SCRAP NEWS | Reported Scrap Prices

Scrap Prices Are Moving, Which Way? – 10/10/18

Hey Scrappers! Here we are two weeks into the last and final quarter of 2018 and we have seen all types of ups and downs in October alone. Copper up- then down. Steel up- then up again. Aluminum has been staying sideways and overall this market has been very tough to deal with. We have […]

Steel Is Strong, Copper Wavering A Bit – 10/3/18

Non-Ferrous Prices Non-Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! Another week – and here are nine months into 2018 behind us and three short months until 2019 hits! Wow, it is so crazy how fast time goes and we have seen that again this year. We have seen copper prices take big increases…and then big decreases and then […]

Trade Talks Helping Scrap Prices? Find Out – 9/12/18

Hey iScrappers! We want to first and foremost remember 9/11, as it has been 17 long years since the tragedy happened and we are always thinking of the victims and their families. As we continue to watch these markets turn, it is always important to think about things that are more important then scrap.  Also, […]

Steel Continues To Fall, Copper Hits 2-Year Lows – 9/5/18

iScrappers! We hope that everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend and spend some time barbecuing and relaxing with their families. Last week was a little bit of a slower week for trade because of the holiday and with this shortened work week, we have seen the markets reacting to so many headlines right now. […]

Copper Creeps Up & BIG NEWS This Week – 8/29/18

Good Day iScrappers! With the markets all over let’s get some good news to you first thing…the new iScrap App Homepage is up and running with more information than ever! Make sure you check it out with all new daily updated prices from National Averages as well as more news and information on the markets […]

Scrap Metal Prices & News This Week – 8/1/18

Welcome to August! That’s seven months down and five to go to before we restart a new year – and boy what a year it has been in the scrap world! Let’s update you on some of the things going on over the last week… Tariffs Are Hurting Scrap…Again. Yup, they are happening again and […]

7/25/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Dropped 20% In 6 Weeks

Best way to explain this scrap metal market? Pulling all of the THHN out of the Steel BX while knowing it will act like a Chinese finger trap and frustration will ensue?!?! Well, that’s exactly how we feel with the way that this market has been going the last few weeks and could continue for […]

7/18/18 Scrap Price Report: Do We Have To Wait Until 2019?

Hey Scrappers! Hopefully, you’re all continuing to enjoy the summer and have been finding lots of different scrap that has been getting tossed during summer cleanouts. Something to think about is the report that there was a large increase in consumer spending in 2018 so far, that means there may be more things on the […]

7/11/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Continues Its Fall

We hope that everyone has been staying busy and making sure to continue watching the markets. With such crazy time is going on with tariffs, trade wars, and gas prices continuing to increase it should be an interesting summer, to say the least.  Unfortunately, we have seen copper decrease another 2 to 3% over the […]

6 Best Strategies For A Dropping Scrap Market

Scrap prices are volatile

You have to pay attention to the market even more with the scrap market’s latest drop-off. While frustrating to most scrappers, scrap yards, processors, and others involved in the industry, we all have one thing in common dropping prices hurt. When the markets are dropping or not performing well what are some good strategies to go […]

5 Ways To Suppress Your Frustration During Down Markets

Ways to fix low scrap metal prices

We get it. We really do. The scrap metal prices in 2015 have been nothing less than a really tragic story in the scrap industry. Over the last 8 months the steel market has dropped almost 70% and prices are at 7-year lows. It’s not like it’s just a small dip in the prices, but a […]

6/27/18 Scrap Price Report: Small Cause for Concern

Hey Scrappers! What a tumultuous week we have seen in the markets! Not sure where to begin, but we have seen a lot of different things happening over the last week and there might be a small cause for concern. With the stock market in the world markets in a large fluctuating state right now, […]