✨ All New: Should You HOLD or SELL? – 10/27/21

HOLD OR SELL NON-FERROUS HOLD OR SELL FERROUS Should your HOLD or SELL? For those of you that celebrate, we hope that your costumes will be scrap appropriate such as the tin man or anything that you found along with your scrap adventures. We would love to see your pictures from your Halloween event, so […]


All New iScrap App 2.0 Available For Download

  The Time Has Come The iScrap 2.0 Is Here! With 200+ Scrap Metal Prices We know it’s been some time since our last major update (6 years, but who’s counting…), but the time has finally come. We heard you, scrappers, and we are extremely excited to show off the iScrap App 2.0 edition! This […]


Increase Scrap Profits With These Must-Have Tools

Based on surveys with scrappers, we’ve compiled the ultimate scrapper’s tool guide using our years of experience, trial and error, and scrapper suggestions. We’re not saying you should have every tool on this list, but these are probably the most common and the most widely used in the scrapper profession.  Dismantling and separating your scrap […]


10 Must-Have Tools for All Scrappers

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 […]


Copper Prices Rebounded Over $0.50/lb – 10/20/21

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= JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS Welcome to the Copper Countdown! 🎉 As many of you have seen online, we have reached near-record pricing levels again. We saw these markets similar to where they were back in May and June 2021, but they have returned the form. You might be asking […]

Common Electrician Scrap Metal Finds

Another blog explains how plumbers can make a good side hustle out of their excess materials. The same goes for electricians. Both are in the business to make money through contracted projects of their own but are able to make a significant side income off of excess scrap materials. And with frequent visits to the […]

Common Plumbing Scrap Metal Finds


Peddlers aren’t the only ones cashing in on scrap metal. At the Rockaway Recycling yard, trade-specific workers are frequently cashing in on excess material from everyday jobs and projects they work on. Plumbers, in particular, make a pretty good side hustle from scrap material. Suggested Reading: Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Plumber’s Common […]

Our Favorite DeWalt Tools for Scrap Metal Recycling

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It’s no secret that we love DeWalt tools. They’re reliable, quality tools that, in our experience, last for years to come (but just in case, most come with a pretty great warranty). We even do monthly giveaways of them for all our Patrons. So we thought we’d create a list of our favorite DeWalt tools […]

[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Metal Report – 10/13/21

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Is Inflation Affecting Scrap Metal Prices? – 10/13/21


JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS 18 More Days… 🎃 Until trick-or-treating returns and hopefully, scrap prices continue to go up. October is traditionally a scary month, but it looks like we might be in for quite the opposite. Copper prices have risen so far in the first week and a half, […]

Top 15 Questions To Ask Before Your First Trip To The Scrap Yard

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Your first trip to the scrap yard can be a bit daunting. Maybe you’ve been reading up, doing your research in the Scrap Metal Recycling Group, and have heard some not-so-great stories from people visiting their yard. First off, don’t worry; we have you covered. Not all yards are the same, but these questions should […]

33 Holiday Gift Ideas for Scrappers

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The holidays are right around the corner, and with the supply chain issues we see right now, it’s never too early to get a head start on gifts for the scrapper in your life. Curated meticulously by the iScrap App team, here are this year’s top gifts based on what we’ve tried, what other scrappers […]

Who To Talk To At The Scrap Yard

How many of you go to the same yard every time you go to sell your scrap? Do you see the same scale manager, same yard workers, maybe even the owner, every time you go? If you’re seeing the same people day in and day out, you won’t have any other experience to compare that […]

[WATCH] Weekly Scrap Report – 10/6/21

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Volatile Prices for Copper Scrap – 10/6/21

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JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS Let’s Talk Pancakes 🥞  What do pancakes and scrap have in common? You constantly flip-flop them and sometimes get burned. They come out looking pretty well most of the time, but you have to deal with standing there waiting. That’s kind of how we feel right […]