day Scrappers! With the holiday of love here, we hope that you will be loving some of the news that will be bringing you today. With copper prices up about $0.08 this week, we are happy to see the prices are recovering after last week’s drop, and hopefully, they will be rising along […]

2/8/18 Scrap Price Report: Market Turmoil

Good Day Scrappers!!! Despite the stock market in turmoil over the last week, we have been very happy with the metal prices and hope to see the strength of commodities continue for the first quarter of this year. Many people have asked us what’s going on with the stock market, but it’s very complicated question […]

1/31/18 Scrap Price Report: Is A Calm Market A Good Thing?

Hi Scrappers! With the market being a little flat during the last week we have seen a lot of positive changes coming in the recent days. We have seen copper prices rebound and have become stronger than they were last week. Steel prices have leveled out after the price drop that we saw, and we […]

When You Need Scrap Certificate of Destruction

How do you know if scrap yards are doing what they say? How do you know that scrap yards will destroy the materials that you need to be taken care of? Well, it’s important to talk to your scrap yard about the process, paperwork, and assurance your information is secure. Whatever types of scrap that […]

1/26/18 Scrap Price Report: Unstable Copper Market?

Good day!!! We hope that markets have been treating you well, that you have been able to see an increase in your scrap as we’ve seen an increase in the overall market demand right now. Overall we have seen a very nice jump almost through the first few months of 2018. With many people asking […]

How To Scrap Pewter & Where To Find It

Pewter is another alloy that is very strange and has all types of forms. Pewter can be made into dishes, bowls, silverware, but generally you will see pewter in decorative features. You won’t go to Walmart or Sears to buy silverware for your home made from pewter…but if you find it in scrap it could […]

1/18/18 Scrap Price Report: Steel Prices Are Strong

Good Day iScrappers! With the markets continuing to push ahead and the stock markets rising what seems like every day we continue to hope that 2018 turns out to stay on this strong path. With precious metals being such a talk of the town lately, we wanted to go a little into how precious metal […]

1/10/18 Scrap Price Report: Did Copper Hit 4-Year High?

iScrappers! We welcome you to our second week of 2018 and we hope that you have continued to stay warm and enjoy these prices that are really heating up. With oil prices up, copper prices up, and with the markets for steel seeming to be holding steady if not increasing we are really optimistic going […]

Common Measurements in Scrap Metal Recycling

Scrap metal is an industry of numbers. Prices, weights, net weight, tares, and so many other factors. It’s important to know how your scrap yard scales operate and be knowledgeable about all the measurements that go into selling and buying scrap metal. Asking questions at your scrap yard is a good way to find the […]