SCRAP NEWS | Month: June 2017

6/28/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper On The Rise

Hey Scrappers! Virginia, filling in for Tom again this week. After a steady week last week with the copper market, we are seeing some big jumps this week. See below for further details and some reported prices. But to fill some of you in we have some exciting news to share with you about the […]

How Do Scrap Metal Prices Work

The Big Question: How Do Scrap Metal Prices Work? One of the most common questions that we seem to get asked is, “How Do Scrap Metal Prices Work?” The problem is that it is not always the easiest answer to give. With dozens, if not hundreds, maybe thousands of factors involved let’s try to dig a […]

5 Most Important Items In Your Scrap Truck

5 essential tools every scrapper needs

When you are on the road during the day and constantly looking for your next scrap haul, you never know what equipment or tools you may need to get the job done. Below we have listed 5 items that we think you should ALWAYS have in your scrap truck no matter how big or bigger […]

US Scrap Metal Laws By State

Search for Scrap Laws by State The iScrap App Team is pleased to announce that we are going to be bring you the great resources and scrap law information from the scrap metal industry. With the largest scrap yard directory and community of scrappers, we want to be able to provide helpful information like scrap metal prices, […]

One Thing Scrap Yards Won’t Tell You About Scrap Prices

Something scrap yards won't tell you about scrap metal prices

So you think that your local scrap yard has an “in” on where the market is headed…hmmm? Well, that is the wrong answer because many scrap yards do not know what is going on the same day…let alone going into the future. Scrap prices follow the commodities markets, and as we have talked about before, […]

6/21/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Remains Steady

Hey Scrappers! Virginia, filling in for Tom this week. We have not seen too much movement on the market this week. After copper saw a drop over the last couple weeks, seems like everything is calm right now. Check out some local scrap prices reported online below. Non-Ferrous Scrap Metal Report After a couple weeks […]

How Do You Scrap A Refrigerator?

When you are looking for scrap items that can be taken apart, often times, refrigerators are a common item that are 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 Whether someone is replacing their outdated one or their current one got busted.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 […]

6/15/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Drops, Again

Hey iScrappers! With so much going on it is crazy to think that half of June is already in the books, we hope that you have been busy and have been scrapping like crazy. We are on a kick lately trying to find out stories about people scrapping and how hard they have worked and […]

Truck Safety & Maintenance Could Save You Money

Keep your stash safe

Keeping good care of your scrapping truck (or vehicle) is important to maintaining a solid way to transport your scrap to the scrap yards. Having the right safety features and techniques in mind also make your scrapping a lot easier for everyone involved. Truck Safety Tips for Scrapping Personal Safety – To maintain the level of safety […]

What’s The Difference Between Brass & Bronze?

One question we often see come up in conversations is asking the difference between bronze and brass and how to identify the difference. Both brass and bronze can be often found with piping and plumbing fixtures. Those looking to separate them from the more valuable copper pipes (reddish) in color, toss the “yellow” metals together and […]

6/7/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Decreasing?

Hey iScrappers! With the summer fast approaching and a lot of projects on-going, it is the time of the year to start to look out for all types of scrap metal and projects that will be getting started. Going into the summer months tends to be one of the busier times of the year for […]

Navigating The Gray Areas Of Scrap Metals

Check your local scrap metal laws to learn what you can legally recycle

Like many other industries, the scrap metal industry has it’s own gray areas when it comes to collecting scrap metal, selling it, and the laws and regulations that go along with it. While scrap laws usually vary from state to state in the US, there are many restrictions and illegal things that apply nationwide. With […]