12/14/17 Scrap Price Report: Copper Prices Recovering

Hey iScrappers! With snow sweeping many parts of the country in the colder regions we know that that makes it a little harder to get that scrap out that has been buried….so send us pictures of you doing it! With the copper prices recovering since we spoke last Thursday and with the steel prices going […]

We Added National Scrap Prices To App

You spoke. We listened. We recently released an updated iScrap App for the iOS and Android App Stores. With the updated look and updated software, the iScrap App was moving faster than ever and allowed you to continue to find scrap yards in the area and find the contact information you need on the go. […]

6 Scrap Metal Items To Collect Around Christmas

Holiday lights

“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant,” said the Grinch. Did you know that all of those old strands of Christmas lights are worth money? Instead of getting upset whenever that strand of lights doesn’t work anymore think about how you can recycle them and make a little extra cash! If only the Grinch […]

8 Tips To Avoid Scrap Yard Receipt Mistakes

Scrapping. It’s a great way to make some extra money on the side or if you are full-time, it’s your way of living. Regardless of how often you are at the scrap yard, it’s important to know the weights and what they mean on your receipts. The iScrap App Team hears stories about how scrap yards […]

12/7/17 Scrap Price Update: Did Copper Get Hit?

Hey Scrappers! With Christmas and the holiday season around the corner, we are still enjoying prices that have been climbing most of 2017 and have a bright outlook going into next year as well. Even with the copper markets down to the levels that saw back in September, compared to a year ago they are […]

The Effects of Snow & Winter on the Scrap Industry

The cold weather can limit where you find scrap

Unless you are in the plowing or heating industries, the snowy, cold weather usually doesn’t help business. In fact, it is very common that during the winter season scrap yards and those in the scrap industry are severely affected by their business and lack of scrap jobs. As the cold hits the country, it seems […]

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 […]

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 […]

Best Tips for Driving In The Snow

When the winter time hits, there’s always that first major snowstorm that throws everyone for a loop. People run out to the grocery store pick up the essentials, get their snow plows ready, and prep their shovels and snowblowers. When you are scrapping during the slower winter months, it’s important to keep a few things […]

10 Abandoned Places Perfect For Scrapping

Want to escape the regular residential streets and job sites looking for scrap metal? Below are some places around the world that would be a scrapper’s paradise. These abandoned places around the globe make us drool at the potential for the scrap that can be found there. Which one is your favorite? 1. Abandoned Ship – […]

11/29/17 Scrap Price Report: After Quick Jump, Copper Drops

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that many of you enjoyed eating too much (we know we did!) and had a nice start to the Holiday season. With Turkey and football on the mind we have seen many people starting to put up holiday and Christmas decorations and that means tis the season for many to […]

Ice Boat Made with Saw Blade Motor

Here's a creative way to use scrap

And who said Winter was over? This guy invented his own mode of transportation on the iced-overI lakes and ponds in his area. What do you get when you combine, a cold winter, some creativity, and old machines? Usually you wouldn’t think it would be a Sled Ice Machine made with a saw blade. This […]

11/22/17 Scrap Price Report: Holiday Week Prices

Gobble Gobble Scrappers! We hope that many of you are ready for the big turkey day tomorrow and are going to be able to enjoy a nice (rare) day off with family and friends. This holiday season we are continuing to be thankful that this scrap market pricing has increased so much during 2017. With […]