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This Week’s Scrap Metal Prices & Market News

Reports Sent To Your Inbox SUBSCRIBE HERE Are Aluminum Scrap Prices Improving? ALSO: Stainless Steel Has An Upside for Holding Report Date: 12/7/22 Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, Scrappers! Over the last week, not much has changed regarding the markets, as things have become collectively flat on the copper side of things. Going into Christmas, […]

2022 Fourth Quarter & Where Scrap Prices Are Heading

  Reports Sent To Your Inbox SUBSCRIBE HERE Don’t Get Too Excited About 2023 ALSO: Elections Will Affect Scrap Prices Report Date: 10/19/22 Going into the fourth quarter, we’ll see a lot of questions, primarily until the midterm elections are sorted out. On top of that, everyone continues to talk about recession, recession, recession, and […]

Where Are Scrap Prices After First Half of 2022?

The First Half of 2022 is Over! That means it’s time for our team to summarize where the markets have been and where we think they are heading for the second half of 2022. Aluminum Scrap Prices in 2022 The darling of the first quarter has dropped down by over 35% this year overall. We […]

Scrap Metal Industry Leading Resources

Visit this website to learn about scrap laws in your state

If you are looking to get some more information from resources in the scrap metal industry, we have the best places for you to get information, no matter what you’re looking for. From regulations, to laws, to news, to scrap yard listings, to scrap equipment, we have it all. Whether you are a scrapper, a […]

Old Scrap vs. New Scrap

Generations of scrap do the same things but differently

No, we’re not talking about the age of scrappers, but the history of scrapping and scrap yards themselves. For those that have been scrapping for at least 10 years if not more, you know there have been some very significant and impacting changes within the industry. So to explain some of those changes we are […]

How Do You Scrap A Computer?

Scrap metal recycling for computer recycling

Many homeowners have a desktop computer in their house. If you are looking to upgrade to a laptop, it can be difficult to find a place to recycle your old computer. After you have found a local scrap yard that accepts electronic waste or e-waste, you can bring your computer to be scrapped. Scrap yards […]

Is the Scrap Worth the Strip?

Stip wire thicker than a pencil

Many of our Scrapper Tips emails that go out have some great tips in them and are useful for every day scrapping and general knowledge of making more money on your scrap. The follow discusses whether the wire load you have is worth taking the time to strip it down to bare bright or #2 […]

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 […]

Is It “OK” To Cheat The Scrap Yard?

scrap metal prices

We see videos, tips, we ask questions, in the scrap metal community we see it all. Great ways to make some extra money on your last load of copper wire or convenient ways to save time and money by disassembling computers. On occasion, you probably have even see some sneaky ways on how scrappers cheat the […]

Debunking 4 Scrapping Myths

Learn more about scrap metal and dispel the myths

There are plenty of scrapping tips and helpful YouTube Channels and personalities that can help you increase your profits at the scrap yard. But sometimes some of the information can be lost in translation and forgotten about important things to note when scrapping. Like the cliche goes, time is money and we couldn’t agree more when […]

Now’s A Perfect Time to Relearn Scrap

They say the old dogs have a hard time learning new tricks and we believe that the same thing goes for the scrap industry. We talk to hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years about the different ways that they make money with their metal and one thing has generally remained constant- they rarely change what they do.

Scrap Metal 101: Starting to Recycle Your Scrap Metal

Start scrapping today

So you want to start scrapping? You don’t know where to start and it seems overwhelming. That’s where the iScrap App Team jumps in and gives you the rundown of the basics you need to know before you start recycling your scrap metal. Below we have some of the first things to start scrapping and […]