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 […]

Factors That Determine Scrap Prices

Scrap metal price changes

People in the scrap metal industry are constantly watching TV and on the computer, not to entertain themselves or check to Facebook but constantly checking the industry trends and prices. There are many factors that go into determining the prices that are seen at the scales of scrap yards across the world. Many of these […]

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 […]

Determining Types of Copper Wires

There are different grades of copper wire

When you are looking to collect up your copper wire for the scrap yard, it is important to know how to determine the different types of copper wires before bringing it in. Almost everyone in the scrap industry knows that bare bright copper wire is the hot commodity and the highest priced common item when […]

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 […]

Factors of Scrap Metal Pricing

Scrap metal Prices change when the stock market prices fluctuate

Whether you are a small-time scrapper or a large scrap yard or refinery, the scrap metal market can be a tricky beast to understand. With the commodity market and stock market always changing hourly during the day, one can never be quite sure how it all works. With some easy to understand explanations and examples […]

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 like 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 […]