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Well, Copper Prices Just Got Complicated – 7/21/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Up & Down Markets 📊 Eenie, meenie, miney, mo… catch a scrapper by putting copper out and letting him know that the prices are still up. Playing games seems to be the new normal coming out of Wall Street and all the commodity traders worldwide. With the new Delta […]

Different Grades of Aluminum & How They Are Used

aluminum blocks

Aluminum is a common non-ferrous metal used in several different applications. A recent question we received: What common items are made from different aluminum alloys? Where can I find these different types of aluminum scrap? Well, we’re going to tell you. So let’s begin with the several grades of aluminum and we’ll go from there… […]

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, […]

10 Must-Have Tools for All Scrappers

Various tools

The Results Are In… As you may know, we run weekly polls via our socials, newsletter, and Scrap Metal Recycling Talk Facebook group. We recently asked scrappers to share their most used tools, whether for scrapping or around-the-house fixes. Here are the results:  Magnets Magnets should be a scrapper’s number one tool in their arsenal. […]

The Best Wire Strippers for Scrap Copper Wire & Cable

If you’re a scrapper looking to make more money, one of the tools you may consider investing in is a wire stripper. But it depends on what you need and for what kind of wires. One of the most lucrative ways to make more money on scrap is by stripping wires and cables from various […]

How Much Longer Will Oil & Covid Affect Scrap? – 6/30/21

pile of steel

  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS   Did you see that copper price? We certainly did. It wasn’t going crazy over the last few days, at least making us a little calmer. Over the last week, we haven’t seen much market movement across any metal fronts except a little bit of a decline in […]

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 […]

The #1 Tool & Most Important Tool for Scrappers

No matter your experience or background as a scrapper, I think we can all agree that a magnet is simply one of, if not the most, essential and effective tool for scrapping metal (not to mention they’re very affordable).

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 […]