SCRAP NEWS | Month: March 2021

How Do Scrap Yards Work?

Learn how scrap yards work

So you may be wondering how scrap yards work, what the process of recycling scrap metal includes, what to do when you go to a scrap yard, and what happens when you leave a scrap yard. Below we have some of the basic ways and expectations to have when you visit your local scrap yard. […]

Stable Scrap Prices, Steel Demand Coming? – 3/17/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Hope you get lucky today… Scrappy St. Patrick’s Day!  They say that on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. So we continue to search for the pot of gold, otherwise known as Copper, but if you have a story about finding an actual pot of gold, we would love […]

Metal Monday: Cell Tower Wires

Hey iScrappers! With so many cell phones all over the place you have to wonder where the heck the signals come from right?!?! Well, that answer is thousands of cell phone towers across the US. With thousands of towers disguised as trees, billboards, or on the sides of water towers you will see antennas everywhere […]

Big Mac Meets Molten Copper (VIDEO)

melted copper poured on hamburger

Man Pours Liquid Copper on Big Mac Hamburger A YouTuber, Tito4re, recently wanted to conduct an experiment to see what would happen when he poured molten copper on a McDonald’s Big Mac Hamburger Sandwich. He takes a bit of copper wire and scrap and begins to melt it in his own foundry. Copper’s melting point […]

[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Tips To Make More Money on Scrap Metal

Best tips to make more money when recycling scrap metal

Looking for top tips for scrapping? The iScrap App Team has put together a visual guide to help you make more money on your scrap metal. These simple tips can make a HUGE difference in the value of your metal at your scrap yard. The iScrap App Team has put together some helpful tips to […]

Should You Save or Cash In Your Scrap Metal?

For years we have had customers and iScrappers asking if we recommend saving materials…it’s an easy answer. No, we don’t. Saving things is another form of gambling and gambling on things that are controlled by the world economic environment is a TOUGH thing to be able to do. Saving materials is always a tough thing […]

Metal Monday: Finding The Best Scrap Metal Tips

Tips on Scrapping?!?! Well…finding tips on scrapping online has become a very easy thing…but finding GOOD and worthwhile tips is not as easy. A lot of people have asked us what makes us qualified for giving so many tips and that is a great question to go over. Where To Find The Best Scrap Metal […]

Scrapping Mini-Transformers

Power supplies

You don’t have to be an experiences scrapper to know where to find some mini-transformers you can scrap at your local scrap yard. Mini-transformers can be some good cash and the weight of them can add up quickly if you have enough. Got a box of wires in your house and don’t know what to […]

Why Do Scrap Metals Have Different Prices?

All scrap prices are not the same.

Whoever said that all prices of metals should be the same…was obviously a little crazy. That is like saying that all car prices should be the same, or any other material or commodity should be priced the same. We wanted to give some perspective as to why scrap prices for different metals are completely different […]

Scrapping A Stainless Steel Sink

Taking out a stainless steel sink can be worth a good chunk of change at a scrap yard. When you are looking to make an extra buck on the stainless steel sin, be sure to remove the steel ring on the outside and drain from the bottom to make more money. Take a hammer and […]

Aluminum Is Going Up Again, Copper Steady – 3/10/21

With more money being thrown around than ever before in the world right now, it’s crazy to see what’s going on with pricing and commodities and vaccinations and everything else. With so much going on we have had our head on a constant swivel listening for more information and pushing for more market news to be able to share with you.

Metal Monday: Alkaline Batteries For Scrap?

Household batteries have little or no value in scrapping

Batteries. What are they and what types are out there to many money off of? Many people asking about the household batteries, also known as alkaline batteries, and if they are worth money. The answer is relatively simple…not that we know of. Some items actually cost money to get rid of and alkaline batteries are […]