SCRAP NEWS | Scrap Metal Prices

Where Have Copper & Steel Prices Come From? – 3/31/21

Copper from 1980 through 2005…Copper has become one of (if not) the hottest commodity going into 2021, with the markets drastically going up during the last 6 months of 2020 and into 2021. For many years during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, copper was one of the most underappreciated metals.

Is Copper Cooling Down, While Aluminum Is Up? – 3/24/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS   We’ve been cookin’ something up… 🤫 Well, we have a bit of a secret, but we won’t share it quite yet. Here’s a hint: if you like scrap, like to hear never-before-told stories, and learn how to make more money, then you should pay attention these next few […]

Stable Scrap Prices, Steel Demand Coming? – 3/17/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Hope you get lucky today… Scrappy St. Patrick’s Day!  They say that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. So we continue to search for the pot of gold, otherwise known as Copper, but if you have a story about finding an actual pot of gold, we would love […]

Aluminum Is Going Up Again, Copper Steady – 3/10/21

With more money being thrown around than ever before in the world right now, it’s crazy to see what’s going on with pricing and commodities and vaccinations and everything else. With so much going on we have had our head on a constant swivel listening for more information and pushing for more market news to be able to share with you.

Copper Still Rising, So Is Aluminum – 3/3/21

With aluminum prices continuing to climb, we have seen the price of aluminum really having a steady increase this year. While aluminum prices have always lagged behind in their growth patterns, with the tariffs in place we really saw them get hammered the last couple of years.

Why Are Copper Prices Increasing Right Now?

We have seen an unprecedented run-up of copper prices to a level that has not been seen since the middle of 2011. These markets running up are not as impressive as the run-up back in 2011 for many reasons that we want to go over. Don’t get us wrong – we love seeing copper prices […]

How Gas Prices & Scrap Prices Are (or Are Not) Related

Many people have asked about over the years (and until we go all electric with our vehicles) about gas prices and the prices of scrap metal. We have done many blogs and videos on this topic before, but we wanted to refresh and talk about some new points today. Let’s think about the process of […]

Copper Hits $4.00 & Reaching For All-Time Highs

For years we have talked about the “unicorn” in the scrap industry that we saw all the way back in 2010 and 2011, which was copper trading at $4.00/lb. It had seemed to be a number that we may have never see again. And if we did, it would be so far out into the […]

Scrap Copper Approaching All-Time Highs – 2/24/21

Copper continues to soar. Let’s just keep with that topic as we have seen the copper prices increasing and even approaching the all-time record high.

Copper Hitting Record Highs…Again – 2/10/21

While the stimulus has been heavily discussed, one of the major reasons that the price of copper has gone up has been the optimistic point of view, not only for electric vehicles coming on board but also for the world recovery from what was 2020.

Steel Falling on Oil Prices – 2/3/21

Over the last week, we have been intently watching these markets trying to get a grip of what’s going on with them, but so far we have not seen any concrete evidence or news coming out that will affect the markets in any type of a positive light.

How Do I Sell My Scrap Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter in the scrap industry has become a HOT commodity. With the prices of platinum, palladium, and rhodium – the three precious metals found inside catalytic converters – soaring to an all-time high, catalytic converter recycling has become a huge part of the scrap metal industry over the last few years. There are […]