5/23/18 Scrap Price Report: Stock Markets Rally, But Did Scrap?

Hey Scrappers! With these crazy market times, we have continued to be stumped by the news that comes out daily (sometimes hourly) that goes against other stories that we have heard. While we have continued to monitor the markets, both the metals, oil, stock, and other commodities markets it has been tough to get a […]

5/16/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Exports At Stalemate & What It Means

Howdy Scrappers! Well…the good news? Not much has changed since last week, but the bad news? Last week did not have many upsides so we are left waiting for a few things to really take shape. With the scrap prices all over the place and so many questions still unanswered let’s begin with what is […]

What Wires Are Worth Stripping For?

We have written about what to…and what not to strip, and it continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers for different opinions on what is too thin to strip and this is what we have come up with.  We took all of the comments, pieces of advice, knowledge […]

5/9/18 Scrap Price Report: China Is Affecting All Copper Prices

Hi Scrappers!!! With so much information being out there about the commodity prices changed, the new cancellation of the Iran deal, and copper continuing to fluctuate it has certainly been a busy 2018. We have seen the world changing and metals continue to soar and many of the restrictions that may have been put into […]

Top 25 Most Common Scrap Metals

We love scrap metal. Who doesn’t is the real question but we always hear questions about different types of scrap metals and what is the best one to scrap? Well, in our mind any scrap metal is the best one to scrap, but then it gets to the question of availability of the metals, where to […]

What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

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 down what […]

5/2/18 Scrap Price Report: Aluminum & Steel Dropping?

Hope everything is going well for you in this scrap has been flowing in. We’ve been answering a lot of questions about the tariffs, the prices of copper, and how a lot of these new import and export laws are going to affect the scrap market.  So without further ado, let’s get into it. Non-Ferrous […]

How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing We have heard many stories over the years about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we hear you and have even been in that boat before, not knowing what something is worth is one of the hardest things […]

4/18/18 Scrap Price Report: Is Copper Stable for 2018?

Hi Scrappers! With so much continued optimism in the markets, we have seen another UP week in the scrap markets. We have seen a small up and down trend for copper, but overall it has been very positive since last week. With so much optimism in the entire market from buying clothes to buy new […]

Different Types of Machine Shop Bits

We have gotten a lot of questions about how to tell carbide drill bits from steel drill bits and all other types of drill bits…and the answer is not always that easy. Let’s break down the different types of drill bits that you could come across not only in machine shops but in everyday applications […]

How To Separate Your Copper Scrap for Recycling

Ever come across some metal or items that you know can be recycled at your local scrap yard? With today’s world of energy efficient cars and technology, recycling is a well-known practice among most communities. Scrap metal recycling is one of the largest industries in the world that adds to the growing culture of restore, […]

4/11/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices Rise Again

Hey Scrappers! We hope that many of you have been staying busy, starting to enjoy the spring weather that is spreading throughout many parts of the snow-covered country, and enjoying the scrap prices. Even with the steel prices been down slightly over the last week, we have seen a lot of very positive news coming […]