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Why Are Steel Prices Down? – 4/17/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day!!! We hope that everyone is enjoying the beginning of spring, looking forward to warmer weather, and higher scrap prices are hopefully coming soon. As Easter weekend is upon us we want to take a second and talk about the incredible loss at the Cathedral […]

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Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

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8 Must-Have Tools for Big Time Scrappers

This is one of those things that you do not want to read – but have to because you know how valuable some of these tools are. Like Grandpa always said, “You need the right tool for the right job.” How true is that? Some Tools Are So Expensive! Buying new tools is expensive, and […]

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Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you are looking to start scrapping metal for some extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should look into getting for yourself before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat […]

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What Are Metal Tariffs & How Do They Affect Scrap?

[UPDATED 4/11/19] 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 […]

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This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]

What To Expect In Trade Talks & Scrap Prices – 4/10/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices   Hey iScrappers!!! We heard that there’s a couple of weird snowstorms getting ready to hit parts of the Midwest and we feel bad for anyone that has to continue dealing with any of these weather problems. We hop you all stay safe and your scrap doesn’t […]

Copper Is Still Being Affected By Trade Talks – 4/3/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices   iScrappers! We hope that many of you have had a very profitable week and have been able to get more scrap in the last few weeks with the weather turning than you had in weeks prior. We always love to hear stories about how you’re […]

Steel Prices Are Up Again, Copper Isn’t Moving – 3/27/19

With the first quarter of 2019 wrapping up, we are happy to see how everything shook out the first three months of the year.  With no more tariff increases and additional conversations between the US and the Chinese continuing, we have been watching very closely to the world markets.  With the oil and gas prices […]

What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are different vehicle types. What Is […]

Aluminum Has Taken A Hit – 3/20/19

We hope that everyone is staying busy and enjoying these higher prices especially the ones we saw getting reported over the last few weeks with steady increases week over week. With OPEC continuing their promise to decrease output we have started to see the gas prices rise and that has been part of the reason […]

Scrap Prices Are Remaining Stable – 3/13/19

Good Day to Everyone!!! Can you believe it’s already the middle of March and almost 1/4 of 2019 is done? With the scrap price is reacting positively and steel and copper markets have been very strong all of this year we are hoping to resolve the tariff dispute and get even better news going into […]

Scrap Prices: Is There Some Hope Soon? – 3/6/19

iScrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well and we want to wish the family is down in Alabama that were affected by the tornado all of our prayers and well wishes. All we keep hearing on the news is how people are talking about losing friends and family and no one is talking about […]

Scrap Prices Remaining Steady – 2/28/19

Hey iScrappers!   We hope that everyone has been enjoying the high copper prices as well as the optimism with the potential trade deal with the Chinese. As President Trump is in Vietnam meeting with  The North Korean leader to help and possibly get rid of their nuclear missile testing, the news coming out of a […]

Countdown To Trade Talks & What It Means for Scrap – 2/21/19

iScrappers!!! We hope that everyone is doing well, and we have to say that we love the stories and the pictures that are getting shared on our Scrap Metal Recycling Talk Facebook group. If you had not had time to join it yet, we advise that you click on this link and ask for permission. […]