SCRAP NEWS | Aluminum

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 […]

[UPDATED 10/24/18] 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]