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Finding The Best Scrap Yard

Find a scrap yard that suits all of your needs

There are several factors that can play into you choosing the best scrap or salvage yard to bring your scrap metal to. While some are more important than others, there are different things to consider when finding a scrap yard in your area and traveling there to sell your scrap. One of the most obvious […]

Scrapping Aluminum Street Signs

Street Signs are made of Aluminum

Aluminum road or street signs are almost always a good item to sell at scrap yards but there are few things that you need to know before you sell them. First thing is to make sure that you are allowed to scrap the road signs. Sometimes if the signs belonged to the town or local […]

7 Common Types of Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum cans are baled during the recycling process

When scrapping you may come across a wide variety of scrap aluminum. While there are several materials that are classified as “aluminum” there are many different types that are priced and sorted differently at scrap yards. Below we have some of the common types of aluminum scrap you will come across when scrapping. Sheet Aluminum– […]

Best Places Where To Find Scrap Prices

Importance of scrap price tracking

How to figure out when to sell scrap is tough? Do you do it when the prices jump real fast? Do you wait and then shop around? Knowing what the market is doing is half of the battle and talking to your local scrap yards will make it so you can figure out when the […]

Scrapping Christmas Lights

Hey Scrappers! Hope you had plenty of turkey during the holiday season and you are gearing up for a busy winter season ahead. One of the more popular things that you will see more then normal for December and January will be Christmas lights. Many people ask us if Christmas lights can just go into their normal […]

Metal Monday: Sports Can Help With Scrap

Sports of all types have multiple different tools that they use to make them happen. Many of them include metal ones and we want to touch on key sports to look at while scrapping. Baseball/Softball: From the aluminum bats to the fencing around the fields there is a few places you can find metal. Make […]

How The US Election Could Affect Scrap Prices – 10/28/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well and of course getting out there and voting. With less than one week left, we know that the commodity prices are going to move one way or another over the coming four years based on different presidential policies […]

How To Scrap Sealed Units & Compressors

Also known as compressors…sealed units are found all over the place. Filled with copper (similar to that of an electric motors) sealed units are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that are meant to cool down rooms or food. Almost always covered by a thick steel case these units are easy to […]

Metal Monday: What Is Roofing Copper Worth In Scrap?

What is roofing copper worth for scrap metal

When working on a roof you may see copper used as decorative pieces such as flashing or as a more practical piece like a gutter or a liter. These items can make a building look great but can also be a great item to scrap when they rip or break. Roofing Copper Generally is Called: […]

Can You Recycle Freon from Air Conditioners?

Removing freon from appliances

Freon is something that is not a metal…but can be very interesting to recycle. There are many different types of Freon and like scrap metals they all have different values. Knowing what type of Freon is inside of the air conditioners, freezers, or refrigeration units that you have will benefit many people. Do Scrap Yards […]

Metal Monday: Common Household Items

Where to find scrap metal items in your house

Ever wake up, hit the alarm clock and just want to throw it against the wall? Well…sometimes those old alarm clocks and other household electronics are great items to be able to scrap. Many of the newer clocks will mostly be plastic, but a lot of the old ones have metal frames as well as […]

Metal Monday: Types of Electric Motors for Scrap

Electric motors vary some are copper bearing, other aluminum.

So you are thinking about scrapping electric motors, and you wonder what’s inside of them? Well…metal of course! Electric motors are used to power many types of devices from the simple spinning glass inside of a microwave all the way up to the engines on planes. Inside of electric motors there are windings, and that […]