SCRAP NEWS | Month: June 2018

6/27/18 Scrap Price Report: Small Cause for Concern

Hey Scrappers! What a tumultuous week we have seen in the markets! Not sure where to begin, but we have seen a lot of different things happening over the last week and there might be a small cause for concern. With the stock market in the world markets in a large fluctuating state right now, […]

6/20/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Drops 8% In A Week

Good Day Scrappers!  Hopefully, you saw some news about the tariffs in the last week and maybe said to yourself, hmmm how will that affect metal prices? The answer…it was a tough week to be holding copper if you were waiting for another $0.05 – 0.10/lb jump.  With copper getting pounded by $0.26 in the […]

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 […]

6/13/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Rides The Roller Coaster

Scrappers!!! Hope all is well and you have enjoyed these prices jumps and have seen them come into fruition at your yards. Make sure you continue to share and post your prices and check out our Facebook group that we continue to delete all people trying to solicit and are only focusing on Scrappers talking […]

Copper Mining Strikes Effect On Pricing

Sometimes there are large ups and downs in the scrap markets that come out of nowhere and take many people by surprise…and we always get asked why it happens. If were as easy as 1 + 1 = 2 that would be awesome, but it tends to be much more complex then that. We wanted […]

What Sources Do We Use For Scrap Prices?

A lot of people tune in to our weekly reports and we get hundreds of questions about where we learn about our scrap ideas, knowledge, etc…so we wanted to share some different ideas and concepts that we have to find scrap news and piece things together. There are so many news sources out there so […]

6/6/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices See Huge Jump

Hey iScrappers! Wow!!! This is the week that we have been waiting for to be able to report extremely positive news across the copper side of things…the MARKETS ARE UP! Let’s just hop right into things and go over them. Non- Ferrous Markets Copper has hit a large increase over the last week with the […]

By Choice or Laws: Why Are Scrap Yards Upgrading To New Technology?

Technology is coming to the scrap industry

Today’s younger generation has no problem accepting and adapting to the new technology that is developed. The question is if the older generation is succumbing to these changes because of necessity, or because they want to. This is the same question when it comes to scrap yards, though many yards are adapting with technology that […]

How Gas Prices & Scrap Prices Are (or Are Not) Related

Many people have asked about over the years (and until we go all electric with our vehicles) about gas prices and the prices of scrap metal. We have done many blogs and videos on this topic before, but we wanted to refresh and talk about some new points today. Let’s think about the process of […]