SCRAP NEWS | Copper

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 […]

Time To “Bird Box” The Steel Prices – 1/9/19

Hey iScrappers! With the first full week of 2019 in full swing, we are looking at our crystal balls to see what is going on in the market and how things could be affected going forward. While the metal and commodity prices have been slightly up over the last few days, we have seen a […]

What Are Metal Tariffs & How Do They Affect Scrap?

[UPDATED 1/9/19] 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 […]

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 […]

Scrappy Holidays or At Least We Thought… – 12/19/18

Merry Christmas iScrappers! With the holidays not even approaching, but here and upon us, we hope that you have enjoyed learning about the scrap markets as much as we have enjoyed talking about them. We know that learning about things is so valuable in the long term and we appreciate all of the feedback, thoughts, […]

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 […]

That Important Meeting Happened And… – 12/5/18

Hey iScrappers!  First and foremost we want to pay our respects to George H. Bush, our 41st US President who passed away over the weekend. Anytime a leader of our country passes away it is a sad day and we want to take a moment to remember him and his contributions to the country. With […]

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 […]

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 […]