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Scrap Metal Prices Steady Despite Ongoing Issues – 9/29/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS Tick Tock ⏳ Every day it seems like we’re waiting for a metal update as we don’t know what’s going on with these markets, especially with so many problems inside the federal government. Many people keep asking what we think about the markets moving forward, and […]

[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Report – 9/29/21

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How To Handle Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

Lead-Acid Batteries Are Recyclable  And not only are they recyclable, but they have value! Car batteries range from about 30-50 pounds in weight, with many coming in at around 41 pounds. Do some quick math, and you’ll find that the scrap value of lead-acid batteries is around $10. Not a ton of money, but who’s […]

[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Report – 9/22/21

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Copper Prices Are Uncertain While Other Metals Thrive – 9/22/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS We Have A Head-Scratcher 🥴 If I told you that within five days, copper prices moved between $0.60 and $0.70, do you think that you would be happy or upset? Well, that’s precisely what happened over the last few days, and somehow we almost ended the […]

4 Common Types of Steel Scrap

Identifying Types of Steel Where To Start Many people have asked us about the different types and prices for steel scrap grades, and we have a few to go over. While you may want to learn about as many as possible, there are a couple of places where you should begin, that is, understanding the […]

Infrastructure Bill & What It Means for Scrap Metal Prices

Infrastructure is a big word, and it brings ample opportunities to the scrapping world; but how will that affect the prices and markets?  Infrastructure Affecting Prices Bottom line:  we’re not expecting to see much market movement when the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill gets pushed through Washington DC, and here’s why. This bill has so much […]

[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Report – 9/15/21

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Aluminum Scrap Hitting 13-Year Highs – 9/15/21

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JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS How ‘Bout Them Apples 🍎 Do you like apples? Well, how about aluminum prices hitting 13-year highs (and in our opinion, that will not last long as prices climb more)! The markets have been tested over the last month, and that should be no surprise considering […]

How To Ask For Better Scrap Metal Prices

So you want to negotiate for better scrap metal prices with your yard. Well, of course, you do! Who doesn’t? But you can’t just go into your yard demanding better prices; you need to show them why you deserve that higher price per pound or ton.  What Scrap Yards Want to Know How much material […]

Aluminum Can Recycling: To Crush or Not to Crush?

  Why Some Yards Won’t Buy Crushed Cans Aluminum cans have always been a favorite material of scrappers. A question we get very frequently: should I crush my aluminum cans?  You probably figure it saves space and it’s easier to bring crushed cans to the yard; and while that’s all true, generally our answer to […]

5 Types & Grades of Different Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum seems to be one of the most confusing as well as most commonly scrapped metals. Aluminum can be found in residential items like folding lawn chairs and commercial items like airplanes. As one of the softest and strongest metals, its use is widespread and wipe spread.  Let’s go into some of the names and […]