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Demand Is Pushing Non-Ferrous Prices Higher – 1/20/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS We Are LOVING These Markets. It may not be Valentine’s Day yet – but we are sure loving these markets. They have not surprised us and have shown a little resiliency over the last few days, even after a quick jump the previous week. The immediate market […]

Now’s The Time To SELL Non-Ferrous – 1/5/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Welcome to 2022! If you have not seen the world changed in the last week- then you probably are seeing clearly! The world continues to move on and the scrap world is following suit. We have seen a lot of large news articles talking about steel manufacturers […]

Difference Between Non-Ferrous & Ferrous Metals

Knowing to difference between copper and steel

If you have never heard of scrap metal recycling before or you think of Sanford & Son’s when you hear “scrap yard”, we have some good information to help you learn more about scrap metals. One of the first and most important things to know about scrap metals is if they are ferrous or non-ferrous […]

Metal of the Month: Brass

Brass Valves

Every month the iScrap App is going to be featuring a Metal of the Month. We will be exploring the various metals or materials based on their history, how to find them, recycle them, and make the most money on them. This month we explore where brass comes from and where to find its scrap. What Is Brass? […]

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. […]

Top 25 Most Common Scrap Metals

We love scrap metal. Who doesn’t is the real question but we always hear questions about different types of scrap metals and what is the best one to scrap? Well, in our mind any scrap metal is the best one to scrap, but then it gets to the question of availability of the metals, where to […]

Metal Monday: Is Silverware Really Silver?

Scrapping silverware for scrap metal

Ever find silver plated utensils, plates, bowls, or other dinnerware items? We have heard a lot of questions of whether or not these items can be bought as silver or how you should sort and separate them. Most of those previously mentioned items are plated on top of copper and brass and the silver is put […]

Using X-Rays for Scrapping Tips

brass keys are recyclable

So recently we came across a great deal of weird things that have been discovered through x-rays. Many of which can easily be scrapped or help you scrap once they have been removed from their x-ray owner. Please do not attempt any of this at home. If you ever have someone that has a pair […]

Difference Between Copper & Brass Scrap

Two very common metals that are seen in the scrap industry are copper and brass. Both are a higher value metal and used in a lot of plumbing work and electrical components. While they are similar in places they are used, they are different in what they are made of and the scrap value for […]

Common Plumbing Scrap Metal Finds

plumbing

Peddlers aren’t the only ones cashing in on scrap metal. At the Rockaway Recycling yard, trade-specific workers are frequently cashing in on excess material from everyday jobs and projects they work on. Plumbers, in particular, make a pretty good side hustle from scrap material. Suggested Reading: Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Plumber’s Common […]

Quick Tips for Scrapping – Part 2

Computer towers have pc plugs that can be scrapped separately

If you check out the first part of the quick tips for scrapping you learned some easy tricks to make the most from your scrap metal, like copper, brass, and wire. There are many smaller materials that can be taken apart quickly for more money at your scrap yard. The video below shows you some more […]

What’s The Difference Between Brass & Bronze?

One question we often see come up in conversations is asking the difference between bronze and brass and how to identify the difference. Both brass and bronze can be often found with piping and plumbing fixtures. Those looking to separate them from the more valuable copper pipes (reddish) in color, toss the “yellow” metals together and […]