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9 Signs of a Sketchy Scrap Yard

If you’re a metal scrapper, then you know that finding a good scrap yard is key to making money. But not all scrap yards are created equal. Some scrap yards are downright sketchy, and it’s essential to be able to spot them before you waste your time (and energy) interacting with them. For decades, some […]

Your First Time Going To A Scrap Yard

Have you ever been curious about what goes on at a scrap yard? Maybe you’ve seen people pulling up with U-Hauls full of metal and wondering what goes on inside. Or perhaps you’re looking to earn extra money by recycling metal and want to know where to take it. This guide will cover everything you […]

How Does the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry Work?

Scrap metal recycling is the process of recovering and processing scrap metal from end-of-life items or structures, as well as manufacturing scrap, to use it as a raw material in the manufacture of new goods. It may be recycled many times without losing any of its properties. It provides the raw material for new goods while […]

Top 7 Frustrations With Scrap Yards

  According to an IBIS World report, the US market for scrap metal recycling is worth $27.8 billion in 2021. This is after being adjusted for a 5.5% growth for the year. Based on projections, such change is poised to continue in the coming years. As such, regardless of whether you are a seasoned scrapper […]

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 […]

12 Household Items You Can Bring To Your Scrap Yard

When you are looking to make some extra cash by recycling scrap metal with your local yard, it can be as simple as finding items around your house. We have a guide of some common items that can be found throughout your house that can be brought to your local scrap yard. Most scrap yards […]

Why Are Scrap Steel Prices Down?

what to do about low steel scrap prices

The Rough Road Of Steel Scrap Prices So…it’s been a while since you loaded your truck, trailer, or car with scrap steel and you drive down to the scrap yard. You know that this load that you have is heavy because there was a lot of small nails, screws, and tiny parts that you really […]

These 3 States Are Hard To Scrap In

We have talked to a lot of people that live in stats through the US that have varying scrap laws, and many people have asked why different states have such different rules.  Why Do So Many States Have Different Scrap Laws? The answer: Because not all states have the same priorities, the same problems, the […]

Building The World In Scrap: Shanghai 1989 vs. 2010

A lot of people ask us about where all of the scrap metal in the US and Canada goes to after you drop it off to your scrap yard…and that answer can vary depending on the material and the location. Where Does Your Scrap Metal Go? But overwhelmingly since the mid 1990’s a lot of […]

The Best Wire Strippers for Scrap Copper Wire & Cable

If you’re a scrapper looking to make more money, one of the tools you may consider investing in is a wire stripper. But it depends on what you need and for what kind of wires. One of the most lucrative ways to make more money on scrap is by stripping wires and cables from various […]

When Scrap Prices Drop, Hoarding Goes Up

Scrap Metal Price Changes

Like any industry, scrap metal recycling fluctuates based on market conditions and supply and demand. Recently the prices in the scrap industry have seen a bit of a downfall compared to last year at this time. In 2015, we are seeing 10-year lows for steel and iron prices. During these times, many scrappers (and scrap yards) […]

Scrap Metal Thieves Give Industry A Bad Name

Theft is a is a constant problem in the scrap metal industry. News stories of men being electrocuted to death trying to cut copper wires and cables, thieves cutting AC units from churches to scrap them, houses being stripped of copper pipes and the list goes on. Scrap prices have increased recently and it seems […]