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Full-Time Scrapping: Is It An Option For You?

With the job market in a frenzy after the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are left searching for ways to make ends meet. People were laid off, while others decided to walk away from unsatisfactory work situations.  Metal scrapping can be a great way to make extra cash. But can you make a living off of […]

How To Use the iScrap App

One of the most convenient ways to find local scrap yards and sellers is the iScrap app. It’s a free app available for both Android and Apple devices, and it’s used by many in the scrap industry. In this post, we’ll go over some of the basics of using the app. Whether you’re new to […]

How Does the Scrap Metal Recycling Industry Work?

Scrap metal recycling is the process of recovering and processing scrap metal from end-of-life items or structures, as well as manufacturing scrap, to use it as a raw material in the manufacture of new goods. It may be recycled many times without losing any of its properties. It provides the raw material for new goods while […]

6 Steps to Starting Your Own Scrapping Business

How to get started scrapping

Many scrappers ask us for instructions on starting your own scrapping business or how to expand to get larger jobs and clients. We have the basic steps below to help you get your scrap business going on a larger scale. Each category has a linked article with more helpful details. Towards the end we will give […]

Tips For More Long-Term Scrap Customers

One of the more common questions we get from scrappers is; “Where can I get more scrap?” There are a lot of right answers but we want to address a couple of different ones that people may not have thought of in the past and might give you a better long-term and more sustainable way to make more money.

How To Deal With Upset Scrap Customers

One of the hardest things to do is to lose business…and while you try to do so many things not to, it is inevitable that you will. When I have had to deal with upset scrap customers it has proven to be a challenge. Many times we are working with peddlers who do not understand our […]

5 Places To Store Scrap Securely & DIY Storage Options

Ways to Store Your Scrap Securely Collecting and recycling scrap metal is a popular side hustle. However, finding bits of valuable metals is only part of the puzzle. You have to consider how and where you’ll store the scrap finds. (If only to stockpile your metal pieces awaiting better prices in the scrap market and […]

Options For Scrapping Your Car

We see so many people scrapping cars and posting pictures through one of the many Facebook groups out there it really is nuts! Cars are one of the easier and definitely, one of the most common items to scrap and that should not be surprising…considering they are everywhere! A lot of people try to figure […]

Setting Your Calendar Up For Scrapping Success

Managing your scrap pickups

If you are a part-time or full-time scrapper, it is always a good idea to have an idea of how the local neighborhoods and monthly schedules can affect your scrapping. We have put together some ideas of how you can schedule your scrapping around different times during the week, month, and year. These are some […]

How To Handle Taxes from Scrap Metal Profits

Right off the bat, we want to preface this conversation by saying we are NOT tax professionals, lawyers, etc. The purpose of this article is to provide context to a question that we see asked over and over again by scrappers: how to do I handle taxes from scrap metal profits?  Who Needs To Pay […]

Day in the Life of a Scrap Yard Owner

Keeping your scrap yard up and running after a snow storm

Whats A Typical Day in the Life of a Scrap Yard Owner? A typical day in the life of a scrap yard owner is a tough one to predict…with so many things going on all around it is tough to guess how and what is going to happen next. The scrap yard is a place that […]

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 […]