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Helping The Environment While Recycling Metal

KEEPING METALS OUT OF THE LANDFILL

Scrap metal recycling has become a part-time job for unemployed workers and an additional income stream for many individuals and businesses over the past few years. Not only does scrap metal recycling add green to your pocket, but it also helps to keep our environment clean and free from pollution. It keeps the “Green” Movement […]

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 […]

Setting Your Calendar Up For Scrapping Success

Managing your scrap pickups

If you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it is always a good idea to have an idea of how the local neighborhoods and monthly schedules can affect your scrapping. We have put together some ideas of how you can schedule your scrapping around different times during the week, month, and year. These are some […]

How Do You Scrap A Refrigerator?

When you are looking for scrap items that can be taken apart, oftentimes, refrigerators are a common item that is easy to find. Whether someone is replacing their outdated one or their current one got busted. Many people just place their refrigerators on the curb in hopes that a scrapper or garbage man can pick […]

Metal Monday: History of Copper

Copper is one of the oldest known elements to have been used for tools, trading, and decorative pieces. Dating back thousands of years you will be able to see copper used in multiple uses from trading coins to hunting tools. Today copper is found in almost every electronic that you see and is one of […]

Copper Prices Drop & China’s Involvement – 6/16/21

That Hurt 🤕 So far $0.20 has been shaved off of copper in one day certainly is not how we want to start going over a market report. But the markets happen, and we want to talk about them, so let’s get to it.

Metal Monday: Scrapping Ballasts

How to recycle scrap metal ballasts

Ballasts are all over the place…you might not “see,” them…but they help you see wherever you are. Inside of all types of lights there are different types of ballasts. From copper to electronic ballasts they are all over the place and need to be looked for when you are scrapping. There are a few different […]

10 Ways To Help The Environment With Scrap Recycling

How you can contribute to the recycling process

The high value of copper has led to a lot of unwanted press across the US for the scrap recycling industry from stories covering metal theft. Before you give the industry a bad reputation, let’s consider a few of the environmental impacts of the scrap metal industry. Did you know that 40% of the world’s raw […]

How To Separate Your Copper Scrap for Recycling

Ever come across some metal or items that you know can be recycled at your local scrap yard? In today’s world of energy-efficient cars and technology, recycling is a well-known practice among most communities. Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the world that adds to the growing culture of restore, renew, […]

Copper Mining Strikes Effect On Pricing

Sometimes there are large ups and downs in the scrap markets that come out of nowhere and take many people by surprise…and we always get asked why it happens. If were as easy as 1 + 1 = 2 that would be awesome, but it tends to be much more complex then that. We wanted […]

How Do You Scrap A Microwave?

When you are cleaning out your apartment or one of your kids accidentally heated a thermos in your microwave and it combusted, it may be a good time to scrap it. Microwaves are also a very common item to find while scrap hunting in your neighborhood. Often times people just place them on the curb […]

What Wires Are Worth Stripping For?

We have written about what to…and what not to strip, and it continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers for different opinions on what is too thin to strip and this is what we have come up with.  We took all of the comments, pieces of advice, knowledge […]