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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 […]

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 […]

What Scrap Metals Can Be Found In A Car?

Whether you are selling your whole car or you are taking it apart for scrap, it is important to know what materials and common scrap metals can be found inside the average vehicle. The iScrap App Team discusses some of the common metals and materials that are found within a car. Many people know that […]

Metal Monday: Tips On Separating Scrap Wires

Mixes of wire are common when you are working on jobsites and sometimes it is easier to sell the mixes as-is then it is to separate and sort them out. We talked to multiple scrappers who have done both sorting and separating and depending on what types of wires are mixed together you have to […]

Top 7 Careers That Generate Scrap Metal

So our thing is scrap. That’s what we talk about, that’s what we know, that’s what we love. We have talked about where scrap comes from, and how to sort and separate it…but we wanted to talk about the jobs that people do to be able to create scrap. Top 7 Careers That Generate Scrap […]

5 Essential Tools Every Scrapper Needs

When you are searching for scrap metal every day or working on large jobs on the go, it’s always important to have the right tools. Having the right tools can be the difference between wasting time and making a profit off materials. As you begin to scrap longer and understand what tools work best for […]

Is the Scrap Worth the Strip?

Stip wire thicker than a pencil

Many of our Scrapper Tips emails that go out have some great tips in them and are useful for every day scrapping and general knowledge of making more money on your scrap. The follow discusses whether the wire load you have is worth taking the time to strip it down to bare bright or #2 […]

Is Stripping Scrap Romex® Wire Worth It? 

Is it worth it to strip Romex® Wire? This is one of the most common questions we receive from scrappers looking to increase their profit from stripping their wire. A General Rule… When you are looking to decide what scrap wires are good for stripping, one thing we commonly say is that if the wire […]