SCRAP NEWS | Month: February 2021

Metal Monday: Laptop Screens & Other Parts

Laptops are one of the great items that you can look for for scrapping. While most scrap yards do not accept monitors, many yards that take electronics will take the laptop screens as long as they are attached to the laptops themselves. Scrapping Laptop Screens & Other Computer Parts The laptop screens are not CRTs […]

How Do Scrap Metal Prices Work

The Big Question: How Do Scrap Metal Prices Work? One of the most common questions that we seem to get asked is, “How Do Scrap Metal Prices Work?” The problem is that it is not always the easiest answer to give. With dozens, if not hundreds, maybe thousands of factors involved let’s try to dig […]

[Part 1] In The Eyes Of A Scrapper…

The world’s a tough place, but I’m not telling you something you don’t already know. But hey, nobody promised you life would be easy. As someone who has actively been associated with the scrap metal industry for 35+ years, I tend to be very opinionated when we talk scrap. Quite frankly I don’t think that […]

Reducing Your Auto Repair Cost With Your Local Salvage Yard

find used auto parts at a local salvage yard

When your car breaks down and you are in need of a fix, sometimes going through a dealer or collision specialist can be costly and many questions may come up that can be difficult to answer when you need to get your vehicle repaired. Where can I find spare parts for my car? How do […]

Scrap Metal Thieves Give Industry A Bad Name

Theft is a is a constant problem in the scrap metal industry. News stories of men being electrocuted to death trying to cut copper wires and cables, thieves cutting AC units from churches to scrap them, houses being stripped of copper pipes and the list goes on. Scrap prices have increased recently and it seems […]

Copper Hits $4.00 & Reaching For All-Time Highs

For years we have talked about the “unicorn” in the scrap industry that we saw all the way back in 2010 and 2011, which was copper trading at $4.00/lb. It had seemed to be a number that we may have never see again. And if we did, it would be so far out into the […]

Scrap Copper Approaching All-Time Highs – 2/24/21

Copper continues to soar. Let’s just keep with that topic as we have seen the copper prices increasing and even approaching the all-time record high.

Metal Monday: Paper?

Let’s talk about paper…not paper like cash, but paper like newspaper and other types of tree based products like cardboard. Many people see if all of the time, wonder if it is worth something and how they can cash in with it. While cardboard, old newspapers, and even office paper is valuable it is very […]

Metal Monday: Recycling Paper Is Valuable?

recycling paper for scrap money

Paper is one of the weirdest items to think about scrapping…but believe it or not it has significant value. Paper is a great material to be able to sell…IF you can find the right place to sell it to. Not many normal scrap yards will buy paper (many different kinds of paper, ranging from cardboard […]

How Your Clothes Are Exactly Like Scrap Metals

It is funny because we always talk about different types of scrap metals and how to dress while scrapping, but we wanted to combine the two for a fun comparison, so let’s see how it works. Pants or Steel Pants are one of the first things that you put on in the morning, and because […]

Metal-Eating Magnetic Putty!

This magnet putty melts metals

Watch out scrappers this is like quick sand for your metals! We recently found this crazy story from our friends at Redline Metals. So this magnetic putty swallows your metals whole so don’t get too close! This cool creation has small magnets in the putty so when you begin playing with it with a magnet […]

iScrapper Profile: Moose Scrapper

taking apart a computer with Moose the Scrapper

With our new series of Featured iScrappers, we wanted to start off with a bang with our good friend Moose Scrapper from YouTube. He has some great information to help new and experienced scrappers in his videos with step-by-step instructions and tutorials. He also accepted our Ice Bucket Challenge in 2014 so two points for […]