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How To Handle Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Lead-Acid Batteries Are Recyclable  And not only are they recyclable, but they have value! Car batteries range from about 30-50 pounds in weight, with many coming in at around 41 pounds. Do some quick math, and you’ll find that the scrap value of lead-acid batteries is around $10. Not a ton of money, but who’s […]

Aluminum Scrap Hitting 13-Year Highs – 9/15/21

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JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS How ‘Bout Them Apples 🍎 Do you like apples? Well, how about aluminum prices hitting 13-year highs (and in our opinion, that will not last long as prices climb more)! The markets have been tested over the last month, and that should be no surprise considering […]

Options for Recycling Tires from Scrap Cars

SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE Recycling Tires: What Do You Do Generally, when you scrap cars and piece them out, you’re always going to have leftover tires. Have you ever considered how to rid of tires? Or where do they go after you? Over the years, tires have been something you’ve always had to pay to get […]

The Effects Electric Vehicles Will Have on Copper Scrap

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SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE   While it’s hard to tell what the future will bring, some scenarios are a bit easier to predict than others. The electric vehicle revolution is in full force, and auto manufacturers are scrambling to plan how they’ll fit in. One thing is for sure in all this: the EV market will […]

How Much Longer Will Oil & Covid Affect Scrap? – 6/30/21

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  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS   Did you see that copper price? We certainly did. It wasn’t going crazy over the last few days, at least making us a little calmer. Over the last week, we haven’t seen much market movement across any metal fronts except a little bit of a decline in […]

Navigating The Gray Areas Of Scrap Metals

Like many other industries, the scrap metal industry has it’s own gray areas when it comes to collecting scrap metal, selling it, and the laws and regulations that go along with it. While scrap laws usually vary from state to state in the US, there are many restrictions and illegal things that apply nationwide. With […]

Top 7 Careers That Generate Scrap Metal

So our thing is scrap. That’s what we talk about, that’s what we know, that’s what we love. We have talked about where scrap comes from, and how to sort and separate it…but we wanted to talk about the jobs that people do to be able to create scrap. Top 7 Careers That Generate Scrap […]

Options For Scrapping Your Car

We see so many people scrapping cars and posting pictures through one of the many Facebook groups out there it really is nuts! Cars are one of the easier and definitely, one of the most common items to scrap and that should not be surprising…considering they are everywhere! A lot of people try to figure […]

Is Scrapping A Car Worth It When Prices Are Down?

Recently we were talking to a few scrappers through private messages on our Facebook page about scrapping cars. The question was asked, “Are cars worth scrapping when the prices are so cheap?” Well…I guess there are a lot of answers to that question so let’s go over them. What About When Prices Are High? When […]

What Is The Importance of Platinum in Scrap?

What is Platinum? Platinum is a precious metal and is used in all types of applications from jewelry to electronics and even catalytic converters. Platinum is one of the most valuable precious metals in the world and because of its use in multiple spaces has always been a very coveted item to recycle. Where to […]

Metal Monday: Catalytic Converters

Looking to scrap your catalytic converters?

Ever wonder what the history of catalytic converters but you are too worried about ruining it by cutting it open? Let us tell you all about them today. Catalytic converters are a standard on all cars that were made in the mid 1970’s and were made to cut down on pollution from the automobile industry. […]

Metal Monday: Types of Scrap Lead Batteries

A big question that we get is about the different types of lead batteries and how they are priced and paid for over the scale. Lead batteries are generally always going to be in the same price range except when you have larger lead batteries like forklift batteries. These batteries with the steel cases will […]