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How Do You Scrap A Microwave?

When you are cleaning out your apartment or one of your kids accidentally heated a thermos in your microwave and it combusted, it may be a good time to scrap it. Microwaves are also a very common item to find while scrap hunting in your neighborhood. Often times people just place them on the curb […]

What Wires Are Worth Stripping For?

We have written about what to…and what not to strip, and it continues to be a hot topic. We have talked to all types of scrappers for different opinions on what is too thin to strip and this is what we have come up with.  We took all of the comments, pieces of advice, knowledge […]

Metal Monday: Roofing Copper or Light Copper

Light copper, also known as roofing copper or #3 copper is most commonly found as accent pieces on homes, buildings, and even inside of buildings. Many gutters on old homes and buildings were made of light copper because of how they accented the building. Other places that you can find light copper? Copper pots and […]

Calculating Copper Recovery Rate For Scrap Cables

Best way to find the worth of copper from scrap metal cables

If you have every come across a sweet scrapping score of a few dozen, hundreds, or thousands of pounds of scrap cable or wire, it’s usually time for a small celebration. After your victory lap, it’s time to put your math skills to work and start figuring out what kind of profits and prices you […]

Navigating The Gray Areas Of Scrap Metals

Like many other industries, the scrap metal industry has it’s own gray areas when it comes to collecting scrap metal, selling it, and the laws and regulations that go along with it. While scrap laws usually vary from state to state in the US, there are many restrictions and illegal things that apply nationwide. With […]

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 […]

How Do You Strip Copper Wire For Scrap?

Are you looking to make more money from your copper scrap wire and cables? The iScrap App team has you covered. While scrapping various electronics and accessories, copper wire is an easy way to make some extra money by stripping it for the bare bright copper wire. There are several different widths and lengths of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]