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Top 9 Industries That Affect Scrap Metal Markets & Prices

Scrap metal industries focus on reducing, reusing, and recycling. You’ll find that the sector is vital in eliminating our wastes and reducing carbon footprints. One of the questions that we keep asking is whether the metals market is going up or down anytime soon. In most cases, you notice how quickly the scrap metals change. […]

Collect These Household Items For Scrap Metal

learn about new scrap items

Now that scrap metal has become more popular and a vital part of people’s income, many scrap yards are adapting. With several new electronics constantly coming out and more consumers buying them, scrap yards have begun to take new materials to keep up with the times. With new items that are more common and readily […]

11/25/15 Scrap Price Update: Copper Drops To 2008 Price

Copper Prices Are Seeing 7 Year Lows Hey scrappers in the last week we have not seen too much good news. The price of copper has dropped to lows that have not been seen since 2008. And it does not look like the prices are going to be recovering or recouping anytime soon. Steel Scrap Prices […]

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 […]

Top 25 Most Common Scrap Metals

We love scrap metal. Who doesn’t is the real question but we always hear questions about different types of scrap metals and what is the best one to scrap? Well, in our mind any scrap metal is the best one to scrap, but then it gets to the question of availability of the metals, where to […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Scrapping

get started scrapping this new year

This New Year is a perfect time to get back on track with your scrapping. Whether you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it can always pay off to get your priorities back in order to make more money. When you are scrapping, the ultimate goal is to make more money. Collect More Scrap. Separate […]

Metal Monday: Reselling Computer Parts

Reselling computer parts beyond the scrap yard is easy

Computer towers are all over the place, libraries, your own house, maybe the office. But computer towers can be so much more then just scrap sometimes. A lot of computer towers can be repurposed and resold for more then scrap value if you know how to put new hard drives in and update some software….but […]

Places to Find E-Waste For Scrap

CRT scrap needs recycling

Choosing what materials to scrap can be a difficult task. While some scrappers spend most of their time with ferrous or non-ferrous items, electronic waste (e-waste) has become a hot commodity as of late. The challenge is trying to find places where scrappers can get more of the materials to make it worth their while. […]

Metal Mondays: Different Kinds of Scrap Ballasts

scrapping different types of ballasts

There are many types of scrap ballasts and knowing which ones that you have before going to your scrap yards will always help when you go to sell your material. Here are a few tips on what to look out for: PCBs– If Ballasts have PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) inside of them many scrap yards will […]

Metal Monday: Taking Gold From Boards

motherboards have gold and copper components

So Scrappers…you are trying to figure out whether or not to cut the gold fingers off of the motherboards and other types of electronic scrap that you are getting. The question is…is it worth doing? Years ago the electronic waste was worth much more money then it was today even with the gold prices being […]

Now’s A Perfect Time to Relearn Scrap

They say the old dogs have a hard time learning new tricks and we believe that the same thing goes for the scrap industry. We talk to hundreds, if not thousands of people over the years about the different ways that they make money with their metal and one thing has generally remained constant- they rarely change what they do.

8 Most Common Places to Find Scrap Copper Wire

When you are scrapping different materials and items, you will often find scrap copper wire that can be removed from the equipment and separated to scrap later on. Whether you scrap your insulated copper by itself or take time to strip it, making sure to set it aside, as it can be valuable for your scrap […]