8/30/17 Scrap Price Report: 3-Year Highs AGAIN

Good Day Scrappers! First and foremost we want to send out our best wishes to anyone that has been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We hope that you are staying safe, we hope that your spirits are as high as they can be, and that you continue to make American proud with your resilience. Onto the […]

Why Do Oil Prices Affect Scrap Prices?

Many people ask if the oil prices going up or down affects the value of scrap metals and the simple answer is yes, sometimes. We know that isn’t a clear answer but there is more to it. The prices of oil, one of, if not the most major commodity in the world and it affects […]

Scrap Metal Thieves Give Industry A Bad Name

Theft is a is a constant problem in the scrap metal industry. News stories of men being electrocuted to death trying to cut copper wires and cables, thieves cutting AC units from churches to scrap them, houses being stripped of copper pipes and the list goes on. Scrap prices have increased recently and it seems […]

8/23/17 Scrap Prices Report: Copper Climbs to 3-Year High

Hello Scrappers! With the new iOS App out and running we are now working on testing the Android version and hope to have that ready by the end of August or shortly into September…we are now making it even easier to find prices online for scrap yards, report prices online, and to see what is […]

How To Pack Your Truck For The Scrap Yard

Best way to profit with the right packing techniques for scrap metal.

We all know that when scrapping it is always important to maximize any and all space that you can. Whether it is material that you are packing in your truck to sell to the scrap yards…or the bins and tools that you are carrying with you to use to help organize and pack. How you […]

The ALL New iScrap App Is Available Now

iOS App ANDROID APP We’ve heard the requests and suggestions from our thousands of followers and users. In 2017, we were on the mission to create a New iScrap App, that allows users to have a better experience and also report prices while on the go. We are excited to announce that we have our […]

8/16/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Continues To Be Aggressive

Hey iScrappers! With the market going up up up…we hope that you have been capitalizing on this! With the prices going so high, people have mixed feelings on where the market can go for the next few weeks and months. While people see new production and products coming into focus like hybrid cars, electronics and […]

If Oils Rises Do Scrap Metal Prices Rise?

Learn how Oil prices affect scrap prices

We Wish It Was That Simple… The question of prices always comes up and if oil rises do scrap metal prices rise as well? Or if scrap prices are going up does that mean oil prices are going to go up? Great questions to ask, but not always an easy one to answer. Perhaps 10-15 […]

7 Common Types of Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum cans are baled during the recycling process

When scrapping you may come across a wide variety of scrap aluminum. While there are several materials that are classified as “aluminum” there are many different types that are priced and sorted differently at scrap yards. Below we have some of the common types of aluminum scrap you will come across when scrapping. Sheet Aluminum– […]

Scrapping Aluminum Wire & Why It Can Pay Off

If you have insulated aluminum wire or bare aluminum wire, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you receive the best price at your scrap yard. Insulated aluminum wire is used in replacement of copper wire in many instances to be a cheaper and easier solution. While it is not […]

How To Scrap Sealed Units & Compressors

Also known as compressors…sealed units are found all over the place. Filled with copper (similar to that of an electric motors) sealed units are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that are meant to cool down rooms or food. Almost always covered by a thick steel case these units are easy to […]

8/9/17 Scrap Price Report: Another Increase for Copper?

Hey Scrappers! We hope that you are out there hustling it up and cashing it in because WOW what a scrap market it has been!!! We have been watching the scrap markets in depth the last week, and really talking to people in different industries to see what is going on and what they think […]