SCRAP NEWS | Ferrous

Well, Copper Prices Just Got Complicated – 7/21/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Up & Down Markets 📊 Eenie, meenie, miney, mo… catch a scrapper by putting copper out and letting him know that the prices are still up. Playing games seems to be the new normal coming out of Wall Street and all the commodity traders worldwide. With the new Delta […]

Strange Markets Persist – 7/14/21

  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Markets Are Weird… 😵‍💫 With the market seeming to screw around with investors back-and-forth right now, it seems to be no different than for scrappers. We have heard that the markets should remain strong as commodities continue to be part of a worldwide supply chain, but the market […]

Calm Markets: Smooth Sailing From Here? – 7/7/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS On Repeat? 🔁 Quick poll: Do we always talk about the same thing? Answer to come later on. With the holiday weekend, we saw markets strong going into the 4th of July and a little tumultuous at the beginning of this shortened trading week. We saw copper numbers have […]

How Much Longer Will Oil & Covid Affect Scrap? – 6/30/21

pile of steel

  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS   Did you see that copper price? We certainly did. It wasn’t going crazy over the last few days, at least making us a little calmer. Over the last week, we haven’t seen much market movement across any metal fronts except a little bit of a decline in […]

Aluminum Proving To Be Resilient – 6/23/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS We’re All In This Together 🤝 So…. What’s Going On? It’s been super hard to figure out what’s going on with these markets lately. We had a tremendous upside for a few months with copper, non-ferrous, and iron prices, only to be followed by a nice steady period and […]

The #1 Tool & Most Important Tool for Scrappers

No matter your experience or background as a scrapper, I think we can all agree that a magnet is simply one of, if not the most, essential and effective tool for scrapping metal (not to mention they’re very affordable).

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 […]

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 […]

The Difference Between Gross Ton & Net Ton

What is the difference between a gross ton and a net ton? It’s a common question not just in scrap, but in the world. With so many various types of measurements based on the location in the world, the industry, and type of material it’s hard to keep track.

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.