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Aluminum Proving To Be Resilient – 6/23/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS We’re All In This Together 🤝 So…. What’s Going On? It’s been super hard to figure out what’s going on with these markets lately. We had a tremendous upside for a few months with copper, non-ferrous, and iron prices, only to be followed by a nice steady period and […]

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How To Take Apart A Scrap Industrial Transformer

When you are looking to make the most money on your scrap transformer, we almost always suggest taking apart at least the copper transformers, and you should consider taking apart the aluminum ones if you have the right time/experience/tools.

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Why Are Copper Prices Increasing Right Now?

We have seen an unprecedented run-up of copper prices to a level that has not been seen since the middle of 2011. These markets running up are not as impressive as the run-up back in 2011 for many reasons that we want to go over. Don’t get us wrong – we love seeing copper prices […]

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Why China is Refusing Scrap Metal & Materials

Over the years the Chinese have been buying and taking all types of commodities from all over the world and they have been accruing worldwide assets along the way. Those assets could be mines, ports, or large investments in overseas companies with a partial or a controlling interest. Why this becomes so important is when […]

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Why Are Catalytic Converter Prices So High?

So many people have asked us over the years about the value of catalytic converters and why they are so expensive. When people look at catalytic converters they see a magnetic stainless steel shield on the outside and they always hear about different numbers that are stamped or pictures that catalytic converter buyers look for. […]

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The #1 Tool & Most Important Tool for Scrappers

No matter your experience or background as a scrapper, I think we can all agree that a magnet is simply one of, if not the most, essential and effective tool for scrapping metal (not to mention they’re very affordable).

Helping The Environment While Recycling Metal

KEEPING METALS OUT OF THE LANDFILL

Scrap metal recycling has become a part-time job for unemployed workers and an additional income stream for many individuals and businesses over the past few years. Not only does scrap metal recycling add green to your pocket, but it also helps to keep our environment clean and free from pollution. It keeps the “Green” Movement […]

4th of July & American Metal Facts

Facts about the scrap metal market in America

That time of year is here when the sun is shining, water is splashing, beers are flowing, and burgers are cooking. With the 4th of July Holiday here in America, we want to take some time aside to go through the history of our fine country and how metal and other commodities have changed in […]

Scrap Metal Crossword Puzzle

To celebrate National Crossword Puzzle Day, we wanted to create our own puzzle for all those scrap metal enthusiasts to enjoy! Brought to you by your friends at the iScrap App, we wanted to stump you and have some fun with some of our favorite scrapping items and materials. You’re going to really need to […]

Setting Your Calendar Up For Scrapping Success

Managing your scrap pickups

If you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it is always a good idea to have an idea of how the local neighborhoods and monthly schedules can affect your scrapping. We have put together some ideas of how you can schedule your scrapping around different times during the week, month, and year. These are some […]

How Do I Start Scrapping Metal?

how do I get approved to recycle scrap metal

Have you ever wondered how to start scrapping metal and recycling other materials with your local scrap yard? The iScrap App team has some tips and things to keep in mind when you are thinking of taking on a new job with scrapping metals. How To Be A Successful Scrapper A lot of people have […]

3 Things You Can Find In Your Garage For Scrap Metal

Garage Scrap you can recycle

Seeing all of the garage sales last weekend, it’s easy to be reminded of all of the junk that needs to be taken out of the garage and sold or recycled.  How does so much useless junk end up in your garage throughout the year anyhow? Is your garage so full that you can’t park […]

How Do You Scrap A Refrigerator?

When you are looking for scrap items that can be taken apart, oftentimes, refrigerators are a common item that is easy to find. Whether someone is replacing their outdated one or their current one got busted. Many people just place their refrigerators on the curb in hopes that a scrapper or garbage man can pick […]

10 Scrap Metal Graveyards Across The Globe

aircraft boneyard atDavis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona

Where there is junk, there is man’s treasure. These unique graveyards below give you a look into how much scrap is really out there just “laying” around. Check out some of these unique graveyards across the globe. 1. Aircraft Boneyard, USA The Boneyard is located near Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. It […]

Metal Monday: History of Copper

Copper is one of the oldest known elements to have been used for tools, trading, and decorative pieces. Dating back thousands of years you will be able to see copper used in multiple uses from trading coins to hunting tools. Today copper is found in almost every electronic that you see and is one of […]

The Difference Between Gross Ton & Net Ton

What is the difference between a gross ton and a net ton? It’s a common question not just in scrap, but in the world. With so many various types of measurements based on the location in the world, the industry, and type of material it’s hard to keep track.