Why Do Oil Prices Affect Scrap Prices?

Many people ask if the oil prices going up or down affects the value of scrap metals and the simple answer is yes, sometimes. We know that isn’t a clear answer but there is more to it. The prices of oil, one of, if not the most major commodity in the world and it affects […]

Scrap Metal Thieves Give Industry A Bad Name

Theft is a is a constant problem in the scrap metal industry. News stories of men being electrocuted to death trying to cut copper wires and cables, thieves cutting AC units from churches to scrap them, houses being stripped of copper pipes and the list goes on. Scrap prices have increased recently and it seems […]

How To Pack Your Truck For The Scrap Yard

Best way to profit with the right packing techniques for scrap metal.

We all know that when scrapping it is always important to maximize any and all space that you can. Whether it is material that you are packing in your truck to sell to the scrap yards…or the bins and tools that you are carrying with you to use to help organize and pack. How you […]

7 Common Types of Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum cans are baled during the recycling process

When scrapping you may come across a wide variety of scrap aluminum. While there are several materials that are classified as “aluminum” there are many different types that are priced and sorted differently at scrap yards. Below we have some of the common types of aluminum scrap you will come across when scrapping. Sheet Aluminum– […]

Scrapping Aluminum Wire & Why It Can Pay Off

If you have insulated aluminum wire or bare aluminum wire, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you receive the best price at your scrap yard. Insulated aluminum wire is used in replacement of copper wire in many instances to be a cheaper and easier solution. While it is not […]

How To Scrap Sealed Units & Compressors

Also known as compressors…sealed units are found all over the place. Filled with copper (similar to that of an electric motors) sealed units are used in air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances that are meant to cool down rooms or food. Almost always covered by a thick steel case these units are easy to […]

6 Preventative Measures for Scrap Metal Theft

Keep your scrap out of sight

One of the biggest problems in the scrap metal industry is theft. There are constant news articles of the latest thieves getting caught on camera and those that got away, this time. State & federal governments across the world are aggressively trying to battle the increase of copper thefts with legislation. As a scrapper, contractor, […]

6 TV Shows Scrappers Will Love

tv shows all scrappers will love

When the scrap yards are closed and the sun drops, sometimes it’s nice to kick up our feet and relax with some fun TV shows that scrappers just love. Below we have a list of some of our favorite TV shows we watch during our pastime and can learn a thing of two from for […]

How To: Destroy, Recycle, & Scrap Hard Drives

properly scrapping hard drives

Hard drives. You use them, you need them, but do you know what to do with them when you are done with them? Let’s first talk about what they are and what they do for you. Hard drives are used to store information like documents, files, pictures, and music among many other things. When you […]

7 Hacks That Will Make Your More Money Scrapping

People are always looking for little shortcuts to get a few extra bucks out of their scrap metal with and we are here to help out. With so much money at risk by not knowing how to sort or separate a few different types of scrap metals you have to really be on top of […]

How To Calculate the Copper Recovery for Scrap Wire

There are a lot of different conversations going on about different types of electrical wires and how scrap yards buy them. Some scrap yards might just have one wire price, and that price will cover all types of wiring. Other scrap yards will break down each type of wire based on the name. How To […]

6 Safety Items Needed For Scrapping

When scrapping, it is easy to get excited about a big score and not pay attention to your surroundings and safety when hauling your latest load. It can be easy to get away from safety protocols when you are busy with scrapping but keep the following in mind to prevent injuries that can stop you […]