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That Important Meeting Happened And… – 12/5/18

Hey iScrappers!  First and foremost we want to pay our respects to George H. Bush, our 41st US President who passed away over the weekend. Anytime a leader of our country passes away it is a sad day and we want to take a moment to remember him and his contributions to the country. With […]

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The Ultimate Scrapper’s Holiday Wish List

Finding referrals or ideas on tools is not always the easiest thing. It is sometimes so hard to find a scrapper a great holiday gift so we wanted to help put our Top 10 gifts into one spot (Most of these can be used year round though!) in order to help you find out about […]

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Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you are looking to start scrapping metal for some extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should look into getting for yourself before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat […]

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The Economy: What’s Scrap Got To Do With It

We all remember the song from the 1990’s by Tina Turner, “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” but many people ask us what does scrap have to do with the economy. We wanted to go over the ups and downs of the scrap market as this article should help you figure out long and […]

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[UPDATED 12/4/18] What Are Metal Tariffs & How Will They Affect Scrap?

A hot topic this year in the scrap metal industry, US President Trump is planning to introduce metal tariffs for imports into the USA. With speculations ranging from a better market to a higher price for consumers, a lot of things that can happen. To try to make sense of all this, we break down what […]

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Something Big Is About To Happen – 11/28/18

Turkey Scrappers!!!  We hope that you had an excellent and over-indulging Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy a day or more off with friends and family. With the shortened week with the holiday we saw abbreviated trading, but not much good news for metal prices overall.  With oil continuing to get hammered (it was down […]

4 Products For Staying Warm Working Outside

Use this zippo hand warmer to warm your hands quickly

It is that time of year when the majority of the US and Canada are engulfed in the Arctic Air blasts and we are trying to keep warm every way possible. In the scrap metal industry, whether you work at a scrap yard or you are a scrapper hunting for scrap, most of the day […]

We’re Thankful For Higher Prices – 11/21/18

Gobble Gobble Gobble Scrappers! We wish you, your family, friends, scrapping friends, and anyone else you know a very Happy Thanksgiving. With the holidays here we have been asked about if now is the best time to sell your material – the answer is, well we don’t know what the answer is. But let us help […]

Should You Hold Materials With Holidays Coming? – 11/14/18

Hey iScrappers!!! With one week to go until Thanksgiving, we want to wish all of you a Happy Holiday and Happy Thanksgiving season. About 8 days from now we hope that you are taking a rare scrapping day off and are watching the parade, maybe deep-frying a turkey, and getting ready to enjoy family and […]

How To Grow Your Scrap Business

Maybe your scrapping career started as a side job for some extra cash, then you realized it was time to start growing your services to pick up materials from homeowners or business owners. Some scrappers have the truck and the trailer to haul larger loads away from job sites. Maybe that is your next step in […]

The Day After Elections & What It Means for Scrap – 11/7/18

Well, Helllooooo iScrappers! We hope that you are all enjoying this two week before Thanksgiving notice and are staying busy out there. With the elections done and the votes have been cast, we are now in a wait and see mode as to what is going to happen with the change in political seats when […]

Copper Is Tricking & Steel Is Treating – 10/31/18

Happy Halloween Scrappers! We hope that we have not scared you off with some of these prices lately, but what has been spooking us is how steel continues to climb. It’s almost too good to be true the way that these steel prices have been going and it has been really nice to see.  We […]

6 Ways To Cut Expenses When Scrap Prices Are Down

How to cut expenses when scrap copper prices are down

The iScrap App Team understands the frustrations of low scrap prices and the waiting game for the markets to return to decent levels. We have heard stories of scrap yards closing due to the low prices and not being able to cover costs for operation. Also there are several scrappers that have stated they can […]