4/18/18 Scrap Price Report: Is Copper Stable for 2018?

Hi Scrappers! With so much continued optimism in the markets, we have seen another UP week in the scrap markets. We have seen a small up and down trend for copper, but overall it has been very positive since last week. With so much optimism in the entire market from buying clothes to buy new […]

How To Separate Your Copper Scrap for Recycling

Ever come across some metal or items that you know can be recycled at your local scrap yard? With today’s world of energy efficient cars and technology, recycling is a well-known practice among most communities. Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the world that adds to the growing culture of restore, […]

What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break down what […]

How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing We have heard many stories over the years about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we hear you and have even been in that boat before, not knowing what something is worth is one of the hardest things […]

Different Types of Machine Shop Bits

We have gotten a lot of questions about how to tell carbide drill bits from steel drill bits and all other types of drill bits…and the answer is not always that easy. Let’s break down the different types of drill bits that you could come across not only in machine shops but in everyday applications […]

4/11/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices Rise Again

Hey Scrappers! We hope that many of you have been staying busy, starting to enjoy the spring weather that is spreading throughout many parts of the snow-covered country, and enjoying the scrap prices. Even with the steel prices been down slightly over the last week, we have seen a lot of very positive news coming […]

Why Electric Motors Are Tough To Scrap

Electric Motors. They are everywhere that you can look even if you don’t see them working. Ever roll the window down in your car? Well, we’re guessing the answer is yes and that window rolls all because of an electric motor (or multiple). Ever enter a garage door whether it is a house or a […]

4/4/18 Scrap Price Report: China Retaliates With Tariffs

Good Day Scrappers!!! Hopefully, everything is been going well for you when you have been enjoying some of these higher prices. We had a lot of negative news going on around the stock market and a lot to do with global tariffs, so it has been very weird over the last week or two. We […]

Why Do Scrap Prices Change?

If you find yourself asking any of these questions, we have some information why it’s not easy to predict the scrap prices or have a reason why they change. What is the price of scrap copper? Where are scrap prices going? Should I hold onto my scrap metal? When will scrap prices go up? Scrap […]

Join Our Facebook Group

Hey Scrappers! We are excited to bring you a new place to join the discussion on scrap metal! Ask questions, talk scrap, share photos, and more! Over the last few years, we have found that the iScrap App is a central place that we have a lot of knowledgeable scrappers gather and we want to […]

3/28/18 Scrap Price Report: Steel Prices Are Still Going Up

Good Day Scrappers!!! With Spring officially here we are happy to see so many businesses starting to work and dig out of a lot of the snow. We have also heard that a lot of people have seen a large uptick in the amount of work that they have coming into their yard, so hopefully, […]

How Do You Check Scrap Metal Prices?

How do you check scrap metal prices online

New iScrap App Reported Price Feature One of the biggest things that we have talked to scrappers about over the last few years has been scrap metal prices. With the latest upgrade to the iScrap App, the Price Reporting Option, we are interested to see how often that they check in with their scrap yards […]

3/22/18 Scrap Price Report: Is Steel Still Strong?

Hey Scrappers!!! We hope that those of you in the Northeast have continued to enjoy the snow, and hopefully, your scrap yard didn’t get buried. With the markets in a bit of limbo for copper right now, we have seen copper down over the last week. The good news on the other side of scrap, steel […]