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Is Stripping Scrap Romex® Wire Worth It? 

Is it worth it to strip Romex® Wire? This is one of the most common questions we receive from scrappers looking to increase their profit from stripping their wire. A General Rule… When you are looking to decide what scrap wires are good for stripping, one thing we commonly say is that if the wire […]

Forget Viruses, Oil Affected Prices This Week – 3/11/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Our Head Hurts… If last week we were on a roller coaster than this week we’re not even sure what we’re on, other than some type of crazy rocket ship. After seeing the stock market trading get temporarily paused on Monday after a 2000-point drop overall; […]

How The Coronavirus is Affecting Scrap – 3/4/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Adventurers! This has certainly been a wild ride for the last 2 to 3 weeks and it has not stopped going into this week. We hope everyone has been tuning into our weekly reports and trying to keep their mind straight with a copper market and […]

Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you are looking to start scrapping metal for some extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should look into getting for yourself before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat […]

Looking Inside a Catalytic Converter

Catalytic Converters have been a hot topic in scrap lately. With several types of precious metals inside like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, they have been a high-valued commodity. How Much Are Scrap Catalytic Converters Worth? The prices of catalytic converters vary from $0 to even over $800 at times! That wide range of value is […]

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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Scrapping

get started scrapping this new year

This New Year is a perfect time to get back on track with your scrapping. Whether you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it can always pay off to get your priorities back in order to make more money. When you are scrapping, the ultimate goal is to make more money. Collect More Scrap. Separate […]

After An Increase Copper Pulls Back – 11/13/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scraps Up! We love hearing stories, seeing prices, and doing everything and anything scrap related. Let us know the things that you want to hear, as we are putting together our 2020 schedule and would love for you to tell us more information that will help […]

No Tricks, All Scrap Prices – 10/30/19

  Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrappy Halloween! Hopefully, you’re looking for more treats than tricks this Halloween and you’re able to find some good scrap hiding in the bushes or wherever it is you may find it today. We hope that everyone has been staying busy and continuing to follow […]

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 […]

Setting Your Calendar Up For Scrapping Success

Managing your scrap pickups

If you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it is always a good idea to have an idea of how the local neighborhoods and monthly schedules can affect your scrapping. We have put together some ideas of how you can schedule your scrapping around different times during the week, month, and year. These are some […]

Things Aren’t Looking So Good… 7/10/19

  Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Well, this doesn’t look like it’s going well. With the market dropping $0.10 over the last week, we have seen a rapid decline in the copper pricing. With the market, being a bit of a flux and the iron market decreasing as well, it’s been […]