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Aluminum Proving To Be Resilient – 6/23/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS We’re All In This Together 🤝 So…. What’s Going On? It’s been super hard to figure out what’s going on with these markets lately. We had a tremendous upside for a few months with copper, non-ferrous, and iron prices, only to be followed by a nice steady period and […]

How Do You Scrap An Air Conditioner?

There are some different types of air conditioners that can be taken apart for scrap

One of the more common scrap items during the warmer months, air conditioners are very easy items to take apart for scrap metal inside but require some work. With a wide variety of materials like copper, electric motors, aluminum, and wire inside, any scrappers from beginner to advanced ones can benefit by taking apart an […]

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 […]

Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash

There are full-time scrappers, hard-core scrappers, part-timers, and those that grew up in the business and continued on the legacy. And then you have hobbyist scrappers: those who one day heard about this thing called scrap metal, decided to try their hand at it, and got addicted.  The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Maybe […]

8 Tips To Avoid Scrap Yard Receipt Mistakes

Scrapping. It’s a great way to make some extra money on the side or if you are full-time, it’s your way of living. Regardless of how often you are at the scrap yard, it’s important to know the weights and what they mean on your receipts. The iScrap App Team hears stories about how scrap yards […]

Steady Scrap Prices Across The Board – 5/19/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Inflationvaccination!  Try saying those two words together 10 times fast and let’s see how well you do. In the meantime, enjoy some of the copper prices, as well as the increase in iron over the last two weeks. While so many people are only talking about the number of […]

Should You Separate Chrome & Yellow Brass?

Scrappers on our Facebook Group recently had a discussion about how they should separate their Brass Scrap and also how their scrap yard accepts various kinds of brass. This led to a wide variety of responses because a lot of scrap yards are different on how they buy materials and grade brass. One complaint that was […]

Copper Reaches New Heights, 10-Year Highs – 4/28/21

Increased prices have been fueled by increased demand in the world’s economic recovery. We have seen scrap yards increasing their prices over the last couple of weeks by about $0.30/ lb. on copper #1 and #2 on average. On top of this, we have seen a continued push for higher prices across all aluminum markets, and these price increases could continue throughout the rest of the year.

Boring Copper Prices Are Actually Good – 4/14/21

For the last few weeks, copper seems to go from being the most talked-about subject to the most boring one. The best news is that it is exactly how we like it to be. Copper prices have barely moved over the last few weeks, with very minor up or downswings, which has shown stability in the market for the first time in months.

How Metals React in Weather

Moisture can rust and corrode metals during the winter

Many people ask about how metals react in weather of all types. Whether it is rain, snow, or even having metals in different conditions like being underground. With so many different uses for metals and areas that they can be in it is tough to guess how they will react in weather so we wanted […]

Tips For More Long-Term Scrap Customers

One of the more common questions we get from scrappers is; “Where can I get more scrap?” There are a lot of right answers but we want to address a couple of different ones that people may not have thought of in the past and might give you a better long-term and more sustainable way to make more money.

Scrap Metal Monday: Do You Know or THINK You Know?

Knowing what you have…and saying what you have are two different things. It is not easy to always know what type of material you have, and without knowing the proper terminology it will be difficult to sell it for the right price at your local scrap yard. What Is The Lingo? If you go to […]