SCRAP NEWS | Auto Recycling

9 High Value Auto Parts for Scrap Recycling

Most Valuable Scrap Items from a Car  “One man’s trash is another man’s valuable possession.” The old saying is significant with vehicles. You have your old boring car, but someone else is looking for such a car for reasons better known to them. You could be having an old car and thinking of trashing it […]

How-To: Get Scrap Metal or Car Picked Up

The cost of your scrap metal pickup or car pick up is usually deducted from your scrap profit

Getting scrap metal or a car picked up for scrap can be difficult if you have never done it before or if you don’t have the proper equipment to do it yourself. Many people know that there is money to be had by selling your scrap metal or scrap car so finding the best way […]

4 Ways To Prepare Your Catalytic Converters for Scrap

Seeing the difference between aftermarket and original catalytic converters

Know How To Recycle A Catalytic Converter for Scrap If you had a catalytic converter replaced on your vehicle or you are looking to make some money with them for scrap value, there are some things you should know. It’s important to know what to do when you are recycling a catalytic converter for scrap. 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 […]

Reducing Your Auto Repair Cost With Your Local Salvage Yard

find used auto parts at a local salvage yard

When your car breaks down and you are in need of a fix, sometimes going through a dealer or collision specialist can be costly and many questions may come up that can be difficult to answer when you need to get your vehicle repaired. Where can I find spare parts for my car? How do […]

Metal Monday: Cleaning Up Dirty Aluminum Scrap

dirty aluminum scrap metal and engine blocks

A great topic to go over is dirty aluminum. When scrap yards take material in they look at how clean it is and how difficult it will be to sell that item that they are buying. When something like an aluminum engine block comes in scrap, it might be an easy thing to look at […]

Why Are Catalytic Converter Prices So High?

So many people have asked us over the years about the value of catalytic converters and why they are so expensive. When people look at catalytic converters they see a magnetic stainless steel shield on the outside and they always hear about different numbers that are stamped or pictures that catalytic converter buyers look for. […]

4 Tips for Auto Recycling

Auto recycling has become popular over the past few years because of the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ type programs.  But you can make money from auto recycling from more than trading in your ‘clunker’ for a new car.  You can take your junk car down to your local scrap yard and make an extra $150 – […]

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 […]

Two Major Ways Joe Biden Can Affect Scrap Prices

Post-Election – How Is Scrap Going to Be Affected? With the 2020 US Presidential Election over, what is going to happen to the scrap metal markets? That was what we were thinking when Joe Biden was announced the winner of the 2020 Election. It may not have been the first thing that you thought about […]

How To Scrap Dirty Copper Radiators

Check car radiators to learn if they are brass or aluminum

One of the more common items when scrapping, aluminum copper fin or radiators are popular for taking apart before bringing it to your scrap yard. There are different kinds of radiators from a variety of sources and it’s important to know how to separate them and clean them to get the best price at the scale. […]

Face It, Your Car Is Ready For Scrap Heaven

scrapping your car

The car recycling industry is a big industry across the world, and can contribute to many different industries that cover both the recycling and salvaging of cars. If you are looking to scrap a car or vehicle there are a few directions you can go in to make some scrap money from it. It really […]