SCRAP NEWS | Steel

Aluminum Proving To Be Resilient – 6/23/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS We’re All In This Together 🤝 So…. What’s Going On? It’s been super hard to figure out what’s going on with these markets lately. We had a tremendous upside for a few months with copper, non-ferrous, and iron prices, only to be followed by a nice steady period and […]

Helping The Environment While Recycling Metal

KEEPING METALS OUT OF THE LANDFILL

Scrap metal recycling has become a part-time job for unemployed workers and an additional income stream for many individuals and businesses over the past few years. Not only does scrap metal recycling add green to your pocket, but it also helps to keep our environment clean and free from pollution. It keeps the “Green” Movement […]

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 […]

How Do You Scrap A Refrigerator?

When you are looking for scrap items that can be taken apart, oftentimes, refrigerators are a common item that is easy to find. Whether someone is replacing their outdated one or their current one got busted. Many people just place their refrigerators on the curb in hopes that a scrapper or garbage man can pick […]

Metal Monday: History of Copper

Copper is one of the oldest known elements to have been used for tools, trading, and decorative pieces. Dating back thousands of years you will be able to see copper used in multiple uses from trading coins to hunting tools. Today copper is found in almost every electronic that you see and is one of […]

The Difference Between Gross Ton & Net Ton

What is the difference between a gross ton and a net ton? It’s a common question not just in scrap, but in the world. With so many various types of measurements based on the location in the world, the industry, and type of material it’s hard to keep track.

Copper Prices Drop & China’s Involvement – 6/16/21

That Hurt 🤕 So far $0.20 has been shaved off of copper in one day certainly is not how we want to start going over a market report. But the markets happen, and we want to talk about them, so let’s get to it.

Metal Monday: Scrapping Ballasts

How to recycle scrap metal ballasts

Ballasts are all over the place…you might not “see,” them…but they help you see wherever you are. Inside of all types of lights there are different types of ballasts. From copper to electronic ballasts they are all over the place and need to be looked for when you are scrapping. There are a few different […]

10 Ways To Help The Environment With Scrap Recycling

How you can contribute to the recycling process

The high value of copper has led to a lot of unwanted press across the US for the scrap recycling industry from stories covering metal theft. Before you give the industry a bad reputation, let’s consider a few of the environmental impacts of the scrap metal industry. Did you know that 40% of the world’s raw […]

How Do You Scrap A Microwave?

When you are cleaning out your apartment or one of your kids accidentally heated a thermos in your microwave and it combusted, it may be a good time to scrap it. Microwaves are also a very common item to find while scrap hunting in your neighborhood. Often times people just place them on the curb […]

Gas Prices Are Up, But So Is Steel – 6/9/21

Let’s try to ignore the fact that gas prices have gone up over $1/gallon over the last year, and let’s pay closer attention to the steel prices almost doubling over that time. It’s funny because if you are a scrapper, while you don’t want to have expensive gas, you know that when some of the fuel prices are up for scrap, prices are generally up at the same time.

Metal Monday: Reselling Computer Towers

Reselling computers towers instead of scrap metal

Computer towers are all over the place, libraries, your own house, maybe the office. But computer towers can be so much more then just scrap sometimes. A lot of computer towers can be repurposed and resold for more then scrap value if you know how to put new hard drives in and update some software…but […]