SCRAP NEWS | Month: April 2021

What Not To Do…While Scrapping

Don't give scrapping a bad name by stealing

While you are recycling your scrap metal with the local yards, you want to be sure you are following the right ways of doing things according to your yard and the local authorities. Many people associate crooks and thieves with the scrap industry, so this is your opportunity to rise above the critics and show why scrapping […]

Death Of An American Mall & The Bigger Picture

Big picture of how demolition of malls affect the economy

A recent article from CNNMoney, is about the destruction of a mall, which for scrap metal purposes is beneficial…but it shows the changing culture in America. Once one of the most popular malls in the country, the internet has taken over and this is one of the reasons that more malls like this one in Cleveland […]

What Location Has To Do With Scrap Prices

Have you ever wondered why scrap prices may seem so much higher in one place and much lower in another when you are looking at the same material? There are a lot of factors that play into the prices that yards pay, but a lot of has to do with location as well. Unfortunately, the […]

6 Tops Life Hacks For Handymen

Do you call yourself a handyman or Mr. Fix It? Well the iScrap App Team may have some handy work that could put your to shame. While searching for some of the best tricks for scrapping, we found some interesting and definitely questionable life hacks done by handymen on the internet. While some of these are […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]

Copper Gains $0.20 In A Week – 4/21/21

With copper leading the way over the last week, with gains of $0.20 per pound, we have seen all reported prices jumping. More importantly, we continue to see the aluminum market gaining steam and momentum moving forward.

Quick Tips for Scrapping – Part 1

Separate your starters and alternators from other scrap

Quick Scrapping Tips for More Money We know that you don’t have all the time in the world to separate and go through all of your scrap metal items before heading to the scrap yard, so we have some of the quick tips that can help you make more money. These tips are suggestions that […]

Metal Monday: Ceramic Magnets?

Getting alnico magnets from speakers for scrap

Have you ever listened to music before? Maybe you got curious as a kid or as a scrapper and took apart an old stereo or a speaker to see what was inside. Most of the time you will just see plastic, wood, and then you will find something interesting…a magnet. Many people wonder if these […]

How To Take Apart A Scrap Industrial Transformer

When you are looking to make the most money on your scrap transformer, we almost always suggest taking apart at least the copper transformers, and you should consider taking apart the aluminum ones if you have the right time/experience/tools.

What Is Scrap Aluminum Extrusion?

Normally aluminum that is being reused and recycled (do not mistake this for raw bauxite ore from mining operations), goes through many steps before it gets put back into circulation. One of the first steps would be collection and sortation.

Should You Hoard Scrap During Low Prices?

Crazy times call for crazy amounts of hoarding sometimes. We’ve seen over the years when scrap prices dip down that many people hold onto their property and their brass and their other high valued items to be able to wait for higher valued times.

Why China is Refusing Scrap Metal & Materials

Over the years the Chinese have been buying and taking all types of commodities from all over the world and they have been accruing worldwide assets along the way. Those assets could be mines, ports, or large investments in overseas companies with a partial or a controlling interest. Why this becomes so important is when […]