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

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 […]

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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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[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Report – 9/15/21

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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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The Price of Copper Is Always Surprising Us – 9/1/21

  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS   Prayers for Ida Victims 🙏 First things first: if you are reading this down in the Louisiana or Mississippi area, we hope and pray you’re doing okay.  Can you believe that you just reported scrap prices before reading this? Neither can we, thanks! Now […]

Weekly LIVE Scrap Report Video – 9/1/21

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Metal of the Month: Brass

Brass Valves

Every month the iScrap App is going to be featuring a Metal of the Month. We will be exploring the various metals or materials based on their history, how to find them, recycle them, and make the most money on them. This month we explore where brass comes from and where to find its scrap. What Is Brass? […]

How To Score Bigger Scrap Metal Jobs

Get More Scrap. Make More Money. Isn’t that how things are intended to work out? From paying attention to all of the online forums, comments, videos, and overall comments, we know that one of the biggest challenges for scrappers is figuring out how to lock in larger contracts and long-term deals. This has proven to […]

Basics: Your First Trip To A Scrap Yard & What To Expect

Learn About Materials & Prices (use the iScrap App) So you heard that you could make extra money with scrapping? Great- now what….that is where tools and guides like the iScrap App come in handy. Over the years, many people have said that learning about scrap is one of the hardest things they have had […]