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This Week’s Scrap Metal Prices & Market News

Reports Sent To Your Inbox SUBSCRIBE HERE Copper Continues Its Winning Streak ALSO: Aluminum & Stainless Steel About To Take Off? Report Date: 11/16/22 Happy (almost) Turkey Day! Check out some of our favorite Thanksgiving Memes. We hope everyone has been watching the markets- as we’ve seen more and more reported prices increasing across the […]

2022 Fourth Quarter & Where Scrap Prices Are Heading

  Reports Sent To Your Inbox SUBSCRIBE HERE Don’t Get Too Excited About 2023 ALSO: Elections Will Affect Scrap Prices Report Date: 10/19/22 Going into the fourth quarter, we’ll see a lot of questions, primarily until the midterm elections are sorted out. On top of that, everyone continues to talk about recession, recession, recession, and […]

How Do You Get Paid for Scrap Metal?

We’ve all seen people at the grocery store bring bottles and cans to the recycle bin and get their money back. But what most people don’t know is that you can get paid for other types of recyclable materials – like scrap metal. You might be surprised to hear that the scrap metal industry is […]

7 Tips To Find The Best Scrap Yard & Prices

Scrap yards have been around for a long time and play an essential role in recycling. They provide a place for people to sell their unwanted or scrap metal items, which are then melted down and reused. There are many types of scrap yards, from small family-run businesses to large commercial operations. When choosing a […]

Where Are Scrap Prices After First Half of 2022?

The First Half of 2022 is Over! That means it’s time for our team to summarize where the markets have been and where we think they are heading for the second half of 2022. Aluminum Scrap Prices in 2022 The darling of the first quarter has dropped down by over 35% this year overall. We […]

9 Signs of a Sketchy Scrap Yard

If you’re a metal scrapper, then you know that finding a good scrap yard is key to making money. But not all scrap yards are created equal. Some scrap yards are downright sketchy, and it’s essential to be able to spot them before you waste your time (and energy) interacting with them. For decades, some […]

Full-Time Scrapping: Is It An Option For You?

With the job market in a frenzy after the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are left searching for ways to make ends meet. People were laid off, while others decided to walk away from unsatisfactory work situations.  Metal scrapping can be a great way to make extra cash. But can you make a living off of […]

Copper Prices See All-Time High, But Why?

Why has the copper market shot up so fast? The Ukrainian and Russian conflict is causing all of the price gaugings that we have seen since the initial invasion of Ukraine. These world events will generally have significant ripple effects across the markets and commodities, especially when you start to consider the oil effect that […]

How Does the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry Work?

Scrap metal recycling is the process of recovering and processing scrap metal from end-of-life items or structures, as well as manufacturing scrap, to use it as a raw material in the manufacture of new goods. It may be recycled many times without losing any of its properties. It provides the raw material for new goods while […]

How Supply Chain Issues Affect Scrap Prices

While the market size for the scrap metal industry is projected to grow by 8.3% in 2022, the sector is facing a significant challenge; surging prices. As of 2021, the process of iron and steel rose to approximately $435 per metric ton. This is almost double the $228 price for the previous year.  Depending on […]

Best Tips for Scrapping During All Weather

Are you aware that the US scrap metal recycling market is worth $30.1 billion? But more importantly, it’s expected to grow by 8.3% in 2022.  So, if you’re looking for a way to earn some extra cash, selling scrap metal is an ideal solution. But, as with any industry, there are many things that you […]

10 Things Your Scrap Yard Probably Won’t Accept

10 Things Your Scrap Yard Probably Won't Accept

Are you new to scrapping or perhaps have some things you’d love to take to your local scrap yard? If yes, you may be on to something. Whether it’s consistently or for a one-off deal, selling scrap metal can give you decent returns.  But before you begin scrapping, you should familiarize yourself with the critical […]