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Where Can You Find Free Scrap?

We have heard for years about scrappers never paying for their scrap and they only pick up things that are free…well, wouldn’t that be just peachy to know really quick! They say that there is more then one way to skin a cat, and there should be more then one way to scrap some metal, […]

Navigating The Gray Areas Of Scrap Metals

Like many other industries, the scrap metal industry has it’s own gray areas when it comes to collecting scrap metal, selling it, and the laws and regulations that go along with it. While scrap laws usually vary from state to state in the US, there are many restrictions and illegal things that apply nationwide. With […]

Scrapping. It Ain’t Easy.

We watch interactions through our YouTube videos, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, Facebook groups and just emails coming through our inbox…and all people say one thing. They love to scrap. So when we talk to them and we get past the initial thoughts of loving scrap we want to dig deeper into problems that people have when […]

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 […]

Why Scrapping Requires Patience & Hard Work

Have patience while scrapping

It’s no secret that scrapping is a tough job and hard labor on the body. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its rewards, because we all know it does. Scrapping can be frustrating at times like when times are slow with new material or prices have taken a hit. The difference between a good scrapper […]

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. […]

Motivating Yourself to Scrap Better

Getting motivated to scrap

Like any job, scrapping can be slow and difficult at times. Keeping your eyes set on the reward is what is important. Knowing that a slow day out on the streets, a drop in prices, can quickly be followed by a great large job lead or a quick jump in the market. Don’t Throw In […]

8 Must-Have Tools for Big Time Scrappers

This is one of those things that you do not want to read – but have to because you know how valuable some of these tools are. Like Grandpa always said, “You need the right tool for the right job.” How true is that? Some Tools Are So Expensive! Buying new tools is expensive, and […]

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

e-scrap

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 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 […]

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 […]

Factors That Determine Scrap Prices

Scrap metal price changes

People in the scrap metal industry are constantly watching TV and on the computer, not to entertain themselves or check to Facebook but constantly checking the industry trends and prices. There are many factors that go into determining the prices that are seen at the scales of scrap yards across the world. Many of these […]