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How Much Did Copper Recover Today? – 2/12/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Where’s the love? After seeing that such a nice finish to the end of 2019 and a strong start to 2020, we have seen a real faltering market over the last few weeks. With major concerns about the supply chain and how the coronavirus overseas in […]

Roller Coaster Rides on Copper Prices – 2/5/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices   Good morning roller coaster riders! With all of the crazy price swings and increases and decreases in the stock market over the last week, we have no other ideas except to call ourselves the roller coaster scrap guy. After having an extremely stable month of […]

Wet Metal in Foundry Causes Explosion

You won’t believe this once you see what happens when this worker places wet metal into a foundry. This explosion was due to the wetness that was on the bale that was being loaded. We always say safety is #1 priority and this is just another example of why. This foundry worker is working on […]

How Scrap Is Being Affected from Coronavirus – 1/29/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day Scrappers! Talk about a change over a two week period. We have seen some crazy price swings over the last eight trading days and they were all due to this outbreak of the coronavirus in China. We’ve seen the copper market drop $0.25 per […]

Copper Dips, Steel Slips – 1/22/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Good Day Scrappers! We hope that everyone has been enjoying the first month of the year along with some of the steady overall prices we have seen. While this report will talk about some of the price decreases that have occurred in the last few days, […]

Copper Steadies, Steel Dips – 1/15/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Hey iScrappers! Two weeks into the New Year and here we are celebrating an increase in copper prices, the trade deal that’s actually signed, and hopefully a little bit of an uptick in the aluminum market in the next few months. Overall the markets have been […]

Welcome to 2020, Is Steel The Meal? – 1/8/20

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices   As Barbara Walters famously said, “Welcome to 2020.” 2020 has certainly started off with a bang with multiple pieces of news going on around the world from problems in the Middle East to fires in Australia. Our stance is that we hope that everyone remains […]

Looking Inside a Catalytic Converter

Catalytic Converters have been a hot topic in scrap lately. With several types of precious metals inside like platinum, palladium, and rhodium, they have been a high-valued commodity. How Much Are Scrap Catalytic Converters Worth? The prices of catalytic converters vary from $0 to even over $800 at times! That wide range of value is […]

Is Copper Still Jumping? – 12/18/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Happy Holidays!!! We’d like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Holiday Season. With Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s right around the corner, it’s crazy to think that 2019 is almost already over. What 2020 holds has yet to be seen, but with what we […]

How-To: Strip Copper Wire for Scrap

Copper wire comes in multiple formats

Copper is one of the most sought-after metals in the scrap industry. It comes in various shapes and sizes from pipe, wire, plate, electronics, and more. With our technology ever-growing, we have more electronics around us daily, which means more copper wire for scrap available. Having copper wire for recycling can be very valuable to […]

Copper Sees Big Increase – 12/11/19

Jump To Non-Ferrous Prices   Jump To Ferrous Prices Scrappy Holidays! Can you believe that it’s already December and it’s almost the middle of December? What has happened in the last 11+ months blows our minds, but at least we have seen some good early presents coming for the holiday season. With the copper prices […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Scrapping

get started scrapping this new year

This New Year is a perfect time to get back on track with your scrapping. Whether you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it can always pay off to get your priorities back in order to make more money. When you are scrapping, the ultimate goal is to make more money. Collect More Scrap. Separate […]