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 […]

Should You Separate Chrome & Yellow Brass?

Scrappers on our Facebook Group recently had a discussion about how they should separate their brass scrap and also how their scrap yard accepts various kinds of brass. This led to a wide variety of responses because a lot of scrap yards are different on how they buy materials and grade brass. One complaint that was […]

7/5/18 Scrap Price Report: Tough To Find Good News

What a week it has been….not the best way to start the 2nd half of 2018 with copper falling more, but here we are…with another down market. Copper has continued to drop and we have seen a massive selloff with multiple worries about the Chinese vs. US trade tariffs.  We have seen copper prices drop […]

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 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 […]

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, […]

6/20/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Drops 8% In A Week

Good Day Scrappers!  Hopefully, you saw some news about the tariffs in the last week and maybe said to yourself, hmmm how will that affect metal prices? The answer…it was a tough week to be holding copper if you were waiting for another $0.05 – 0.10/lb jump.  With copper getting pounded by $0.26 in the […]

[UPDATED] What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break down what […]

6/13/18 Scrap Price Report: Copper Rides The Roller Coaster

Scrappers!!! Hope all is well and you have enjoyed these prices jumps and have seen them come into fruition at your yards. Make sure you continue to share and post your prices and check out our Facebook group that we continue to delete all people trying to solicit and are only focusing on Scrappers talking […]

What Sources Do We Use For Scrap Prices?

A lot of people tune in to our weekly reports and we get hundreds of questions about where we learn about our scrap ideas, knowledge, etc…so we wanted to share some different ideas and concepts that we have to find scrap news and piece things together. There are so many news sources out there so […]