7/18/18 Scrap Price Report: Do We Have To Wait Until 2019?

Hey Scrappers! Hopefully, you’re all continuing to enjoy the summer and have been finding lots of different scrap that has been getting tossed during summer cleanouts. Something to think about is the report that there was a large increase in consumer spending in 2018 so far, that means there may be more things on the […]

7/11/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Continues Its Fall

We hope that everyone has been staying busy and making sure to continue watching the markets. With such crazy time is going on with tariffs, trade wars, and gas prices continuing to increase it should be an interesting summer, to say the least.  Unfortunately, we have seen copper decrease another 2 to 3% over the […]

7/5/18 Scrap Price Report: Tough To Find Good News

What a week it has been….not the best way to start the 2nd half of 2018 with copper falling more, but here we are…with another down market. Copper has continued to drop and we have seen a massive selloff with multiple worries about the Chinese vs. US trade tariffs.  We have seen copper prices drop […]

What Is Irony Aluminum Scrap?

Over the last few months on our iScrap App Facebook group, several scrappers have asked about current prices for irony aluminum in different areas around North America. Some scrappers were mentioning that some scrap yards don’t know what irony aluminum scrap is, so therefore it started a discussion about what it is and why you should […]

6 Best Strategies For A Dropping Scrap Market

Scrap prices are volatile

You have to pay attention to the market even more with the scrap market’s latest drop-off. While frustrating to most scrappers, scrap yards, processors, and others involved in the industry, we all have one thing in common dropping prices hurt. When the markets are dropping or not performing well what are some good strategies to go […]

[UPDATED] 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 […]

5/30/18 Scrap Price Report: Steel Scrap Prices Down, Copper Up

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that you had an excellent Memorial Day Weekend and took a little time to remember the brave men and women that have given their lives for us to live ours in honor and defense of our country. Prices in the markets have been relatively calm and we have been happy […]

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 […]

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 […]