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How Oil Is Affecting Scrap Prices This Week – 4/22/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Happy Earth Day!  First and foremost, we would like to thank all of the healthcare workers, as well as the frontline workers at grocery stores, pharmacies and all other lines of work that are on the front lines helping so many people out right now. It […]

This Earth Day: Importance of Metal Recycling

Be kind to your planet and recycle daily

With Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd, it is a perfect time of year to discuss the importance of metal recycling to the environment. With many people heading out of their winter confinements and cleaning out garages and planting gardens, metal recycling should also be a big part of your Earth Day clean up. A […]

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.

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.

What Is The Importance of Platinum in Scrap?

What is Platinum? Platinum is a precious metal and is used in all types of applications from jewelry to electronics and even catalytic converters. Platinum is one of the most valuable precious metals in the world and because of its use in multiple spaces has always been a very coveted item to recycle. Where to […]

Copper Scrap Prices Starting To Stabilize – 4/15/2020

The good news is we look to be returning to normal quicker and quicker as the days go on and hopefully everyone’s health continues to be at the forefront of their minds and we push through this as quickly as we can. Some positive news that we have seen is the copper markets have continued to steady and we have started to see the iron market picking up as well.

Don’t Look Now, But Copper Is Going Up – 4/8/20

We hope that everyone has been enjoying the nice increase in copper that we have seen in the last couple of days. After seeing an increase in the market, it gives us a little renewed sense of optimism that we will be able to continue this going forward.

Tips For More Long-Term Scrap Customers

One of the more common questions we get from scrappers is; “Where can I get more scrap?” There are a lot of right answers but we want to address a couple of different ones that people may not have thought of in the past and might give you a better long-term and more sustainable way to make more money.

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.

How Long Can COVID-19 Live On Scrap Metal?

You’re safe and health is most important to the Team at iScrap App. One of the most common questions we have received lately from scrappers is about the COVID-19 and how it’s affecting scrap yards, scrap prices, and the industry. One thing that may not be getting attention is the effect that the virus itself […]

Is Stripping Scrap Romex® Wire Worth It? 

Is it worth it to strip Romex® Wire? This is one of the most common questions we receive from scrappers looking to increase their profit from stripping their wire. A General Rule… When you are looking to decide what scrap wires are good for stripping, one thing we commonly say is that if the wire […]

Let’s Tackle This Market Together – 4/1/20

We hope that everyone has been doing their best to follow all the proper precautions and staying as safe as possible. These are crazy moments and we hope that as few people who are impacted with this as possible.