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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 […]

The Day After Elections & What It Means for Scrap – 11/7/18

Well, Helllooooo iScrappers! We hope that you are all enjoying this two week before Thanksgiving notice and are staying busy out there. With the elections done and the votes have been cast, we are now in a wait and see mode as to what is going to happen with the change in political seats when […]

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 […]

[UPDATED 10/24/18] What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break down what […]

Limbo Effect: We’re Still Waiting – 10/17/18

Hey Scrappers! Here we are right around the corner from Halloween and then for many of us we will see the colder weather starting to creep in. What to do with your scrap? We suggest cashing it in now as the steel and copper prices really have been strong the last few months. Empty those […]

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 […]

How To Scrap Sealed Units & Compressors

Also known as compressors…sealed units are found all over the place. Filled with copper (similar to that of an electric motors) sealed units are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that are meant to cool down rooms or food. Almost always covered by a thick steel case these units are easy to […]

Steel Is Strong, Copper Wavering A Bit – 10/3/18

Non-Ferrous Prices Non-Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! Another week – and here are nine months into 2018 behind us and three short months until 2019 hits! Wow, it is so crazy how fast time goes and we have seen that again this year. We have seen copper prices take big increases…and then big decreases and then […]

With Markets Still Up, Time To Cash In – 9/26/18

Non-Ferrous Prices Non-Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! We hope that you have been enjoying these price jumps and taking advantage of cashing in. We have heard from many people that were saving their copper and were waiting for the price to change – and it looks like it paid off over the last month.  Why cash […]

Time To Cash In With Copper & Steel Up – 9/19/18

Hey Scrappers! #EatSleepScrap!!! Stand up because we have seen the prices jumpppp!!! We have finally seen some positive news swinging in the scrappers favor with copper and steel prices climbing. While we have seen more news about tariffs hitting the area, we still have seen more and more price jumps with online price reporting jumping […]

Learning About Tariff’s Effects on Scrap Metal

We’ve talked about tariffs multiple times in 2018, but we wanted to go over the cause and effect of what has been happening since they really got instituted. Many countries have had great pushback on the US, but one thing that we have seen is the openness of countries starting to work together to get […]