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Copper Jumping, Higher Prices for First Half of 2022 – 1/12/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Whoop, There It Is! With the copper markets giving us a great surprise this morning with a $0.10 per pound jump, we are hoping you are ready to cash in. The needs have been on a tear, with copper prices trading over $4.00 per pound for over […]

Now’s The Time To SELL Non-Ferrous – 1/5/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Welcome to 2022! If you have not seen the world changed in the last week- then you probably are seeing clearly! The world continues to move on and the scrap world is following suit. We have seen a lot of large news articles talking about steel manufacturers […]

How Low Steel Prices Affect Jobs

Everyone looks at the steel prices when scrapping as the worst part of their “scrappy” day…but the low steel prices are hurting people on the other end of the recycling cycle. The people who work at factories and smelters across the world that melt and prepare steel are really getting hurt with these low prices. […]

Why Do Scrap Prices Change?

If you find yourself asking any of these questions, we have some information why it’s not easy to predict the scrap prices or have a reason why they change. What is the price of scrap copper? Where are scrap prices going? Should I hold onto my scrap metal? When will scrap prices go up? Scrap […]

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.

New iScrap App Update is Available for Download

The all new iScrap App is now available for download. The iScrap Team is excited to bring new features to the most popular app in scrap. Over the course of the last few years, we have been listening to what the scrappers and most passionate users are looking for: MORE SCRAP PRICES. After updating our app a […]

How Do Scrap Yards Work?

Learn how scrap yards work

So you may be wondering how scrap yards work, what the process of recycling scrap metal includes, what to do when you go to a scrap yard, and what happens when you leave a scrap yard. Below we have some of the basic ways and expectations to have when you visit your local scrap yard. […]

6 Best Strategies For A Dropping Scrap Market

Scrap prices are volatile

You have to pay attention to the market even more with the scrap market’s latest drop-off. While frustrating to most scrappers, scrap yards, processors, and others involved in the industry, we all have one thing in common dropping prices hurt. When the markets are dropping or not performing well what are some good strategies to go […]

Find Reported Scrap Prices Online

Back in 2015, the iScrap App Team answered calls of scrappers to report your scrap prices online. For years scrappers across the US and Canada have always requested one thing…daily updated scrap metal prices. While the team at the iScrap App has been able to give scrappers an idea of the price ranges, it was always tough to […]

Why Your Yard’s Prices Aren’t What You See Online

Common Questions About Scrap Prices – Since opening iScrap back in 2010, we have been asked all types of questions including, Why doesn’t my local scrap yard have the same prices I see online? We have some of the answers and how scrap prices are determined by scrap yards.

Scrap Price Alert: July 2015 – Copper Drops Dramatically

If you have been following the news and markets lately, you would have seen that the financial crisis in Greece is having a significant affect on the worldwide markets. The bailout plans and other solutions that are being proposed through the European Union and the neighboring countries are not creating a solution that is beneficial. Also […]

Factors That Determine Scrap Prices

Scrap metal price changes

People in the scrap metal industry are constantly watching TV and on the computer, not to entertain themselves or check to Facebook but constantly checking the industry trends and prices. There are many factors that go into determining the prices that are seen at the scales of scrap yards across the world. Many of these […]