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Are Scrap Prices Slipping? – 4/20/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Happy Day Scrappers! Today we would love to give you about 420 reasons we love copper. But with many scrap yards across the country paying $4.20/lb for items like bare bright, we are going to let those scrap yards and numbers do the talking. With the price […]

Metal Monday – Difference of Metal & Alloy

Many people thing that all metals are just that, metals. But there is a difference. Take copper for example. Copper is mined throughout the world and appears on the Periodic Table of Elements. This means that copper is a metal by itself and does not need anything else to help make it copper. On the […]

Metal Monday: New Year’s & Gold

Gold can be recycled if you can find it.

With the 2015 here, we want to talk about one of the metals that we all want to make our New Year’s resolution….gold. Where to find it and how to sell it are major questions that people ask us and we want to answer it. We don’t know!!! We say that half jokingly, but gold is one […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Coins for Copper

Scrapping copper coins for scrap metal

Ever think about scrapping old coins, even some of the copper pennies made from before 1982? Well it is a very tempting idea, but believe it or not it is illegal to do. Scrapping U.S. Currency (as well as many other nations currencies) is illegal and you will find it very hard to sell the […]

Metal Monday – Size of Copper Wires

Scrap metal wire

How to “gauge” your wires. Many people ask us about the different wires that there are and why they are priced differently. Always are great questions and the answer is fairly simple. All wire prices should be dictated by the amount of copper, aluminum, or other metals that are involved. For instance, you have old […]

Metal Monday: Difference in Steel & Aluminum BX

Steel Bx Wire is hard to strip

Steel vs. Aluminum BX, which will win? With two different types of BX wire you really have to be careful when it comes to scrapping them. A lot of the steel BX that is out there was used both in older factories as well as older homes and it can become very difficult to strip if you […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Food Cans

Food cans whether then be from drinks or food can be a tough item to get rid of and having some tips about what to do with them will help. There are a lot of scrap yards that will not even accept food cans of any type, and if that is the case it is […]

Metal Monday: Fall Scrapping Tips

Howdy iScrappers! With the Fall seeming to be here, we can’t believe where the time has gone. You might be getting ready to look for some Fall clean outs going on in your town or the area around you and we have a couple of things that you can look out for. Garage sales are going […]

Metal Monday: Types of Nails & Screws

Recycling brass screws and nails for scrap metal

Many people have asked us about nail and screw recycling and we think that this is a great place to talk about it. Many times whether it is garage clean outs or just extra inventory from job sites it may seem tough to get rid of these nails…and it can be. Most nails/screws are generally […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Dirty Stainless Steel

Dirty stainless steel. You find it, you see it, you sell it. Pretty simple right? You probably see some of the small amount of contaminants on it and think to yourself that there won’t be a big discount for small amounts of material, but you never know. How Do You Scrap Dirty Stainless Steel? Then […]

Metal Monday: Difference Between Zinc & Tin

While looking similar…zinc and tin are two very different metals. Zinc is a metal that is used in many applications as an anti-rust method. You could hear of zinc plated wall studs…but the most common place that you will find zinc is right in your pocket. Pennies are made up of mostly zinc with a small […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Batteries

Lead batteries are recyclable at your local scrap yard

Many people think that batteries are all recyclable and easy to get rid of…we disagree. With increased technology there are new batteries on the market that you may run into that will cost you money to scrap…and may not be worth the time. We all know about the classic batteries, the car and truck lead-acid […]