SCRAP NEWS | Month: September 2020

Ripple Effect of Trade Wars on Scrap Metal

A lot of people continue to talk about the tariffs, and how they are going to affect the whole scrap markets…and the short answer is (insert drum roll please), negatively but then positively. Things have to go through rocky turbulent times in order to get to smoother waters and that is what we are seeing […]

Copper Stable, Steel Slips – 9/30/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hey Scrap World! I hope that everyone is doing well and staying busy as the copper prices have begun to stabilize again and we’ve seen a nice market over the last few weeks. While we have seen the price of steel declining over that time, it […]

Find Reported Scrap Prices Online

Back in 2015, the iScrap App Team answered calls of scrappers to report your scrap prices online. For years scrappers across the US and Canada have always requested one thing…daily updated scrap metal prices. While the team at the iScrap App has been able to give scrappers an idea of the price ranges, it was always tough to […]

Metal Monday: Fall Scrapping Tips

Howdy iScrappers! With the Fall seeming to be here, we can’t believe where the time has gone. You might be getting ready to look for some Fall clean outs going on in your town or the area around you and we have a couple of things that you can look out for. Garage sales are going […]

7 Hacks That Will Make Your More Money Scrapping

People are always looking for little shortcuts to get a few extra bucks out of their scrap metal with and we are here to help out. With so much money at risk by not knowing how to sort or separate a few different types of scrap metals you have to really be on top of […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Coins for Copper

Scrapping copper coins for scrap metal

Ever think about scrapping old coins, even some of the copper pennies made from before 1982? Well it is a very tempting idea, but believe it or not it is illegal to do. Scrapping U.S. Currency (as well as many other nations currencies) is illegal and you will find it very hard to sell the […]

4 Tips For Scrapping Faster & More Efficiently

Tips on quick scrapping

From one of our most recent Scrapper Tips Emails we put together some great quick tips that would allow you to quickly make the most from your scrap if you were in a rush. See some of the great tips we have below and be sure to sign up for our Scrapper Tips Emails. Sign […]

4 Tips for Fall Weather Driving

Now that the leaves are turning and the cold weather is creeping in, it’s time to start thinking about your next Fall scrap load! To make sure that you are keeping safety as your number one goal, we have added some helpful driving safety reminders for the Fall weather. Remember safety first so you, your passengers, […]

Coolest Scrap Metal Finds

We have talked to thousands of scrappers about prices on metals, how to sort and separate metals, and how they can really maximize their time to be able to make more money. But today we want to talk about the cool things that YOU have found in scrap. Cool Scrap Metal Finds We have talked […]

Copper’s Rollercoaster, Aluminum Going Up More? – 9/23/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap-Time!!! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying these prices which have conTinued to remain steady over the last seven days. But more importantly, many of you might be celebrating the beginning of the fall season by going apple picking and pumpkin picking this weekend and we look forward […]

Grinds My Gears: Scrapping Myths

Taking apart Microwaves- is it worth it?

What really grinds my gears sometimes is when scrap yards aren’t clear about how you should prepare you scrap before bringing it in. So in this continuation article about 4 Myths About Scrapping, I go over some specific items that are worth asking your yard about. Keep in mind all yards are different in the […]

Metal Monday: Magnetic Stainless Steel?

Magnetic Stainless Steel

Hey iScrappers! Last week we spoke about cast aluminum and touched on two other metals, today we are going to go over one metal, magnetic stainless steel. Now, many of you are going to ask, hey, what’s magnetic stainless? Don’t you meant steel? There is such a thing called magnetic stainless steel, and one of […]