SCRAP NEWS | Aluminum

What is Aluminum Extrusion?

Over the years we’ve been asked dozens if not hundreds of times about aluminum extrusion. If you were talking specifically about cars then you might only mention cars, that’s a similar analogy to aluminum extrusion. There are all different types of aluminum products that are made just like there are different vehicle types. What Is […]

Big Changes Coming to Scrap Prices – 1/20/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS And another one! With copper rebounding over the last couple of days and the incoming administration starting today we should see some big changes in the overall market in the coming months. How it is going to affect the scrap prices is something that we will continue to look […]

Difference Between Aluminum & Stainless Steel

How to tell the difference between aluminum and stainless steel

This question is usually a mystery especially when you first start scrapping, but it can get tricky when you come across odd items when scrapping. Aluminum and stainless steel while may seem like they are easy to tell apart, that isn’t always the case. When it comes to the value of aluminum and stainless steel […]

What Scrap Metals Are Inside Computers?

As our technology continues to advance through the last few decades, it has significantly changed the value of computers in the scrap industry. For example, some components that were made of gold inside computers 20 years ago are now being built with a less-costly option like copper or even aluminum. With major changes like that in […]

Most Common Scrap Metals

learn about the most common scrap metal

Let’s Go Over the Most Common Scrap Metals. The most common scrap metals that we have found are: aluminum, brass, steel, and copper. We can call those common scrap metals the “core four.” Scrap metals are easy to sort if you just start off by learning the most common scrap metals and where you can […]

Finding The Best Scrap Yard

Find a scrap yard that suits all of your needs

There are several factors that can play into you choosing the best scrap or salvage yard to bring your scrap metal to. While some are more important than others, there are different things to consider when finding a scrap yard in your area and traveling there to sell your scrap. One of the most obvious […]

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Melt Your Own Scrap Ingots

It looks cool. It could be a fun hobby to do with friends or in your yard…melting and molding your own scrap metal ingots. While it may make for entertaining times or cool YouTube videos, if you are looking to make the most scrap money from your metal, we don’t strongly suggest never melting your […]

Scrapping Aluminum Street Signs

Street Signs are made of Aluminum

Aluminum road or street signs are almost always a good item to sell at scrap yards but there are few things that you need to know before you sell them. First thing is to make sure that you are allowed to scrap the road signs. Sometimes if the signs belonged to the town or local […]

Rating Scrap Items To Take Apart

The guts of a computer tower are easy to remove

Some of the most difficult things to take apart while scrapping can be worth your time and money if you do it the right way. But knowing how to take them apart and what goes into it, can be the most difficult challenge. The iScrap App Team has ranked some of the most common scrap […]

6 Places To Find Stainless Steel Scrap

Where to look for stainless steel scrap metal

If you are in the scrapping business, you know that stainless steel is a very good metal to collect, not only for it’s stable prices between $0.30-0.75/lb. but also when you do come across it for scrap, it is usually in large quantities. That is usually because of where stainless steel is found and what […]

Where Can You Find Scrap Metal?

Looking for scrap metal can be a daunting task, especially if you are new to the scrapping world. While it’s easy to say you can find scrap “everywhere”, there are some more common places you can find various types of metal for recycling. Where Are The Best Places To Find Scrap Metal? One of the […]

7 Common Types of Aluminum Scrap

Aluminum cans are baled during the recycling process

When scrapping you may come across a wide variety of scrap aluminum. While there are several materials that are classified as “aluminum” there are many different types that are priced and sorted differently at scrap yards. Below we have some of the common types of aluminum scrap you will come across when scrapping. Sheet Aluminum– […]