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How Do I Sell My Scrap Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter in the scrap industry has become a HOT commodity. With the prices of platinum, palladium, and rhodium – the three precious metals found inside catalytic converters – soaring to an all-time high, catalytic converter recycling has become a huge part of the scrap metal industry over the last few years. There are […]

Why Are Steel Prices Down? – 4/17/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day!!! We hope that everyone is enjoying the beginning of spring, looking forward to warmer weather, and higher scrap prices are hopefully coming soon. As Easter weekend is upon us we want to take a second and talk about the incredible loss at the Cathedral […]

Should You Separate Chrome & Yellow Brass?

Scrappers on our Facebook Group recently had a discussion about how they should separate their brass scrap and also how their scrap yard accepts various kinds of brass. This led to a wide variety of responses because a lot of scrap yards are different on how they buy materials and grade brass. One complaint that was […]

Different Types of Machine Shop Bits

We have gotten a lot of questions about how to tell carbide drill bits from steel drill bits and all other types of drill bits…and the answer is not always that easy. Let’s break down the different types of drill bits that you could come across not only in machine shops but in everyday applications […]

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 […]

Guide To Selling Scrap Carbide

If you are a full-time scrapper or a contractor you have most likely come across carbide scrap at some point in your career. Carbide is a unique scrap metal that is used in very specific industries and equipment. Commonly found in machine shops and drill bits, carbide scrap is a valuable commodity due to the […]

6 Places To Find Stainless Steel Scrap

Where to look for stainless steel scrap metal

If you are in the scrapping business, you know that stainless steel is a very good metal to collect, not only for it’s stable prices between $0.30-0.75/lb. but also when you do come across it for scrap, it is usually in large quantities. That is usually because of where stainless steel is found and what […]

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 […]

7 Hacks That Will Make Your More Money Scrapping

People are always looking for little shortcuts to get a few extra bucks out of their scrap metal with and we are here to help out. With so much money at risk by not knowing how to sort or separate a few different types of scrap metals you have to really be on top of […]

What’s The Difference Between Brass & Bronze?

One question we often see come up in conversations is asking the difference between bronze and brass and how to identify the difference. Both brass and bronze can be often found with piping and plumbing fixtures. Those looking to separate them from the more valuable copper pipes (reddish) in color, toss the “yellow” metals together and […]

4 Ways To Prepare Your Catalytic Converters for Scrap

Seeing the difference between aftermarket and original catalytic converters

Know How To Recycle A Catalytic Converter for Scrap If you had a catalytic converter replaced on your vehicle or you are looking to make some money with them for scrap value, there are some things you should know. It’s important to know what to do when you are recycling a catalytic converter for scrap. When […]

What Is An XRF Analyzer?

How do scrap yards know what types of metals they are buying? That is a common question that many scrappers have asked us in the past and it is a valid one to ask. Knowing what metals that you are selling is, well…kind of a big deal. Now, we know that your scrap yard will […]