5/23/18 Scrap Price Report: Stock Markets Rally, But Did Scrap?

Hey Scrappers! With these crazy market times, we have continued to be stumped by the news that comes out daily (sometimes hourly) that goes against other stories that we have heard. While we have continued to monitor the markets, both the metals, oil, stock, and other commodities markets it has been tough to get a […]

5/9/18 Scrap Price Report: China Is Affecting All Copper Prices

Hi Scrappers!!! With so much information being out there about the commodity prices changed, the new cancellation of the Iran deal, and copper continuing to fluctuate it has certainly been a busy 2018. We have seen the world changing and metals continue to soar and many of the restrictions that may have been put into […]

Top 25 Most Common Scrap Metals

We love scrap metal. Who doesn’t is the real question but we always hear questions about different types of scrap metals and what is the best one to scrap? Well, in our mind any scrap metal is the best one to scrap, but then it gets to the question of availability of the metals, where to […]

What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break down what […]

5/2/18 Scrap Price Report: Aluminum & Steel Dropping?

Hope everything is going well for you in this scrap has been flowing in. We’ve been answering a lot of questions about the tariffs, the prices of copper, and how a lot of these new import and export laws are going to affect the scrap market.  So without further ado, let’s get into it. Non-Ferrous […]

4/18/18 Scrap Price Report: Is Copper Stable for 2018?

Hi Scrappers! With so much continued optimism in the markets, we have seen another UP week in the scrap markets. We have seen a small up and down trend for copper, but overall it has been very positive since last week. With so much optimism in the entire market from buying clothes to buy new […]

4/11/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices Rise Again

Hey Scrappers! We hope that many of you have been staying busy, starting to enjoy the spring weather that is spreading throughout many parts of the snow-covered country, and enjoying the scrap prices. Even with the steel prices been down slightly over the last week, we have seen a lot of very positive news coming […]

Why Electric Motors Are Tough To Scrap

Electric Motors. They are everywhere that you can look even if you don’t see them working. Ever roll the window down in your car? Well, we’re guessing the answer is yes and that window rolls all because of an electric motor (or multiple). Ever enter a garage door whether it is a house or a […]

3/14/18 Scrap Price Report: Tariffs & Possible Copper Drop?

Hey Scrappers!!! A lot of scrappers are asking us questions about the metal tariffs that we talked about last week, and where we think the market is going to be going in the next few months. So many questions, so hard to find the right answers. But we will do our best. Short answer: Most […]

3/7/18 Scrap Price Report: How Tariffs Will Affect Scrap

Hey iScrappers! We hope that everyone has been staying busy and working a lot. There’s been a lot of crazy stuff going on, including a lot of people have been asking us about the new tariff that will be put on the steel and aluminum market, so let’s talk about that. The biggest question will […]

How Do You Scrap An Electric Motor?

Electric Motors can be found in a variety of items like vacuums, computers, ceiling fans, air conditioners, and more. Almost anything that requires electricity and has moving parts will have an electric motor inside. They are often collected for scrap metal recycling because they are heavy and contain a large amount of copper wire. Get […]

2/28/18 Scrap Price Report: Are Steel Prices About To Go Up?

Hello Scrappers! We hope that everyone has been busy and have been enjoying these higher prices on copper and aluminum. We’ve also seen an increase in the steel prices, and which is very good going into the springtime. Non-Ferrous Scrap Markets Copper Prices Just Jumped Today We saw copper prices increase a bit before our report […]