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Demand Is Pushing Non-Ferrous Prices Higher – 1/20/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS We Are LOVING These Markets. It may not be Valentine’s Day yet – but we are sure loving these markets. They have not surprised us and have shown a little resiliency over the last few days, even after a quick jump the previous week. The immediate market […]

Copper Jumping, Higher Prices for First Half of 2022 – 1/12/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Whoop, There It Is! With the copper markets giving us a great surprise this morning with a $0.10 per pound jump, we are hoping you are ready to cash in. The needs have been on a tear, with copper prices trading over $4.00 per pound for over […]

Now’s The Time To SELL Non-Ferrous – 1/5/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Welcome to 2022! If you have not seen the world changed in the last week- then you probably are seeing clearly! The world continues to move on and the scrap world is following suit. We have seen a lot of large news articles talking about steel manufacturers […]

2022 Scrap Price Outlook Series – By iScrap App & RRCats.com

Wondering where scrap prices are heading in 2022? Watch this year’s outlook and find out what factors are changing prices for several key scrap metals including: 2022 Scrap Price Outlook for Copper 2022 Scrap Price Outlook for Aluminum 2022 Scrap Price Outlook for Catalytic Converters 2022 Scrap Price Outlook for Steel & Iron Watch the […]

Metal Monday: Copper Cable vs. Copper Wire

Difference between copper cable vs. copper wire scrap metal

How thick should copper cable be? A lot of people refer to insulated copper wire/cable in the same respect…but we want to clarify what most scrap yards consider copper cable. Copper cable is generally power cable and is much thicker in the copper content and recovery base. Insulated Copper Wire: Insulated copper wires normally include: […]

iScrap App Shows How to Connect with Customers

Recently Tom Buechel, Creator of the iScrap App, explained to scrap yards and the recycling industry how he connects and maintains relationships with his customers at his scrap yard, Rockaway Recycling, in North New Jersey. It was feature in the industry leading publication, Recycling Today and later reposted on Earth911’s Business Website. “Its easy to […]

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 […]

Can I Scrap Copper Pennies? NO!

Its illegal to scrap money of any kind- even pennies

Not only is it illegal to scrap copper pennies or any US currency but it can come with a costly fine and a visit to prison. Many times scrap yards are asked by people if they take pennies or other coins for scrap. While occasionally scrap yards “accept” coins as scrap, it is completely illegal […]

The Basics of Eco-Friendly Scrap Metal Salvaging

Scrapping 101

The summer inevitably brings with it some hot, humid days, rainstorms, backyard barbecues  and evening baseball games. For thousands of families across the country, the warm weather signals the time of year when you might be moving. For offices, the summer offers a few months when the physical move can take place. While it can be […]

Myths About Scrap Metal & Scrapping

Learn more about scrapping

The trade industry is unique because you will learn the tricks of trade by being out in the field. There is no book that can teach you everything about plumbing, roofing, construction, etc. Same goes for the scrap industry. Through the years, some scrappers may start to think some patterns are the norm in scrapping […]

Scrapping Aluminum Wire & Why It Can Pay Off

If you have insulated aluminum wire or bare aluminum wire, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you receive the best price at your scrap yard. Insulated aluminum wire is used in replacement of copper wire in many instances to be a cheaper and easier solution. While it is not […]

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 […]