SCRAP NEWS | Month: December 2017

12/28/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Hits 3-Year Highs

Happy New Year iScrappers! For those of you that had Santa come to their house, we hope that Christmas was an enjoyable and you were able to enjoy a day or two off from the scrapping world! With Christmas behind us, New Years fast approaching we have been given one more gift and that is […]

12/20/17 Scrap Price Report: Stocks Soar, So Do Prices

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays iScrappers!!! We hope that you have been out there gathering up that holiday cash and getting ready for all of the festivities that are here and will be here soon enough! With 2017 wrapping up we want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to let you know where […]

How-To: Strip Copper Wire for Scrap

Copper wire comes in multiple formats

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 […]

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 […]

8 Most Common Places to Find Scrap Copper Wire

When you are scrapping different materials and items, you will often find scrap copper wire that can be removed from the equipment and separated to scrap later on. Whether you scrap your insulated copper by itself or take time to strip it, making sure to set it aside, as it can be valuable for your scrap […]

7 Things To Keep In Mind When Scrapping

Scrap metal copper wire tools

If you are looking to make some serious extra money on your scrap metal, now is the time to get refreshed on tips that can help you make more at the scale. If you are looking to make more of a profit on your scrap metal and do it with reliability and efficiency. These strategies […]

12/14/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices Recovering

Hey iScrappers! With snow sweeping many parts of the country in the colder regions we know that that makes it a little harder to get that scrap out that has been buried….so send us pictures of you doing it! With the copper prices recovering since we spoke last Thursday and with the steel prices going […]

12/7/17 Scrap Price Update: Did Copper Get Hit?

Hey Scrappers! With Christmas and the holiday season around the corner, we are still enjoying prices that have been climbing most of 2017 and have a bright outlook going into next year as well. Even with the copper markets down to the levels that saw back in September, compared to a year ago they are […]

The Effects of Snow & Winter on the Scrap Industry

The cold weather can limit where you find scrap

Unless you are in the plowing or heating industries, the snowy, cold weather usually doesn’t help business. In fact, it is very common that during the winter season scrap yards and those in the scrap industry are severely affected by their business and lack of scrap jobs. As the cold hits the country, it seems […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Scrapping

get started scrapping this new year

This New Year is a perfect time to get back on track with your scrapping. Whether you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it can always pay off to get your priorities back in order to make more money. When you are scrapping, the ultimate goal is to make more money. Collect More Scrap. Separate […]

4 Products For Staying Warm Working Outside

Use this zippo hand warmer to warm your hands quickly

It is that time of year when the majority of the US and Canada are engulfed in the Arctic Air blasts and we are trying to keep warm every way possible. In the scrap metal industry, whether you work at a scrap yard or you are a scrapper hunting for scrap, most of the day […]

Best Tips for Driving In The Snow

When the winter time hits, there’s always that first major snowstorm that throws everyone for a loop. People run out to the grocery store pick up the essentials, get their snow plows ready, and prep their shovels and snowblowers. When you are scrapping during the slower winter months, it’s important to keep a few things […]