SCRAP NEWS | E-Scrap

10 Ways To Help The Environment With Scrap Recycling

The high value of copper has led to a lot of unwanted press across the US for the scrap recycling industry from stories covering metal theft. Before you give the industry a bad reputation, let’s consider a few of the environmental impacts of the scrap metal industry. Did you know that 40% of the world’s raw […]

Gas Prices Are Up, But So Is Steel – 6/9/21

Let’s try to ignore the fact that gas prices have gone up over $1/gallon over the last year, and let’s pay closer attention to the steel prices almost doubling over that time. It’s funny because if you are a scrapper, while you don’t want to have expensive gas, you know that when some of the fuel prices are up for scrap, prices are generally up at the same time.

Metal Monday: Reselling Computer Towers

Reselling computers towers instead of scrap metal

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 […]

Metal Monday: E-Scrap & Data Destruction

Destroying hard drives for scrap metal recycling

A lot of people ask about data destruction when we talk about electronic scrap, and while this may not be a traditional “Metal Monday,” it is something that can be scrap related very often. Data destruction is a big part of the scrap metal business and you may be able to make a few extra […]

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 […]

Myths About Scrap Metal & Scrapping

Learn more about scrapping

The trade industry is unique because you will learn the tricks of trade by being out in the field. There is no book that can teach you everything about plumbing, roofing, construction, etc. Same goes for the scrap industry. Through the years, some scrappers may start to think some patterns are the norm in scrapping […]

How To: Destroy, Recycle, & Scrap Hard Drives

properly scrapping hard drives

Hard drives. You use them, you need them, but do you know what to do with them when you are done with them? Let’s first talk about what they are and what they do for you. Hard drives are used to store information like documents, files, pictures, and music among many other things. When you […]

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 […]

Guide for Scrapping Hard Drives

Scrap computer hard drives at a scrap yard near you

Many scrappers come across hard drives when scrapping desktop computer towers or laptops. There are some easy ways to make an extra buck on the hard drives that you are collecting. Below we have a guide on scrapping Hard Drives and the other components from your computers: Guide for Scrapping Hard Drives Hard Drives Units […]

Metal Monday: Memory Boards from Computers

Scrapping memory boards from computers

Do you ever hear people talking about losing their memory…? Well that happens to the best of us, but we certainly don’t want to see you lose your computer memory if you can avoid doing so. Memory is used inside of all computers to help access the information that is located on the hard drives. The […]

Metal Monday: Common Household Items

Where to find scrap metal items in your house

Ever wake up, hit the alarm clock and just want to throw it against the wall? Well…sometimes those old alarm clocks and other household electronics are great items to be able to scrap. Many of the newer clocks will mostly be plastic, but a lot of the old ones have metal frames as well as […]