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Metal Monday: Alkaline Batteries For Scrap?

Household batteries have little or no value in scrapping

Batteries. What are they and what types are out there to many money off of? Many people asking about the household batteries, also known as alkaline batteries, and if they are worth money. The answer is relatively simple…not that we know of. Some items actually cost money to get rid of and alkaline batteries are […]

Looking Inside a Catalytic Converter

Catalytic Converters have been a hot topic in scrap lately. With several types of precious metals inside like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, they have been a high-valued commodity. How Much Are Scrap Catalytic Converters Worth? The prices of catalytic converters vary from $0 to even over $800 at times! That wide range of value is […]

Rare NASA Lunar Rover Sold for Scrap in Alabama

So you may think about traveling to the moon after hearing the fate of one of the lunar rovers from NASA. Recently an Alabama resident scrapped one of the NASA lunar rovers at a local scrap yard. Reported by Vice, the rover was discovered in February 2014 by a US Air Force Historian that spotted it […]

When You Need Scrap Certificate of Destruction

How do you know if scrap yards are doing what they say? How do you know that scrap yards will destroy the materials that you need to be taken care of? Well, it’s important to talk to your scrap yard about the process, paperwork, and assurance your information is secure. Whatever types of scrap that […]

Ice Boat Made with Saw Blade Motor

And who said Winter was over? This guy invented his own mode of transportation on the iced-overI lakes and ponds in his area. What do you get when you combine, a cold winter, some creativity, and old machines? Usually you wouldn’t think it would be a Sled Ice Machine made with a saw blade. This […]

Should You Hoard Scrap During Low Prices?

Crazy times call for crazy amounts of hoarding sometimes. We’ve seen over the years when scrap prices dip down that many people hold onto their property and their brass and their other high valued items to be able to wait for higher valued times.

Metal Monday: Recycling Paper Is Valuable?

recycling paper for scrap money

Paper is one of the weirdest items to think about scrapping…but believe it or not it has significant value. Paper is a great material to be able to sell…IF you can find the right place to sell it to. Not many normal scrap yards will buy paper (many different kinds of paper, ranging from cardboard […]

How To Properly Scrap Car Batteries

How to properly get car batteries (and other lead-based batteries) ready for scrap is not always the same as other scrap metals. Scrap is not all created equal and handling batteries is very tricky and should be handled correctly. Scrap batteries, especially lead-acid batteries, are not always easy to transport because if handled improperly they could […]

Who Is ISRI?

Wondering what ISRI is? We have the answer

Who is ISRI? A lot of scrappers have asked us in the past about this thing called ISRI and and why they need to know about it when they go to scrap yards near them. ISRI stands for Institute of Scrap & Recycling Industries and exists to help all recycling companies across the US and abroad […]

Why Are Catalytic Converter Prices So High?

So many people have asked us over the years about the value of catalytic converters and why they are so expensive. When people look at catalytic converters they see a magnetic stainless steel shield on the outside and they always hear about different numbers that are stamped or pictures that catalytic converter buyers look for. […]

Importance Of Garbage Men To Society

So we hear that you can make money with anything right? Selling dirt, picking up scrap, selling items online, and who knows what else is out there. There are businesses and products not even invented yet…and if you are the person that invents the “hot new thing,” then you can make money too. Don’t Forget […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]