7/19/17 Scrap Price Report: Great News For Copper

Wuzzzzzz Uppppppp Scrappers!!! (Old school 90’s frog throwbacks, haha). We hope that you are all staying cool and enjoying these nice overall price jumps in the scrap market. This is going to be one of those updates where almost, if not, all of the news ins positive and we are super pumped about that. We […]

How To Calculate the Copper Recovery for Scrap Wire

There are a lot of different conversations going on about different types of electrical wires and how scrap yards buy them. Some scrap yards might just have one wire price, and that price will cover all types of wiring. Other scrap yards will break down each type of wire based on the name. How To […]

7/12/17 Scrap Price Report: Steel Is Still Climbing

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that many of you are braving the heat and staying hydrated whether you are working outside or scrapping outside, we know that it gets hot. With this hot weather you really have to watch out for a lot of different types of scrap metals. Once thing you should really look […]

12 Household Items You Can Bring To Your Scrap Yard

When you are looking to make some extra cash by recycling scrap metal with your local yard, it can be as simple as finding items around your house. We have a guide of some common items that can be found throughout your house that can be brought to your local scrap yard. Most scrap yards […]

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. […]

7/5/17 Scrap Price Update: Steel & Copper Prices On The Rise

Hey iScrappers! We want to first and foremost with American a very Happy 241st Birthday! Looking better then ever, we hope to see so many people continue to have so many chances to do great things. We hope that you were able to take a day or two off and enjoy the nice weather that […]

Common Equipment At Scrap Yards

Scrapping is a labor-intensive job. When you begin to take apart your scrap metal and different materials at your shop or house, you know how many different tools are needed to get the job done. Even the simple task of taking apart a computer tower can take a few different tools. The same goes for […]

6/28/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper On The Rise

Hey Scrappers! Virginia, filling in for Tom again this week. After a steady week last week with the copper market, we are seeing some big jumps this week. See below for further details and some reported prices. But to fill some of you in we have some exciting news to share with you about the […]

4th of July & American Metal Facts

Facts about the scrap metal market in America

That time of year is here when the sun is shining, water is splashing, beers are flowing, and burgers are cooking. With the 4th of July Holiday here in America, we want to take some time aside to go through the history of our fine country and how metal and other commodities have changed in […]

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 […]