SCRAP NEWS | Copper Wire

Damn, It’s Cold: Are Prices Heating Up? – 1/30/19

iScrappers!!! With freezing temperatures in the negative degrees throughout the midwestern part of the United States and with wind chills and then temperatures into the -50 to -60° range, we hope that everyone in those areas stays warm and keeps safe. We can’t believe that one month of 2019 is already in the books and […]

Determining Types of Copper Wires

There are different grades of copper wire

When you are looking to collect up your copper wire for the scrap yard, it is important to know how to determine the different types of copper wires before bringing it in. Almost everyone in the scrap industry knows that bare bright copper wire is the hot commodity and the highest priced common item when […]

Dropping Copper Prices Slowed, But How Much? – 1/16/19

Hey iScrappers!  How is this New Year treating you so far? Enjoying some of the new aspirations that you may have or are you still looking for scrap wherever it may be? We have been watching the markets very closely and we have seen some very tough things going on and there is a lot […]

Scrappy New Year with Steel Dropping – 1/3/19

Happy New Year iScrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well, staying busy, kicking butt, and selling scrap (or holding if you have been watching the copper markets). With 2019 upon us we have not been able to start the year the way that we would have liked to- but it is what it is.  […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Scrapping

get started scrapping this new year

This New Year is a perfect time to get back on track with your scrapping. Whether you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it can always pay off to get your priorities back in order to make more money. When you are scrapping, the ultimate goal is to make more money. Collect More Scrap. Separate […]

Steel Continues Its Fall, Copper Steady – 12/12/18

Good Day iScrappers!  Is there something that you are wishing for Christmas (other than scrap)? Let us know and maybe we can put in a good word for you with the big man in the red suit- if not, let us know and we can research some tools and ways for you to make more […]

Something Big Is About To Happen – 11/28/18

Turkey Scrappers!!!  We hope that you had an excellent and over-indulging Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy a day or more off with friends and family. With the shortened week with the holiday we saw abbreviated trading, but not much good news for metal prices overall.  With oil continuing to get hammered (it was down […]

We’re Thankful For Higher Prices – 11/21/18

Gobble Gobble Gobble Scrappers! We wish you, your family, friends, scrapping friends, and anyone else you know a very Happy Thanksgiving. With the holidays here we have been asked about if now is the best time to sell your material – the answer is, well we don’t know what the answer is. But let us help […]

Should You Hold Materials With Holidays Coming? – 11/14/18

Hey iScrappers!!! With one week to go until Thanksgiving, we want to wish all of you a Happy Holiday and Happy Thanksgiving season. About 8 days from now we hope that you are taking a rare scrapping day off and are watching the parade, maybe deep-frying a turkey, and getting ready to enjoy family and […]

Copper Is Tricking & Steel Is Treating – 10/31/18

Happy Halloween Scrappers! We hope that we have not scared you off with some of these prices lately, but what has been spooking us is how steel continues to climb. It’s almost too good to be true the way that these steel prices have been going and it has been really nice to see.  We […]

Is It Time To Cash In Steel? – 10/24/18

Hey iScrappers! Unless you were the lucky one that hit that $1.6 Billion jackpot and is celebrating – we are happy to have you back with us this week. With less than two weeks to go until the mid-term elections we only have one vote in mind…Higher Metal Prices! We hope that everyone has been […]

Scrap Prices Are Moving, Which Way? – 10/10/18

Hey Scrappers! Here we are two weeks into the last and final quarter of 2018 and we have seen all types of ups and downs in October alone. Copper up- then down. Steel up- then up again. Aluminum has been staying sideways and overall this market has been very tough to deal with. We have […]