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How Will The Infrastructure Bill Affect Scrap – 8/11/21

The scrap market is nothing like anything we have seen, as it takes regular hard-working people to be able to grind it out, and with the markets in great shape, we hope you are out there hustling like always.

No Reason To Complain About Scrap Prices – 8/4/21

SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Quit Complaining 🥴 So you want to complain because the market is slightly down? Come onnnnnn. Let’s talk about what a ride 2021 has been in the commodities world, and you may even change your short-term thinking. With the new 2.0 version of the app coming […]

The Effects Electric Vehicles Will Have on Copper Scrap

electric car charging

SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE   While it’s hard to tell what the future will bring, some scenarios are a bit easier to predict than others. The electric vehicle revolution is in full force, and auto manufacturers are scrambling to plan how they’ll fit in. One thing is for sure in all this: the EV market will […]

Strange Markets Persist – 7/14/21

  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Markets Are Weird… 😵‍💫 With the market seeming to screw around with investors back-and-forth right now, it seems to be no different than for scrappers. We have heard that the markets should remain strong as commodities continue to be part of a worldwide supply chain, but the market […]

Calm Markets: Smooth Sailing From Here? – 7/7/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS On Repeat? 🔁 Quick poll: Do we always talk about the same thing? Answer to come later on. With the holiday weekend, we saw markets strong going into the 4th of July and a little tumultuous at the beginning of this shortened trading week. We saw copper numbers have […]

Metal of the Month: Carbide

Carbide drill bits

Carbide is a unique scrap metal that is used in particular industries and equipment. Commonly found in machine shops and drill bits, carbide scrap is a valuable commodity due to the higher than average price per pound. Every month the iScrap App Team explores a metal and everything about it, its origin, how it’s used, […]

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.