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Copper Prices Are Uncertain While Other Metals Thrive – 9/22/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS We Have A Head-Scratcher 🥴 If I told you that within five days, copper prices moved between $0.60 and $0.70, do you think that you would be happy or upset? Well, that’s precisely what happened over the last few days, and somehow we almost ended the […]

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[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Report – 9/22/21

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All New iScrap App 2.0 Available For Download

  The Time Has Come The iScrap 2.0 Is Here! With 200+ Scrap Metal Prices We know it’s been some time since our last major update (6 years, but who’s counting…), but the time has finally come. We heard you, scrappers, and we are extremely excited to show off the iScrap App 2.0 edition! This […]

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Increase Scrap Profits With These Must-Have Tools

Based on surveys with scrappers, we’ve compiled the ultimate scrapper’s tool guide using our years of experience, trial and error, and scrapper suggestions. We’re not saying you should have every tool on this list, but these are probably the most common and the most widely used in the scrapper profession.  Dismantling and separating your scrap […]

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10 Must-Have Tools for All Scrappers

The Results Are In… As you may know, we run weekly polls via our socials, newsletter, and Scrap Metal Recycling Talk Facebook group. We recently asked scrappers to share their most used tools, whether for scrapping or around-the-house fixes. Here are the results:  Magnets Magnets should be a scrapper’s number one tool in their arsenal. […]

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The Best Wire Strippers for Scrap Copper Wire & Cable

If you’re a scrapper looking to make more money, one of the tools you may consider investing in is a wire stripper. But it depends on what you need and for what kind of wires. One of the most lucrative ways to make more money on scrap is by stripping wires and cables from various […]

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How To Handle Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Lead-Acid Batteries Are Recyclable  And not only are they recyclable, but they have value! Car batteries range from about 30-50 pounds in weight, with many coming in at around 41 pounds. Do some quick math, and you’ll find that the scrap value of lead-acid batteries is around $10. Not a ton of money, but who’s […]

4 Common Types of Steel Scrap

Identifying Types of Steel Where To Start Many people have asked us about the different types and prices for steel scrap grades, and we have a few to go over. While you may want to learn about as many as possible, there are a couple of places where you should begin, that is, understanding the […]

Infrastructure Bill & What It Means for Scrap Metal Prices

Infrastructure is a big word, and it brings ample opportunities to the scrapping world; but how will that affect the prices and markets?  Infrastructure Affecting Prices Bottom line:  we’re not expecting to see much market movement when the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill gets pushed through Washington DC, and here’s why. This bill has so much […]

[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Report – 9/15/21

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Aluminum Scrap Hitting 13-Year Highs – 9/15/21

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JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS How ‘Bout Them Apples 🍎 Do you like apples? Well, how about aluminum prices hitting 13-year highs (and in our opinion, that will not last long as prices climb more)! The markets have been tested over the last month, and that should be no surprise considering […]

How To Ask For Better Scrap Metal Prices

So you want to negotiate for better scrap metal prices with your yard. Well, of course, you do! Who doesn’t? But you can’t just go into your yard demanding better prices; you need to show them why you deserve that higher price per pound or ton.  What Scrap Yards Want to Know How much material […]

Aluminum Can Recycling: To Crush or Not to Crush?

  Why Some Yards Won’t Buy Crushed Cans Aluminum cans have always been a favorite material of scrappers. A question we get very frequently: should I crush my aluminum cans?  You probably figure it saves space and it’s easier to bring crushed cans to the yard; and while that’s all true, generally our answer to […]

5 Types & Grades of Different Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum seems to be one of the most confusing as well as most commonly scrapped metals. Aluminum can be found in residential items like folding lawn chairs and commercial items like airplanes. As one of the softest and strongest metals, its use is widespread and wipe spread.  Let’s go into some of the names and […]

Copper, Steel All Seeing Red This Week – 9/8/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS September Weather Makes Us Smile…what about you? The markets have not skipped a beat over the Labor Day Weekend (goodbye to all of you white pants lovers, that season has passed until MDW 2022), and we have seen prices relatively strong. One of the biggest things that we saw […]

[WATCH] Live Weekly Scrap Report – 9/8/21

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