SCRAP NEWS | Month: March 2021

Where Have Copper & Steel Prices Come From? – 3/31/21

Copper from 1980 through 2005…Copper has become one of (if not) the hottest commodity going into 2021, with the markets drastically going up during the last 6 months of 2020 and into 2021. For many years during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, copper was one of the most underappreciated metals.

Fool’s Copper? Don’t Lose Money on This

Everyone’s heard of fool’s gold as a kid, where you found a rock that was spray painted and you thought you hit the jackpot, but turns out…it was only a rock. Fool’s Copper typically comes in the form of electrical different pieces of copper. Bare Bright, any scrappers dream, can be mistaken for copper-clad pieces […]

Is Copper Cooling Down, While Aluminum Is Up? – 3/24/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS   We’ve been cookin’ something up… 🤫 Well, we have a bit of a secret, but we won’t share it quite yet. Here’s a hint: if you like scrap, like to hear never-before-told stories, and learn how to make more money, then you should pay attention these next few […]

5 Most Important Items In Your Scrap Truck

5 essential tools every scrapper needs

When you are on the road during the day and constantly looking for your next scrap haul, you never know what equipment or tools you may need to get the job done. Below we have listed 5 items that we think you should ALWAYS have in your scrap truck no matter how big or bigger […]

Stable Scrap Prices, Steel Demand Coming? – 3/17/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Hope you get lucky today… Scrappy St. Patrick’s Day!  They say that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. So we continue to search for the pot of gold, otherwise known as Copper, but if you have a story about finding an actual pot of gold, we would love […]

Aluminum Is Going Up Again, Copper Steady – 3/10/21

With more money being thrown around than ever before in the world right now, it’s crazy to see what’s going on with pricing and commodities and vaccinations and everything else. With so much going on we have had our head on a constant swivel listening for more information and pushing for more market news to be able to share with you.

Copper Still Rising, So Is Aluminum – 3/3/21

With aluminum prices continuing to climb, we have seen the price of aluminum really having a steady increase this year. While aluminum prices have always lagged behind in their growth patterns, with the tariffs in place we really saw them get hammered the last couple of years.

Why Are Copper Prices Increasing Right Now?

We have seen an unprecedented run-up of copper prices to a level that has not been seen since the middle of 2011. These markets running up are not as impressive as the run-up back in 2011 for many reasons that we want to go over. Don’t get us wrong – we love seeing copper prices […]

How Gas Prices & Scrap Prices Are (or Are Not) Related

Many people have asked about over the years (and until we go all electric with our vehicles) about gas prices and the prices of scrap metal. We have done many blogs and videos on this topic before, but we wanted to refresh and talk about some new points today. Let’s think about the process of […]