How To: Destroy, Recycle, & Scrap Hard Drives

properly scrapping hard drives

Hard drives. You use them, you need them, but do you know what to do with them when you are done with them? Let’s first talk about what they are and what they do for you. Hard drives are used to store information like documents, files, pictures, and music among many other things. When you […]

7 Hacks That Will Make Your More Money Scrapping

People are always looking for little shortcuts to get a few extra bucks out of their scrap metal with and we are here to help out. With so much money at risk by not knowing how to sort or separate a few different types of scrap metals you have to really be on top of […]

7/26/17 Scrap Price Report: Our Advice? Sell.

Hey iScrappers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Extra ! in here for a reason!). WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO! Copper prices have passed two year highs. Let’s throw up our hands and start celebrating and really hope that this sticks. Over the last week what a rally we have seen in the red metals market. Let’s dive into all of the news that […]

7/19/17 Scrap Price Report: Great News For Copper

Wuzzzzzz Uppppppp Scrappers!!! (Old school 90’s frog throwbacks, haha). We hope that you are all staying cool and enjoying these nice overall price jumps in the scrap market. This is going to be one of those updates where almost, if not, all of the news ins positive and we are super pumped about that. We […]

How To Calculate the Copper Recovery for Scrap Wire

There are a lot of different conversations going on about different types of electrical wires and how scrap yards buy them. Some scrap yards might just have one wire price, and that price will cover all types of wiring. Other scrap yards will break down each type of wire based on the name. How To […]

6 Safety Items Needed For Scrapping

When scrapping, it is easy to get excited about a big score and not pay attention to your surroundings and safety when hauling your latest load. It can be easy to get away from safety protocols when you are busy with scrapping but keep the following in mind to prevent injuries that can stop you […]

7/12/17 Scrap Price Report: Steel Is Still Climbing

Good Day iScrappers! We hope that many of you are braving the heat and staying hydrated whether you are working outside or scrapping outside, we know that it gets hot. With this hot weather you really have to watch out for a lot of different types of scrap metals. Once thing you should really look […]

12 Household Items You Can Bring To Your Scrap Yard

When you are looking to make some extra cash by recycling scrap metal with your local yard, it can be as simple as finding items around your house. We have a guide of some common items that can be found throughout your house that can be brought to your local scrap yard. Most scrap yards […]

How To Scrap Dirty Copper Radiators

Check car radiators to learn if they are brass or aluminum

One of the more common items when scrapping, aluminum copper fin or radiators are popular for taking apart before bringing it to your scrap yard. There are different kinds of radiators from a variety of sources and it’s important to know how to separate them and clean them to get the best price at the scale. […]

7/5/17 Scrap Price Update: Steel & Copper Prices On The Rise

Hey iScrappers! We want to first and foremost with American a very Happy 241st Birthday! Looking better then ever, we hope to see so many people continue to have so many chances to do great things. We hope that you were able to take a day or two off and enjoy the nice weather that […]

How Much Gold Can You Get From Cell Phones?

Cell phones have been around for decades, it sounds funny to read but it is true. Even before Zach Morris in Saved By The Bell, cell phones existed. Some of earliest cell phones can be traced to the 1970’s and were “car phones,” but nonetheless were mobile and on the go. Now cell phones have […]

Common Equipment At Scrap Yards

Scrapping is a labor-intensive job. When you begin to take apart your scrap metal and different materials at your shop or house, you know how many different tools are needed to get the job done. Even the simple task of taking apart a computer tower can take a few different tools. The same goes for […]