SCRAP NEWS | Month: October 2020

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 […]

Metal Monday – Gallium

Gallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76 C).If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid. gallium […]

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 […]

5 Ideas For Scrapping During The Fall

Fall Scrapping tips

During the summer months, scrapping seems to be a bit easier with the warm weather. As the Fall season approaches, it can be more difficult to find scrap metal lying around waiting to be recycled. Luckily the iScrap App team has some ideas and tips for finding scrap metal this Fall season. Jump Into A […]

Easiest Ways to Make More Money on Scrap Metal

Tips to make more money scrapping

Sometimes while scrapping we can get carried away with the large objects and materials. Here is a refresher course on some small things you can do to make more money while scrapping. These smaller tips and objects can bring you in some good money when recycling scrap metal with your local scrap yard. Below we […]

This Old House: Top 100 Best New Home Products Selection

iScrap App Selected as Top 100 Best New Home Products of the Year by This Old House: October 17, 2012 Rockaway, NJ The editors of This Old House had thousands of submissions to search through for the perfect candidates for their 2012 Top 100 Best New Home Products. The iScrap App, was lucky enough to […]

How Scrap Metals Are Processed – [INFOGRAPHIC]

How scrap metals are processed at scrap yards in the USA

Wondering where scrap metals go after they are recycled? Ever think about how much scrap metal is actually processed annually in the United States? The iScrap App Team with the help from ISRI has some facts and figures to share with you about how scrap metals are processed. Scrap metal is one of the largest […]

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 […]

Metal Monday: Old Computer Equipment

How to sell old computer equipment for scrap metal

Ever find old computers and think…”Hmmm, this doesn’t look so old?” We have heard so many stories about scrappers finding computers that still work but only need a new harddrive, or small connector to make the computer run again. Computers may seem like a complicated machine, but with newer technology they have become very easy […]

Why You’ll See More Scrap With Down Markets

You'll find more scrap when the scrap prices are low.

With the recent scrap prices, especially steel prices dropping to 7-year lows, it is frustrating and a challenge to continue scrapping. After hearing stories and communicating with several scrappers on our YouTube and Facebook pages, it seems a lot of people can’t afford to continue to scrap. Steel prices are so low that some scrap […]

How To: Report Scrap Prices On Your Phone

How to report scrap metal prices on your phone

If you are searching across the web to find scrap prices, look no further. With the iScrap App you are able to report your scrap prices in minutes for your local scrap yards. Below is a demonstration on how you can report scrap prices on your phone using the iScrap App website. Once you have […]

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 […]