SCRAP NEWS | Month: May 2021

Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash

There are full-time scrappers, hard-core scrappers, part-timers, and those that grew up in the business and continued on the legacy. And then you have hobbyist scrappers: those who one day heard about this thing called scrap metal, decided to try their hand at it, and got addicted.  The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Maybe […]

Metal Monday: Carbide

Many people see drill bits and think that they are carbide or tungsten drill bits…but how do you really know? On carbide drill bits (tungsten is what makes up the bit) they will often be marked CARBIDE. They have a much denser feel to them than normal steel drill bits do. Where will you find them? […]

Factors of Scrap Metal Pricing

Scrap metal Prices change when the stock market prices fluctuate

Whether you are a small-time scrapper or a large scrap yard or refinery, the scrap metal market can be a tricky beast to understand. With the commodity market and stock market always changing hourly during the day, one can never be quite sure how it all works. With some easy to understand explanations and examples […]

Steel Takes The Spotlight: First Time In Months – 5/26/21

  JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Steel Steals Headlines! With the price of copper cooling off a little bit over the last week, we have seen another market heating up in new ways that we have not seen in many months.  The price of steel is rising month over month and that’s a good […]

Building The World In Scrap: Shanghai 1989 vs. 2010

A lot of people ask us about where all of the scrap metal in the US and Canada goes to after you drop it off to your scrap yard…and that answer can vary depending on the material and the location. Where Does Your Scrap Metal Go? But overwhelmingly since the mid 1990’s a lot of […]

Scrap Metal 101: Starting to Recycle Your Scrap Metal

Start scrapping today

So you want to start scrapping? You don’t know where to start and it seems overwhelming. That’s where the iScrap App Team jumps in and gives you the rundown of the basics you need to know before you start recycling your scrap metal. Below we have some of the first things to start scrapping and […]

5 Top Work Boots for Safety & Comfort for Scrapping

When you are working on your feet or constantly traveling for work to collect your scrap metal, work on contractor jobs, working on home improvement, construction, or demolition, it’s important to have the right boots. Like when we’ve talked the importance of buying a good bed and work boots, we wanted to explore some of […]

Make Your Scrap Yard Trip Easy and Efficient

Navigating your scrap metal trips

Going to the scrap yard with a large load of scrap can be quite overwhelming for the scrapper and the scrap yard. There are some ways to prepare and keep in mind to make your trip to the scrap yard quick and easy. Make your trip to the scrap yard and easy and successful one! […]

How Reported Scrap Metal Prices Can Help Your Earnings

how you can help scrap prices

The scrap metal industry isn’t the most glamorous industry out there, but it is important. With scrap metal being one of the largest exports of the USA, it is important to understand how scrap prices are determined and what customers like yourself can do to when the scrap prices are being affected. Over the last […]

How To Pack Your Truck For The Scrap Yard

Best way to profit with the right packing techniques for scrap metal.

We all know that when scrapping it is always important to maximize any and all space that you can. Whether it is material that you are packing in your truck to sell to the scrap yards…or the bins and tools that you are carrying with you to use to help organize and pack. How you […]

Metal Monday: Types of Electric Motors for Scrap

Electric motors vary some are copper bearing, other aluminum.

So you are thinking about scrapping electric motors, and you wonder what’s inside of them? Well…metal of course! Electric motors are used to power many types of devices from the simple spinning glass inside of a microwave all the way up to the engines on planes. Inside of electric motors there are windings, and that […]

Types of Stainless Steel & Where To Find Them

So we have talked to many people about their scrapping habits…and it always seems that they want to learn, learn, learn more about where to find different types of scrap metals. Well……WE DO TOO! One of the harder metals to really figure out is stainless steel. There are so many grades of stainless that it […]