SCRAP NEWS | Month: January 2021

Difference Between Scrap Metal & Garbage Pickups

Paying to have it hauled away.

Home owners and some companies don’t know the difference between scrap metal pickups and garbage or junk removal. So to help the general population out a bit and also bring light to the benefits of scrap metal recycling, we’ve discussed the differences and details of the two services. Scrap Metal vs. Garbage? Who ya gonna […]

One Thing Scrap Yards Won’t Tell You About Scrap Prices

Something scrap yards won't tell you about scrap metal prices

So you think that your local scrap yard has an “in” on where the market is headed…hmmm? Well, that is the wrong answer because many scrap yards do not know what is going on the same day…let alone going into the future. Scrap prices follow the commodities markets, and as we have talked about before, […]

Two Major Ways Joe Biden Can Affect Scrap Prices

Post-Election – How Is Scrap Going to Be Affected? With the 2020 US Presidential Election over, what is going to happen to the scrap metal markets? That was what we were thinking when Joe Biden was announced the winner of the 2020 Election. It may not have been the first thing that you thought about […]

Scrapping: Tricks of the Trade

Smooth sharp edges with and handle file

When you’re a scrapper it is important to stay on top of market news, price changes, and other events that may affect your profits at the scrap yard. But it is also important to keep up on the latest tips and information that can help you make more money in a quick fashion. Staying updated […]

Looking for Scrap Prices Near You?

CLICK TO FIND SCRAP PRICES NEAR YOU   If you are searching everywhere to find scrap prices near you, the iScrap App Website, iPhone App, & Android App can help. With thousands of scrap yards listed in the US and Canada, our directory allows you to search your area and find scrap prices in the area. […]

What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are different vehicle types. What Is […]

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Scrapping Metal

With scrap prices always changing and not knowing exactly where they are headed, it’s important for us at the iScrap App to help you make the most from your scrap. We want you to make the most money from your scrap metal and some of the mistakes listed below can help do just that. We’ve […]

Big Changes Coming to Scrap Prices – 1/20/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS And another one! With copper rebounding over the last couple of days and the incoming administration starting today we should see some big changes in the overall market in the coming months. How it is going to affect the scrap prices is something that we will continue to look […]

Difference Between Copper & Brass Scrap

Two very common metals that are seen in the scrap industry are copper and brass. Both are a higher value metal and used in a lot of plumbing work and electrical components. While they are similar in places they are used, they are different in what they are made of and the scrap value for […]

How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing We have heard many stories over the years about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we hear you and have even been in that boat before, not knowing what something is worth is one of the hardest things […]

The Effects of Snow & Winter on the Scrap Industry

The cold weather can limit where you find scrap

Unless you are in the plowing or heating industries, the snowy, cold weather usually doesn’t help business. In fact, it is very common that during the winter season scrap yards and those in the scrap industry are severely affected by their business and lack of scrap jobs. As the cold hits the country, it seems […]

Difference Between Aluminum & Stainless Steel

How to tell the difference between aluminum and stainless steel

This question is usually a mystery especially when you first start scrapping, but it can get tricky when you come across odd items when scrapping. Aluminum and stainless steel while may seem like they are easy to tell apart, that isn’t always the case. When it comes to the value of aluminum and stainless steel […]