SCRAP NEWS | Month: April 2021

Options For Scrapping Your Car

We see so many people scrapping cars and posting pictures through one of the many Facebook groups out there it really is nuts! Cars are one of the easier and definitely, one of the most common items to scrap and that should not be surprising…considering they are everywhere! A lot of people try to figure […]

Top Products To Protect Your Smartphone While Scrapping

protect your smartphone with an otterbox case

In today’s society, one of the common items for most people to carry is their smartphone. Not only are smartphones great for communication through calls, text, social media, and more, but they are a great resource for about everything you need. Need to find a restaurant? There’s an app for that! Need to call a […]

What Does A Copper Mine Look Like

Check out the inside of a copper mine

We all know as scrappers, we are always looking for that quick glimmer of the bright orange glow of copper pipe or wire to start collecting for scrap. Copper is a highly recycled item, mainly due to the value of it at scrap yards, however we wanted to get down to the source and find […]

Factors That Determine Scrap Prices

Scrap metal price changes

People in the scrap metal industry are constantly watching TV and on the computer, not to entertain themselves or check to Facebook but constantly checking the industry trends and prices. There are many factors that go into determining the prices that are seen at the scales of scrap yards across the world. Many of these […]

Copper Reaches New Heights, 10-Year Highs – 4/28/21

Increased prices have been fueled by increased demand in the world’s economic recovery. We have seen scrap yards increasing their prices over the last couple of weeks by about $0.30/ lb. on copper #1 and #2 on average. On top of this, we have seen a continued push for higher prices across all aluminum markets, and these price increases could continue throughout the rest of the year.

6 Ways To Maximize Your Scrap Metal Profits

Continued from Part 1… Thanks for joining us on our journey through the Eyes of the Scrapper Series. Below is Part 2 that is diving into the best ways you can maximize your profits and ensure you aren’t missing any important weights, prices, or money from your trip to the scrap yard. It’s important to […]

Metal Monday: Difference Between Zinc & Tin

While looking similar…zinc and tin are two very different metals. Zinc is a metal that is used in many applications as an anti-rust method. You could hear of zinc plated wall studs…but the most common place that you will find zinc is right in your pocket. Pennies are made up of mostly zinc with a small […]

Metal Monday: Die Cast Aluminum

How to recycling scrap die cast aluminum.

Cast aluminum look all the same right? Well…what if you go to sell it and your scrap yard labels it as Die Cast and you have no idea what that is. Let’s go over Die Cast and how you can tell the difference between it and other metals. What’s the Difference? Die Cast has zinc […]

Scrap Metal: What Is It and Where To Find It

So you’re looking to make a few extra dollars, and you heard about scrap metal. What is it? Where can you find scrap metal, and how can you sell it? With so many questions, let the iScrap App tell you where to look first so you can avoid wasting time and money while learning how […]

Is Scrapping A Car Worth It When Prices Are Down?

Recently we were talking to a few scrappers through private messages on our Facebook page about scrapping cars. The question was asked, “Are cars worth scrapping when the prices are so cheap?” Well…I guess there are a lot of answers to that question so let’s go over them. What About When Prices Are High? When […]

Metal Monday: Scrapping Dirty Stainless Steel

Dirty stainless steel. You find it, you see it, you sell it. Pretty simple right? You probably see some of the small amount of contaminants on it and think to yourself that there won’t be a big discount for small amounts of material, but you never know. How Do You Scrap Dirty Stainless Steel? Then […]

Tom’s Top Picks: Best Tools for Scrapping

If you are looking to start scrapping metal for some extra money or even a full-time job, we have some important tools and accessories you should look into getting for yourself before you begin. Tom, the founder of iScrap App is a scrap yard owner and has been in the business for years. We sat […]