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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 […]

How Much Gold Can You Get From Cell Phones?

Cell phones have been around for decades, it sounds funny to read but it is true. Even before Zach Morris in Saved By The Bell, cell phones existed. Some of earliest cell phones can be traced to the 1970’s and were “car phones,” but nonetheless were mobile and on the go. Now cell phones have […]

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 Monday: 5 Ways To Scrap or Recycle Cell Phones

So you have old cell phones sitting around the house, or you see them at garage sales or even in the trash…well these are great items for scrapping. Not all scrap yards will take the cell phones, but we suggest doing a couple of smart things to make them worth it. Always take the batteries […]

When You Need Scrap Certificate of Destruction

How do you know if scrap yards are doing what they say? How do you know that scrap yards will destroy the materials that you need to be taken care of? Well, it’s important to talk to your scrap yard about the process, paperwork, and assurance your information is secure. Whatever types of scrap that […]

Metal Monday: Laptop Screens & Other Parts

Laptops are one of the great items that you can look for for scrapping. While most scrap yards do not accept monitors, many yards that take electronics will take the laptop screens as long as they are attached to the laptops themselves. Scrapping Laptop Screens & Other Computer Parts The laptop screens are not CRTs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saving & Making Money While Scrapping

Gas Saving Tips

Recycling scrap metal has become more than just an eco-friendly thing to do, it has become a method of income for many people during the tough economic times. While you are saving the world one piece of scrap at a time, why don’t you lessen the load on your wallet and save money on your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gold Recovery Instructions & Video for RAM Boards

How to recover gold from Memory boards

With our friend Mike the Scrapper recently putting up some great videos about gold refining, he decided to share the written instructions so you could follow along and see the procedure in action. Like Mike states in the video, please do NOT attempt this at home. These are serious chemicals and could cause a lot of damage […]