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Copper’s Rollercoaster, Aluminum Going Up More? – 9/23/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap-Time!!! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying these prices which have conTinued to remain steady over the last seven days. But more importantly, many of you might be celebrating the beginning of the fall season by going apple picking and pumpkin picking this weekend and we look forward […]

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How Long Can COVID-19 Live On Scrap Metal?

You’re safe and health is most important to the Team at iScrap App. One of the most common questions we have received lately from scrappers is about the COVID-19 and how it’s affecting scrap yards, scrap prices, and the industry. One thing that may not be getting attention is the effect that the virus itself […]

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How-To: Strip Copper Wire for Scrap

Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. With our technology ever-growing, we have more electronics around us daily, which means more copper wire for scrap available. Having copper wire for recycling can be very valuable to […]

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How Do I Sell My Scrap Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter in the scrap industry has become a HOT commodity. With the prices of platinum, palladium, and rhodium – the three precious metals found inside catalytic converters – soaring to an all-time high, catalytic converter recycling has become a huge part of the scrap metal industry over the last few years. There are […]

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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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Aluminum Sees Higher Demand – 9/16/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hey Scrappers! With so much going on at one time, from the beginning of football to the Presidential Election it sure seems like a long time ago since everyone was sitting around wondering when things were going to start to pick up. At the same time, […]

Oil Prices Drop, Are Steel Prices Next? – 9/9/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap World! With the summer quickly ending and fall here, we are happy to see some very strong metal prices recently. Hopefully, the leaves changing in many parts of the country will not affect the prices other than going up, as we go into a very […]

Aluminum Prices Are Up?? – 9/2/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hello Scrap World! We hope that everyone is staying busy and enjoying some of these higher copper and iron prices. With the prices increasing over the last few weeks, not only has it been nice to see it happening on the trading side of things but […]

Where Are Steel Prices This Week…UP! – 8/26/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap Nation! We hope that you are enjoying this nice uptick in prices that we have seen over the last few months and the leveling off of prices has been welcome to see. With copper prices settling after a little back and forth last week we […]

Copper Hits $3.00, First Time Since 2018 – 8/19/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Boom!!! It finally happened, we have seen copper prices on the trading side of the market rise to over $3.00 per pound for the first time since June 2018. With a long wait, we’re happy to see these markets come back, although it has been a […]

After Quick Dip, Copper Recovered – 8/12/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Oops! As they once said in the movie Anchorman, “That escalated quickly.” This week we are talking about the pricing of gold going over $2,000 an ounce for the first time and quickly coming back down to Earth as more economic news came out. Because of […]

Where Are The Copper Prices? – 8/5/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Welcome to August! We hope that everyone on the East Coast that was affected by the strong storm that came through is staying safe and after staying safe starTing to look for some scrap.  After looking at the market over the last week it has been […]

Is Even Better Than Going Down? – 7/29/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices Wait for it… …There it is, the ability to be completely uncertain of where the markets are going and why they might be moving one way or another. Good day scrappers and we hope that everyone is doing well And staying busy during the summer. Believe it […]

Copper Scrap Prices Heating Up? – 7/22/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day! We hope that everyone has been staying out of this extreme heat. If you’ve been working in it we hope that you have at least been cutTing up a lot of scrap and loading your trucks with it while drinking plenty of water. We […]

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Scrapping Metal

With scrap prices always changing and not knowing exactly where they are headed, it’s important for us at the iScrap App to help you make the most from your scrap. We want you to make the most money from your scrap metal and some of the mistakes listed below can help do just that. We’ve […]

Copper Jumps $0.70 Since March – 7/15/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hot Markets! What we have seen over the last couple of months in the copper world has been unexpected but in a good way. So many times we get let down with the steel prices dropping or aluminum conTinuing to be in the tank but we […]