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Aluminum Prices Are Up?? – 9/2/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hello Scrap World! We hope that everyone is staying busy and enjoying some of these higher copper and iron prices. With the prices increasing over the last few weeks, not only has it been nice to see it happening on the trading side of things but […]

Where Are Steel Prices This Week…UP! – 8/26/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrap Nation! We hope that you are enjoying this nice uptick in prices that we have seen over the last few months and the leveling off of prices has been welcome to see. With copper prices settling after a little back and forth last week we […]

Is Even Better Than Going Down? – 7/29/2020

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices Jump To Ferrous Prices Wait for it… …There it is, the ability to be completely uncertain of where the markets are going and why they might be moving one way or another. Good day scrappers and we hope that everyone is doing well And staying busy during the summer. Believe it […]

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 […]

6 Mistakes To Avoid When At The Scrap Yard

Don't get to the scrap yard at closing

  When you are ready to head to the scrap yard, avoiding common mistakes can make you more money. Scrapping can get complicated especially when you have a lot of different materials. While we always suggest getting organized and preparing your materials is the best option, there are still other mistakes you want to avoid when […]

4th of July & American Metal Facts

Facts about the scrap metal market in America

That time of year is here when the sun is shining, water is splashing, beers are flowing, and burgers are cooking. With the 4th of July Holiday here in America, we want to take some time aside to go through the history of our fine country and how metal and other commodities have changed in […]

Copper Prices Went Up $0.11/lb – 5/20/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrappers!!!  We hope that everyone is doing well and slowly enjoying multiple states re-opening in different phases across the country. We are especially excited that we saw such a nice increase in copper prices on Monday rising $0.11 per pound. On top of that, we’ve seen […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]

Should You Hoard Scrap During Low Prices?

Crazy times call for crazy amounts of hoarding sometimes. We’ve seen over the years when scrap prices dip down that many people hold onto their property and their brass and their other high valued items to be able to wait for higher valued times.

Now’s A Perfect Time to Relearn Scrap

They say the old dogs have a hard time learning new tricks and we believe that the same thing goes for the scrap industry. We talk to hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years about the different ways that they make money with their metal and one thing has generally remained constant- they rarely change what they do.

What Is The Importance of Platinum in Scrap?

What is Platinum? Platinum is a precious metal and is used in all types of applications from jewelry to electronics and even catalytic converters. Platinum is one of the most valuable precious metals in the world and because of its use in multiple spaces has always been a very coveted item to recycle. Where to […]

Tips For More Long-Term Scrap Customers

One of the more common questions we get from scrappers is; “Where can I get more scrap?” There are a lot of right answers but we want to address a couple of different ones that people may not have thought of in the past and might give you a better long-term and more sustainable way to make more money.