SCRAP NEWS | Month: October 2020

How Do You Check Scrap Metal Prices?

How do you check scrap metal prices online

New iScrap App Reported Price Feature One of the biggest things that we have talked to scrappers about over the last few years has been scrap metal prices. With the latest upgrade to the iScrap App, the Price Reporting Option, we are interested to see how often that they check in with their scrap yards […]

How The US Election Could Affect Scrap Prices – 10/28/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well and of course getting out there and voting. With less than one week left, we know that the commodity prices are going to move one way or another over the coming four years based on different presidential policies […]

Copper Hits 2.5 Year Highs – 10/21/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good News!!! This is one of those times where reading the phrase good news is not just to catch someone’s eye but is actually good news. We have now seen copper prices rise to 2.5-year highs. Let’s repeat that, copper is now at 2.5-year high. That […]

How Do I Start Scrapping Metal?

how do I get approved to recycle scrap metal

Have you ever wondered how to start scrapping metal and recycling other materials with your local scrap yard? The iScrap App team has some tips and things to keep in mind when you are thinking of taking on a new job with scrapping metals. How To Be A Successful Scrapper A lot of people have […]

How Do You Scrap A Transformer?

Transformers are important parts to various electronic items, such as TV’s, PC Boards, tools, machines, and more. Transformers help reduce or increase the voltage a current through the electronic that you are using. So if you have an electric drill you are using to install new aluminum shelving, the transformer inside of the drill is […]

Copper Stands Still, Steel Drops More – 10/14/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices Boo!  Hopefully, that introduction did not scare you, as we have Halloween a little over two weeks away. What might be scarier is that we have seen stable prices two weeks in a row leading into the election and we’re not positive where that’s going to lead […]

How To Scrap Sealed Units & Compressors

Also known as compressors…sealed units are found all over the place. Filled with copper (similar to that of an electric motors) sealed units are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that are meant to cool down rooms or food. Almost always covered by a thick steel case these units are easy to […]

Where Can You Find Free Scrap?

We have heard for years about scrappers never paying for their scrap and they only pick up things that are free…well, wouldn’t that be just peachy to know really quick! They say that there is more then one way to skin a cat, and there should be more then one way to scrap some metal, […]

Where Are Scrap Prices Before Election? – 10/7/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day, Scrap Metal Community! Hopefully, everyone has been able to tune in and receive the price alerts that we send out through both our iOS and Android app on your smartphones. If you don’t have the iScrap App please download it today so you can […]

Metal Monday: What Is Roofing Copper Worth In Scrap?

What is roofing copper worth for scrap metal

When working on a roof you may see copper used as decorative pieces such as flashing or as a more practical piece like a gutter or a liter. These items can make a building look great but can also be a great item to scrap when they rip or break. Roofing Copper Generally is Called: […]

How Do You Scrap An Air Conditioner?

There are some different types of air conditioners that can be taken apart for scrap

One of the more common scrap items during the warmer months, air conditioners are very easy items to take apart for scrap metal inside but require some work. With a wide variety of materials like, copper, electric motors, aluminum, and wire inside, any scrappers from beginner to advanced ones can benefit by taking apart an […]

How-To: Recycle Scrap Auto Parts

Aluminum rims are recyclable

Scrappers and scrap yards have their own scrap specialty divisions that they work in. Some examples are, ferrous or non-ferrous metals, focusing only on electronic waste, or dealing with alloys and high-end metals. Another specialization through the industry is automotive or salvage scrap. For someone new to scrapping, auto parts and other materials from cars could be confusing and overwhelming. […]