SCRAP NEWS | Aluminum

Learning About Tariff’s Effects on Scrap Metal

We’ve talked about tariffs multiple times in 2018, but we wanted to go over the cause and effect of what has been happening since they really got instituted. Many countries have had great pushback on the US, but one thing that we have seen is the openness of countries starting to work together to get […]

Trade Talks Helping Scrap Prices? Find Out – 9/12/18

Hey iScrappers! We want to first and foremost remember 9/11, as it has been 17 long years since the tragedy happened and we are always thinking of the victims and their families. As we continue to watch these markets turn, it is always important to think about things that are more important then scrap.  Also, […]

[UPDATED 9/12] 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 […]

Copper Creeps Up & BIG NEWS This Week – 8/29/18

Good Day iScrappers! With the markets all over let’s get some good news to you first thing…the new iScrap App Homepage is up and running with more information than ever! Make sure you check it out with all new daily updated prices from National Averages as well as more news and information on the markets […]

Current Scrap Prices: Market Dropping – 8/15/18

Hey iScrappers! We hope that everyone has been staying busy and especially paying attention to the scrap metal market. With prices, tariffs, and international news making headlines right now you need to make sure to really being content with the markets moving a lot. The most recent news is the trade problems with Turkey. With […]

Scrapping Aluminum Wire & Why It Can Pay Off

If you have insulated aluminum wire or bare aluminum wire, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you receive the best price at your scrap yard. Insulated aluminum wire is used in replacement of copper wire in many instances to be a cheaper and easier solution. While it is not […]

Scrap Metal Prices & News This Week – 8/1/18

Welcome to August! That’s seven months down and five to go to before we restart a new year – and boy what a year it has been in the scrap world! Let’s update you on some of the things going on over the last week… Tariffs Are Hurting Scrap…Again. Yup, they are happening again and […]

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 […]