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Beginner’s Guide: Scrapping 101

Getting started with scrapping and recycling metals can be an overwhelming task for someone that isn’t familiar with the scrap industry. It is also difficult to find information that is good for beginners that can clarify exactly where to get started. The iScrap App team has years of experience in the scrap industry and lives […]

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 […]

Maximizing Your Scrap Metal Earnings

Learn how to make more money scrapping

Getting the most money from your scrap metal is one of the most important goals when you begin scrapping. Find the right resources and ways to maximize your scrap profits and you will be rolling in the scrap cash. If you are looking to become a full- or part-time scrapper, it is important to do […]

Quick Tips for Scrapping – Part 2

Computer towers have pc plugs that can be scrapped separately

If you check out the first part of the quick tips for scrapping you learned some easy tricks to make the most from your scrap metal, like copper, brass, and wire. There are many smaller materials that can be taken apart quickly for more money at your scrap yard. The video below shows you some more […]

Cup Of Joe Episode 2: Platinum Plates, Copper Wire, & More!

Joe walks through a few questions we recently received about copper wire, platinum plates, heavy iron vs. light iron, scrap prices and material names. If you have questions of your own you would like answered, comment below or email us at [email protected]

iScrappers’ Post: Christmas Poems

Christmas scrapper wishes

Many of our Facebook Fan iScrappers were really getting in the mood this holiday season with their scrapping poems. So we decided it was only fair to share them with the rest of the world. Like On Facebook “T’was the night before Christmas and all though the facility, Not a creature was stirring not even the man […]

How Do You Scrap An Air Conditioner?

There are some different types of air conditioners that can be taken apart for scrap

One of the more common scrap items during the warmer months, air conditioners are very easy items to take apart for scrap metal inside but require some work. With a wide variety of materials like copper, electric motors, aluminum, and wire inside, any scrappers from beginner to advanced ones can benefit by taking apart an […]

Train Derails, Airline Fuselages Plunge Into River Below

July 5, 2014 – The Clark Fork River in Western Montana is making a name for itself after it had a new addition plunge into its waters and shorelines. A train recently derailed 19 cars and 3 of them carrying Boeing 737 Fuselages plummeted into the river below. No one was injured on the scene. Of […]

6 Scrap Metal Items To Collect Around Christmas

Holiday lights

“Blast this Christmas music. It’s joyful and triumphant,” said the Grinch. Did you know that all of those old strands of Christmas lights are worth money? Instead of getting upset whenever that strand of lights doesn’t work anymore, think about how you can recycle them and make a little extra cash! If only the Grinch […]

Scrap Metal Monday: Do You Know or THINK You Know?

Knowing what you have…and saying what you have are two different things. It is not easy to always know what type of material you have, and without knowing the proper terminology it will be difficult to sell it for the right price at your local scrap yard. What Is The Lingo? If you go to […]

Why Electric Motors Are Tough To Scrap

Electric Motors. They are everywhere that you can look even if you don’t see them working. Ever roll the window down in your car? Well, we’re guessing the answer is yes and that window rolls all because of an electric motor (or multiple). Ever enter a garage door whether it is a house or a […]

6 Preventative Measures for Scrap Metal Theft

Keep your scrap out of sight

One of the biggest problems in the scrap metal industry is theft. There are constant news articles of the latest thieves getting caught on camera and those that got away, this time. State & federal governments across the world are aggressively trying to battle the increase of copper thefts with legislation. As a scrapper, contractor, […]