SCRAP NEWS | Month: December 2020

New Year’s Eve Ball Statistics

As you are preparing your New Year’s Eve plans this year, keep in mind some of these really interesting and fun facts about the New York City New Year’s Eve Ball. Getting the nod every year at midnight on December 31st, the New Year’s Ball has some really impressive statistics and history that make it […]

Metal Monday: Taking Gold From Boards

motherboards have gold and copper components

So Scrappers…you are trying to figure out whether or not to cut the gold fingers off of the motherboards and other types of electronic scrap that you are getting. The question is…is it worth doing? Years ago the electronic waste was worth much more money then it was today even with the gold prices being […]

Copper Up 50% Since March – 12/23/20

Check in this week to see where the major scrap markets moved this year and what to expect heading into 2021 for scrap prices.

Wrap Up for iScrap 2020

  2020, was a different kind of year than most, so we figured we would send you a different kind of newsletter this week that highlights our odd stats here at the iScrap App HQ. Below are some fun numbers we wanted to share with you and show you how MUCH you impact what we […]

12 Days of Scrap-Mas

12 days of christmas - scrapper style

The iScrap App Team would like to wish you, your family, and friends and very special Holiday Season and Happy New Year! Hope you enjoy our rendition of 12 Days of Christmas — iScrapping Style! 12 Scrappers Scrapping 11 Shredders Shredding 10 Bobcats Pushing 9 Trucks-A-Driving 8 Balers Baling 7 Hoppers Dumping 6 Workers Working 5 Pounds […]

How To Deal With Upset Scrap Customers

One of the hardest things to do is to lose business…and while you try to do so many things not to, it is inevitable that you will. When I have had to deal with upset scrap customers it has proven to be a challenge. Many times we are working with peddlers who do not understand our […]

Aluminum Prices Finally Seem Stable – 12/16/20

We have continued to see the aluminum markets remaining strong and add a piece that seems to be sustainable. With basic grades of aluminum like sheet and cast continuing to climb in price, we have seen some of the averages going into the mid $0.20’s per pound.

Metal Mondays: Different Kinds of Scrap Ballasts

scrapping different types of ballasts

There are many types of scrap ballasts and knowing which ones that you have before going to your scrap yards will always help when you go to sell your material. Here are a few tips on what to look out for: PCBs– If Ballasts have PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) inside of them many scrap yards will […]

4 Tips for Auto Recycling

Auto recycling has become popular over the past few years because of the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ type programs.  But you can make money from auto recycling from more than trading in your ‘clunker’ for a new car.  You can take your junk car down to your local scrap yard and make an extra $150 – […]

When Scrap Prices Rise, Theft Goes Up

Scrap theft is preventable

Generally, when scrap prices go up, people in the scrap industry are happy. Everyone makes more money unless you lose money because of thieves, which can be common when scrap prices are high. Desperate Times, Call for Desperate Measures When scrap prices are high, there are daily reports of scrap metal thefts around the world. […]

Scrappy Holidays Video

happy holidays

This Holiday Season the iScrap App wants to wish you, your family, and friends a healthy and happy New Year! Being huge scrap metal fans, the iScrap App Team wanted to get you in the Holiday mood with a little presentation of Scrappy Holidays! Hope you enjoy! Related Articles: Scrapping During The Winter New Year’s […]

Scrap Metal Industry Leading Resources

Visit this website to learn about scrap laws in your state

If you are looking to get some more information from resources in the scrap metal industry, we have the best places for you to get information, no matter what you’re looking for. From regulations, to laws, to news, to scrap yard listings, to scrap equipment, we have it all. Whether you are a scrapper, a […]