SCRAP NEWS | Month: May 2021

8 Tips To Avoid Scrap Yard Receipt Mistakes

Scrapping. It’s a great way to make some extra money on the side or if you are full-time, it’s your way of living. Regardless of how often you are at the scrap yard, it’s important to know the weights and what they mean on your receipts. The iScrap App Team hears stories about how scrap yards […]

Steady Scrap Prices Across The Board – 5/19/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Inflationvaccination!  Try saying those two words together 10 times fast and let’s see how well you do. In the meantime, enjoy some of the copper prices, as well as the increase in iron over the last two weeks. While so many people are only talking about the number of […]

Metal Monday – Scrapping Cars

Many people ask us about how to scrap cars…and that’s a GREAT question. Cars have many different metals that make them up. Steel Aluminum Copper Stainless Steel Lead Platinum Gold All of these metals are difficult to sort and separate to sell as is, and that is why scrap yards buy the cars whole. Some […]

Guide for Scrapping Hard Drives

Scrap computer hard drives at a scrap yard near you

Many scrappers come across hard drives when scrapping desktop computer towers or laptops. There are some easy ways to make an extra buck on the hard drives that you are collecting. Below we have a guide on scrapping Hard Drives and the other components from your computers: Guide for Scrapping Hard Drives Hard Drives Units […]

Metal Monday: Memory Boards from Computers

Scrapping memory boards from computers

Do you ever hear people talking about losing their memory…? Well that happens to the best of us, but we certainly don’t want to see you lose your computer memory if you can avoid doing so. Memory is used inside of all computers to help access the information that is located on the hard drives. The […]

4 Helpful Ways To Use WD-40

Whether you are scrapping or are using different tools on a regular basis at your job, WD-40 is a great accessory to have on hand for many reasons. We have found that a lot of scrappers use WD-40 for many different jobs or tasks they are looking to complete to make their job more efficient. […]

Metal Monday: Common Household Items

Where to find scrap metal items in your house

Ever wake up, hit the alarm clock and just want to throw it against the wall? Well…sometimes those old alarm clocks and other household electronics are great items to be able to scrap. Many of the newer clocks will mostly be plastic, but a lot of the old ones have metal frames as well as […]

Scrapping on a Rainy Day

Rainy day scrapping

While most days are free of rain and it is easy to scrap, there are those soaking wet days when you would rather be a duck than a scrapper. What is a scrapper to do on a rainy day? We have some ideas that may help you pass your time and make some more money […]

Removing Aluminum, CPU’s & RAM Boards

The inside components of a computer for scrap

Looking to make some extra money on your scrap computers and desktop towers? We have some easy to follow instructions across of our channels to help you take a computer tower apart for scrap. However, if you don’t have a ton of time to devote to taking apart everything, there are a few things you […]

How Do You Scrap A Transformer?

Transformers are important parts to various electronic items, such as TV’s, PC Boards, tools, machines, and more. Transformers help reduce or increase the voltage a current through the electronic that you are using. So if you have an electric drill you are using to install new aluminum shelving, the transformer inside of the drill is […]

Motivating Yourself to Scrap Better

Getting motivated to scrap

Like any job, scrapping can be slow and difficult at times. Keeping your eyes set on the reward is what is important. Knowing that a slow day out on the streets, a drop in prices, can quickly be followed by a great large job lead or a quick jump in the market. Don’t Throw In […]

$12 Could Save Your Life: DIY First Aid Kit

Avoiding injuries at the scrap yard

Cuts and bruises are pretty typical in the scrap industry. Even if you are following the safety procedures and preventative ways to protect yourself, accidents happen. So the iScrap App Team is here to save the day, not you. So don’t rely on us for professional medical advice, just take what we have to say […]