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4 Tips for Auto Recycling

Auto recycling has become popular over the past few years because of the ‘Cash for Clunkers’ type programs.  But you can make money from auto recycling from more than trading in your ‘clunker’ for a new car.  You can take your junk car down to your local scrap yard and make an extra $150 – […]

Basics: Your First Trip To A Scrap Yard & What To Expect

Learn About Materials & Prices (use the iScrap App) So you heard that you could make extra money with scrapping? Great- now what….that is where tools and guides like the iScrap App come in handy. Over the years, many people have said that learning about scrap is one of the hardest things they have had […]

4 Helpful Ways To Use WD-40

Whether you are scrapping or are using different tools on a regular basis at your job, WD-40 is a great accessory to have on hand for many reasons. We have found that a lot of scrappers use WD-40 for many different jobs or tasks they are looking to complete to make their job more efficient. […]

Best Work Gloves For Working Outside in the Winter

We have had some cold temperatures and a lot of snow over the last few winters across the nation. Lately, some of our scrappers on our Facebook Group have been talking about the best gloves to keep them going during these brutal weather conditions – because we all know no matter the snow, we still […]

What is E-Scrap & Where Can It Be Found?

About 2,205 pounds (or one metric ton) of electronic scrap from personal computers contains more gold than that recovered from 17 tons of gold ore according to ISRI. With Americans discarding an average of 130,000 personal computers every day and our government disposing of almost 10,000 computers every week, there is a lot of electronic […]

Top 15 Questions To Ask Before Your First Trip To The Scrap Yard

scrap yard with electromagnetic crane

Your first trip to the scrap yard can be a bit daunting. Maybe you’ve been reading up, doing your research in the Scrap Metal Recycling Group, and have heard some not-so-great stories from people visiting their yard. First off, don’t worry; we have you covered. Not all yards are the same, but these questions should […]

Scrap Metal Thieves Give Industry A Bad Name

Theft is a is a constant problem in the scrap metal industry. News stories of men being electrocuted to death trying to cut copper wires and cables, thieves cutting AC units from churches to scrap them, houses being stripped of copper pipes and the list goes on. Scrap prices have increased recently and it seems […]

Maximizing Your Scrap Metal Earnings

Learn how to make more money scrapping

Getting the most money from your scrap metal is one of the most important goals when you begin scrapping. Find the right resources and ways to maximize your scrap profits and you will be rolling in the scrap cash. If you are looking to become a full- or part-time scrapper, it is important to do […]

Should You Hoard Scrap During Low Prices?

Crazy times call for crazy amounts of hoarding sometimes. We’ve seen over the years when scrap prices dip down that many people hold onto their property and their brass and their other high valued items to be able to wait for higher valued times.

6 Best Strategies For A Dropping Scrap Market

Scrap prices are volatile

You have to pay attention to the market even more with the scrap market’s latest drop-off. While frustrating to most scrappers, scrap yards, processors, and others involved in the industry, we all have one thing in common dropping prices hurt. When the markets are dropping or not performing well what are some good strategies to go […]

Top 5 Most Profitable Quick Scrap Metal Pick Ups

Scrap metal is a precious commodity. In fact, the scrap metal industry has expanded dramatically in recent years. Consequently, scrap yards, recycling centers, and other businesses that deal with the product have witnessed increased profits. You may have valuables like this lying around if you’re re-doing your house, demolishing it, or cleaning out your space. […]

6 Ways To Maximize Your Scrap Metal Profits

Continued from Part 1… Thanks for joining us on our journey through the Eyes of the Scrapper Series. Below is Part 2 that is diving into the best ways you can maximize your profits and ensure you aren’t missing any important weights, prices, or money from your trip to the scrap yard. It’s important to […]