SCRAP NEWS | Month: April 2020

Is Copper Stable? – 4/29/20

We have seen the copper prices not only stabilize over the last few days but also increasing as more people are going back to work and other scrap yards are beginning to re-open. Many people that live outside of the major areas in the United States are not seeing the devastation of sickness and death and do not have a firm grasp of what is going on.

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 […]

Is Scrapping A Car Worth It When Prices Are Down?

Recently we were talking to a few scrappers through private messages on our Facebook page about scrapping cars. The question was asked, “Are cars worth scrapping when the prices are so cheap?” Well…I guess there are a lot of answers to that question so let’s go over them. What About When Prices Are High? When […]

6 Steps to Starting Your Own Scrapping Business

How to get started scrapping

Many scrappers ask us for instructions on starting your own scrapping business or how to expand to get larger jobs and clients. We have the basic steps below to help you get your scrap business going on a larger scale. Each category has a linked article with more helpful details. Towards the end we will give […]

What Location Has To Do With Scrap Prices

Have you ever wondered why scrap prices may seem so much higher in one place and much lower in another when you are looking at the same material? There are a lot of factors that play into the prices that yards pay, but a lot of has to do with location as well. Unfortunately, the […]

How Oil Is Affecting Scrap Prices This Week – 4/22/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Happy Earth Day!  First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the healthcare workers, as well as the frontline workers at grocery stores, pharmacies and all other lines of work that are on the front lines helping so many people out right now. It […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]

Should You Hoard Scrap During Low Prices?

Crazy times call for crazy amounts of hoarding sometimes. We’ve seen over the years when scrap prices dip down that many people hold onto their property and their brass and their other high valued items to be able to wait for higher valued times.

Saving Profits from Scrapping

Invest in your business

One of the most important things to scrappers is making money. The more knowledge and resources you have for scrapping, the more money you can make. Knowing when to strip copper wire loads or how to take apart computers are all useful steps to making more money. What happens after you make the extra money? After […]

Now’s A Perfect Time to Relearn Scrap

They say the old dogs have a hard time learning new tricks and we believe that the same thing goes for the scrap industry. We talk to hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years about the different ways that they make money with their metal and one thing has generally remained constant- they rarely change what they do.

What Is The Importance of Platinum in Scrap?

What is Platinum? Platinum is a precious metal and is used in all types of applications from jewelry to electronics and even catalytic converters. Platinum is one of the most valuable precious metals in the world and because of its use in multiple spaces has always been a very coveted item to recycle. Where to […]

Copper Scrap Prices Starting To Stabilize – 4/15/2020

The good news is we look to be returning to normal quicker and quicker as the days go on and hopefully everyone’s health continues to be at the forefront of their minds and we push through this as quickly as we can. Some positive news that we have seen is the copper markets have continued to steady and we have started to see the iron market picking up as well.