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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.

Best Ways To Make Money Scrapping

Computer copper

If you are interested in making money from scrap metal recycling, the iScrap App is the best place and tool for you to check out. The iScrap App is a directory of scrap yards throughout the US & Canada and provides users with business information for scrap yards in their area including scrap prices, containers […]

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 […]

One Thing Scrap Yards Won’t Tell You About Scrap Prices

Something scrap yards won't tell you about scrap metal prices

So you think that your local scrap yard has an “in” on where the market is headed…hmmm? Well, that is the wrong answer because many scrap yards do not know what is going on the same day…let alone going into the future. Scrap prices follow the commodities markets, and as we have talked about before, […]

What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are different vehicle types. What Is […]

5 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Scrapping Metal

With scrap prices always changing and not knowing exactly where they are headed, it’s important for us at the iScrap App to help you make the most from your scrap. We want you to make the most money from your scrap metal and some of the mistakes listed below can help do just that. We’ve […]

Difference Between Copper & Brass Scrap

Two very common metals that are seen in the scrap industry are copper and brass. Both are a higher value metal and used in a lot of plumbing work and electrical components. While they are similar in places they are used, they are different in what they are made of and the scrap value for […]

How Scrap Catalytic Converter Prices Are Determined

Learning About Catalytic Converter Pricing We have heard many stories over the years about different catalytic converter pricing and how people always feel like they are getting cheated while selling their cats. Well…we hear you and have even been in that boat before, not knowing what something is worth is one of the hardest things […]

Difference Between Aluminum & Stainless Steel

How to tell the difference between aluminum and stainless steel

This question is usually a mystery especially when you first start scrapping, but it can get tricky when you come across odd items when scrapping. Aluminum and stainless steel while may seem like they are easy to tell apart, that isn’t always the case. When it comes to the value of aluminum and stainless steel […]

4 Ways To Prepare Your Catalytic Converters for Scrap

Seeing the difference between aftermarket and original catalytic converters

Know How To Recycle A Catalytic Converter for Scrap If you had a catalytic converter replaced on your vehicle or you are looking to make some money with them for scrap value, there are some things you should know. It’s important to know what to do when you are recycling a catalytic converter for scrap. When […]

How-To: Strip Copper Wire for Scrap

Copper wire comes in multiple formats

Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. With our technology ever-growing, we have more electronics around us daily, which means more copper wire for scrap available. Having copper wire for recycling can be very valuable to […]

8 Most Common Places to Find Scrap Copper Wire

When you are scrapping different materials and items, you will often find scrap copper wire that can be removed from the equipment and separated to scrap later on. Whether you scrap your insulated copper by itself or take time to strip it, making sure to set it aside, as it can be valuable for your scrap […]