SCRAP NEWS | Month: January 2021

Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

When You Need Scrap Certificate of Destruction

How do you know if scrap yards are doing what they say? How do you know that scrap yards will destroy the materials that you need to be taken care of? Well, it’s important to talk to your scrap yard about the process, paperwork, and assurance your information is secure. Whatever types of scrap that […]

Old Scrap vs. New Scrap

Generations of scrap do the same things but differently

No, we’re not talking about the age of scrappers, but the history of scrapping and scrap yards themselves. For those that have been scrapping for at least 10 years if not more, you know there have been some very significant and impacting changes within the industry. So to explain some of those changes we are […]

Scrapping in the Cold Weather: What You Need

Be prepared to work in cold weather

Most areas in the US and Canada begin to grip for winter and colder months once September comes around every year. While scrapping during the colder months, especially for those areas that are under freezing temperatures most of the winter, it’s important to think warm. There are some important steps and tips to use while […]

Safety Tips – Communicate

Talking with those around you and that you work with is important. Letting the team around you know what is going on will make life much easier when you are trying to get a job done. By having dialogue with those around you, helps so they don’t have to assume. See More Safety Tips

Metal Monday: Those Magnets, Not Tools

A simple magnet is a scrappers best friend

Hey iScrappers! What is a scrappers favorite tool? A magnet! A magnet will be able to tell you what different types of metals you have and help sort the more expensive metals from the cheaper grades. But did you know that sometimes you can make money selling different magnets? Most magnets that you will find […]

Metal Monday: Should I Melt My Gold?

scrap metal gold from circuit boards

Should you melt your own gold…or just sell it as is? Well we have talked about the value of scrap electronics, how to sort and separate, as well as the different types of boards that are out there. But knowing whether or not to start to refine materials on your own or send them out to […]

“Free Scrap Metal” – Finding Scrap Metal

aluminum extrusion scrap

While in a perfect world we would love to be able to offer you free scrap metal, it’s hard to ship, but the iScrap App Team has tips to help you locate free scrap in your area by using several different resources. As you may know, scrap metal isn’t just found on job sites, like […]

Metal Monday: 5 Ways To Scrap or Recycle Cell Phones

So you have old cell phones sitting around the house, or you see them at garage sales or even in the trash…well these are great items for scrapping. Not all scrap yards will take the cell phones, but we suggest doing a couple of smart things to make them worth it. Always take the batteries […]

How To Scrap Pewter & Where To Find It

Pewter is another alloy that is very strange and has all types of forms. Pewter can be made into dishes, bowls, silverware, but generally you will see pewter in decorative features. You won’t go to Walmart or Sears to buy silverware for your home made from pewter…but if you find it in scrap it could […]

Best Ways To Make Money Scrapping

Computer copper

If you are interested in making money from scrap metal recycling, the iScrap App is the best place and tool for you to check out. The iScrap App is a directory of scrap yards throughout the US & Canada and provides users with business information for scrap yards in their area including scrap prices, containers […]

How Do I Sell My Scrap Catalytic Converter?

The catalytic converter in the scrap industry has become a HOT commodity. With the prices of platinum, palladium, and rhodium – the three precious metals found inside catalytic converters – soaring to an all-time high, catalytic converter recycling has become a huge part of the scrap metal industry over the last few years. There are […]