SCRAP NEWS | Aluminum

What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are difference vehicle types. What Is […]

Aluminum Has Taken A Hit – 3/20/19

We hope that everyone is staying busy and enjoying these higher prices especially the ones we saw getting reported over the last few weeks with steady increases week over week. With OPEC continuing their promise to decrease output we have started to see the gas prices rise and that has been part of the reason […]

Scrap Prices Are Remaining Stable – 3/13/19

Good Day to Everyone!!! Can you believe it’s already the middle of March and almost 1/4 of 2019 is done? With the scrap price is reacting positively and steel and copper markets have been very strong all of this year we are hoping to resolve the tariff dispute and get even better news going into […]

After High Prices, Copper Slips This Week – 2/13/19

Hey iScrappers!!! With a lot of the cold out of the picture and halfway through February, we have started to see more and more positive stories coming out of the market. We have seen many parts of the country getting hammered with snow and that certainly will slow things down while on the road looking […]

Damn, It’s Cold: Are Prices Heating Up? – 1/30/19

iScrappers!!! With freezing temperatures in the negative degrees throughout the midwestern part of the United States and with wind chills and then temperatures into the -50 to -60° range, we hope that everyone in those areas stays warm and keeps safe. We can’t believe that one month of 2019 is already in the books and […]

What Are Metal Tariffs & How Do They Affect Scrap?

[UPDATED 3/8/19] 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 […]

Scrapping Aluminum Street Signs

Street Signs are made of Aluminum

Aluminum road or street signs are almost always a good item to sell at scrap yards but there are few things that you need to know before you sell them. First thing is to make sure that you are allowed to scrap the road signs. Sometimes if the signs belonged to the town or local […]

We’re Thankful For Higher Prices – 11/21/18

Gobble Gobble Gobble Scrappers! We wish you, your family, friends, scrapping friends, and anyone else you know a very Happy Thanksgiving. With the holidays here we have been asked about if now is the best time to sell your material – the answer is, well we don’t know what the answer is. But let us help […]

Should You Hold Materials With Holidays Coming? – 11/14/18

Hey iScrappers!!! With one week to go until Thanksgiving, we want to wish all of you a Happy Holiday and Happy Thanksgiving season. About 8 days from now we hope that you are taking a rare scrapping day off and are watching the parade, maybe deep-frying a turkey, and getting ready to enjoy family and […]

Scrap Prices Are Moving, Which Way? – 10/10/18

Hey Scrappers! Here we are two weeks into the last and final quarter of 2018 and we have seen all types of ups and downs in October alone. Copper up- then down. Steel up- then up again. Aluminum has been staying sideways and overall this market has been very tough to deal with. We have […]

Steel Is Strong, Copper Wavering A Bit – 10/3/18

Non-Ferrous Prices Non-Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! Another week – and here are nine months into 2018 behind us and three short months until 2019 hits! Wow, it is so crazy how fast time goes and we have seen that again this year. We have seen copper prices take big increases…and then big decreases and then […]

With Markets Still Up, Time To Cash In – 9/26/18

Non-Ferrous Prices Non-Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! We hope that you have been enjoying these price jumps and taking advantage of cashing in. We have heard from many people that were saving their copper and were waiting for the price to change – and it looks like it paid off over the last month.  Why cash […]