SCRAP NEWS | Month: January 2020

How Scrap Is Being Affected from Coronavirus – 1/29/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day Scrappers! Talk about a change over a two week period. We have seen some crazy price swings over the last eight trading days and they were all due to this outbreak of the coronavirus in China. We’ve seen the copper market drop $0.25 per […]

“Free Scrap Metal” – Finding Scrap Metal

aluminum extrusion scrap

While in a perfect world we would love to be able to offer you free scrap metal, it’s hard to ship, but the iScrap App Team has tips to help you locate free scrap in your area by using several different resources. As you may know, scrap metal isn’t just found on job sites, like […]

Copper Dips, Steel Slips – 1/22/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day Scrappers! We hope that everyone has been enjoying the first month of the year along with some of the steady overall prices we have seen. While this report will talk about some of the price decreases that have occurred in the last few days, […]

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 […]

Copper Steadies, Steel Dips – 1/15/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! Two weeks into the New Year and here we are celebrating an increase in copper prices, the trade deal that’s actually signed, and hopefully a little bit of an uptick in the aluminum market in the next few months. Overall the markets have been […]

Can You Recycle A Cast Iron Stove?

recycling your cast iron stove

Many older homes have bulky and heavy cast iron stoves that often times are scrapped because of their inefficiency in a modern home. While we are fans of the looks of cast iron stoves, some people just want to get rid of them and try to recycle them with the local scrap yards. Cast iron […]

Welcome to 2020, Is Steel The Meal? – 1/8/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices   As Barbara Walters famously said, “Welcome to 2020.” 2020 has certainly started off with a bang with multiple pieces of news going on around the world from problems in the Middle East to fires in Australia. Our stance is that we hope that everyone remains […]

Quick Tips for Scrapping – Part 2

Computer towers have pc plugs that can be scrapped separately

If you check out the first part of the quick tips for scrapping you learned some easy tricks to make the most from your scrap metal, like copper, brass, and wire. There are many smaller materials that can be taken apart quickly for more money at your scrap yard. The video below shows you some more […]