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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 […]

No News Is Good News – 7/3/19

  Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Well, just like that the meeting that we have waited so long for came and went – and it was uneventful (good and bad). We had a feeling that no deal would be struck but what we do have is the reopening of tariff elimination […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

We Have A Lot To Talk About – 1/23/19

Hey iScrappers!!! We hope that you have been enjoying the winter and we can’t believe that we are already almost through the first month of the year. With the holidays far enough behind us, we’re now starting to see the working force going back into full gear. There is a lot of information and news […]

Determining Types of Copper Wires

There are different grades of copper wire

When you are looking to collect up your copper wire for the scrap yard, it is important to know how to determine the different types of copper wires before bringing it in. Almost everyone in the scrap industry knows that bare bright copper wire is the hot commodity and the highest priced common item when […]

8 Must-Have Tools for Big Time Scrappers

This is one of those things that you do not want to read – but have to because you know how valuable some of these tools are. Like Grandpa always said, “You need the right tool for the right job.” How true is that? Some Tools Are So Expensive! Buying new tools is expensive, and […]