It's all green to me

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

-Pedro Calderon de la Barca

As Spring quickly approaches, chances are you’ve already seen more green around. The shorter days of winter will soon be behind us as we enjoy longer days, more sun and everything starts coming back to life. The color green mainly symbolizes life, growth, nature, freshness, fertility, and harmony. It has a deep connection with the way we view life, including the environment, traditions, and money. Continue reading →

Valentine's Day Precious Metals

Are you giving a precious metal to your loved one this Valentine’s Day?

The three main precious metals gold, silver and platinum, are labeled precious for a reason. It’s probably no coincidence that we give them as gifts to those we consider precious to us. Read on to discover some things you may not know about the metals we all love. It may bring even more meaning to your life! Continue reading →

2017

It’s time to scrap the old and start anew! ;-)

Have you thought about a New Year’s Resolution yet? If not, we’d like to share some thoughts on the year ahead. Here are some helpful tips to consider when thinking about ways to improve going into next year and some easy things you can do to make next year even better than the last. If you have ideas you want to share with your fellow scrappers, let us know! Continue reading →

America Recycles Day

Help us celebrate America Recycles Day on Tuesday, November 15, 2016


One day to educate. One day to motivate. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get involved! This Fall, take the #BeRecycled pledge! Continue reading →

Metal Life

Love metal as much as we do? You should! Here’s why:

Metal is a part of all our lives. You can’t go through a day without having something metal be a part of your day-to-day experiences and routines. Don’t think so? Read the list below and see if you use any of the items mentioned. All of them contain metal and sometimes a combination of many different metals. Continue reading →

scrap metal economics

As we approach the middle of fall 2016, many factors are at play that will influence the scrap metal market.

Just as many events occur throughout the year, certain seasons, holidays, elections and annual changes will contribute to the ebb and flow of commodity value in the economy. We briefly want to show you how with each of the upcoming events… Continue reading →

Fence with Lock

Metals theft is not a victimless crime.

It’s been a while since we brought up metals theft in our blog, however, the issue persists in an ongoing fight by local law enforcement officials, scrap yards, and even individuals. If you have never been a victim of metals theft, that is great – we hope you never will be! But we want to keep you at the front of the issue so you understand the indirect impact it has on others, businesses and the community you live in. After all, awareness is the biggest influence of preventing crime. Even if you have witnessed a metals theft, do you know it can be reported? You can help in the fight against crime that is widespread and costs individuals and companies thousands of dollars every year. Continue reading →

School Bus

Pay close attention to the top blinking lights on a school bus. The blinking yellow lights mean the bus is slowing down so you should also prepare to reduce your speed. The red blinking lights mean it has stopped at which time you should also be stopped.

Help keep our children safe! Brake for stopped school buses.

Monday, August 29, 2016 is a big day for thousands of our students. They will be going back to school across our state. This means many will be walking and waiting at bus stops in areas including neighborhoods and main roads that we routinely drive on every day. Continue reading →

Keep Your Cool this Summer

With temps climbing into the 90s and a heat index well over 100, it can be hard to keep your cool. The south tends to experience a good deal of humidity in addition to the heat which can reduce the air quality. It can heat up pretty quickly especially when you are active and hauling scrap metal. We want you to stay safe out there, so here are some good ways to beat the summer heat. Continue reading →

Yard Sale Sign

How to have the best yard sale – ever!

Tis the season for yard sales! Instead of giving away or throwing out your reminiscent roller blades or old vinyl record collection, you can make some extra money and free up some space! We’ve conjured up some helpful tips to ensure your yard or garage sale is a success. By this we mean, you are able to get rid of a lot of stuff and make fast cash! Continue reading →