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Aluminum Has Taken A Hit – 3/20/19

We hope that everyone is staying busy and enjoying these higher prices especially the ones we saw getting reported over the last few weeks with steady increases week over week. With OPEC continuing their promise to decrease output we have started to see the gas prices rise and that has been part of the reason […]

Scrap Prices Are Remaining Stable – 3/13/19

Good Day to Everyone!!! Can you believe it’s already the middle of March and almost 1/4 of 2019 is done? With the scrap price is reacting positively and steel and copper markets have been very strong all of this year we are hoping to resolve the tariff dispute and get even better news going into […]

Scrap Prices: Is There Some Hope Soon? – 3/6/19

iScrappers! We hope that everyone is doing well and we want to wish the family is down in Alabama that were affected by the tornado all of our prayers and well wishes. All we keep hearing on the news is how people are talking about losing friends and family and no one is talking about […]

Scrap Prices Remaining Steady – 2/28/19

Hey iScrappers!   We hope that everyone has been enjoying the high copper prices as well as the optimism with the potential trade deal with the Chinese. As President Trump is in Vietnam meeting with  The North Korean leader to help and possibly get rid of their nuclear missile testing, the news coming out of a […]

Countdown To Trade Talks & What It Means for Scrap – 2/21/19

iScrappers!!! We hope that everyone is doing well, and we have to say that we love the stories and the pictures that are getting shared on our Scrap Metal Recycling Talk Facebook group. If you had not had time to join it yet, we advise that you click on this link and ask for permission. […]

After High Prices, Copper Slips This Week – 2/13/19

Hey iScrappers!!! With a lot of the cold out of the picture and halfway through February, we have started to see more and more positive stories coming out of the market. We have seen many parts of the country getting hammered with snow and that certainly will slow things down while on the road looking […]

Prices Are Increasing…Yes You Heard Right! – 2/6/19

Happy Trails iScrappers! We hope that everyone enjoyed the big game this past weekend, even though it was a little boring it’s still impressive to see a team like the Patriots continuing there domination after 18 seasons.  We’ve been watching the commodity markets and we started to see what seems to be positive market moves. […]

Damn, It’s Cold: Are Prices Heating Up? – 1/30/19

iScrappers!!! With freezing temperatures in the negative degrees throughout the midwestern part of the United States and with wind chills and then temperatures into the -50 to -60° range, we hope that everyone in those areas stays warm and keeps safe. We can’t believe that one month of 2019 is already in the books and […]

Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

We Have A Lot To Talk About – 1/23/19

Hey iScrappers!!! We hope that you have been enjoying the winter and we can’t believe that we are already almost through the first month of the year. With the holidays far enough behind us, we’re now starting to see the working force going back into full gear. There is a lot of information and news […]

Determining Types of Copper Wires

There are different grades of copper wire

When you are looking to collect up your copper wire for the scrap yard, it is important to know how to determine the different types of copper wires before bringing it in. Almost everyone in the scrap industry knows that bare bright copper wire is the hot commodity and the highest priced common item when […]

Dropping Copper Prices Slowed, But How Much? – 1/16/19

Hey iScrappers!  How is this New Year treating you so far? Enjoying some of the new aspirations that you may have or are you still looking for scrap wherever it may be? We have been watching the markets very closely and we have seen some very tough things going on and there is a lot […]