SCRAP NEWS | Month: July 2020

Is Even Better Than Going Down? – 7/29/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices Wait for it… …There it is, the ability to be completely uncertain of where the markets are going and why they might be moving one way or another. Good day scrappers and we hope that everyone is doing well And staying busy during the summer. Believe it […]

Difference Between Non-Ferrous & Ferrous Metals

Knowing to difference between copper and steel

If you have never heard of scrap metal recycling before or you think of Sanford & Son’s when you hear “scrap yard”, we have some good information to help you learn more about scrap metals. One of the first and most important things to know about scrap metals is if they are ferrous or non-ferrous […]

Could Electric Motor Prices Drop As Low As Steel?

As of July 2018 –  We have seen copper prices jumping all over the place, heard rumors about exports getting ready to dry up to China – and that may just be the start of things. With recent news of more tariffs going into place, we may be seeing these markets turning a different direction.  […]

Scrap Metal 101: Starting to Recycle Your Scrap Metal

Start scrapping today

So you want to start scrapping? You don’t know where to start and it seems overwhelming. That’s where the iScrap App Team jumps in and gives you the rundown of the basics you need to know before you start recycling your scrap metal. Below we have some of the first things to start scrapping and […]

Copper Scrap Prices Heating Up? – 7/22/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day! We hope that everyone has been staying out of this extreme heat. If you’ve been working in it we hope that you have at least been cutTing up a lot of scrap and loading your trucks with it while drinking plenty of water. We […]

Metal Monday: Types of Electric Motors for Scrap

Electric motors vary some are copper bearing, other aluminum.

So you are thinking about scrapping electric motors, and you wonder what’s inside of them? Well…metal of course! Electric motors are used to power many types of devices from the simple spinning glass inside of a microwave all the way up to the engines on planes. Inside of electric motors there are windings, and that […]

Copper Jumps $0.70 Since March – 7/15/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hot Markets! What we have seen over the last couple of months in the copper world has been unexpected but in a good way. So many times we get let down with the steel prices dropping or aluminum conTinuing to be in the tank but we […]

What Wires Are Worth Stripping For?

We have written about what to…and what not to strip, and it continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers for different opinions on what is too thin to strip and this is what we have come up with.  We took all of the comments, pieces of advice, knowledge […]

Do Stable Copper Prices Mean Increase Is Coming? – 7/8/2020

Copper prices are UP. Mic drop. We wish that we had the ability to say that every single week but let’s enjoy it as it comes. With the copper markets continuing to stay strong and increase to 2020 highs and nearing highs that we haven’t seen in the last year…it’s been a very positive sign for the recovery stages.

How Much Gold Can You Get From Cell Phones?

Cell phones have been around for decades, it sounds funny to read but it is true. Even before Zach Morris in Saved By The Bell, cell phones existed. Some of earliest cell phones can be traced to the 1970’s and were “car phones,” but nonetheless were mobile and on the go. Now cell phones have […]

6 Mistakes To Avoid When At The Scrap Yard

Don't get to the scrap yard at closing

  When you are ready to head to the scrap yard, avoiding common mistakes can make you more money. Scrapping can get complicated especially when you have a lot of different materials. While we always suggest getting organized and preparing your materials is the best option, there are still other mistakes you want to avoid when […]

Copper Heats Up, Steel Cools Down – 7/1/2020

Believe it or not, we are already halfway through 2020. It seems like this is a year that many people want to be able to get past for more reasons than we could list and more reasons than we can count. At the end of the day, we hope that everyone is enjoying some of these higher copper prices, as well as a relatively stable iron market.