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Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You – 4/27/22

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Where to Begin?!?! No one likes to be right about things that aren’t exciting to talk about, but that is what’s happening right now with the markets. We see a market correction across the spectrum for steel and copper as so many prices are being dropped. Many […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should You Scrap It Or Sell It?

Bet you’ve heard this before, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” If you’re a scrapper, you know that phrase couldn’t be more true with the things you have found. We have talked to people that have bought picnic tables and resold them, good coils of copper, and so many other items from cars to […]

6 TV Shows Scrappers Will Love

When the scrap yards are closed and the sun drops, sometimes it’s nice to kick up our feet and relax with some fun TV shows that scrappers just love. Below we have a list of some of our favorite TV shows we watch during our pastime and can learn a thing of two from for […]

iScrapper of the Month

The iScrap App we are going to be looking for The iScrapper Of The Month. We will be starting this October 2016, and the first iScrapper Of The Month will be chosen for November 2016. Of course with the title of The iScrapper Of Month you will need to show us that you have what […]

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 […]

4 Ways To Prepare Your Catalytic Converters for Scrap

Seeing the difference between aftermarket and original catalytic converters

Know How To Recycle A Catalytic Converter for Scrap If you had a catalytic converter replaced on your vehicle or you are looking to make some money with them for scrap value, there are some things you should know. It’s important to know what to do when you are recycling a catalytic converter for scrap. When […]

[Part 1] In The Eyes Of A Scrapper…

The world’s a tough place, but I’m not telling you something you don’t already know. But hey, nobody promised you life would be easy. As someone who has actively been associated with the scrap metal industry for 35+ years, I tend to be very opinionated when we talk scrap. Quite frankly I don’t think that […]

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.

Cyclical Business Patterns Wreak Havoc on the Scrap Metal Industry

Stock Market Changes effect scrap prices

Tom Buechel, owner of Rockaway Recycling, a scrap yard and creator of the iScrap App, a mobile application, discusses the impact that cyclical patterns can have on running a business within the trade industry. As a scrap yard owner, coming to work every day there is something new. From dealing with homeowners to large corporations, […]