SCRAP NEWS | Month: August 2020

Is It “OK” To Cheat The Scrap Yard?

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We see videos, tips, we ask questions, in the scrap metal community we see it all. Great ways to make some extra money on your last load of copper wire or convenient ways to save time and money by disassembling computers. On occasion, you probably have even see some sneaky ways on how scrappers cheat the […]

Where Are Steel Prices This Week…UP! – 8/26/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap Nation! We hope that you are enjoying this nice uptick in prices that we have seen over the last few months and the leveling off of prices has been welcome to see. With copper prices settling after a little back and forth last week we […]

Metal Monday: Types of Scrap Lead

One of the coolest metals that we see is lead. Even though it is an ugly color…it is never an ugly weight. Lead is one of the densest metals out there and can be found in all types of applications. Car, truck, and motorcycle batteries have Lead inside because they hold an excellent charge of […]

Finding Scrap Metal Online

searching online for scrap metal is easy

We would like to share some ways you can use your online resources to help find more scrap metal and leads for pick-ups in your area. As a scrapper, it can be frustrating trying to drive around looking for pick-ups and handing out cards. Below we have some simple ways you can spend less than […]

Copper Hits $3.00, First Time Since 2018 – 8/19/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Boom!!! It finally happened, we have seen copper prices on the trading side of the market rise to over $3.00 per pound for the first time since June 2018. With a long wait, we’re happy to see these markets come back, although it has been a […]

Metal Monday: Scrap Steel

Scrap steel can come in all different forms, types, grades, and more. Steel is one of the general terms when we refer to ferrous metals. Some breakdowns of steel include: Light Iron, Cast Iron, Unprepared Steel, Heavy Plate, Structural Steel, and many others. In different parts of the country there are different terms for the […]

After Quick Dip, Copper Recovered – 8/12/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Oops! As they once said in the movie Anchorman, “That escalated quickly.” This week we are talking about the pricing of gold going over $2,000 an ounce for the first time and quickly coming back down to Earth as more economic news came out. Because of […]

Cool Scrap Hangouts

Scrapper Hangouts are Cool

There are always some great places that come up in scrapping adventures. We wanted to share some of the cool places that have been shared with us through the last few months. Check out some of the other really cool scrap treasures that have been found over the year with these scrap pictures. Some of these below […]

Where Are The Copper Prices? – 8/5/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Welcome to August! We hope that everyone on the East Coast that was affected by the strong storm that came through is staying safe and after staying safe starTing to look for some scrap.  After looking at the market over the last week it has been […]

Metal Monday – Size of Copper Wires

Scrap metal wire

How to “gauge” your wires. Many people ask us about the different wires that there are and why they are priced differently. Always are great questions and the answer is fairly simple. All wire prices should be dictated by the amount of copper, aluminum, or other metals that are involved. For instance, you have old […]

Saving & Making Money While Scrapping

Gas Saving Tips

Recycling scrap metal has become more than just an eco-friendly thing to do, it has become a method of income for many people during the tough economic times. While you are saving the world one piece of scrap at a time, why don’t you lessen the load on your wallet and save money on your […]