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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 […]

Review of 2018 In Scrap & Outlook for 2019

As 2018 has 4 days left it is time to sit and think about what is to come- our hope is higher scrap prices. After seeing a roaring come back of copper and steel throughout different periods of 2018 we also saw large drops happen. With the markets reacting in 2018 largely due to the […]

The Effects Electric Vehicles Will Have on Copper Scrap

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SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE   While it’s hard to tell what the future will bring, some scenarios are a bit easier to predict than others. The electric vehicle revolution is in full force, and auto manufacturers are scrambling to plan how they’ll fit in. One thing is for sure in all this: the EV market will […]

Scrap Steel Prices Decreasing

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Words that a scrapper never wants to hear…”scrap prices going down.” But unfortunately, that has been true lately. The steel prices have gone down 20% (In some parts of the country about 25%) and have not looked to be strong any time soon. The market demand overseas has been the largest contributing factor, and until […]

6 Ways To Cut Expenses When Scrap Prices Are Down

How to cut expenses when scrap copper prices are down

The iScrap App Team understands the frustrations of low scrap prices and the waiting game for the markets to return to decent levels. We have heard stories of scrap yards closing due to the low prices and not being able to cover costs for operation. Also there are several scrappers that have stated they can […]

2015 Ford F-150 Funded With Scrap Metal

recycling aluminum into new cars

We all want to combat high gas prices but the small hybrids are not exactly a good scrapping or construction vehicle for most people. Enter the pick up truck. It has been dominating the scrapping industry and other labor intensive jobs for decades. Some of the most popular brand and models are Dodge Ram, Chevy […]

Factors of Scrap Metal Pricing

Scrap metal Prices change when the stock market prices fluctuate

Whether you are a small-time scrapper or a large scrap yard or refinery, the scrap metal market can be a tricky beast to understand. With the commodity market and stock market always changing hourly during the day, one can never be quite sure how it all works. With some easy to understand explanations and examples […]

Why Copper Prices Are Falling

The Big Question: Why Copper Prices Are Falling? Let’s explicitly talk about why copper prices are falling and where the end might be. To go into detail on it you first have to go back 15-20 years ago to see where the copper prices were in comparison to everything. My Dad once infamously said, “You […]

5 Things Trump Has Done Affecting Scrap Metal

With the mainstream media covering larger stories about the 45th President, they aren’t covering the actions being done by President Trump that affect the scrap metal industry. We wanted to share some of the actions that have taken place so far that affect or could have an effect on scrap. Like we mentioned when President […]